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  • Interview

    Stage + Screen Vet LaChanze Reveals, ‘I Got My Start From Backstage’

    Tony winner LaChanze speaks with Backstage about her latest project, “SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical,” and offers advice on how to maintain vocal health and find happiness in your career.

  • Advice

    A Breathing Exercise Every Singer Should Do

    Your diaphragm is one of the essentials to your singing voice—and Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne has an excellent breathing exercise to help you strengthen it and fight reflux.

  • Backstage Guides

    How to Become a Singer

    Read on for all the ins, outs, and in-betweens of navigating the entertainment and performance industry as a singer, training and maintaining your vocal instrument, and making a living doing what you love in the spotlight.

  • Advice

    7 Ways to Scream Safely

    Voice teacher and Backstage Expert Andrew Byrne explains how you can be convincingly terrified of whatever monster is coming at you without ruining your voice.

  • Advice

    4 Physical Warmups Every Singer Should Try

    Vocal coach and Backstage Expert Arden Kaywin explains the importance for singers to warm up their bodies even before their voices!

  • Advice

    10 Things Only Singers Have to Worry About

    Admit it: No matter what kind of singer you are, you’re probably worrying constantly about your vocal health!

  • Advice

    Are You Self-Aware in Auditions?

    Are you observing and absorbing what's happening in the room? For Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne, the worst thing singers can do in auditions is to lack perceptional awareness. So here's how to avoid that!

  • Advice

    Singers! Do You Have TMJ?

    Do you have a TMJ problem? Do you even know what TMJ is? It's a joint affliction in your mouth that can seriosuly affect your singing. But don't worry—Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne explains how to diagnose TMJ, how to avoid it, and an easy ...

  • Advice

    Do You Know These 5 Elements of Singing Posture?

    If you want to make a beautiful noise, you need to know how to stand—starting with your feet pointing straight ahead, as Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne points out. And there are four other key aspects you probably haven’t considered when it comes to your posture!

  • Advice

    Should You Sing in Character During Auditions?

    According to Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne, there's really only one time you should be singing in character during an audition.