4 Quick & Dirty Little Secrets To Killer Vocals A.S.A.P.

Oct 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

By Cari Cole

Sometimes singers don’t want to admit to having a vocal coach.

I get it.

They think somehow it takes away from their own “natural” talent (it doesn’t ~ only adds to it!)

But really, it’s no one’s business if you train or not ~ only yours.

In the entertainment industry, nothing is “natural.” Voices, performances, songs, records – all are worked ... Continue


Songwriting Shop Talk: How to Get Your Message in Your Songs and Make a Greater Impact

Aug 15, 2017

By Cari Cole

What do Grammy winners Sam Smith and Adele have in common? Whether you like them or not, they garner gazillions in record sales, multiple Grammy awards (industry praise) and both have a strong, clear, meaningful and raw emotional message. In Adele’s case, record exec’s are still scratching their heads over how she managed to sell 30 million records ... Continue


The 3 C’s of a Musician Mindset: Confidence, Conviction & Clarity

Aug 01, 2017

By Cari Cole

Every day at my studio, next to the box of tissues in a chair by the window, or on my desktop monitor, sit my students. Famous and emerging/aspiring musicians, and singers alike, all with similar issues. They come for vocal help, or help with growing their music in the world. And over some 30+ years of being in ... Continue


Singer Mindset Talk: How to Build Confidence From the Inside Out

Jul 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

By Cari Cole

Confidence is a tricky thing. It’s inside out, not outside in.

Often times, we think that confidence comes from external things. Like if we just had a killer voice or music then we’d be confident. But confidence is an inside game.

Because the truth is, no matter how you feel on the outside, if you are insecure on ... Continue


Stop Shaming Adele, Part II

Jul 11, 2017

By Cari Cole

A recent article by Dr. Paul E. Kwak, laryngologist and laryngeal surgeon at the NYU Voice Center, and Assistant Professor in the NYU Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery called “Stop Shaming Adele” (Part I) really spoke to me. I’ll share that article at the close of this one. I was so moved to hear an ... Continue


Prince: The Genius, Virtuoso, Sex Symbol & Philanthropist Who Changed the World

Apr 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Cari Cole

 

 

Devastating. It’s devastating to lose a musician we all know and love that created the soundtrack for our lives… It’s like losing a part of ourselves, access to the secret chamber in our private lives … where we bare our souls.

Especially when that someone lived so fiercely, and by doing so, allowed the same in us ~ ... Continue


Do You Need An Editor?

Sep 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

by Cari Cole

 

 

 

Okay so, you may or may not know this, but most of us have an editor. Musicians, bands, authors, entrepreneurs – any brand out there exists because of a team of editors who in different ways, play a role in the process of selection – and elimination. Wikipedia says: “Editing is the process of ... Continue


Shocked And Saddened By The News

Feb 12, 2012

by Cari Cole

 

One of the most beautiful voices of all time, possibly ever, is dead.

First, my deepest condolences to Whitney’s family, her daughter now without a mother and her mother without a daughter, my heart goes out to them, and to the millions of fans…

But I guess the biggest thing I want to say out of this shocking news, was ... Continue