Top 8 Tips to Make An Exceptional Record

Oct 24, 2017

 

By Cari Cole

Record making is an art, a science, a process, an alchemical experience. It should not be thrown together, recorded in a rush, and your vocals should not be recorded all in one day. It won’t help.

Even more, the song selection is critical to the success of the record. Whatever you think you can hide in production, ... Continue


Singers: 5 Ways to Build A Killer Daily Regimen and Outfox Procrastination

Oct 17, 2017

 

By Cari Cole

So did you know that when Lady Gaga was preparing for her Oscar performance a few years back, that she worked with a vocal coach for 6 months every single day?

Now you’re probably saying, I wish I could afford that! Oh, the privilege of having money.

But — I bet even if you did have the money, ... Continue


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


Are You Stuck With the Voice You Have or Can It Be Improved?

Sep 26, 2017

By Cari Cole

There’s lots of people out there that believe that you have to be born with a great voice to have one, or you’re simply stuck with what you’ve got.

However, while some people may have a greater innate instinct for music, the truth is, great voices, just like great musicians or athletes, are made. They are developed, ... Continue


Whipping Your Voice Into Shape in 6 Easy Steps

Sep 19, 2017

By Cari Cole

From 3 decades of coaching singers in New York City, with clients ranging from Grammy winners to rock legends, to tens of thousands of independent and emerging artists, it’s my job to build strong and free voices — and keep them that way!

I love helping singers at all levels free their voices so they can go sing ... Continue


Musician Shop Talk: The Art of Daily Practice with Devotion vs. Discipline

Sep 12, 2017

By Cari Cole

Most musicians struggle with implementing daily practice, until they don’t. What’s the secret? How do you slay those inner demons that keep you from becoming your best? The ones that talk you out of those 30-40-50 minutes that will boost your vocal endurance or make you rule at your next recording session?

However, contrary to what you ... 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


5 Keys to a Powerful Voice That Won’t Burn Out

Jul 18, 2017

By Cari Cole

Over the past 3 decades of coaching singers, working with every kind of voice possible – from established, to beginning, to burning out — my primary focus has always been to build a strong resonant voice, free from tension, able to deliver powerfully over a busy touring schedule and to keep you in the ring. To help you ... Continue