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Come Join Me at Tunedly – An Online Recording Studio

Tunedly is an Online Music Recording Studio

I have an exciting (and hopefully interesting) update for you! This is about a company I’ve partnered with exclusively and what you can expect from me in the future. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that I’ve been a freelance session singer for a long time. I truly love what I do and I love writing about it as well. One company I’ve worked with for years[...]

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I Tried Turquoise Crystal Therapy to Improve My Singing

Trying Turquoise Crystal Therapy for Singers

I'm starting out my crystal therapy experiment with Turquoise. If you're curious about how I got into this in the first place, here is my initial post and interview about crystal healing for vocalists! Before we get started, I know there are a lot of strong opinions about crystals, both positive and negative (as is the case for any alternative therapy, to be honest). I went into this with[...]

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Crystal Healing Therapy for Singers – Does It Work?

Does crystal therapy work for singers? An expert weighs in

I'm excited to share this new adventure with you! As you know, I'm a fan of trying new things to see if they will benefit singers. I've always been curious about different kinds of alternative therapy, and today I'm getting into a series on crystal healing. Crystals have been used for various treatments and therapies for at least 6,000 years. Almost every ancient culture has used crysta[...]

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The Complete Christina Aguilera MasterClass Review – for Vocalists

A Complete Review of the Christina Aguilera MasterClass!

This is the second half of a series where I take and review Christina Aguilera's MasterClass. If you want to see the others, check out my intro explaining the course here and Part 1 of the review here!  I'm finished with the course, you guys! I'm excited to share all I've learned with you and my final verdict. If you want to take the class for yourself, here is my link to the course![...]

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The Music Mindset: How to Work on Music When Life Sucks

How to Get Music Work Done When Life Sucks

Today has been rough on me, to say the least. All day long I’ve had family issues, ongoing client issues and it’s currently -5 degrees and I can’t go for a walk to clear my head. Still, tonight I have to get into ‘work mode’ and deliver a great performance for a client. I’ll be honest, I don’t want to. I want to drink wine, cry, watch Forensic Files and go to bed early. I w[...]

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New Single – “We Look Good” with Steve Vito

A new vintage pop single by Steve Vito and Mella Barnes

So, pretty much the entire month of February has been rough for me, health-wise. I'm normally a pretty healthy person, but this month I got slammed with some kind of sinus/throat/head virus or infection and it got me good. Obviously, being sick is not conducive to being a full-time session singer. I had to suck it up (literally, ew) and sing many nights this month. One song took a while[...]

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Preparing For a Live Performance: My Personal Steps

How I prepare for a live singing performance

YOU GUYS! I am so nervous right now. A few weeks ago, I received an email from David Bash of the International Pop Overthrow Music Festival. He found my profile on BandCamp and asked if I would be willing to play Detroit’s IPO festival. I would be stupid to say no, so I said yes! I’ll be performing an acoustic set at Detroit’s International Pop Fest on Friday, April 13th at 8 p[...]

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Christina Aguilera’s MasterClass Review for Vocalists – Part 1

If you missed my intro post, I'm doing a full review of Christina Aguilera's MasterClass and applying it to my session singing career. I'm curious to know if it will apply to a more limited scope of vocalists, since Christina both records albums and performs live. My final post is now available here as well! There are 23 lessons in this class, so I thought I would break them into two pa[...]