written by Metro Music Makers instructor Dr. Victor Ezquerra
Category: Performance Tips
Tell Your Face: Using Expressions to Communicate Emotion in Your Performance
Written by Metro Music Makers instructor Chelsea Sefzik My favorite time of year is the holiday season. I begin my Christmas decorating on Halloween every year. When I run into friends or talk to family, they can tell by how excited I am that I’ve begun this much anticipated process of decorating. Like a child […]
SOS: Singing While You’re Sick
Written by Metro Music Makers instructor Sarah Cauthen I don’t know about you, but I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of fall. Reasons I LOVE fall: Comfy sweaters Fall spices Watching the leaves turn But as a singer, I also DREAD fall, because I basically remain “under the weather” vocally from mid-October until January. It’s […]
Prepping for the gig
written by Metro Music Makers instructor J.T. Lee When we’re young musicians, often we have the luxury of time, especially when it comes to performance prep. We spend months prepping for minutes on stage. I remember being in high school band—we started working Christmas music in October. The crazy thing was that we played the […]
How to sing and play at the same time
written by Metro Music Makers instructor Mark Grundhoefer A question I get asked a lot is, “How do I sing and play at the same time?” Learning a song on an instrument is difficult enough. To add singing on top of what you’re playing can often times seem impossible, especially when the vocal line does […]
7 tips for memorizing music
Students who memorize their music for performances are more likely to have successful performance experiences than students who don’t. That’s why our President and Founder is here with some tips to help your student memorize their music before a performance.
Singing with proper posture
Metro Music Makers staff member Adrienne Leggett offers some great tips on posture and how it can affect your vocal performance.
Don’t let fear keep you from performing
Does stage fright keep you from performing? Metro Music Makers instructor Aria Taboada shares some of the reasons you shouldn’t let fear hold you back from sharing your music with the world.
Tips on being a pro when you're still young
J.T.Lee, music instructor and professional musician, shares what he looks for when he’s hiring musicians for projects.
Vocal Recovery 102
Metro Music Makers instructor Chelsea Smith shares three secrets that can assist in the rehabilitation of the voice and often speed up the process of healing when you’re sick or tired.