When I started working with her last year, I was feeling overwhelmed with so many questions about how I should be focusing my energy. With Cari’s guidance and all the information she packed into her program, she really helped me figure out how to stay organized and build a team so I could focus on what I do best – making music. She took the time to work with me on a personal level, and broke things down into bite-sized pieces so I could easily see what needed to be done and how. Her positive outlook and holistic approach really resonated with me and set her a world apart. Since working with her, I’ve had my first label release, booked my first big commercial job, and am now working on a full-length album with amazing producers. The advice she has shared with me has been invaluable and I will draw on it for the balance of my career. I highly recommend working with Cari if you want any guidance in the music industry and I am so glad I found her!”
In the program you learn branding, how to build your fan base, how to effectively speak with music industry professionals, and so much more. My personal goal is to get a record deal and not have to deal with all of that stuff, but I know that having the background knowledge of the industry will help me to make wise career decisions, and it has already prevented me from getting cheated (there are SO MANY big talkers, and people that are only out for your money). I am now completely confident when speaking with music business professionals, simply because now I can actually understand what the heck they are talking about. The speed of my progress has been mind blowing. I have to stop and remind myself It’s only been a few months of training with Cari to get to this place in my career. Thanks to all of this, I know who I am as an artist, I have a 5 song EP called “Unchangeable” out, and I’m making the move to LA where I currently have some big offers on the table!
Cari shined a spotlight on how important it was for me to focus on producing super high-quality recordings of great songs. It’s an obvious thing really, but somehow I was ready to hear it this time & her communication connected with me on different level. To be honest, I actually felt a bit off-balance & uncomfortable following that session, but deep down I knew that she had re-connected me with a simple yet powerful fundamental truth that I was now ready for & that a shift in my thinking would need to occur.. so I stepped aside & allowed the transformation to occur & for the comfortableness to pass.. & here I am, with a new mind set & in a totally different space & recording the record of a lifetime with a Grammy-winning producer that Cari introduced me to! Bottom line.. I think Fast Forward to Fame is an awesome program & I want other artists to know it! & Cari, I want you to know that you have successfully contributed to a wonderful positive shift in my life.
I don’t want to feel forced to leave my family and tour backing another artist in order to have a full time career in music. I’ve learned so much touring behind a “superstar” and want to learn how to leverage that experience to MY benefit. I desire “Fame” as a solo artist and want to generate enough income to not only comfortably support myself but also my family (whom all have sacrificed a great deal on my behalf so that I can tour). I want to truly step out of Beyoncé’s shadow and be a well-known, celebrated and respected recording artist/writer/entrepreneur in my OWN right.
I believe that this course will be a key ingredient in taking my career to the next level and am thankful to Cari for her expertise and commitment to artists.
Euqinom Music Group
She has an amazing gift for understanding the many facets from the technical to the mental, emotional and physical aspects. She really helps you understand what you are doing and how it all works!”
Diane Birch, singer-songwriter
I had to go through 4 years of engineering school and another 4 years of “the perfect job” to realize that I needed to listen to my inner voice and do what makes me happy. I came across Cari’s site when I was looking for a mentor and the right information. I found that and much more!
Cari Cole gives us, with her program, the recipe to success. Find yourself, be yourself and work hard. It seems simple, but Cari shares the secrets to overcome fear and a detailed plan to get better every day. I am now working on my first EP and I truly believe that I am on the right path to success! Thank you Cari for sharing your wisdom with us!”
Cari is committed to helping artists, in addition to being super talented and experienced. I won a Fame Finder Session with Cari where we spent an hour looking at my music and career. Cari found the unique thread in my songs, and guided me to follow that voice. She motivated me to focus and dive into my craft fully. Thank you Cari, for being an incredible source of support.
NYC singer-songwriter, recording artist
My life as an artist and performer has greatly changed and I can’t recommend working with her enough. Cari pinpoints issues whether vocal, artistic or career-wise and gives solutions that work, from physical to mindset.
Most of all through Cari’s career guidance I have come to realize my true strengths, returned to my true authentic self, setting off for even greater success with my music.
Cari takes every opportunity to educate her students on the good and bad of the biz to equip us for how to use the opportunities that come our way. Her Program will not only develop you as a fully rounded performer, but will help you find your authentic artistic vision and path.
Niamh Hyland of Lily Sparks
NYC singer-songwriter, recording artist
I have learned so many valuable lessons about how to use my voice as well as how to move forward in the music industry. Cari has an amazing talent as a teacher and mentor – helping artists to understand the tasks before them and achieve their dreams. Cari combines art with technique and creativity with business, simultaneously demystifying the process. She is an inspiration to women in this industry.
Singer-songwriter, indie artist /
By following her advice, my voice has become much stronger, and my image and style have developed into those more uniquely mine. Most importantly, I have gained confidence as a performer and as a professional. Thanks, Cari, for helping me step into the spotlight….exactly where I want to be!
