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 »

How to Sing Like Taylor Swift

I have to admit- I was not a fan of Taylor Swift for the first few years of her remarkable career.  I, like many people, felt that she was another industry-produced, pretty package with very little vocal talent.  And her early performances were fairly dismal, vocally speaking.  She could not seem to sing in tune,… Read more »

How to Sing Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre singing these days requires singers that are able to function well in a wide variety of vocal styles.  Musical Theater, especially in the last few decades, has really expanded to include every style from Rock (Rent) to Classical (Phantom of the Opera) to everything in between.  You have to be soulful to sing… Read more »

How To Sing Like Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood’s career got a jump-start with her appearance on American Idol and has never slowed down since. She just seems to get vocally better and better all the time. In a business that is known for “here today and gone tomorrow” careers, Carrie Underwood seems to be here to stay. One reason for this… Read more »