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If you are a professional singer, want to know how to make singing a career, or just love stories from singers on the road, then “The Working Singer” is the show for you. On this show host Jamila Ford chats with professional singers about how they make a creative living in the music business, their life lessons, and advice to other singers. Also discussed is vocal health and technique, performance anxiety, vocal coaching and pretty much all things vocal.

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If you are a professional singer, want to know how to make singing a career, or just love stories from singers on the road, then “The Working Singer” is the show for you. On this show host Jamila Ford chats with professional singers about how they make a creative living in the music business, their life lessons, and advice to other singers. Also discussed is vocal health and technique, performance anxiety, vocal coaching and pretty much all things vocal.

    BONUS Episode - Pro Audiologist Julie Glick On Protecting Our Hearing & Choosing In-Ear Monitors

    BONUS Episode - Pro Audiologist Julie Glick On Protecting Our Hearing & Choosing In-Ear Monitors

    What’s the difference between in ear monitors with custom vs. universal fit? Why should we protect our hearing? How can you avoid damaging your hearing on stage? Pro audiologist Dr. Julie Glick answers these questions and more on this week's bonus podcast.

    • 42 min
    Josh Cruze On How Singing & Acting Healed His PTSD

    Josh Cruze On How Singing & Acting Healed His PTSD

    Singer, actor, and Vietnam vet opens up about how taking an acting class to work through his PTSD resulted in a thriving career. He also gives his insights on work ethic, recording his first CD at age 48, and having a recurring role on the hit TV show 24.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How Aubrey Logan Became A Successful Recording Artist

    How Aubrey Logan Became A Successful Recording Artist

    “You have something that somebody’s gonna like, play to them and don’t worry about the others.”

    How do you become a successful independent recording artist? When do you need a manager and how do you find the right one? How do you know if you’re getting good advice? This week’s guest Aubrey Logan speaks candidly about these questions we all have as singers and artists. She also gives her healthy perspective on rejection, touring as an indie artist, and how she’s spending her time during qu

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Rob Seals of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles Chats About Community, Your Inner Critic, & Creativity During Hard Times

    Rob Seals of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles Chats About Community, Your Inner Critic, & Creativity During Hard Times

    How do we remain inspired to create during trying times? How do we silence our inner critic? What’s the difference between a poem and a set of lyrics? Rob Seals, songwriter, producer, educator, and founder of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, gives his wise and unique take on these questions and more. Rob chats about beginning songwriting, befriending your inner critic, and staying creative during challenging times.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    How Lyndia Johnson Went From Opera Singer to Bank Manager to Vocal Coach

    How Lyndia Johnson Went From Opera Singer to Bank Manager to Vocal Coach

    After years of pursuing a career as an opera singer and struggling to make a full time living with the art, Lyndia Johnson took a full time day job at a bank while trying to grapple with what her future held for her. Find out how she transformed herself from bank manager to one of the most sought after vocal coaches around.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Wellness & the Working Singer with Health Coach Jeanna Daniels

    Wellness & the Working Singer with Health Coach Jeanna Daniels

    This week's working singer podcast guest is singer, health coach, and co-host of the On Stage With Wellness podcast. 

    We chat about staying healthy while on the road, why she decided to get a degree in nutrition, and how we can practice self care during uncertain times. 

    • 43 min

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