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“Can I learn how to sing without playing an instrument?” Of course! While it would be satisfying to accompany yourself, there is no reason to feel limited by not knowing how to play an instrument or even how to read music. It’s easy to make excuses, but there are plenty of valid ways to practice singing. Often all you need is your voice, a powerful instrument in and of itself.

Intro to Vocal Registers

Posted December 19, 2019

vocal registers

As you learn more about your voice and get into the habit of training with vocal exercises, you’ll come across the concept of “vocal registers”. This article will explain vocal registers to help you better understand how your voice functions and why it sounds the way it does!

Take the Stress Out Of Karaoke Night!

Posted November 20, 2019

karaoke singing

Karaoke should be fun, but it can also be stressful for new or inexperienced singers! Read on for some advice on how to take the stress out of karaoke night. 


Vibrato is the subtle oscillation in pitch that naturally occurs when a singer is relaxed and singing with healthy technique. Although vibrato appears naturally, it is something the singer has to “let” happen. 

The alternative to singing with vibrato is called “straight tone”, in which a note is sung with no variation in pitch.

how to improve singing voice

Regardless of how frequently you take voice lessons, you’re on your own for the majority of time you spend practicing! As a private voice teacher, I always tell my students that at most, they’ll see me once a week. So for the other six days, they have to be their own coach!

Being your own coach means setting realistic goals for yourself, motivating yourself, celebrating your progress, listening to yourself with an objective ear, and learning about the voice so you can correct any mistakes you hear. 

Vocal Warm Ups - Building a Routine

Posted October 9, 2019

vocal warm ups

Vocal warm ups. How should you warm up? Which warm-ups should you use? Why do you need warm-ups in the first place? 

You’re committed to improving your singing voice, and you’ve been told that you should warm up your voice before singing. 

Read on to get these questions answered and learn the steps to a thorough warm-up routine!

Trilling Ins and Outs

Posted September 20, 2019


Trilling or vocal trilling is defined technically as a rapid alternation between two notes, most often in a high register sung by a soprano or tenor and should not be confused with lip trills. At first listen, trilling might seem like an intensely shaky vibrato, but it’s in fact a very careful, technical move that can add a stunning aesthetic to a piece of music. In short, it’s a great way to show off your abilities without being too obvious about it. You may come across a term called the uvular trill, which is a vibration like the rolled “Rrr” sound in Spanish and Italian. While these are both helpful singing concepts, the classical vocal trill is the focus here. 

Whether you’re learning online, at school, or attending private lessons, you’ll want to get the most out of your vocal lessons whatever way you can. Vocal lessons can be costly, especially for classical training, so of course you want to get your money’s worth! But even if your lessons are free or affordable, it’s still in your best interest to be as prepared as possible to make your lessons effective and fulfilling. Here are some tips that will make you a better student and will help you appear more professional and competent as a singer.