Watch the Show! It’s awesome! A great look into what it takes to get a record deal! It was great fun and an honor to work with City and Red.
NEW YORK, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Accomplished singer-songwriter, actor, and voice actor Jesse McCartney will host ALIVE New York 2012, one of the largest celebrity ...
May 18, 2012 12:00 PM ET Sara Bareilles plans to spend most of 2012 writing and recording her next album, but before she goes into ...
What is your single biggest question about singing and performing live on stage? Each month Steven answers the most popular questions.
“I worked with [Steven] long before anyone had heard of Maroon 5. But I didn’t know how good he was until recently. Since we’ve had ...
Los Angeles vocal coach Steven Memel blends the world’s most effective vocal methods together with spellbinding performance techniques that will dazzle your audience every time. ...
Voice & Performance Workshops with Steven Memel give you a whole new perspective on what it really takes to go from good live shows to ...
One of the challenges a vocalist faces is simply singing or delivering the lyric. In this video I discuss dissecting and understanding the story behind the lyrics. Please feel free to leave your comments or questions here on the blog.
My second video blog. They will not always be posted this rapidly.. The Music Immersive is a full week of intensive voice and performance coaching. The participants live and train in a house in Hollywood, California. It begins July 10 and continues through July 17! More information about the music immersive that begins tomorrow.
Welcome to my new video blog. I’ll be posting a new blog periodically and as needed during events, more frequently. Discussed topics: The Music Immersive http://www.HollywoodImmersive.com The Star Now Music Immersive vocal competition: http://www.starnow/musicimmersive And 3 free vocal exercises for signing up for my newsletter. Please continue watching and feel free to ask questions or [...]
“Just imagine them in their underwear!”
“Use your nervousness! Think of it as excitement. It will give you energy!”
This is the kind of moronic advice I hear frequently dispensed from other performance coaches as ways to handle the fear and anxiety associated with public speaking, singing, acting, and performing in front of people.
I know… Those are pretty strong words — but I’m passionate about this subject. Here’s how to overcome stage fright for good…
You know that feeling of being jumbled, frazzled and unfocused with your mind spinning on a thousand things? The old “monkey mind?”
Ever find yourself starting a show that way? Not intentionally, of course, but realizing half-way through your first song that your mind is wandering?
Maybe you catch yourself thinking about your set list, your chord changes, your lyrics, your bandmates, or maybe you catch yourself anticipating the audience’s cheers and applause before you finish the song?
It happens. It’s natural. But it’s a reactive habit (rather than a “proactive” one), and it’s definitely not a good way to be/feel before you take the stage or before pressing “record” in the studio.
The holidays are wrapping up, kids, and if you’re like me, you’re recapping 2010 in your mind — taking stock of what went right and what went wrong, and how to make things better in 2011.
This week I took a snow day in the mountains with the fam, and as I watched the dozens of skiers, snowboarders, and sledders that dotted the main slope, something hit me. Smacked me right in the face.
No, not some wayward newbie on a snowboard, but an idea. (Good thing I brought the video camera!)
So here’s a tip for how to make a BIG difference in your Shows in 2011.
Hi friends! It has been an amazing last three months for yours truly and The Science of Switching On! This blog is a little long because so much has happened, but as I travel and work with artists I’m constantly thinking of you and how I can help. So enjoy reading! Here’s where we’ve been…
One of the most important skills to acquire from any vocal lesson is how to create good tone when singing. It’s an important skill no matter the gender of the performer or the genre they perform. But… what is good tone and how do you get it?
Do you dream of singing with the stars? Do you dream of making your living as a professional singer? Or do you simply wish to improve your singing voice to impress your friends at Thursday night karaoke?
Whatever your goal, there are specific things you can do that will help you to get more out of your voice, avoid excessive wear and tear, and increase the level you hit on your “fun-o-meter!”