American Idol is…Over?
Oh boy! American Idol is back, and I can’t wait to…what? What do you mean it’s over? Wow, I really HAVE been busy.
I’ve always been a pretty faithful Idol watcher. My coaching and website update took me a bit out of the loop this season, but I’m going to share my Idol recaps with you anyway. It doesn’t really matter if the winner was already announced; no spoilers can possibly prepare you for my reactions to this show.
I have…let’s call them “very strong opinions” about American Idol. They’re so strong, in fact, that I yell them (safely and healthily) at my television. I’m not just a fan, I’m a vocal coach. That means a lot of this show drives me absolutely bonkers. My recaps and reactions will likely include me hurling the following at my screen and you:
- Criticism of the judges and their oblivious comments/bad advice
- Praise to the contestants for sticking to their unique brand
- How I’d coach these singers if given the chance
- My predictions of who’s going home and why
This season may be over, but I have some pearls of wisdom to share with you. Subscribe to my blog and you’ll get to experience it with me as I watch this season for the first time!
[Katti] is the best singing coach I've ever had. I love working with her because she's so supportive, she has such a great ear, and she can get to the heart of any of my problems right away. She's positive, very knowledgeable, and most of all - one of the biggest reasons I would highly recommend Katti is that she's a great human being.
I had the honor of working with Katti right before the Talent Quest National Competition. In only a few short lessons she had me miles above where I started out. Her methods help you stretch your range while keeping your vocal health. She continuously helped me get better each time we met.
No joke, Katti Power is a complete and utter bad ass. She’ll turn you into one as well if you give her the chance.
Thank you, Katti. I’ve learned so much from you; no words can express my gratitude!
Katti is an unforgettable voice instructor. I came to Katti when I was 18 years old because I wanted to improve my musical theatre sound. I had absolutely no clue how to belt before beginning [Unlimited Vocal Health™] and when I graduated from Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City four years later, I was the top belter in my class. The more lessons I took the more my confidence as a singer and an all around performer grew.
I believe you can always improve your craft, so for the past few years I’ve been working with internationally acclaimed vocal teacher Katti Power.
I can sing higher again and I’m more confident in my belting abilities, as well as my breath support!
Katti is BRILLIANT!!! I never thought I would be able to belt, but I was definitely proven wrong! Thanks to my ONE LESSON with Katti I have just landed a role in “Shout! The Mod Musical” and will be healthily belting my face off!
Katti…helped me realize that my voice will always be there, and I just need to trust that it knows what to do. The biggest change was our work with how forward my belt is going. I had learned how to do it before, but something wasn’t clicking for me to keep it forward. Katti listened to my fear about having true power in my voice and allowed me to have a safe place to start the work to let myself be heard. I ended up belting a note I had tried to… belt for 10 years!
I’m singing songs I did not think I would ever be able to sing!
Now that I have had that hour session I know how to overcome my straining and relax my throat when singing up high. The way Katti teaches, the illustrations she gives, and the exercises she uses help me to understand in a way I’d never thought about before…Knowing how quickly she fixed my problem, I feel extremely confident that she would be able to help anyone else…
I use to think my voice just couldn’t sing certain notes in certain ways, but that is completely false! I wish I had known these techniques back when I was struggling and performing every day. And knowing how to sing in my uncomfortable areas without hurting my voice is amazing. I feel like I could sing almost anything now!!
I’m really not sure where I would be without you. You have given me such confidence in so many areas and have given me the skills to take my performing to the next level.
Katti Power is bar-none, hands-down, one of the very best voice teachers out there. I’ve been singing for 23 years, and have had several teachers over the years, from NYC to LA. Many of my teachers have been good, but I learned more in one lesson with Katti than I did several months with other teachers.
Thank you so much for believing in me and for helping me become who I am today… You changed my life Katti.
I’m most excited to know the difference between legit and belt voice and practice choosing how to sing and speak intentionally in a way that is healthiest for me.
I’m so excited – I got the role I told you I was called back for (the initial audition consisted of a monologue and my singing “That’s Rich,” which I had worked with you in my VIP session)! Thank you so much, Katti, for your training! I’m thrilled, and will continue to make the efforts to sing without fear and apply the proper technique so I can sing without getting fatigued.
I feel like I finally learned the secret of singing I’ve been looking for all my life! I always felt like my teachers didn’t quite “get” my voice and there was something either I really wasn’t getting or they really were not teaching. Now I know what it is! Thank you Katti!!