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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, Sennheiser and The Modern Vocalist.

Thank you to Casio for renewing as a Singer’s Newsletter 2018/19 sponsor! Yay! We are honored to have you onboard! Your continued support is very much appreciated.


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Issue #197 – Available 11/29/18

In This Issue:

* Holiday Vocal Health – How to stay well & tips for if you’re not!
*Danz named one of 2018 Best Singing Teachers in Los Angeles from!
*Teri Danz quoted in Engadget Article on vocals
*Lesson Specials & Vocal Workshop
*Sponsor Updates & Opportunities

Here’s a sample:

Holiday Vocal Health – How to stay well & tips for if you’re not!

Vocal health is critical for singers. Your body is your instrument! The goal around the holidays is to stay well, and if not, manage it well to give a good performance.
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Recently, I went to the Grammy Museum (as a District Advocate) and saw Sting & Shaggy in an intimate evening. Sting had a bad cold and was forced to deal with it onstage. He asked for tissues and drank apple cider vinegar straight to break up the congestion. Yikes! He also used Ricola lozenges (my students know this well – they help)! He switched parts with Shaggy on the high notes (you can hear congestion on the top end) and eventually, he sang a few high notes. Sting is a pro and took every action to ensure a good performance despite his compromised condition.

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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. 

New! Teri Danz named one of 2018 Best Singing Teachers from

*Teri Danz quoted in Engadget Article on vocals

*New Teri Danz Article on The Famous Company website 

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

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Sponsor Update – Casio, Sennheiser, The Modern Vocalist World


ct-x700-header-bgCasio – CTX Series & Celviano AP-470 digital piano

Casio America, Inc, showcased its extensive lineup of digital keyboards and pianos at Winter NAMM 2018, including its brand-new CT-X series of portable keyboards, and Celviano AP-470 digital piano. “Casio is known for consistently raising the bar for digital instruments in an ever-evolving industry, and we’ve continued that tradition with our latest product introductions,” said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument Division.

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CTX Series

The CT-X line of portable keyboards boasts AiX (Acoustic & Intelligent multi-Expression), Casio’s next-generation sound source, which is eight times more powerful than Casio’s current portables. (The difference is amazing!) Some features from the new series include: 600 tones, 195 rhythms and a new System Delay DSP in the CT-X700 while the CT-X3000 and CT-X5000 are equipped with 800 tones, 235 rhythms, 64 note polyphony, tone editing and a phrase recorder with four pads.  Casio’s latest portable keyboards are outfitted with Casio’s Step-up Lesson System, enabling beginners to learn built-in songs, phase-by-phase, at their own individual pace.

At Summer NAMM, Casio also demonstrated the latest models, the CT-X3000 and the CT-X5000, which provide additional tone and DSP editing features, expression pedal inputs as well as more powerful speaker systems.

Casio Artist Spotlight – Alicia Witt

 Casio America a leading innovator of electronic musical instruments, is excited to spotlight Alicia Witt as part of its Artist Program. Casio’s Artist Program looks to assist both aspiring and established musicians by providing multiple levels of support including the best tools and technology available for them to compose, practice and perform with on the road, in the studio, or at home.

“Alicia’s music is filled with so much heart, soul and passion and she is an absolute delight to listen to,” said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument division. “We are so impressed with her new EP and that we, at Casio, can take a small part in helping to support such a talented artist. The PX-560 that Alicia is currently touring with is a terrific tool with incredible sound quality and sensible features which are great for traveling to all of her upcoming appearances.”
Witt is a classically trained pianist and now a celebrated actress from The Walking Dead, Nashville, Twin Peaks, Justified, The Sopranos and more. Witt is currently promoting her upcoming EP called 15,000 Days, produced by Jacquire King.


Sennheiser e 935 20 years

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The e 935 is among Sennheiser’s most popular vocal microphones! Paired with the audio specialist’s wireless systems from the Digital 9000 through to evolution wireless, the e935’s capsule is the No. 1 choice of many top artists around the globe. Sennheiser’s Mic of the Month for October ( is known for its assertiveness: “With the e 935 we have given singing more bite. It makes the voice more muscular in a positive way and compensates for the electro-acoustic disadvantage of the singer compared with loud instruments,” said Sebastian Schmitz, Portfolio Manager at Sennheiser. Note – it’s $99 (reg. $179) in October!!

Congrats to Sennheiser on receiving 2 Prestigious NAMM TEC Award Awards! Outstanding Technical Achievement awards in the categories of ‘Headphone/Earpiece Technology’ and ‘Audio Education Technology’ at the 33rd Annual TEC Awards. Congrats!!

Sennheiser ew 500 G4-KK205 Bundle

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Sennheiser and Neumann are happy to present the ew 500 G4-KK205 wireless microphone system, launched on 1 October to mark Neumann Berlin’s 90th company anniversary. This special promotional bundle combines a Sennheiser evolution wireless ew 500 G4 microphone system with the Neumann KK 205 true condenser capsule, and will be available until the end of the year.
How cool is this?!
The vocal set makes the acclaimed Neumann sound available to a much wider audience – as until now, Neumann microphone heads had been reserved for Sennheiser’s 2000, 6000 and 9000 wireless series.

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Sennheiser’s evolution microphone series.

As a vocalist, a microphone is part of your arsenal to deliver the best performance and sound possible. Their new wireless mic systems offer the same exceptional Sennheiser quality at a very affordable price.

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Try this out at a lesson or at the Vocal Workshop!

Evolution wireless D1 -digital wireless system “We are pleased that the TEC Foundation has once again recognized Sennheiser’s innovations in the Wireless Technology category.” 


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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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