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


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


Vocal Freedom in 5 Easy Steps

Jun 27, 2017

By Cari Cole

Vocal freedom. It’s what all singers want. But how do you get it when your voice is stuck in your throat. Or when it wears out too quickly. Or when it doesn’t respond the way you want? Are you stuck with the voice you have, or can it be improved?.

The latter. Your voice is an instrument. You just ... Continue


7 Secrets to Grammy Winning Vocals on Your Next Record

Nov 08, 2016 | 1 Comment

 

 

By Cari Cole

 

Yes, your songs are number one. But so is your voice. Matter of fact, your voice can make a halfway decent song totally come alive, or not. But one thing is absolutely, without a doubt, true. Your voice sells the song. It is the star of the track. And it not only has to be good, it has ... Continue


The Musicians Troublesome Trifecta: Solving Modern Music Dilemmas

Jul 27, 2016

By Cari Cole

 

 

Musicians and music artists are a unique breed. Besides being creative right brainiacs with bigger brains than regular folk (that’s what they say), musicians live lives pretty much solely of passion — and a big tolerance for the salty atmosphere they usually get tossed around in.

From desensitized club owners or booking agents who make money from their ... Continue


Singers & Songwriters: How to Win Over Your Audience At Every Performance

Jun 22, 2016

 

 

by Cari Cole

 

 

Every performer has good days and bad days. It’s par for the course. However, the goal of any superstar or rising star, is that even on bad days, you still can rock the stage.

And that’s a tall order when your voice punks out on you, or you’ve got personal stuff to deal with, or maybe your label ... Continue


Vocal Shop Talk: Top 10 Most Asked Questions & Their Solutions

May 31, 2016

 

 

by Cari Cole

 

 

 

Singers have it tough. You’re supposed to be “born with it” or you might as well forget it. That’s the message out there. Kinda leaves very little room for improvement, don’t you think?

And so you do a quick Google search on how to hit better high notes, but the info you get doesn’t really help? Maybe ... 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


When It Comes to Vocal Range, Does Size Really Matter?

Apr 12, 2016 | 2 Comments

By Cari Cole

You know it’s funny how everyone thinks more is better. When it comes to singing, range matters, but maybe not as much as you think, or not in the way that you think.

Truth is, there are many well known singers out there that get along just fine without a ton of range, and then there are ... Continue