Stage Presence: Are Your Born With It Or Can You Develop It?

Can you develop stage presence? Yes, you definitely can. Keep in mind that sometimes it’s not so much how well you sing as it is how well you communicate a song to an audience that matters. There’s something about the exchange between a singer and their audience that’s magical or spiritual, or somewhere in between…. Read more »

A Head Voice vs. A Chest Voice

If you ever take singing lessons you’re likely to hear your instructor talk about head voice and chest voice. Most people talk and sing without giving it much thought, right? But an instructor will have you think about where you’re talking and singing from… are you using your chest to produce sound or your head… Read more »

Here’s How You Can Avoid Voice Issues From Singing

You’d be surprised at how many professional singers smoke cigars! This is not good for a regular person’s vocal cords, much less a professional singer’s, either. Basically, tobacco smoke irritates and dries the vocal cords. This causes them to swell up so they can’t work properly. If you consider yourself a singer, and you don’t… Read more »

What Should You Prioritize When Selecting a Singing Instructor?

So you want to sing better. Maybe you want a wider range so you can hit low or high notes you never hit before? Or maybe you want to improve your tone or clarity? Whatever it is, there are some things you should consider when looking for a singing instructor. Style of Music First, look… Read more »

Reasons to Take Guitar Lessons

If you’ve been thinking about taking lessons to play a musical instrument, you might want to go with the guitar and here’s why: it’s so portable. It’s the one instrument that can end up nearly anywhere, easily, from bars to beaches, bonfires to malls, and everywhere in between. If you take piano, you’ve got to… Read more »

Why Singers Live Great Lives

If you think of some famous singers you’re familiar with, you probably associate them with wealth, status, travel, and, of course, their fans. If ever there was a profession that could “feed the ego,” it’s singing. If and when you ever get the chance to have 20,000 people chanting/screaming your name while you’re on stage,… Read more »

How Long Will Your Singing Voice Last?

In 1992, when “I Will Always Love You” was the biggest song of the early 1990s, Whitney Houston was at her best as a singer. “Flawless,” “astounding,” and “remarkable” were words typically used to describe her voice at that time. In 1994, however, Houston developed nodules which led to permanent damage and a noticeable change–… Read more »

Do You Think You Can’t Sing?

By now you’ve probably either: a) heard someone singing off-key at a karaoke bar b) saw a viral video online highlighting the worst singer ever or c) consider yourself “not a singer.” This begs the question: “Can anyone learn how to sing?” Well, consider genetics. Some people seem like they’re “born to sing,” while others… Read more »

The Benefits of Singing in a Group

Singing in public? It can be intimidating. Many, many people have suffered from “stage fright,” but it does help to sing in a group, because then not all the attention is solely on you! What are some of the benefits of singing in a group? First, there’s the whole team thing– a “we’re in this… Read more »

Tips for Becoming a Successful Pageant Contestant

One of the things pageant contestants often do is sing. What are some tips for being a successful pageant contestant, especially if singing is your talent? Confidence For starters, confidence goes a long way in helping a contestant impress the judges. The more you know who you are and what you want to communicate, the… Read more »