Pro Tips for Staying on Pitch

August 20, 2019

By Cari Cole “Pitch-ey” has now become a household word thanks to American Idol judges. At least now we vocal coaches don’t have to explain it! Pitch is one of the fundamental, foundational core elements in singing – so much so that it is one of the most important – perhaps the most important – … Continue

9 Common Vocal Mistakes + Fixes

August 13, 2019

By Cari Cole It’s easy to miss these vocal faux pas. You’ve probably made many of them – I know I have. But chances are, you didn’t know they were faux pas until you got further on down the line. And, sometimes I still hear seasoned singers making these blaring mistakes. Thing is, if they … Continue

CCVM Best New Voice Scholarship & Winner List

August 7, 2019

OMG, I’m so blown away at the talent on the Best New Voice scholarship! Major praise to the incredible voices, songs and performances. You ALL have blown our minds. Wow! We made our selections mostly based on artistry/craft and who could use the program the most, as well as the efforts to gain likes which … Continue

7 Ways to Clear Up A Blocked Throat Chakra

August 6, 2019

  By Cari Cole Here at Cari Cole Voice & Music, we honor the voice and shout out every day about how much our voices matter. Indeed. And our voices matter, in many ways, in how we sing, speak and communicate, and most times, it matters more than we think. Because through our voices, we … Continue

Your Voice is Your Brand

July 30, 2019

The first thing people hear is your voice. Sometimes it’s the only thing they hear. They don’t hear the 15 years of playing guitar, or the 500 concerts played. It’s your voice that takes the lead and resonates loud and clear, front and center in most people’s ears. If you’re an indie artist out on … Continue

3 Instant Vocal Hacks

July 23, 2019

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

The Singer’s Gig Bag Check List

July 16, 2019

You’re out the door to your gig but you forgot to think about what extra help to bring for your voice? I’ve done it a ton of times. So I thought I’d share with you my very own check list of “must-haves” I’ve developed over the years that make that last-minute difference! Every guitarist has … Continue

How to Become a Vocal Warrior

July 9, 2019

Lately in the news, popping up here and there, artists are losing their voices, canceling concerts due to “cold and chest infection” and suffering from vocal problems like edema, hemorrhage, nodules, polyps or granulomas —- Adele, John Mayer, Sam Smith and now Meghan Trainor have all experienced extended vocal silence due to major vocal cord trauma. The real … Continue

Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun, and the Future of the Music Industry

July 2, 2019

So you’ve probably heard the biggest news that broke over last weekend: Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Records. The home of catalogs from artists like Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts and many more. But it was Taylor Swift who immediately took to … Continue

20 Step Plan to Vocal Mastery

June 25, 2019

  The important thing to know about Vocal Mastery is that with a plan, you too can become a singer that blows people away with your voice, but I’m not going to lie, Vocal Mastery won’t happen without doing the work! Here’s how to make a Vocal Mastery plan. Follow these tips… 1. Practice your … Continue

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