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The Singer’s Newsletter is a vocal tip monthly email publication, geared towards vocalists, performers, musicians, speakers, presenters, and those who work closely with them. It features articles, guest tips from artists and industry, vocal health tips, performance opportunities, resources and recommendations for products and services, and updates on student successes and projects.
Free to subscribers, The Singer’s Newsletter started as a simple email in 2002 by recording artist and vocal coach, Teri Danz. It began as a give-back to students to keep them up on technique, performance, and recording issues as well as industry/local events, resources, and performing opportunities. Over the last decade, The Singer’s Newsletter has grown dramatically to encompass a large national and international email audience. Our sponsors include Casio, and The Modern Vocalist.
- 05/30/2023 – SN #251: Tina Turner, Singer to Global Icon, Tips for Singers!
- 05/08/2023 – SN #250 NAMM SHOW 2023 – Top “New & Cool” Music Gear!
- 03/27/2023 – SN #249: 6 Easy Tips to Energize Your Music Career
- 02/28/2023 – SN #248: 5 Tips To Sing With Confidence!
- 01/27/2023 – SN #247: 6 Tips to “Up” Your Live Performance
- 12/29/2022 – SN #246: Top 8 New Year “Fresh Start” Tips for Singers
- 10/28/2022 – SN #244: 5 Tips to Get & Keep Momentum in the Music
5 Tips to Singing With Confidence
Confidence in singing is not just one thing. It’s a combination of knowing your voice (and what it can do), believing in and knowing the material, practice, vocal and stage technique, experience, coaching, a need to express yourself, and, of course, just sheer gumption (i.e. bravado!). To build confidence, it’s important for you as a singer (amateur or professional) to work to get to a level where you can depend on your voice, and body, and know the correct notes, lyrics, and timing of the song.
Congrats to Ximxia who just got signed to Roller Blaster Records in the UK! Below. Yay!
Ximxia – #19 on the Billboard Dance Charts
Congrats to student and singer/songwriter, Ximxia, whose song “Don’t Follow Me” now at #19 on the Billboard Dance Charts!! Yay!
Kian Blume – #17 on Billboard Dance Charts
Tony Francis – His Band Sweet Eve hit #15 on the Billboard Hard Rock Charts (6/19).
Congrats to student, XIMXIA, who just got signed to Roller Blaster Records in the UK! Yay!!! Check her out!
More Clients include:
Skyla I’Lece (Turn: Washington’s Spies & new Disney Show, “The Crossover”)
Jared Lee – Recording Artist and Songwriter – Semi-finalist on American Song Contest 2022
Kevin Preston – guitarist for Green Day, Josie Cotton, and many more. Soon to be touring as lead singer of his own band.
Florence LaRue – Singer/Performer, Original & Current Member of The Fifth Dimension
Josie Cotton – Recording Artist and Songwriter
Adam Bones – Artist –Merrifield Records
Sarai Givaty – Model and Recording artist
Greg Fitzsimmons – Stand-up comedian, Emmy Award-winning writer and host on both radio and TV
Melissa Disney – Voice of Disney’s Snow White, singer/songwriter and voiceover artist
Jennifer Robbins – ABC 7’s Meteorologist
Taylor Handley – Actor/Musician (the OC, Vegas)
Lance Hawkins – Lead Singer/Songwriter (The Palominos – traditional country originals)
Govindas – Bhakti Yoga Shala and many others!
Teri Danz News
New! *Global Excellence Award Winner, Teri Danz, Vocal Coach of the Year!
Teri Danz was named one of the Top Vocal Coaches in Backstage Magazine
Danz was also a 2014 Reader’Choice Finalist.
Teri Danz named one of 2018 Best Singing Teachers from Lessons.com
*Teri Danz quoted in Engadget Article on vocals
Teri Danz Article on The Famous Company website
*In the News - VoyageLA Profile Feature Article!
Sponsor Update – Casio, The Modern Vocalist World
Check out Casio at NAMM 2023
Under the slogan “In Harmony with Life”, CASIO presents its new digital piano concept in the form of the Hero Model Privia PX-S7000 in 360° design. Highly innovative and pragmatic, the PX-S7000 presents itself as a contemporary alternative to the traditional digital piano, which integrates perfectly into the interior design of the modern home both visually and functionally.
With over 400 high-quality tones, including three legendary concert grand pianos (Hamburg, New York, and Berlin), it features the New Smart Hybrid Hammer Action keys with spruce sides and a matching beech stand with three fixed pedals. Other features include an LED touch ring, a bright, backlit LCD display for easy navigation, and Illuminated touch sensor controls with assignable multi-function buttons, and there’s so much more!
The PX-S7000’s beautiful design comes in your choice of Harmonious Mustard, Black, or White.
The main body of the PX-S7000 can be detached from the stand and played anywhere, thanks to its optional 8xAA battery power. Check it out!!
The new Privia PX-S3100 is a slim, high-performance piano that delivers a harmonically rich sound and a myriad of features that would suit and enhance any singer, singer/songwriter, or musician. If you’re looking for a keyboard that has all the best features and an affordable price tag, look no further!
Upgraded from the PX-S3000, a key feature of the Privia PX-S3100 is its slim body, unique among 88-key digital pianos with hammer action. With a depth of just 232 mm, it is meant to fit perfectly in a bedroom, home studio, or on the go. It has Casio’s original multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source which accurately generates the unique resonances of a grand piano. Along with Casio’s Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard, you get the feel and weight of a grand piano in a lightweight, sleek version. How cool is this?! (Editors Note: Singers! A keyboard is a must-have in your toolbox!)
This keyboard began as a novel idea of applying a colorful design to the speaker fabric and led to this unique collaboration with artist, Romero Britto.