Vocal Tips
January 29, 2014

A Singer’s Worst Nightmare

The last thing any singer wants to hear is…. “You have nodules.” These are rough calluses on your vocal cords that hinder the allowance of cord closure. Worst thing ever!!!!! Trust me, I had them…

Vocal Tips
January 21, 2014

Why Take Voice Lessons?

I have encountered a very high number of artists who believe they do not need voice lessons because their voice is good enough. Yes, while half of them do really have amazing voices, the vocal…

Vocal Tips
January 21, 2014

Sometimes Waiting is Dumb

We wait for the bus. We wait for our sleeping babies to wake up from their naps. We wait for the oven to pre-heat. These aren’t dumb things to wait for. But often, subconsciously, we…

Vocal Tips
January 10, 2014

Listen From the Outside

In this article, I want to talk to you about one of the best judges you can find, to help you grow both as a singer and as an artist: Your ear. Like Brett taught…

Vocal Tips
January 2, 2014

Student Showcase

Over the last two years, I’ve had the extreme privilege of coaching a true gem of a human. Lexi James. Without a doubt she wins the gold medal of persevering diligence. Two years ago, the…

Vocal Tips
December 23, 2013

Affectations to Style: When is it too much?

Have you ever heard, or yourself been, a singer that you know is trying too hard? As singers, we can easily fall into the trap of overdoing a certain style choice that we deem desirable,…

Vocal Tips
December 9, 2013

The Top 5 Best and Worst Christmas Songs

Ho Ho Ho people! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! This is just for funsies guys. I’m an avid lover of Christmas music. But there are also some seriously awful Christmas songs. So…

Vocal Tips
December 9, 2013

Hydrogen Peroxide

As a vocal coach, I am constantly battling vocal fatigue due to the daily stress I place on my voice. Typically, I am able to teach 30-40 hours a week without much issue. But recently,…

Vocal Tips
December 3, 2013

Breathing from the Diaphragm: The Mystery Unveiled

As a singer, somewhere along the way I’m sure you have heard the phrase, “breathe from your diaphragm.” However, my guess is that unless you have taken an in-depth course in vocal pedagogy or anatomy…

Vocal Tips
November 11, 2013

Why Is Technique Important?

I realize this may seem like a rhetorical question to most disciplined singers. But many singers out there, often the most talented ones, lack any semblance of warm ups, drills, or practicing routines. As talented…

Vocal Tips
August 30, 2013

Your Unique Treasure

by Giuseppe Lopizzo I keep seeing way too many students coming to my studio hating their own voice. How is that possible? You are hating something that is absolutely unique, distinctive, personal, it is different…

Vocal Tips
August 30, 2013

Keeping Your Technique Fresh

Sometimes, even in the peak of summer, I crawl into bed totally frozen. The coldest part of me? My feet. In the winter, I end up putting socks on because I literally can’t sleep if…