Musicianship

FEM163 The Smiling Girl of Blues Bands with Bridget Kelly

blues bands

fanBridget Kelly loves her fans and spends a lot of time engaging with them but the best way she connects with them, and others, is simply by being kind. One of the greatest female-fronted blues bands is The Bridget Kelly Blues Band, an electronic blues band. Their latest CD, Blues Warrior, was released on June…

FEM162 A Support System for Female Musicians with Bree Noble, Catherine M Thompson, Sheila Veerkamp & Beth Matthew

female musicians

Women face a unique set of challenges in the male-dominated music industry. The Female Indie Musician Community (FIMC) was created to give women a safe place to be seen, heard and found for their musical talent. Female musicians, Catherine M Thompson and Sheila Veerkamp, joined Beth Matthew and I for a discussion about the state…

FEM160 How To Improve Your Singing Voice If You’re Not A Classical Singer with Sally Morgan

improve your singing voice

Learn how vocal coach, Sally Morgan, developed her “Sing Like You Speak” method over time through her frustration and inability to find a system that worked for her. If you’re looking to improve your singing voice, you need to check out Sally Morgan’s book, Sing Like You Speak. Her book and method are designed to…

FEM132 Symptoms and Treatment for Strained Vocal Cords and Instrument-Related Repetitive Injuries with Sara Giita

Treatment for strained vocal cords

Sara Giita is no stranger to treatment for strained vocal cords and other artist injuries. She has dedicated the last ten years to teaching ergonomic injury preventative technique in her private piano and voice studio. At the age of just 19 as a piano major, Sara Giita, suffered a playing related repetitive strain injury. She…

FEM126 Music Success Is A Series of Incremental “Wins” with Daphne Willis

music success

Triple threat artist, Daphne Willis, shares with us how she has found music success through celebrating many wins. Daphne Willis has found music success in many different ways including music placements, being performed by other artists and being signed by a well known publishing company. Not only is she a fabulous songwriter and performer, her…

FEM124 Advice from Voice Coach & Holistic Artist Mentor Wendy Parr

voice coach

Voice coach Wendy Parr is one of the country’s top coaches, having worked with many artists from their first voice lesson all the way to a Grammy Award. She shares how she helps each artist develop and maintain their signature style through holistic techniques. As a voice coach, producer, mentor, award winning songwriter, and artist,…

FEM122 Songwriting Tips from Kevin Thomas of Songwriting Planet

songwriting tips

Kevin Thomas from Songwriting Planet stopped by to share some songwriting tips and different techniques he uses to improve his songs and the songs of his students. Songwriting tips didn’t come naturally to Kevin Thomas. He started asking questions about systematic techniques to use while songwriting and eventually went to Berklee College of Music to…

FEM118 How To Improve Your Singing And Survive The Music Industry with Judy Rodman

how to improve your singing

Judy Rodman has worked with many well known artists as well as contestants on shows like The Voice, American Idol and America’s Got Talent. Today, she is with us to share how she got started as a vocal coach and how she can help you improve your singing. Judy Rodman doesn’t only teach you how…

FEM104 Success as a Professional Musician Takes Patience & Consistency with Katherine Moller

professional musician

Professional musician and fiddler, Katherine Moller, joined me to talk about how she has turned her passion from hobby to full time career. Applying for grants, crowdfunding and just plain getting stuff done is what has catapulted Katherine Moller to the role of professional musician. As a student in my Female Musician Academy, Katherine is…

FEM91 Songwriting Camp For Girls & Women with Kirsti Manna

songwriting camp

Kirsti Manna’s songwriting camp empowers women and girls to find their creative voice. Not only did her 6 week #1 hit “Austin” introduce Blake Shelton to country music, but Kirsti also has an interesting history in acting where she had a TV show called Kirsti’s Manor. Kirsti has been gracious enough to offer a ticket to her…

FEM69 Tips For Songwriting & Growing Your Fan Base with Stacie Rose

tips for songwriting

 Today, Stacie Rose shares her tips for songwriting and growing her fanbase. Stacie Rose has taken a somewhat unique approach and always writes about her present life. Music from years ago may bring you back to what life was like when she married her high school sweetheart. Today, you might catch a glimpse into the…

FEM47 Spark Your Songwriting Ideas at the Australian Songwriters Conference with Lisa Butler

I talk to successful writer, Lisa Butler, about songwriting ideas, training and networking tactics that she has learned in the span of her experience as a songwriter, poet and founder of the Australian Songwriters Conference. Her interview will educate and inspire songwriters of any genre, whether they are artists or non-performing songwriters. Songwriting Ideas from the Australian Songwriters Conference  Networking…

FEM44 Inspiration & Advice from Guitar For Girls Writer & Singer/Songwriter Ali Handal

I talk to Ali Handal about inspirations and advises based on her  instructional book “ Guitar For Girls ”. Ali is a successful  singer, songwriter, lead guitarist and author whose passion for music and performing lead her to create a career in music with different income streams. Playing an Instrument as a Singer-Songwriter You don’t have to depend…

FEM31 How Being a Multiple Song Writing Contest Winner Advanced Her Career with DeDe

song writing contest

I talk to the multiple song writing contest winner and crossover artist, Dede Wedekind, about her life purpose and joy and peace she found in pursuing her passion. Her path from marketing to a music career brought her faith, courage and learning that she now applies as a full-time music entrepreneur.  Growing Her Fan Base Creating partnerships with bloggers Using…

FEM22 How To Become A Songwriter by Networking with Creative People with Jennell

I talk with Jennell about how her life and career was inspired by the Nashville music scene. She shares her success formula on how to become a songwriter. Hear her story on becoming a successful musician despite the challenges that she has faced in the industry. Connecting with Nashville & How to Become a Songwriter Living…

FEM04 How To Attract Record Labels Looking For Artists And How To Sell Songs To Artists with Andrea Standley of SongDriven

record labels looking for artists

Andrea Standley worked for Warner Brothers Records for 28 years, founded collaborative songwriting site SongsInc, and is now heading up a movement to promote songwriters and great songs called SongDriven.  I talk with her about how artists can attract record labels looking for artists.  We also discuss the lack of opportunities for songwriters with great…