I thought it would help you to read what other singers are saying about our efforts, and maybe you will become motivated
to practice...to dream...to achieve!
I had to take a moment and write this down and share it with you.
Nothing overwhelming here, just a comment that needed to be said and
sent to you.
I’m a professional singer. In the last few years I began to have problems
with my voice. I went through a lot of things to find someone to help
me – lots of money from me and from the record company and my producer
all in an effort to make changes fast and furious...it turned from bad
Ultimately, I left L.A. and went to Portland and took a year off of
singing...actually music in general. I needed to decompress.
I began singing and writing again but have not been entirely happy
with the sound that still (to me) feels too forced. Then...guess what
happened next? I found you on the web.
After a few months – MONTHS mind you
- of going to your site many times I finally decided to join up and
get your book. I am a Silver member. I have not permitted myself the
full opportunity to delve into the material because I have an instrumental
album going in to promotion and another one about to be mastered...but
when these tasks are completed and things are settled with those albums,
my plan is to go step-by-step for the 30 days.
I have cheated I must admit and read into the book and done some of
the exercises which turned out to be a very freeing experience! I knew
instantly that this was the exact thing I’ve been looking for. I’ve
been as tight as a drum when I sing....and your exercises made PERFECT
SENSE to me (this coming from someone who has studied with some
nationally known vocal coaches who couldn’t crack this ((me)) nut!)
But there’s another reason why I think I connected with what you had
to say...in simple terms....you. The way you talk in your book and in
your newsletters and on your website – it’s grounded – it’s solid. It
is obvious to me you speak from your heart but when you do it isn’t
flighty or lost, it’s focused, centered, powerful and wonderfully intelligent.
You simply make sense Chrys.
I want to send you a recording and get your feedback (a lesson) but
have not taken the necessary time to figure how to go about doing that
– I want your feedback because I have no doubt it will be extraordinarily
useful and empowering for me.
Currently I am in San Diego, California. It would be such a pleasure
to meet you face-to-face one of these days and somehow, in the back
of my mind, there is a whispered voice saying, "it’ll
happen", so I’m quite sure it will.
In the meantime I just had to take this moment, after reading your
newsletter, to tell you that you absolutely rock the house. You’re a
gift – you really, really are.
Thank you Chrys,
Andrea MacMillan - twoeyedviolet
Chrys has been a blessing for me too. You know everybody wants to
be a good singer, musician or performer but I think that only a few
are willing to work for it. I've been asked to teach guitar to several
"wannabeez" and more than half of them
give up once they see how much they have to work for it. I was commenting
to Chrys that singing is such a difficult thing to learn, master and
then maintain. With the things I have learned from Chrys, I have noticed
a big improvement in my voice. It is sure encouraging when you hear and
feel the difference isn't it?
From Mikey - Chrys Page is a great vocal coach!
I was extremely skeptical in the beginning because a lot of these
sites that offer singing lessons only want to sell a product; they could
care less about who purchases it, so long as they're making money. Chrys
completely shattered any doubts that I had when I ordered a PERSONALIZED
long-distance lesson. She filled an entire tape, front and back, taking
me step-by-step through my vocal performance and identifying my weaknesses
and strengths. With great detail, she described for me many exercises
which I should do daily to improve my voice drastically after a 30-day
period. I had plenty of questions, sure. And she was there to answer
every single one. In fact, she even gave me her cell phone number and
welcomed me to contact her anytime I needed assistance with the lesson!
I continue to do the exercises daily, and my voice has completely
changed for the better. It's fuller, it's more balanced, stronger, and
I can finally hit high notes without struggling! Actually, I don't struggle
at all anymore to sing. Chrys teaches you to let your voice come out
in it's most natural way. Chrys Page is probably the ONLY
vocal instructor who couldn't care less about $$$. It has become
perfectly clear to me that all she wants to do is teach people to sing
so that they too can experience how wonderful it is to open their mouths
and let the beautiful sounds from within come out. Singing is one of
the purest forms of self-expression (hence Chrys's emphasis on the
"natural" voice), and she treats it as something very sacred
which should be treasured and experienced by all.
