10 Ways to Keep Your Voice From Quitting On You, Right Now

Mar 09, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Cari Cole

You’ve got a great gig or an important recording session. You’ve warmed up, downed a boatload of water, stocked up on 5 kinds of throat spray, gargled with salt water and honey a million times (and mistakenly swallowed some .. gross.) You’ve stayed home while you’re friends were out having fun, abstained from alcohol and pizza, crossed your ... Continue


Your 10 Step Plan to Vocal Freedom in 2016

Dec 16, 2015 | 6 Comments

by Cari Cole

Most singers who come to work with me land in 1 of 3 categories.

Group 1 has basic problems making their voice sound good. They are either struggling with a pinched tight nasal sound or are singing from their throats and can’t stop. They often have a lot of tension in their jaw, tongue and neck muscles are are ... Continue


Pulling Off a Sick Performance: The Dos and Don’ts of Singing Through a Cold

Nov 18, 2015

by Cari Cole

 

Not only must the show go on, inevitably someone will upload an iPhone video of it on social media so you want to be prepared to do the best you can under trying circumstances. But… using the list below, you’ll still be able to rock your show… much better than you would have without it! Read on, take ... Continue


7 Secret Vocal Wellness Weapons Used By Grammy Winners And Celeb Vocal Coaches

Jul 07, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

 

With another recently successful touring singer out with a vocal hemorrhage (Meghan Trainor), it’s timely to shout out about how to sound better without hurting your cords, or your career.

Look, most producers and industry tastemakers don’t care if you are shredding your cords, they don’t expect you to last, let alone make it big. ... Continue


Top 10 Summer Vocal Tricks To Stay Hydrated And Healthy!

Jul 01, 2015 | 3 Comments

by Cari Cole

 

Summer is easy breezy for most singers, unless you’re hitting terrain with lots of pollen and allergies, or you’re struggling to stay hydrated from the sun and heat.

Here are my top 10 tricks to keep my voice uber hydrated and healthy and avoid allergies too!

 

1. Water

Summer with the sun, heat and ... Continue


10 Steps To Vocal Health + Wellness

Jan 27, 2015

By Cari Cole

 

1. Stop Shredding Your Cords

The number one thing that shreds your cords when singing or speaking is slamming your cords together. It’s called glottal strokes or the glottal attack. Say “ah” and hit it hard – chances are your cords banged together – did you feel it? To avoid it, but an “h” at the front ... Continue


Top 5 Tools and Rules Of Great Vocals

Dec 02, 2014

 

 

by Cari Cole

 

The great thing about voices is opinions are highly subjective. People’s opinion of what makes a voice great varies. Like 50 flavors of ice cream, the many genres of music give the music lover choices. Whether you want to chill to a heavy metal rock guitar god ripping scales like thunder and scream/singing at the top ... Continue


7 Steps To Beat The Winter Blues And Flus

Nov 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

By Cari Cole

 

 

 

In the winter months your body has to work a little harder to fight the cold, dry air and grey weather. Let’s face it, it’s easier to get sick or be blue. And if you are one of those people who suffer from seasonal colds and flus and or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), listen up. I ... Continue


Top 6 Tips to Stay Hydrated + Save Your Voice in the Summer Heat

Jul 23, 2013

Though the major heat wave in New York last week has lightened up a teensy bit, hydration is a huge issue for all singers, musicians, actors and public speakers – anyone who uses their voice for a living! No matter what the weather brings, staying hydrated is #1 to having a healthy instrument that won’t burn out. The majority of ... Continue