Why Can People Sing Over an Orchestra?

If you’ve ever been to a major opera house, you may have noticed that the singers are able to make their voices carry over an orchestra without amplification. Why is this?

How To Practice Your Vocals Without Straining

How difficult is it to practice without straining? There are certain things you should keep in mind to take care of while you work on your voice outside of your regular lessons. Check out this post on how to practice your vocals without straining.

Famous Singers who all use Breath Control Differently

If you’ve ever signed up for any kind of singing class, you were probably told that the first step in learning to sing is learning to breathe correctly. That isn’t wrong, but it isn’t nearly as simple and concrete as they make it sound.

Hard Songs to Sing: Shallow, by Lady Gaga

After the award-winning remake of A Star is Born was released, “Shallow,” the movie’s central musical theme, was catapulted to widespread popularity. I began getting a lot of requests to sing it, from female solos, to mixed gender duets. It quickly became clear that “Shallow” isn’t quite as easy as Gaga makes it sound and that it deserves a place in our Hard Songs to Sing collection.

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Hard Songs to Sing: Never Enough, from The Greatest Showman

A couple of months ago, we put together a Hard Songs to Sing tutorial on A Million Dreams, from The Greatest Showman. Since then, other Greatest Showman songs have spiked in popularity as well–in particular, the very challenging “Never Enough.” Not only does “Never Enough” take a considerable range and incredible endurance to conquer, but to sing it the way Loren Allred does, you need to be able to shift comfortably between a head-mix and a belt throughout the song.

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Hard Songs to Sing: Shallow, by Lady Gaga

After the award-winning remake of A Star is Born was released, “Shallow,” the movie’s central musical theme, was catapulted to widespread popularity. I began getting a lot of requests to sing it, from female solos, to mixed gender duets. It quickly became clear that “Shallow” isn’t quite as easy as Gaga makes it sound and that it deserves a place in our Hard Songs to Sing collection.

Your Guide to Making an Impact When You’re On Stage

In this day and age, it might seem that music videos are what really count when you are a musician. However, it is still an artist's stage presence that rules the day. If you want to convert people and make them lifelong fans, you have to learn how to put on a show...

student spotlight

We have some amazing and talented students. Check them out!

I had the pleasure of working with Emma’s student Ella at our May Pre-Recital Masterclass. We were all blown away by her unique style and stunning voice, which one student described as “mesmerizing.” Along with singing, Ella can accompany herself on piano and ukulele and even takes classes in aerial silks. While she’s newer at performing in front of an audience, she’s maintained a phenomenal YouTube channel and an Instagram music account. Be sure to follow her at @ellahayesmusic! In the mean time, enjoy her video from our latest recital.

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How To Practice Your Vocals Without Straining

How difficult is it to practice without straining? There are certain things you should keep in mind to take care of while you work on your voice outside of your regular lessons. Check out this post on how to practice your vocals without straining.

Famous Singers who all use Breath Control Differently

If you’ve ever signed up for any kind of singing class, you were probably told that the first step in learning to sing is learning to breathe correctly. That isn’t wrong, but it isn’t nearly as simple and concrete as they make it sound.

Hard Songs to Sing: Shallow, by Lady Gaga

After the award-winning remake of A Star is Born was released, “Shallow,” the movie’s central musical theme, was catapulted to widespread popularity. I began getting a lot of requests to sing it, from female solos, to mixed gender duets. It quickly became clear that “Shallow” isn’t quite as easy as Gaga makes it sound and that it deserves a place in our Hard Songs to Sing collection.

What Are People With Loud Voices Doing Differently?

Recently, someone asked me on Quora whether people with loud voices are using their larynx differently than people with soft voices. In other words, if you have a loud voice, are you doing anything different with your voice box (that protrusion on your neck that...

Your Guide to Making an Impact When You’re On Stage

In this day and age, it might seem that music videos are what really count when you are a musician. However, it is still an artist's stage presence that rules the day. If you want to convert people and make them lifelong fans, you have to learn how to put on a show...

Teacher spotlight

We have some amazing and talented teachers. Check them out!

Our newest voice and piano teacher, Lina, has performed all over the world, including the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, and a wide variety of other venues in both America and throughout Europe. She won first and second place in two separate NATS competitions, one for contemporary music and the other for musical theatre. She won the contemporary music category conquering the infamously difficult “Chandelier” and “Stone Cold,” and for that has our undying respect! We’re so excited to have her as part of our team.

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