I am definitely going to sign up for a paid membership. For what it
offers for it's price, you will never find a better deal on anything
anywhere! I could name off several individual benifits of being a member
that no other website would offer in the first place. I dare you to
find any top-notch vocal coach who would give you one voice lesson for
$35... it's not gonna happen anywhere but here at Sing
Your Life. Even better, Chrys is offering 12 lessons for only
that price! And like I said, her voice lessons are jam-packed. Even
with all I've said, I'm still certain that your expectations will be
exceeded when you sign up for a membership. If you want to improve your
voice, no matter who you are, Chrys can help you do it.
She's more than just a coach - she becomes a reliable friend to anybody
who seeks her help. Ask a question and she'll answer it. I've learned
from experience that she pays attention to everything you say. I urge
you (yes, YOU, the one reading this) to sign up without delay! Together,
you and Chrys WILL discover the natural
voice inside you just dying to come out. And if you're here, and you're
reading this, then I'll bet that you are also dying for it to come out.
So, let it out! Sign up and learn how."
What can I say! Fabulous customer service! Tracks are just brilliant!
I know that it is always gonna be a pleasure to deal with you - thank
you so much - you are my hero!!
Not quite sure what part of the world you are in, but from cold, rainy
England, I wish you a happy sunny day!
Thanks for the prompt reply. I've downloaded all the books and am
very happy with the quality of the material for such a low price. Vot
Hi I am a 27 year old man who has strived to be a successful musician
for 6 years now. I have never gotten anywhere. I went to a folk school
for nine months and absorbed a hundred different bits of knowledge.
I still was not sounding like the performer I wanted to be. I was lacking
seriousness and was not engaging the audience fully.
I happened to stumble one day upon your website wherein the Quality
of Communication is discussed. I read it several times and understood
it on a basic level. a few months later I revisited that text, and read
it slowly and carefully and a revelation struck me like a truck.
The only thing that matters is communicating your message. Putting
everything you have in communicating. nothing else, sound, posture,
can enter your performance. Amazing!
Thank you for explaining what nobody on this earth can.
As I said before .
. . the very first time I happened (I don't believe in accidents or
coincidence . . . )upon your old website, when you were in California,
I felt a kindred spirit. You'll never know how often you've lifted me
up over the years, when too many times I've had all these doubts and
even a touch of cynicism about the business of music that I find so
few seem to understand . . . even the majority of musicians/singers.
Keep doing what you do . . . each of those 1337 devotees will get what
they are ready for at their own moment of time . . .. Thanks for the
kind words about the vocals . . . .
I have to admit I don't read 100% of the newsletters but reading what
you wrote today just moved me to read all of
the newsletter. Please continue to send emails please you have just
jolted my whole life.
Hmmm, it may be timing or the gods but the whole thing about "letting
go" has came at the most perfect time in my
life I have had some label connections happen and a marriage situation
that both just are not going well. But after your
letter I have found re-enforced clarity, courage, and determination to
correct my situation. I thank you for that.
I haven't been an active member - just can't seem to find the time to
get it together, but I really have enjoyed hearing from you. You
encourage everyone no matter where they are in life. I originally found
your web site looking for accompaniment tapes, and was delighted to find
so much more.
My big dreams in college of singing professionally - got overshadowed by
life, the day to day stuff just took too much. I was shy and thought I
had to do it all perfectly.
I was a pleaser....So I made do - with a little here and a little there.
Church, Community Theater, etc. And that was ok. But I didn't get to
sing my way, I just wanted any opportunity to sing.
Now, somehow 30 years have gone by and I am looking at retirement in a
few years. Everyone says, then you can go and do what you want to. But I
am afraid that by then I won't be able to. My gift may be gone.
I don't expect anything - I guess I just needed to acknowledge what I
feel right now. I just wanted to thank you for what you do to encourage
all of us that didn't get to live our dream - for whatever reason.
Thank you for keeping me on the newsletter - I need to pay my dues - I
don't even know when they are due each year. If you will tell me when &
how much, I will pay you.
As I have learned through the years - you do the best that you can -
with what you've got at the time. Tomorrow's another day - a new