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Author: Katie Colosimo

3 Things That Happen When You Warmup Before Singing

In one of my lessons last week, a regular client of mine came in and did something amazing. For the very first time she blew through her warm ups effortlessly. Not a single hiccup in seven minutes. I asked her what she had done differently throughout her day. Did she get more sleep than normal? Was she drinking more water? Eating more greens? No! She said the only difference was that she arrived a tad

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2 Ways to Enhance Any Song

I meet so many singers who are searching for effective singing techniques that are… un-complicated. One time I almost threw away a song for good because it felt so uncomfortable for me. I thought “this is going to need a miracle.” Finally, I sat down and experimented with baby steps. Then my limitations changed into revelations. You’ve probably had that sinking feeling as well, BUT before you discard a song completely, try these adjustments. Sometimes the simplest tweaks

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That Time I Auditioned for “The Voice”

There I was standing in front of a live studio audience of hundreds of people waiting to either be impressed with me or feel sorry for me. Tightly gripping the microphone in hopes of finding any kind of stability, I waited for the band (with whom I had limited prior practice) to begin my tune. Cameras rolling! The band started, I started, everyone was listening. As I sang, what came out was unfamiliar, I felt

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Singing Through Tears

One time, I performed a song for a small group of people, and it was a very personal song, so I was nervous to sing it well. As I took the stage, the tears welled, and by the second verse I couldn’t hold them back any longer. My voice wobbled and cracked, and I felt like the entire room suddenly had all the air sucked out of it. It was mortifying. Music is emotion in

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