Michael Hoffman – Let It Go cover

Vocal Coach Comments from Jeannie Deva:

Wow! Your passionate performance made this very exciting. Fantastic! You have an excellent vocal instrument. Some work in a few areas will give you mastery: On the words that ended with an “o” vowel such as “know” and “go” you exaggerated your lip closure. This caused your voice to go from full to nasal and a bit blocked: it also causes the muscles in the back of your mouth to tighten, pulls down your soft palate (the back roof of your mouth) and this blocks your voice. Practice singing those lines and words letting your lips remain relaxed – you can still create that vowel sound without the lips which will permit a full and consistent sound. On occasion you tighten the back of your tongue whilst sustaining a vowel this also robs you of vocal tone consistency and resonance. The back of the tongue may move naturally at times but should never tighten. At 2:40 – the bridge and final chorus – your performance got particularly exciting. Bravo!

Michael’s Bio:

29 year old singer/songwriter from Sweden. Have played guitar for almost twenty years now and been writing songs for the last 5-6 years.


  • Vocal Coach comments

    Wow! Your passionate performance made this very exciting. Fantastic! You have an excellent vocal instrument. Some work in a few areas will give you mastery: On the words that ended with an “o” vowel such as “know” and “go” you exaggerated your lip closure. This caused your voice to go from full to nasal and a bit blocked: it also causes the muscles in the back of your mouth to tighten, pulls down your soft palate (the back roof of your mouth) and this blocks your voice. Practice singing those lines and words letting your lips remain relaxed – you can still create that vowel sound without the lips which will permit a full and consistent sound. On occasion you tighten the back of your tongue whilst sustaining a vowel this also robs you of vocal tone consistency and resonance. The back of the tongue may move naturally at times but should never tighten. At 2:40 – the bridge and final chorus – your performance got particularly exciting. Bravo!

  • Michael Hoffman

    Oh my.. I feel very honored reading your awesome feedback on my cover, made me very happy and gave me more strength to keep on singing and practicing. I´ve never had any vocal coaching before but I realize now that I should take some lessons to learn more about technique. Thank you for explaining in simple words what I´m doing wrong and need to practice on, I really appreciate it. I paid your website a visit and found a lot of interesting material that I´m going to buy and study to get better.
    Thank you so much for your feedback! // Michael