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I Tried Vocal Training with Ramsey Voice Studio

Online Voice Lessons with Ramsey Voice Studio

I'm a full-time, professional session singer, and it has been WAY too long since I've had a proper voice lesson. I'll spare you the full background but I used to take in-person lessons with an amazing teacher in Michigan, but never picked it back up again after I left. I found Ramsey Voice Studio and contacted the owner for a private lesson. I'd like to show you how it went and give a ful[...]

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Alternative Therapies for Singers

Trying 3 Alternative Therapies for #Singers and #Vocalists

This week is officially “healing week,” with a string of health-related services I tried to test their effects on my singing. If you’re new here, I do a lot of different experiments to see how my voice will react. I’ve tried cupping therapy, Christina Aguilera’s and Reba McEntire's Masterclass, crystal therapy, and several others. This week I did three mini trials[...]

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Goal Setting for Singers and Songwriters – 2019 Edition

How to Make Smart Goals for #Singers and #Songwriters in 2019

Last January, I wrote a post about my goals for 2018. Since I want to be real with you and hold myself accountable, I want to go through them with you and examine my wins, fails and how 2019 will be different.  I don't want to just drone on about my own goals though, so we'll be applying these to YOUR goals as well to help you hit all of your targets for 2019! Setting Goals[...]

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How to Build a Career in the Country Music Industry – Tips from Reba McEntire

How to Build a Career in the Country Music Industry

This is the second-to-last week of my Reba McEntire MasterClass review! Here are the parts to the class if you've missed any: Course Intro Songwriting Singing Recording Performing Live Student Sessions The Country Music Industry Building a Career Final Review My Cover and Review of "Whoever's In New England" One more to go; hopefully this has been helpful for you! This is[...]

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Want to Learn How to Be a Session Musician? Work With Me!

Learn How to Be a Professional Session Singer

This project has been on my heart for a long time, and I've done it for a few years on the side. However, I'm excited to announce that you can now get session musician lessons from me! Want to be a session musician or singer? I've been a session musician for years, and hopefully my blog proves it. I love helping people in any way that I can, and one of the questions I'm most frequent[...]

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The Reba McEntire MasterClass – A Review for Singers and Songwriters

A New Project Where I Review the Reba McEntire MasterClass

Yes yes, I’m starting a new music project! This is another MasterClass, so yes, this will be an affiliate link. I’ve done Christina Aguilera’s MasterClass already (you can check it out here) and did a full series on it. Many found it helpful so I thought, why not try it again? MasterClass has a BUNCH of music teachers, as well as actors, chefs, writers, or anything else you want to[...]

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My Best Days as a Session Singer

The Best Days as a Session Singer to inspire Session Musicians and Songwriters

It's hard to pick just one "best day" as a session singer, but I have a couple that instantly come to mind. I really love what I do and am lucky to do it! I love session singing. It’s my full-time career, my passion and, I believe, my purpose. Giving a voice to someone’s song is such an incredible thing and very rewarding. Now, many singers disagree with me. They only want to sing th[...]

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Common Mistakes of New Session Musicians (and How to Avoid Them)

Mistakes are not the worst thing in the world. Often, they help us learn, highlight our trouble areas and grow. However, mistakes can also cost you jobs and relationships with clients. I’m going to list the most common errors I see in new session musicians (many of which I’ve made myself, so no judgment), and also show you how to avoid them or recover if you’ve already done them. &n[...]

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Important Investments That All Session Singers Should Make

A Complete List of Important Investments for Your Singing Career!

People are often shocked when they ask me how to become a professional session singer and I give them a long list of things to buy. Like any business, you need to spend money to make money. For some things, you save until you have the funds, but some things are better to splurge on up front. I’m going to give you a list of things that I feel are worth the investment, along with what I[...]