Vulnerability Is Power

“I’LL TALK ABOUT ANYTHING BUT THAT!” I said this for about the first 17 years of being a vocal coach. I was so ashamed and didn’t want anyone to know, so I kept it a secret. I just knew it would make people think less of me, and I was convinced if they thought less […]

The Myth of Expanding Range

I know lots of people promise they can expand your range by an octave, or any number of notes — but lots of people also promise you will get rich if you forward an email. They’re totally pulling one over on you.  Your range can’t be expanded.  The truth is that your full vocal range […]

Diaphragm: The Myth, The Muscle, The Weirdness

In this post, I’m going to clear the craziness surrounding the diaphragm, and provide some facts on what it does and does NOT do. More importantly, I’m going to show you how to use it as your powersource in singing. It’s one of the main ways you can stay healthy and never lose your voice […]

Singers, Do You Know How To Breathe?

Belting is easy, breathing is hard.  I remember a singer once came to me after we talked about breathing; she said, “Wow. I thought I was coming to learn how to sing. It never occurred to me I didn’t even know how to breathe.”  Breathing is something that we, as humans, do without thinking about […]

How To Belt Your Face Off In Less Than 5 Minutes

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 15 years of coaching, I’ve had maybe two students who took longer than five minutes, and they took about seven. Sure, it’s challenging to […]