Singing Tips, Articles & Links, Gifts for Singers, Songwriter Resources
Singing CDs, Books & Apps
The No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workout
Since it's release, this song-based voice training and vocal warm up method has been used by singers worldwide. Learn how to sing and how to keep your voice strong.
The No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workout Vol. Two
The follow-up to the first vocal workout has been used as the textbook for college voice classes— it includes updated material, new vocal technique information and 18 new songs.
The Performing Skills Guidebook for Contemporary Singers
Filled with information and exercises to teach you how to prepare and deliver your best singing performance at gigs large and small and singing auditions. Available in e-book or paperback format.
The Just Songs Vocal Warmup for Kids
Beginning to more experienced young singers age 8-13 can warm up and learn good singing technique while singing thirteen classic pop songs.
The Vocal Recovery Warmup
A gentle and easy warmup and strengthening method for singers with tired, sick, dry, older, or weak voices. The download includes an extensive e-book and 97 tracks of information and exercises.
Free shipping on all domestic orders within the US.
Harmony Singing by Ear
A triple CD set or download with over three hours of instruction and fully produced pop, rock and jazz songs, using a proven method for learning how to harmonize by ear. Our best-selling method.
More Harmony Singing By Ear
This follow-up to Harmony Singing By Ear uses the same format with almost fours hours of instruction, vocal and music tracks, this time with seven slightly more challenging harmony songs.
Singing With Style
A 3-CD download that includes a jazz song-based warm up, singing technique instruction and vocal style instruction, including how to sing runs, fills, ornaments, scat-singing and more.
Sing Harmonies iPhone App
Strengthen your harmonizing skills with this easy to use app, which includes three songs in four-part harmony. Any and all of the voices can be muted or played as the tracks progress to learn and practice each part.
Services for Singers
Singing lessons with an experienced vocal coach in Nashville, TN. Not in Nashville? Susan does Skype lessons, too.
Demos By Mail
Affordable, professional demos or tracks in a variety of musical styles. Experienced song producer, top session players.
Songs to License
Great original songs played by top studio musicians for your artist project. License the track and save money on studio time.
Tom Manche's Studio X
A full-service recording studio in Nashville, TN. Tom has been producing and engineering for over 30 years, and is very experienced working with singers. Demos, album projects, tracks, voiceover projects: Tom can do all of them professionally and affordably.
Singing Tips & Articles
Music Camps & Conferences
California Coast Music Camp
Puget Sound Guitar Workshop
Nashville Songwriters Association International
More Links for Singers
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Lots of voice technique info on their comprehensive site. NATS holds many national singing competitions and workshops.
Lots of information here for singers, musicians and songwriters.
Just Plain Folks
A community of over 50,000 songwriters,artists and music industry pros. Full of information about the music business, free to join.
A Capella Music and Theater
Lots of resources.
Articles about Recording
Producer Tom Manche gives tips on how to prepare for a session, what it should cost, and more.
Lots of helpful blogs about singing, performing, and marketing for musicians.
Artist Career Guidance, Marketing & Promotion
KariEstrin.com - Kari Estrin
Kari has tons of experience and success guiding and marketing artists, and she also does radio promotion. She has great ears and will steer you well.
Buckinghorse Design - Nancy Terzian
Retroluxe - Jeff Thorneycroft
Jeff and Nancy both have years of experience, and can design CD covers, magazine layouts, books, and more. They are top-notch, lovely people, and either of them can work with you long-distance. I've worked with both of them.
Karen Leipziger/KL Productions: email@example.com, 615-297-4452. Karen has worked with a bunch of artists you know--including me! She knows her stuff.
Booking Coach/Indie Artist Guru
Nancy is a brilliant teacher who gives online and live workshops that will help to make the business side of being an artist much easier and more efficient. Nancy periodically teaches her Ultimate Booking and Touring Course, which is a must-do for every performer out there, from budding performer to seasoned touring artist.
Internet Music Marketing Workshops
Teaches the very informative Rock the Net workshops, and also does internet strategy for clients.
Dave is a very gifted teacher who has loads of experience working with singer-players and singer-songwriters.
Artist/Songwriter Professional Guidance
Music Industry Blueprint
Rick Barker had a long career in radio and artist management before moving to Nashville-- Now he's advising artists on music business strategy via workshops, consultations and his site--the latter has lots of useful info. He also hosts free monthly artist's workshops in Nashville.
Global Songwriters Connection
Sheree Spoltore offers individual consultations as well as online workshops and mentoring.
Barbara is a gifted writing coach, and has been running the Play for Publishers workshops for years, and it's one of the best songwriting and pitching seminars I've found. Her site is filled with helpful info for songwriters.
Blair Hit Songwriter Series - Deanna Walker
Deanna has been teaching this course at Vanderbilt in Nashville for many years, and whether you are a new or more advanced songwriter it's a must if you live here or will be visiting Nashville for a few months. She brings in current artists, publishers, writers, and other industry people so you can learn what's going on in the music business right now.
Both in person and via Skype, publisher and songplugger Steve Bloch brings together publishers, label execs, artists and writers at these popular sessions that have resulted in publishing deals. Steve is an industry vet who also offers one-on-one mentoring and coaching for songwriters.
This is a helpful guide to include for any bands or musicians who want to DIY their own website but aren't quite sure where to begin. It has a ton of tutorials, web host reviews, social media guides and more.
If you're coming to Nashville:
Music Starts Here
This site is full of resources, music business buzz and more, and lists writer rounds and other gigs going on in Nashville.