With 100 guests, 5 musical acts and boundless jugs of love, laughter and tacos by Chemmas Kitchen, our 2017 summer open house was a total success. We are excited to announce that we have signed up 7 new artists to Love & Laughter Studio Memberships so would like to welcome them to the family !!! Here are some photos ......Read More
News, Tips, and Spotlights
We look forward to making your recording a fun, exciting and creative experience! Here are some helpful tips to help make your recording session the best it can be - before, during and after your session.Read More
Right now, it’s a Saturday afternoon and I am sitting in my office listening to Joe Sample’s album, “Carmel” (1979).
Like the sea of long ago, sliding back to my early college days, I remember wishing I could play keys like Joe did. The music of Mr. Sample quiets my soul and makes me feel whole inside. I’m told he sat on the cliffs of Carmel, California and took in the wind and the sea as he wrote his music.Read More
All of her life, Stella wanted to be a singer. She came to me a year ago with the desire to improve vocally and eventually sing well enough to perform in public. The good news was that she came equipped with many musical skills – wonderful tone, a great sense of rhythm, and a strong sense of pitch. The bad news was that she carried an overwhelming belief of inadequacy; that she would never sing well and that it was somehow hopeless. Despite my repeated attempts to assure her that she had all the natural components for an amazing voice, she still had a hard time believing that she was good enough. I considered her a soldier however because she was willing to keep trying…coming back lesson after lesson to continue working at it.Read More
1. Tension is the enemy.
I see it all the time – tension in the jaw, in the shoulders, neck and face. And I mean tension with a Capital T. I can tell right away when a singer is holding on to things or holding back from letting go. Not only is tension visible and obvious on the body but the vocal tone is the first to suffer. A tense sounding vocal is usually audibly “squished”, small and restrictive.Read More
H.E.L.L.O Crazybravers (Yes, I’ve been listening to Adele’s album a lot – who hasn’t!?),
2015 was a developmental year for most of the great singers who came through my doors. Each of you fought to get a little better, to strive for new challenges, and to put your best foot forward. I love you for that and it’s been one of my on-going joys to help you accomplish all the musical things you want for yourself.
I am ready for a brilliant 2016, walking side-by-side with you on this artistic journey.Read More