In this interview, Lisa Popeil chats with singer and voice teacher Zipporah Peddle about her 6-year gig as featured vocalist with Cirque du Soleil’s show O in Las Vegas.
Ever dreamed of traveling the world and getting paid for it?
There are 7 important lessons to learn from this musical chameleon, innovator and cultural icon –says Lisa Popeil.
His movement idiosyncrasies was noted by his teachers as “vividly artistic” -says Lisa Popeil.
One of the most challenging vocal skills is the ability to take chest voice high and make it look easy -says Lisa Popeil.
Here are the practices that professional singers embrace which help them from freaking out from a demanding singing life –says Lisa Popeil.
A well-crafted cover song can be a thing of beauty and raise your chances of getting attention -says Lisa Popeil
Should you always use chest voice on low notes and head voice on high notes? Lisa Popeil points to some intriguing possibilities.
This month’s coach in residence has just been on her first #1 album: singing background vocals on Weird Al’ Yankovic’s Grammy®-Award winning album, ‘Tacky’.
All instrumentalists know which notes their instruments can play; why not singers as well? -asks Lisa Popeil
Does the lure of global travel and performing in 5-star hotels spark an interest? (And do you know at least 100 pop songs?)
I had to learn the casual ropes but ended up realizing I could make a living doing this.” –says Angela Carole Brown
Lisa Popeil looks at the often irregular journey of many leading singers and shows principles that anyone can apply.
Perform anywhere at any time for anyone. Don’t be too proud to perform. -says Lisa Popeil
Know who is in your corner and willing to devote themselves to your advancement. Stay devoted to them. -says Lisa Popeil
Stage fright is common and should not stop you from performing. Some of the most talented people in the world have suffered from it -says Lisa Popeil.
Having something unique to say lyrically can be more important than musical 'chops' -says Lisa Popeil
The music business can be full of disappointments and apparent walls. But when you want it, you keep going -says Lisa Popeil
If you stay in the game despite poverty and set-backs, sometimes success is the outcome -says Lisa Popeil
Learning to play multiple instruments can inspire you to create original, interesting music -says Lisa Popeil
Rarely is someone successful alone - we need either family support, powerful friends, or believers with a large contact list to move forward -says Lisa Popeil.
When I say the phrase “pro singer”, I mean someone who gets paid to sing. The following ideas can make all the difference...
Collaboration and passion about your musical direction are ways to get ahead -says Lisa Popeil
She had more than a fair share of failures and set-backs along the way -explains Lisa Popeil
"If you're a performing singer, you need to know how to not blow your voice out." -says ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
'Weird Al' Yankovic reveals his #1 early vocal influence. But what are the pros and cons of being deeply impacted by great singers? - Lisa Popeil asks.
In this short clip 'Weird Al' Yankovic reveals that, earlier in his life, “I didn’t particularly like the sound of my own voice.” –says Lisa Popeil.
A powerful technique can work in as little as 30 seconds to normalize your heart rate and your confidence level –says Lisa Popeil
Take your music to the next level with professional (or home-grown) team members –says Lisa Popeil
“There are only two things worthy of your paranoia and that’s your left and right vocal folds. Here are some strategies to keep them happy.” –says Lisa Popeil