Singing in Tune – Don’t be a Milli Vanilli!

Good intonation and pitch are (or should be) fundamental to the art of being a good singer.  Singers should consider themselves musicians, with the voice as their primary instrument.  What well trained musician would ever think of playing playing even slightly out of tune? Musicians who are serious about being good at their instrument do… Read more »

How to Sing Like Adele

British pop superstar Adele has had her share of vocal problems, and I discussed these at length in a prior blog, posted on my website.  For this blog I would like to explore the many wonderful things about Adele’s singing that have won her millions of loyal fans worldwide. What is it about her voice,… Read more »

Singing Tips: How to Sing with Vibrato

Vibrato is a variation in pitch that should happen when a singer sustains or holds out a note.  It makes the sound richer, fuller, and more professional sounding.  A good vibrato will make the vocal quality more beautiful, while an incorrectly produced vibrato can destroy the beauty of a voice.  A beautiful vibrato will occur… Read more »

Singing Tips: How to Get Rid of a Voice Break

Everyone has probably experienced the embarrassment of trying to reach a high note, only to have the voice crack or break.  I have even seen it happen to famous singers such as Celine Dion, and Pavarotti.  What causes this embarrassing phenomenon, and how can it be prevented? Almost everyone has built-in vocal register breaks at… Read more »

How to get on The Voice, American Idol, or The X-Factor

In today’s media culture, talent shows like American Idol, The Voice, the X Factor and many more, make it appear to an audience as if anyone can become a star, if they can just get on the show.  With many thousands of applicants in every major American city auditioning for the show, how can you… Read more »

How to Become A Professional Singer

At Sing Like a Star Studios, we specialize in the health and maintenance of the professional singer’s voice.  We also help students who are just beginning their path toward professional careers with every step of their vocal and professional development. How does a beginning singer get from the first step- deciding they want to sing… Read more »

Singing and the Larynx

When new students come in for voice lessons at my Sing Like a Star Studios, they sometimes wonder where their voice actually comes from- where the sounds that they hear as singing are actually produced. What we refer to as “the voice” starts as air coming up from the lungs through the trachea, or windpipe. … Read more »

How to Sing Like Justin Bieber – Singing Lessons for Children

One of the most often asked questions I hear from parents is “How soon should I start my child in voice lessons? “  I firmly believe  “the sooner the better” is the correct answer to that question. Just look at the career of superstar Justin Bieber.  Once he was discovered, his career took off and… Read more »

Singing Lessons for Gospel

I spent most of my life and singing and teaching career in Los Angeles and New York before relocating to Atlanta.  One thing the South is blessed with is a plethora of great Gospel singers and Gospel choirs, many of whom have come to my Sing Like a Star Studios for vocal lessons and training…. Read more »