How to Sing High Notes with Mix

On the first session with a new student at my Sing Like a Star Studios, I always ask them “What would you most like to improve about your voice?”.  Almost everyone says that singing high notes with power is among their primary objectives.  Almost everyone who sings could use some assistance in learning how to… Read more »

How to Write Your Own Songs

Songwriting, just like singing, is not, as many people think, a mysterious talent that some people have and others do not.  Both singing and songwriting have very specific skill sets that must be mastered and can be taught.  The talent aspect comes in after you have invested yourself and learned  the fundamental skills and is… Read more »

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 »