WHAT IS THE VOCAL POWER HOUR?

What IS The Vocal Power Hour? Tired of searching YouTube to figure out how to sing a riff, or belt, or fix any number of vocal issues? Wouldn’t it be great if there were one reliable source you could visit for answers to that? Better yet, wouldn’t it be amazing if you could actually talk to a real live person about it? For free? Yup.…

DIAPHRAGM: THE MYTH, THE MUSCLE, THE WEIRDNESS

If you’re working with a vocal coach or teacher and they start talking about your diaphragm, a couple of things are going to happen: 1. You’re going to will yourself to not think about birth control while this person is talking to you because it just got awkward; 2. You’re going to hear the word A LOT; and 3. You’re going to get so much…

BELT YOUR FACE OFF IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES!

I’m not kidding. Belting isn’t that hard, and there are a lot of teachers who would be out of work if they told you that up front. Don’t let them fool you. In my many years of coaching, I have had maybe 2 students who took longer than 5 minutes, and they took about 7. Sure, it’s challenging to master belting. But learning it? Pffft.…

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO BREATHE?

Belting is easy, breathing is hard. Everything you know is wrong. But really, we’ve covered belting, and now we’re moving to breathing. It’s so important, it has its own video. Often, it has entire lessons to itself. And you thought you already aced this one. I remember a singer once came to me after we talked about breathing, and she said, “Wow. I thought I…

VIBRATOS & ORGASMS: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T FAKE EITHER ONE

It’s okay, we’ve ALL done it. You’re new to this and you feel a little nervous, perhaps even insecure. You really want to make a good impression… but it’s taking FOREVER. You’ve tried everything you can think of make it happen – bolstering your confidence, digging deep, visualization – all the while hoping your inexperience goes unnoticed. I mean, it’s not like you’re not into…

THE MYTH OF EXPANDING RANGE

It’s time to debunk another myth: Range. I hear so many singers say they want to learn how to expand their vocal range, and I see teachers misleading singers with empty promises like, “add an octave to your range!” Guess what? You can’t do it. No one can. Even shows like The Voice and American Idol spread this myth by saying things like, “I can’t…

HOW TO NOT LOSE YOUR VOICE… LIKE, EVER.

  Never ever. Never EVER ever. Okay, wait…there’s one exception: some people, no matter healthy they are vocally, lose their voices when they get sick. That has nothing to do with singing, so I don’t count that. I guess it would be slightly more accurate for me to say “How to not lose your voice when singing… like, ever”. Someone call my editor. What do…

Elyza’s Gimme An Hour Results

What struggle in your singing caused you to have an hour lesson with Katti Powell? I struggled with using my belt to its full potential, and sing without thinking about singing. Did you make any new discoveries in your hour? Please describe. Katti’s warm ups were fun and I didn’t mind doing them at all! She also helped me realize that my voice will always…

Erin’s Gimme An Hour Results

What struggle in your singing caused you to have an hour lesson with Katti Powell? struggling with my technique and sound Did you make any new discoveries in your hour? Please describe. guidance on how to breathe and support a belt sound