Posts by Tamara Beatty
The Perks and Pitfalls of Mimicking as a Singer
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…Read More
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…Read More
4 Minute Meditation to Relax Your Voice and Body
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.…Read More
Re-Ignite Your Love of Music I Easy Exercises
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…Read More
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…Read More
Tedx Talk: Your Voice is SO Much More | The Underestimated Power of Your Voice
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to give a Tedx Talk in Alberta. When I began to think about topics, I knew I wanted to talk about how powerful our voices are. They’re not just tools we use to sing or speak. Our voices matter beyond those simple tasks. Before I knew it,…Read More
Why Do You Sing? | Learning How to Connect with Your Motivation to Avoid Burnout
By answering one simple question, you can re-align with what brings you joy as a singer, and avoid (or find your way back from) burnout. This question is: why do you sing? When we’re working in the area of music it’s easy to get caught up and stressed out about everything you’re doing. As you…Read More
3 Reasons You’re Singing Off Pitch
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…Read More
Exercise for Ear Training and Agility for Singers
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…Read More
How to Find Vocal Registers: Chest Voice, Mix Voice, and Head Voice
Today we’re talking about vocal registers – what they are, how to find them, and how to go between them. Why is this important? Because it’s very easy to spend a lot of time wondering which register we should be in, how we can stay in one longer (usually chest voice), and how to not…Read More
The Lip Trill – How to Do It Properly!
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More