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Our mission is to inspire, enlighten, and provide the very best in content, resources, and professional advice on topics related to vocal performance to a global audience.

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.

A big thanks to Casio for renewing its sponsorship! Yay! So honored! Casio inspires with amazing keyboards for all levels and its commitment to music education. 

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Issue #226 – Available 5/29/2021

5 Tips to Turn Good Vocals into Great, Global Excellence Award, Lessons, Sponsor Updates, More!

Here’s a sample: 

In This Issue:

*5 Tips to Turn Good Vocals into Great
*Global Excellence Award Winner, Vocal Coach of the Year!

*Danz Vocal Coach Interview
*A big thanks to Casio for renewing their sponsorship!**
*Sponsor Updates, Lesson Specials & Opportunities

What makes a great pop singer? There are many things that add up to make one, but here are some specific things that, if you do them, will improve your vocals enormously, make you more record quality, and give your performance focus and intention. The tips below will help get you on the right track!!

5 Tips to Turn Good Vocals into Great

  1. Sing the vocal line like you would speak it – What would you emphasize if you were actually saying it to someone? Check out Alicia Keyes (1:42- 1:43) when she sings, if it ain’t you, baby. She emphasizes you by leaning into it and holding it. She tells you what’s important to her at the very beginning of the song, and then builds on it. On Uninvited in the iHeartRadio live set, H.E.R. sings the verse like she’s talking to someone, “what’s ya looking at, anyway” ( 7:05).  What and how you choose to emphasize (or not) becomes the emotional “palate” or tone of the song and is the essence of making it authentically your own.

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Students on Billboard Charts 2019

Ximxia – #19 on the Billboard Dance Charts

Congrats to student and singer/songwriter, Ximxia, whose song “Don’t Follow Me” hit #19 on the Billboard Dance Charts!! Yay!

Congrats to student Kian Blume! He went from #40 on Billboard Dance Charts to #17!!

Sweet Eve Billboard coverCongrats to Sweet Eve (student Tony Francis)!! #15 on the Billboard hard rock charts!

 

 

 

Danz at United Recording

Danz at United Recording December 2017

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 “Sing Out Stronger” article, 6-25-15 Issue (page 21). 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! Click here:
VoyageLA Profile Feature Article!

Check out her book, “Vocal Essentials for The Pop Singer”. Five-star review!

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Reprint only with permission. All rights are reserved. For more info or vocal/performing assistance, email vocalcoach@teridanz.com. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email me or take a lesson. Check out more tips on Twitter – twitter.com/tdanz

 

Sponsor Update – Casio, The Modern Vocalist World

CASIO UPDATE:

Casio CT-S1

NEW! CASIOTONE DIGITAL KEYBOARDS WITH MINIMALIST DESIGN: MAKE MUSIC ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Casio America, Inc., a leading musical instrument provider, announced today the release of three new Casiotone models – the CT-S1, CT-S400, and LK-S450. Casio’s minimalist design, sound quality, and connected features in each keyboard bring to life the concept of “Make Music, Anytime, Anywhere.”

“Casio is passionate about bringing the joys of making music to as many people as possible,” said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division. “Staying true to that, our new Casiotone models have broad appeal that spans generations and skill levels and are designed to seamlessly fit into users’ increasingly diverse lifestyles. Sometimes, players just want to play for the pure joy of playing; that’s what our newest Casiotone introductions will inspire.”

Weighing in at only 9 lbs, the new Casiotone models have a slim, minimalist chassis and design that effortlessly integrates into users’ homes or studios. Simplicity is the key! With 61 keys, built-in speakers, and multi-functional buttons, the CT-S1 is ideal for players and students of varying skill levels.

Casio at Believe in Music NAMM 2021

In case you missed it, Tom Brislin of Kansas, Interview and Performance
Casio Artist, Tom Brislin, shows his talent in this amazing interview and performance.
He’s playing the Celviano Grand Hybrid GP-510 and the PX-S3000 (try it in a lesson!!). While many sessions were prerecorded, it was so refreshing to see Casio’s Mike Martin and Rich Formidoni live, interviewing, commenting, and answering chat questions.

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Click below for past issues:

Singer’s Newsletter #119: NARM 2012

Singer’s Newsletter #111: Singing Technique

Singer’s Newsletter #93: Breathing Tips

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