Inspiration and Lessons from Tony Hawk 🛹💕

What voice coach Tamara Beatty learned from skateboarding legend Tony Hawk while teaching him how to use his voice as a singer

There’s no two ways about it. Tony Hawk is cool. If you don’t know him, take a quick google search and you’ll see he’s a legend in his field. He’s a skateboarding guru and one of the true founders of the sport. He’s incredible, bold adventurous, highly skilled, and, I’ll say it again, cool. When…

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3 Exercises to Improve Your Belt

3 Sissy exercises for hardcore belters: tips for singers to build a stronger belt from voice coach Tamara Beatty

Want to improve your belt voice? If you’re not familiar with this term – it’s basically singing high and strong in your chest voice. Most singers want to be able to belt, or sing powerfully higher up in their range. But many people find that singing this way causes vocal fatigue, and requires forcing or…

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Improve Your Pitch with The Chromatic Scale

Improve your pitch using the chromatic scale as a singer: easy exercises to improve your ear shared by vocal coach Tamara Beatty

Today, we’re talking about a subject a lot of singers are interested ini: singing on pitch. While I recently talked about three reasons why you go off pitch when you sing, I wanted to share a simple exercise that will help you be able to train your ear to improve your pitch. This exercise is…

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How NFL Star Jordan Mailata Can Help Us in The Music Industry

What I learned as a voice coach working with professional athlete Jordan Mailata on The Masked Singer shared by Tamara Beatty

Meet Jordan Mailata from the Philadelphia Eagles! This guy is 6’8”, 365lbs, and an incredible athlete… but don’t let that fool you. He’s also an amazing singer and I had the privilege of working with him last winter for The Masked Singer, as his vocal coach. His joy for life and for singing is infectious.…

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How Physical Workouts Affect Your Signing

How Physical Workouts Affect Your Singing

Today, we’re talking about whether or not physical workouts affect your singing voice. Without a doubt, the way you workout, build strength, build stamina, and your condition your body can absolutely impact your voice. Depending on how you do your exercises, you may be negatively impacting the ease with which you sing.  So, today I’ll…

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A Message to You From a Dear Friend

Have you ever tried to find something you thought you lost? You look in every drawer, every corner, and even retrace every step you made. But you can’t find it. You look again. But nothing surfaces! Then, hours or days later, you find it in the EXACT same drawer you looked in several times! Why…

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How to Get Your Voice in Shape, Part 1: Consistency

I’m so excited about today’s video and blog, because we’re talking about getting your voice back into shape! This is the first of a four part series, and no matter what reason you have for wanting to sing with more ease, this 4-step process will help! When you sing, it’s important to make sure your…

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Learn How to Riff – 5 Easy Steps

So you want to learn how to riff better! Singing riffs and runs isn’t something that’s natural for everyone. Yes it’s true that some people find them easy to do, copy, and come up with. But for most of us it takes time, patience, and a little know-how to learn how to do them. But…

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How Loud Should You Practice as a Singer?

How Loud Should You Practice as a Singer: questions to ask yourself and two exercises to help build strength in your voice

Being a singer is the best! It’s full of moments of pure joy… and lots of moments of frustration. All we really want is to be able to sing in a way that feels good (and sounds good too). But there are so many things that you can get caught up on when it comes…

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The Perks and Pitfalls of Mimicking as a Singer

Mimicking as a Singer: the perks and pitfalls as singers find their own style by mimicking other artists shared by Tamara Beatty

I’m thrilled to be talking about the topic of mimicking as a singer today!  As singers we really want to find our authentic voices as we build our careers, create our art and brand, and perform. In this pursuit I often find that singers are mimicking without knowing it – and it is holding them…

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Singing Different Styles – What Your Voice Needs

As a voice and performance coach, I’m often asked about whether or not singing different styles of music is beneficial for singers. The answer to this question depends on what you aim to do. In many cases, singers are under the impression that certain styles of music (like classical music) will give you a foundation…

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4 Minute Meditation to Relax Your Voice and Body

4 minute mediation to relax your body, mind, and voice

As singers (and as humans), taking the time to slow down and relax our bodies, minds, and voices is so important. But it’s often lost in the daily shuffle of life. At the start of the pandemic, more was racing through my mind at night, I realized I needed an activity to help calm me.…

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Re-Ignite Your Love of Music I Easy Exercises

Easy exercise to find joy in music again: How to avoid burnout as a musician

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about my students and the musicians I coach. Many of them are touring, working hard towards goals, and basically putting their energy into a lot of the backend parts of being a professional musician. And they’re not the only ones. I know so many singers who are on a…

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Working With Kermit The Frog!

I wasn’t expecting it. The pure joy I felt from the wings of the stage, watching Kermit perform. We were practicing leading up to his performance, but there was something intangible when he was on stage that touched not only me, it moved everyone in the room. It was like being in a bubble. I…

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3 Reasons You’re Singing Off Pitch

3 Reasons You're Singing Off-Pitch as a Vocalist shared by vocal coach and founder of VoiceFIT, Tamara Beatty

Today we’re going to be talking about a topic that’s on a lot of singers’ minds: singing off pitch. Most singers, when practicing and performing, are consistently measuring and editing their pitch. Being able to sing on pitch is a common way to measure if you’re singing ‘good’ or ‘bad’. It’s something we all struggle…

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Exercise for Ear Training and Agility for Singers

One Exercise for Ear Training and Agility for Singers: how to keep training your ear shared by vocal coach Tamara Beatty

Being on pitch is something that most singers focus much of their time and attention on. One of the things that impedes your ability to not go sharp or flat can be a lack of musicianship – or an ear that can use some extra training. That’s why having a good ear is very important…

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The Lip Trill – How to Do It Properly!

how to do a lip trill properly for singers from vocal coach Tamara Beatty

Let’s talk about Lip Trills! Some singers use them, some don’t. Same with vocal coaches. Sometimes coaches believe in them – and others think there’s no benefit. If you ask me, I think Lip Trills are an amazing tool for singers… if you do them right. No matter what warm ups or techniques you use…

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What is The Purpose of Technique?

Technique!! Unlike other instrumentalists who almost always need to learn technique before they can play their instrument, singers have the luxury of being able to skip this step sometimes.  But, if the free expression of your voice is limited by lack of knowledge or skill, then good technique can bridge this gap. Technique can help…

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Tight Voice? What Do You Do?

What do you do when you go to sing and you feel tight? Or what about if your singing feels a bit laboured, or you can’t quite access the sound you know is inside? There are many reasons why this may be happening. Most singers, when I ask them what they do when this is…

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