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Get your voice in shape: how strengthening the connection between your head and chest voice will help you get back into singing

How to Get Your Voice in Shape, Part 2: Chest + Head Voice Strength

When you’re ready to start singing, or to begin singing again, it’s easy to think that you’re going to just jump back into the world with no issues. As a voice coach, I see many singers who are surprised when they realize they really can’t just jump back into their singing… and when they do,…

May 1- How to Get Voice In Shape

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…

March 1 - How to Riff - 5 Easy Steps

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…

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

How Loud Should You Practice as a Singer?

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…

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

Should Youg Sing Different Styles of Music_Tamara Beatty

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…

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

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.…

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

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…

Tamara Beatty Voice Coach Kermit

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…

Tedx Talk: Your Voice is SO Much More, the underestimated power of your voice. Tamara Beatty's 2018 Tedx Talk in Alberta

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,…