Mackie Schaars (The Rock Star Life Coach)
singer, recording artist
Her insight into the mania of being an artist and the climate of the industry make her singularly apt at dealing with and constructively helping vocalists and songwriters. She had developed a phenomenal training program that, when followed, is quite literally fool-proof. I highly recommend that anyone who is serious about becoming the greatest artist they can be, utilizes her wealth of knowledge.
NYC singer-songwriter, recording artist
Not only is she a master, she has an uncanny intuitive talent when it comes to seeing into the heart of every artist she works with and bringing out the unique essence that makes them so special. On top of that she is one of the most genuine women I’ve ever met in this business – and I believe it’s the combination of her amazing knowledge and who she is as a person that makes her students so extraordinary. Seriously, whether you are just beginning your career or are a seasoned recording artists, Cari will take you to the next level (and then some). She is hands down one of the greatest gifts to the music industry today.
Director of A & R, Hollywood Records
I already had a voice coach with whom I am working who would often remind me of the need for a marketing strategy but like many artists, I wasn’t really interested in this aspect. I only wanted to focus on my music and the whole idea of ‘selling’ myself was not only overwhelming, but just downright frightening. Honestly, I’m not one for seminars so when my sister introduced me to the program, I thought it was another one of ‘those overpriced seminars’ that leave you with little to no new information.
However the information that Cari shared in just the free conference call was so amazing, I considered it to be the first indication that this program was different. I feel that any life change begins first with the mind, which is why I am so glad I was a part of the program. I learned so much invaluable information that was key to my growth as an artist. It affirmed me in the things I was doing right, and showed me how to improve the others. The attitude, tips, and habits are now a part of my everyday life as an artist. This new information was not only a springboard for my artistic growth but also for marketing myself, something that I now enjoy but loathed in the beginning. You can have great talent as an artist, but with no plan, your dream will only be a dream. Cari Cole’s programs will help you make a plan to reach your goals and make your dream a reality.”
singer-songwriter, recording artist
I thank my lucky stars that I have found Step Up to the Spotlight and that this past week was about confidence cause I was able to put it into action! About 25 industry people were there to vote – and I won first place! Just another victory from one of your Step Up students, and this one is for you too! Thanks for creating the program and making it available – I am ecstatic!”
Karine Deschamps, singer-songwriter
Before I began this program, I had never had the vocal and business knowledge I needed to be the best singer-songwriter I could be. Now, with implementing Cari’s daily vocal warm-ups and visualization into my everyday calendar, including a whole new outlook on branding and planning and stepping up my game plan, my singing/songwriting path is leading me to brand new worlds. I am humbled at what I didn’t know, challenged to grow my vocals and business, and excited to know that “It’s You Who Discovers You”! Thank you Cari Cole for rocking and changing my world. I will definitely be back for more…
Andi Starr, singer-songwriter
Yet I found myself in a place of inquiry about who I was as a solo artist and songwriter. My intention for her program was to find myself as an artist again. Cari is a gifted guide and mentor, and her program has provided me with inspiration, insight and motivation as I uncovered and rediscovered what I desire to express, experience, create and contribute as an artist today. Her coaching challenged and supported me to be fully and authentically who I am as I engage in my creative process and complete my first solo album. Cari helped me to rekindle the inner passion and love I have for music and to reconnect with the joy it brings me to create and perform!
singer-songwriter, Los Angeles
She has the ability to cut through physical, emotional + energetic barriers which halt one’s singing career and dreams. Cari’s perceptiveness makes it easy for her to tap into where I need the most support. And her work goes straight to the heart. I leave feeling empowered, confident and full of possibility.
singer, songwriter, recording artist
Her talent, knowledge and generosity are boundless. She is truly a pioneer and leader in her industry. Her reach as a singer, teacher and industry professional is profound and she has affected a great shift.
David Sabella-Mills /President
New York Singing Teachers
Since I was very young I have had dreams of becoming a ‘pop star’– envisioning myself on a big stage, with bright lights, singing my guts out. But illustrious fantasies are nothing without the right guidance. Luckily for me, I found Cari Cole. Cari saw and believed in my potential even more than I did. She helped me put together my music and career and under her counsel I just signed my first record deal. Thank you to Cari and her programs for making my dream a reality!
singer-songwriter, recording artist (Cutting Edge Music Group)
Los Angeles, CA
Her coaching is tailored specifically towards the recording and gigging artist, which is rare. Beyond being a complete master of vocal technique, she has acted as a mentor and has even provided spiritual guidance through rough times. She introduced me to my current executive producer, with whom I’ve just signed a digital promotional record deal, Warner Music Group. Thank you, Cari!!!
singer-songwriter, recording artist (Warner Music Group)