Cari Cole is a celebrity vocal coach and artist development expert who has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment business. From Grammy winners and American Idol finalists to rock star legends and emerging artists, Cari’s formula works.
I spent five nights per week on stage for 25 years singing broadway music.  I have over 30 years of performance, production, direction, recording, and on stage experience. I have more than 20 recordings out and own my own recording production studio, with multiple rock/pop/broadway/country albums released. I am also a licensed high school theatre and music teacher.  My teaching philosophy is passion, performance, comunication based.  Skills that will help in any carreer choice.   As for on stage, I teach focus and relaxation.  I am skilled at stage pesentation and meth
Learning how to become a singer — whether you dream of selling out large arenas or simply want to feel more confident at karaoke night — takes time and patience. If you’re wondering how long exactly, read on as Orange, CA teacher Adri-Anne R. shares her insights…   When students start voice lessons, they will often ask me, “How long will I have to take lessons before I start to get better?” I have to ask them, “How often and how long are you willing to practice?” In my experien
Your posture is a key part of singing and breath-management. If you’re hunched over or sitting down or even just slouchy, you can potentially cut your breath support, and therefore your ability to sing well, in half. I won’t get into all the details of it here, but the basic idea is to keep your chest/sternum high and intake air so that your torso expands below the ribs, on your sides near your oblique muscles, and your lower back, not necessarily just in your belly.
Pitch is defined as the quality that allows us to classify a sound as relatively high or low, and is determined by the frequency of sound wave vibrations. Knowing how to sing on pitch is what sets apart great singers.
I take a physiological approach to singing… after all it is a physical endeavor.  The voice or larynx, despite all its complexities, is just another set of muscles that can be trained to reach its fullest potential.  The method that I teach, “The Franco/Italian Bel Canto Method” has been taught in Europe for more than 200 years and has produced the world’s greatest classical singers.  Now having said that let me assure you studying this method doesn’t mean that you have to become a classical singer.  The techniques used are designed to strengthen and improve the quality o
Basically, the throat needs to relax. The best way in accomplishing that is to get the tongue out of the way. The base of the tongue is the cause of most of the problems in singers the root of the tongue lies right above the vocal folds which creates a lot of issues.
First up – Brett Manning’s great program. Renowned voice coach Brett Manning is responsible for training the likes of Taylor Swift and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. He is a respected individual within the music community and he also happens to be the brains behind the course. This app includes 12 CD’s that all come with 17 different voice lessons. They are also considered to be the program’s “meat.”
h helped my daughter have a great experience. On top of that she was flexible with the material and was open to helping students learn songs they actually wanted to learn. I would highly recommend her to everyone!”
Aside from the exercises and worksheets, the great thing about the training program is that you can get additional advice from real expert vocal coaches. Whether you are stuck with a problem, or you need some enlightenment on difficult subjects, you can ask the staff questions about anything.
The big challenge for most new singers is handling leaps in pitch. Moving between notes which are close together is relatively easy, but when there’s a leap (e.g. think of the first two notes of “Somewhere over the rainbow”, “Some – where”) it can become quite hard to accurately hit that second note dead-on.
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According to her profile, she now sings at open mic nights, teaches music lessons to kids, and performs at weddings in the Boston area. Boostrom seemingly alluded to her past struggles in a tweet on March 6, the day after she made it onto “˜The Voice …
A vocal coach didn’t really seem like a good option. I wanted to be a REAL singer – someone who did this professionally. And being from a small town (read: not New York or LA) I didn’t think any of the local song coaches could take me to that level.
Okay, let’s talk for a second about the two different types of vocal lessons. The first are vocal warm ups. These are great for the purpose they serve, which is to wake your voice up and prepare it for more strenuous activity—singing! They are great for maximizing your current vocal ability and range. Vocal warm ups can be compared to stretching before working out or before a race.
Some studies have even shown vocal improvements among the tone deaf after working with a singing teacher! These studies prove that even if you think you have a terrible voice, you can in fact learn how to sing.
You can waste years learning half methods from poor quality teachers, for free. Possibly even doing serious damage to your voice. Bad technique can cause nodules. You can actually lose your voice permanently.
Maureen has been teaching private voice and piano lessons since 2009, and currently runs her own studio, as well as traveling to students’ homes to teach lessons. She teaches anyone with an interest and willingness to learn, regardless of experience level.
Database of singing teachers, vocal coaches, classes and workshops for singers plus links to online resources to aid in finding a singing teacher and vocal instruction. Tutors visit our Teachers Corner! Vocal Health
Learning how to sing – to really learn how to sing – can take a long time, even a lifetime to master. Some virtuosos out there are able to naturally strike a key or a chord, but they may not know exactly what it is they are doing. They may not understand how their voice is controlled or how they are using their muscles, mouth, vocal chords, body, and thorax to reach a certain level of sound and to maintain that sound for however long necessary.
In addition, if you haven’t taken any singing classes or lessons previously, then you might not know your full range. Your vocal range can change drastically as you learn how to sing, so don’t jump to conclusions until you’ve had some training.  
I recommend it because it’s easy to use, I got great results, and it’s very affordable. If you want to actually follow the 7 steps listed above to improve your voice, this is highly recommended. You can read my full review by clicking here.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced singer, it will help you become an even better vocalist. The online course videos in SSM offer tons of theory and practical exercises that are suitable for any age and gender. It also offers supplemental worksheets to help you stay on top of your game.