Yeah, you need great breath support, but what will kill your sound even if you have the best support is when I hear singers say “it’s not that bad”. Because “It’s not that bad” is a death sentence. And hear me out before you think this is some scare tactic….. There are some real mindset blocks to work through here. We’ve all been in the phase of “well, it’s not that bad”. My auditions aren’t THAT bad…. I usually don’t bomb them, I just need somebody to take a chance on me. My recordings aren’t THAT bad…. I just need an angel investor for the right ________ (fill in the blank: marketing, producer, etc) Oh, the tension/strain/vocal fatigue I experience isn’t THAT bad…..other singers are far worse – I just have to not sing for the next few days then I’m ok. It’s really not that bad…I mean, yeah, I spend more time at my side job so I can support my singing then I do actually singing (which makes me super exhausted and burnt out for when I do have opportunities to sing), but hey…other people are far worse, at least I have a job. Oh, it’s not that
Here’s a TRUTH BOMB for you: Your singing has been unwittingly set up for failure. . . and you don’t even know it. I KNOW you dream about a day when you have finally built a big, sustainable singing career. A day when you give consistently impactful performances that win auditions, sell out tours and make award winning albums… WITHOUT burning yourself out, resorting to industry fads or having to be someone you’re not just to get noticed. And there’s so much frustration and anxiety because you’ve been training and hustling for so long and you’re not seeing the results of that work in the form of the thriving career you want. You KNOW you’ve got talent but you feel overlooked as other singers get the gigs. You find yourself getting more and more in your head and questioning if you’re really good enough to make it. You’re scared of quitting but you’re also scared of this being as good as gets….of never being able to get to that next level. Don’t worry, it’s normal. The bigger the dream the bigger the fear. But here’s the problem: You have been unwittingly set up for failure – and it’s not your fault! The rotten
This is what my studio is all about. . . . . . . .Cause you can work on your technique forever, you can invest in producers/marketing/young-artist-programs, you can move cities, do social media campaigns, network till you’re blue in the face. . . . And NONE of that matters if you aren’t making an impact with your voice when it counts. Ask Grace Theisen and Jilian Linklater (both recent grads of The Intensive) what happens once you do the work and you’ve made The 5 Shifts. You get development deals and you win competitions just like they did. . . . And you do this not years later, but within A FEW MONTHS. Curious about The 5 Shifts? I talk about them in this free Masterclass. Watch Now: https://joinnow.live/s/tW5d7H
Are you a multi-passionate creative who’s been told that in order to be successful, “you have to choose” one path over the other? Well, I’m just calling bullsh**t on that! How do I know it’s just complete B.S.?? Because I work with singers everyday who are more successful because they DIDN’T choose. Let me tell you about my singer Jules Schroeder for a second because she is an incredible example of how being a multi-passionate person can be a superpower when you know how to write your own rules. Jules is a visionary entrepreneur who founded the podcast Unconventional Life, Lessons From The Path Less Travelled. Unconventional Life is a top-rated podcast that profiles successful entrepreneurs, artists, creatives and thought leaders who are earning their living in nontraditional ways. Jules embodies what it means to redefine success in a new economy, using a new model to prosper and profit from what she is most passionate about. Unconventional Life has reached millions of people from over seventy-five different countries and has become a global community of like-minded entrepreneurs, influencers, creatives, and thought leaders. It was even named the Top Podcast 2019 by Inc. magazine, rated #1 Podcast For Entrepreneurs by CIO and Jules herself was ranked by Inc. Magazine as #1
By now you’ve probably heard about Straw Singing – all these YouTube voice teachers and IG singing influencers posting videos about how it will save your voice. Some are even selling $75 “special” singing straws!! (don’t get me started). Now, working with straw exercises can be helpful to alleviate tension and vocal fatigue. . . .BUT. . . .the reason why I think it’s complete BS and why I’m not hopping on the Straw Singing bandwagon is because it’s a BANDAID on a MOSQUITO BITE. Why, you ask? Because it doesn’t address the real problem!! There’s so much bad information – and “fad” information – out there and I don’t want you to be misled. So this Thursday I went LIVE in my FB Group (The Pro Singer Success Collective) to give you some real information about Straw Singing. We talked about: What Straw Singing is, why people use it and why it’s useless for singers who care about the health and longevity of their voice and their careers. AND what you should be doing instead. If you weren’t able to tune in for the live broadcast on FB, you can watch right here! If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to
