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New Music Release: Sarra “Kerosene” CCVM Case Study, Part 1

August 7, 2018

by Cari Cole For the past three years, we’ve been quietly working behind the scenes developing artists and their records at CCVM with A & R sessions, cultivating a killer songwriting team and refining our process. While we’ve been working with emerging artists voices and record projects for over 3 decades, I took a stronger … Continue

Top 8 Tips to Make An Exceptional Record

October 24, 2017

  By Cari Cole Record making is an art, a science, a process, an alchemical experience. It should not be thrown together, recorded in a rush, and your vocals should not be recorded all in one day. It won’t help. Even more, the song selection is critical to the success of the record. Whatever you … Continue

4 Quick & Dirty Little Secrets To Killer Vocals A.S.A.P.

October 10, 2017

By Cari Cole Sometimes singers don’t want to admit to having a vocal coach. I get it. They think somehow it takes away from their own “natural” talent (it doesn’t ~ only adds to it!) But really, it’s no one’s business if you train or not ~ only yours. In the entertainment industry, nothing is … Continue

Voice Lesson: 5 Quick Tips to Sing Better High Notes

October 3, 2017

By Cari Cole Every singer wants to hit better high notes – right? There’s a lot of wisdom in vocal technique to help you do this and today’s article reveals a few of the most helpful ones that have turned around singers voices the fastest.  Here are my 5 Quick Tips to Sing Better High … Continue

Are You Stuck With the Voice You Have or Can It Be Improved?

September 26, 2017

  By Cari Cole There’s lots of people out there that believe that you have to be born with a great voice to have one, or you’re simply stuck with what you’ve got. However, while some people may have a greater innate instinct for music, the truth is, great voices, just like great musicians or athletes, … Continue

Musician Shop Talk: The Art of Daily Practice with Devotion vs. Discipline

September 12, 2017

By Cari Cole Most musicians struggle with implementing daily practice, until they don’t. What’s the secret? How do you slay those inner demons that keep you from becoming your best? The ones that talk you out of those 30-40-50 minutes that will boost your vocal endurance or make you rule at your next recording session? … Continue

Top 5 Secrets to Make Your Voice Sound Better, Instantly

September 5, 2017

By Cari Cole As one of the top vocal coaches in the country, I frequently hear: “What are your top vocal tips for singers?” Well, I could rattle off a long list, and yammer on for hours. (I’m a nerd’s nerd when it comes to vocals…) And I have a long list of favorite tricks … Continue

Singer Mindset Talk: How to Build Confidence From the Inside Out

July 25, 2017

By Cari Cole Confidence is a tricky thing. It’s inside out, not outside in. Often times, we think that confidence comes from external things. Like if we just had a killer voice or music then we’d be confident. But confidence is an inside game. Because the truth is, no matter how you feel on the … Continue

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