The Singer’s Workshop

The Singer’s Workshop – Brief Article

Byline: Mike Levine

The Singer’s Workshop is the Web site of L.A. singer and vocal coach Lis Lewis, and it offers a wealth of information for vocalists, especially those in the field of pop music. Lewis, who’s coached some pretty high-profile singers, including Gwen Stefani, has gathered many resources, mainly articles, on a wide array of singer-related subjects.

The site isn’t flashy, but it’s well organized and easy to get around. Probably the most useful section is called Articles. Here, the work of a number of authors on a variety of singing and music business-related subjects is organized under three headings: Skills, Business, and Creativity/Inspiration. Subjects range from breath control to vocal health to “The Importance of Soundscan for an Independent Artist.”

The Links section is nicely organized into 13 categories including Recording/Performing, Music Resources, Legal Resources, Promotion Resources, and Lessons/Workshops. A Classified section advertises Singers Available, Singers Wanted, Auditions, and more. (When I visited the site, the classified section didn’t have many listings.)

In the Chat area, a bulletin-board called the Singers Knowledge Board offers you the opportunity to post questions for Lewis on a variety of singing-related topics. Note that the Chat section is hosted by a third party, and when you click on the Chat link you’re transported to a different domain where pop-up ads are plentiful.

The Singer’s Store page features, among other things, a link to sources of homeopathic medicines that promise relief from ailments, such as sore throats and hoarseness, that bedevil singers. The Angel City Voice link takes you to Lewis’s e-zine for pro singers.

If you’re a vocalist, the Singers Workshop is definitely worth checking out.

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