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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