I Already Know How To Sing, Why Do I Need Lessons? by Melissa Baden

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As a vocal instructor, I highly advocate finding a qualified instructor and studying with them! You may think I am biased, but consider this: When I first decided I wanted to pursue music, I was advised by every musician I … Continue reading

Jaclyn Hicks: Songwriter/Composer

Jaclyn Hicks is a self-described musician, singer/songwriter and composer. She fronts the group Ironwood, and just released her debut solo EP of her own piano compositions.  Her website describes it best; “After years of writing solo piano pieces inspired by … Continue reading

Book Review: Unthink by Erik Wahl

Where would talent be without creativity? The two work hand in hand, and to me, are inseparable. For that reason, when I heard about this book, I had to investigate further. I am a strong believer in getting outside the … Continue reading

What Is An Open Call?

  Everyone has a pretty good idea of what an audition is, however, there are different types of auditions, and some of these may not be familiar to everyone. So when an audition is labeled an “open call,” what exactly … Continue reading

The SAG Foundation LifeRaft Videos

What could be better than advice from the pros? Free advice from the pros! What could be better than free advice from the pros? Free professional advice that you can get at your convenience, in your own home! Now there’s … Continue reading

The “Ahh” Moment

If you’ve gotten this far in reading a blog about talent, chances are that you have experienced some sort of “ahh” moment. What exactly do I mean by this? Oh, you know, that moment when you were so touched by … Continue reading

Are You Ready To Accept The Challenge?

Today’s post is a challenge to all of you, if, you are willing to accept it! There are so many times that we draw upon the knowledge and expertise of others and go on our merry way. Maybe years later we … Continue reading

What Does A Talent Manager Really Do?

  A talent manager can very well be the most important part of a professional’s team. This person guides the talent through the day-to-day decision-making processes of his/her career and works very closely with the talent to help them achieve … Continue reading

Practice Makes Perfect

We’ve all heard it said that practice makes perfect, but does it? Does it really? When I was teaching I began to realize what a faulty theory that was, and I made certain it was something I never said to … Continue reading

Hannah Zazzaro: The Bobby McFerrin HBO Masterclass

If you’ve watched HBO lately, it’s likely you’ve come upon a documentary special titled “Bobby McFerrin: A YoungArts Masterclass.” Bobby McFerrin, a jazz vocalist and a ten time Grammy award winner, conducts a vocal masterclass with four very talented young … Continue reading