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Stupid Vocal Hacks That Don’t Work

Stupid Vocal Hacks That Don’t Work

Word to the wise, don’t always believe what you see or hear no matter who’s sharing the information. Coach Tara and Coach Nikki debunk some vocal hacks they’ve personally seen that can be doing you more harm than good. Menthol Cough Drops Who hasn’t relied on...

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Vocal Hacks that Will Change Your Life!

Vocal Hacks that Will Change Your Life!

Good hacks? Bad hacks? How do you know the difference? Coach Tara and Coach Nikki help sort this out by sharing three of their favorite hacks for optimal vocal health. These hacks, however, are not meant to be one-and-done attempts. To reap the real benefits, do them...

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Improve Your Singing with Text Painting

Improve Your Singing with Text Painting

Who doesn’t love a little vanilla flavoring when it comes to cake and ice cream, but you know where we don’t want to have it? That’s right, in your singing style! Vanilla singing can sound robotic, bland, and lacking in style. If you’ve suffered from this and wondered...

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Improve Your Singing with Voice Pulling

Improve Your Singing with Voice Pulling

Have you ever struggled with a big money note only to find yourself crashing and burning and feeling defeated? Coach Tara and Coach Jeremie take you step-by-step through an exercise called “voice pulling” that will help you expand your range and nail that big note...

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Tara Simon Studios Voted Best Piano Lessons in Smyrna!

Tara Simon Studios Voted Best Piano Lessons in Smyrna!

Courtesy of https://distinguishedteaching.com/ We are excited to share the great news that you've been named Best Piano Company by DistinguishedTeaching.com in 2022.   We scored 372 Cobb County Piano & Keyboard Music studios across a variety of salient...

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How to Sing Low Notes

How to Sing Low Notes

  In this tutorial, Tara Simon and Coach Cat teach how to "eek out" that one more 1/2 step of range when you feel like your voice is going to fail. What does that failure moment feel like? It's when you are getting to the end of your range and you pass your level...

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How to Sing Harmonies

How to Sing Harmonies

   In the first tutorial video, coach Jeremy and coach Nikki join Tara to teach how to sing harmony parts. Tara LOVES harmonies and considers herself a "harmony junkie" so she's excited to discuss this topic and hopeful that this tutorial can help you sing...

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How to Stand When Singing

How to Stand When Singing

Did you know that how you STAND matters when you sing? That's right, and we are here to help teach the proper singer stance. This is beneficial because it makes you LOOK confident, but more importantly, it allows you to take better breaths, improves range and agility....

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How to Increase Your Vocal Range

How to Increase Your Vocal Range

Today, we're talking about how to grow and increase your vocal range! Step 1 - Stop neglecting your registers There are three registers. You need to practice using them all! When practicing, work from lowest note to highest note and don't skip notes in between. Step 2...

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What Are the Perfect Vowels?

What Are the Perfect Vowels?

In this video, Tara and Coach Cat discuss the perfect vowels. How do we sing with perfect vowel production and what does that mean? Know When to Change a Vowel Any extreme note (high or low) needs more space and support. Certain vowels (like closed mouth vowels) can...

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How to Make Any Song Your Own

How to Make Any Song Your Own

Here's our advice for how to make any song your own! #1 - Making Opposite Choices For example, if you're singing the song "Jealous" by Labrinth (as demonstrated by Coach Sharmayne), when the original artist pauses and uses a more choppy delivery in certain parts you...

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How to Hold a Note Longer

How to Hold a Note Longer

We're here to help you increase your lung and breath capacity for better performances. Tip #1 - Use the HISS exercise to improve lung capacity Try taking a deep breath in, and then make a consistent long "s" sound as long as you can. Your goal with this exercise is to...

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Learn How to Sing Runs and Riffs

Learn How to Sing Runs and Riffs

Here are some great tips to help you develop more skill when singing riffs and runs! In order to effectively sing runs, you need to focus on pitch and timing (speed). #1 - Practice slowly using the interval drill from coach Jeremie (as seen in the video above) By...

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How to Expand Your Vocal Range

How to Expand Your Vocal Range

As singers, we're always working to improve our vocal range and to hit our high notes with confidence. In this video, Tara and Coach Sharmayne share their favorite drills for expanding your vocal range. These tips are unorthodox, but they really work! Drill #1 - The...

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How to Stop Straining Your Voice When Singing

How to Stop Straining Your Voice When Singing

What's up, Tarabytes! In this video, Tara and coach Sharmayne discuss tips & tricks to avoid vocal strain. Vocal strain can be a challenge for performers, especially for those who perform frequently or for lengthy performances. Space & support are key to...

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How to Sing A Capella

How to Sing A Capella

  Hello Tarabyte’s! Today, we’re talking about how to effectively sing acapella without losing your key. Many auditions will require you to sing a capella, so this tutorial is focused on helping you nail those performances with confidence and consistency.  Step...

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TOO MUCH LOVE INTERVIEW

TOO MUCH LOVE INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW: TARA SIMON Hey Tara! Let’s jump right in. Not only do you run an amazing successful music studio – you are a very talented musician yourself. Tell us how you got started in music? I started singing on stage since I was 3 years old. My first ever performance...

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AA Interview: Vocal Coach Tara Simon

AA Interview: Vocal Coach Tara Simon

ALTERNATIVE ADDICTION AA: What have been your greatest achievements in 2019? TS: So many things! Sometimes I feel like I go to bed out of breath. lol. I feel like 2019 has been a year of sowing for me. It was a very expensive year for my business, but in all good...

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