Be a Great Actor While Singing

A couple months ago I wrote an article on how to hold a difficult emotion while performing -- without breaking down or losing it. But because it's a complex subject, I wanted to follow up with a video explaining exactly how to do this. Today's video tackles the "acting" side of performing a song. How…

Being An Old Man Helped My Singing (No, Seriously)

What do a park-dwelling Birdman, an old hunchback, and a golden-kneed soccer player have in common? Watch my latest singing tips video to find out! In this video, you'll learn how my performing onstage with my musical improv group gave me insight into a new strategy for relieving vocal tension. Specifically: that my playing *old, male characters with…

Sing Better By Opening Your FACE

Today's topic: Your FACE affects your singing! Don't believe me? In my latest video, you'll learn how a personal vocal struggle led me to investigate the inside of my mouth -- specifically, my soft palate and cheekbones. What did I discover? An open, expanded, relaxed face and soft palate are crucial to creating a full, open, and…

How to Be a Great Singer Using Musical Phrasing

In today's video we'll explore the question: What separates a good singer from a GREAT singer? The answer, in my opinion, is musical phrasing.  Good singers get the job done and not much more. They think about individual notes and whether or not they can hit them right, and then stop there. Great singers think about how…

How Singing Can Improve Your Entire Life

Last Thursday I hosted a Facebook Live Event with my Singing Transformation class and we discussed a key revelation I had recently: Singing does not stop after you're done singing. Instead, it is a state of BEING that CONTINUES well after you finish creating sound. Crazy, no? Allow me to explain! Check out the video below -- excerpts from the…

How to Hold a Difficult Emotion While Singing

If you've ever written to me and said: Fel, when I sing a song I become very overcome with feeling and want to cry, and then I lose my technique. or, Fel, how do I show real emotion when I sing? -- then the following process will serve you incredibly well. But first, a quick…

Why You Need A "Singer Survival Technique"

“We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”  --Archilochos Last month I began performing onstage with my musical improv group Thank You, Places: An Improvised Musical at the Philly Improv Theater. Every other Friday we make up a one-hour musical, on the spot! If you're thinking: That sounds…

What Puppies Taught Me About Singing

You read that right -- puppies! Allow me to explain... One of my students, Claire S., is an assistance dog trainer. She's enrolled in Singing Transformation and noticed that a lot of my teaching revolved around the following principle: Singer's should QUIT....while they're ahead. It might sound weird. But it's a tried-and-true method -- not just for…

It's here!

In case you didn't hear, my elite training course Singing Transformation: 360 Degrees of Vocal Training is now open for enrollment! This only happens about once or twice per year. This course is my absolute favorite thing I do as a voice teacher. Get the goods here! >

Are you frustrated with your voice? Read this.

You know what bugs me most? When singers don't realize their full potential -- not because they're incapable, but because they don't have the right tools. In our online singing community there are over 90,000 singers who tweet me, email me, leave awesome comments -- you name it! And I can sense the love-hate relationships…

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