How fast can you scale your singing career from where it is now, to a place where everything is firing on all cylinders? Where your voice is powerful/consistent/reliable and feels amazing? (I’ll give you a hint. . . .it’s faster then you think!!) Maybe right now your singing career isn’t working how you’d like: You haven’t figured out how to get through this new normal You haven’t figured out how to stand out from all the competition Perhaps your sound is unreliable so you haven’t been putting yourself out there You aren’t getting the opportunities you want You’re not breaking through to that next level. How fast can you change that completely – where your singing is dialed in and you’re thriving? Where you’re bringing new opportunities in the door, you’re finally off the side-job hamster wheel and most importantly, you’re making the impact your voice was meant to make in the world? It’s an incredible feeling when you live your life that way! In my experience, that all starts with ONE specific shift: STOP BECOMING START BEING You don’t have to become something……you already ARE something! Yet most of us have so much “mind trash” that convinces us we
If you are a seasoned singer who is currently feeling frustrated with where your singing career is….. And you’re ready to bust through the blocks, build a foundation, and sing in a way that yields much bigger results…… And not just any results, but the kind that you’re actually excited about… Then you won’t want to miss what I have to share with you today. Since 1999, I’ve sang with opera companies around the country, made two pop records, sang opera on movie soundtracks, sang pop in national commercials for major brands, and had my voice and songs licensed by TV shows on every major network…. my voice is even in a singing Barbie doll! One could say that I’ve got that whole “singing” thing down. But what looks like a whole lot of success on the outside, was really just my own limiting beliefs run riot on the inside. See, what you don’t know is: I ran from genre to genre, from one city to another (NY to LA), from one goal to another, achieving a modest amount of success in one place before I’d reach a wall that I couldn’t figure out how to get past to sing any better,
Most people would assume that, to take a singer from good to great, you need to do in-person voice lessons every week for a long period of time. But that’s absolutely not the case. And Grace Theisen is a prime example. Before doing The Intensive, Grace had so much vocal tension, strain, and vocal fatigue in her singing that it kept her sitting on the bench instead of thriving in her singing career. Now, just a few months later, she just celebrated her recent live show recording with this post: “This shit works!!!!!!” . . . . . .These are the results you can get in JUST A FEW MONTHS when you have an expert strategy and a supportive community. You don’t need in-person lessons to do it. You don’t even need to see your teacher every week to do it. And you certainly don’t need to grind away at it for years, inching along – two steps forward, one step back. When it comes down to it, if you’re a talented singer who’s had lots of training, who’s out there hustling (auditioning/recording/performing) and you’re just not seeing results at the level you want in your singing and/or career. . . .
Do you dread that moment during dinner with friends or family when the conversation turns to you and you get that inevitable question “So……how’s the singing going? What’s happening with your music?” . . . . .And you feel yourself contract cause you’ve got nothing impressive on the horizon. . . . . .And you’re so tired of trying to answer that question without judging yourself as a complete failure. When you look back at the last year of your singing career only to realize that you’re not any closer to where you want to be, it’s time to get clear on what you can do to finally see the results you want. If this is you then I want to invite you to check out last week’s Live, where I guide you through a really powerful exercise to spark intention and change in your voice and career in 2021. For those of you who are committed to making an impact in 2021 and finally seeing the results of all you have been working for, this is THE place to start.
There’s some powerful jet fuel for your voice and career that most singers are not aware of. As we come to the end of the year, I really want to set you up to win in 2021. It looks like there will be a vaccine, the virus will be on its way out, and we will all be able to get back out there performing/auditioning/touring again at some point in 2021. Are you ready?? Imagine being able to make a bigger impact with your voice and having a higher level career than before this whole Covid mess started. It’s totally possible. . . .IF you’ve got the right fuel in your rocket. Please join me for a special Free, Live Masterclass this Sunday, Dec 13th at 3pm PST / 6pm EST: THE 5 SHIFTS to Give Impactful Performances that Win Auditions, Sell Out Tours, Make Award Winning Albums and Build Big, Sustainable Singing Careers In This Free Masterclass You’ll Discover. . . . The step-by-step strategy my singers use to access a higher level of technique, artistry and performance that builds big, sustainable careers without practicing any more than they do right now. The real reason why traditional