Singing or listening to your favourite songs brings an instant flow of joy into your heart. It is a therapy in itself. Have you ever witnessed a stadium capacity crowd singing the chorus of a hit song being live-performed by a popular artiste? That’s epic mutual energy build-up! You can just imagine the effect of thousands of lifted hearts. Healing is bound to take place even without prayer! You may wonder what my point is. Come along with me folks!
Most singers really don’t know the amount of power and influence associated with their profession. So they go about their business in a lackadaisical manner – not caring to invest in the further development of their singing craft,
Every singer ought to embark on a personal project to improve their singing talent and set up a good marketing plan that will promote their brand – make you seen, heard and get paid. You to need to put in the work required to give you that outstanding edge. Remember, the music industry is crowded with millions of talented folks and you want to stand out and be noticed!
More so, pay attention to the many pieces that need to be brought together into bringing forth the great achievements you seek in your music career. Your success in music is tied to making intelligent and timely moves. If you really want earn like Tiwa Savage, with a mindset of the club singer, it’s gonna take many long years to lord your industry! Successful singers are not just lucky stars but hardworkers.
Remember the popular phrase; no pain, no gain? It is a strong determinant of all music industry progress and all progress in life. Only by some miracle involving the divine will you have gain without pain; and I tell you, this is not common. So if you are sure music is for you, brace up and let me take you on a little cruise.
I started singing to an audience quite early in life and I have sang in all settings you can think of – from school concerts, choir, competitions, weddings, parties, club, studio, corporate events to the international music scene. I started out at age six, singing the best I could (while regularly cracking my voice as a result of bad technique); but started receiving payment at 23! Long hard 17 years right? I know. The knowledge gathered through that time is paying off big time today. Not everyone will spend 17 years getting ready for the real deal but timings of different people will vary widely, more or less. Enjoy your developmental process.
The good news today is that you don’t have to spend 17 long years before you start earning big in music. With the information I will share with you, a much less grinding time is guaranteed! Come along with me and I will show you how I beat all my singing limitations and created a 6 – Figure music business for myself.
The defining moment of my singing career crept up when I decided to invest in my career development. I enrolled to study music with a number of teachers. The moment I found my choice voice teacher, within a short while, miracles started happening! The voice cracks subsided, short breaths disappeared, high notes became much easier and fun to sing and my stage confidence skyrocketed!
It makes me want to feel like I should have started taking lessons earlier. But like they say, it’s better late than never. Those years of grinding and moving in circles though!
It is very easy for singers to think that voice lessons are unnecessary because they already sing. You hear statements like: even though I have vocal cracks and my voice gets tired sometimes, I can still hit high notes, I’ve got a beautiful tone, my vibrato is epic, and all that. I also used to wallow in these beliefs. Simply poor standards!
With voice lessons, I discovered that my vocal limits were pushed off and I could hit even higher notes effortlessly, and sing correctly with proper vocal technique, saving my voice all the cracks and fatigue it was initially exposed to. My vocal range grew to be exceptional, enabling me to sing a wider variety of materials.
This earned me more singing jobs at different corporate events and wedding occasions. My vocal delivery during voiceovers and studio recordings received applause and praises from producers and directors. That meant more money for me. What more could I ask for?
More so, as my singing improved, other professional singers looked out for and connected with me. You know that good feeling you get about yourself when top brands who are able to get you jobs and link you up with the right contacts, connect with you. Check out my Instagram @leeelliemusic for some nice throwback pictures with Naija’s superstars.
Moving forward, as regards upcoming artistes, I get asked a very mind-bugging question. Yes, it bugs my mind. Here it is:
And my honest and consistent answer is:
To the best of my knowledge, they do not get you to your final destination.
You may find some decent lessons online but I can assure you that email and blog tips or YouTube videos alone WILL NOT help you become a trained singer. They are good for an introduction and not enough.
Feels more like solving Mathematical problems using a book and without a physical tutor. You follow the given steps, get the work done, only to flip to the back page to discover almost all your answers are incorrect. Without a teacher as a guide, you keep getting it wrong and you wonder why. 
This is similar to your singing. Since there are no answers to check with while you sing, it makes it worse. You may injure your vocal cords by using the wrong technique in singing. Hence, you need a singing teacher to help you get things right.
So going down to getting singing lessons for free is a no-no option unless you have a relative who is good at singing and is willing to teach you. No free singing lessons take you to the level of a professional singer; don’t be deceived!
Vocal coaches have put in time, work, energy and other resources to master their art so they could teach singing and make a livelihood out of it. Imagine if they gave free lessons to everyone. How would they survive?
This leaves singers with the options of depending on online free singing tips for many years to come OR YOU CAN DECIDE TO RULE YOUR WORLD AND EMBRACE YOUR DREAMS INTENTIONALLY!
Who alaroro epp? If singing is what you want to do, waste no time to save up and invest in your future. Pay for a singing course and work with a teacher; and you won’t have to go in circles for years. In fact, you only need six months of consistent singing classes and practice and you are in your way to mega stardom!
I am certain that not everyone has got the kind of money professional singing education demands. You may be needing between N300, 000 and N500, 000 for a decent online singing program which will involve working one-on-one with a vocal coach.
But I hereby offer you the LEE ELLIE ONLINE SINGING COURSE, designed to help you develop the full potential of your voice, teach you how to launch out as a musical artiste and show you how to earn big from your singing talent.
Items included in this course are:
1. A vocal warm-up audio and video program.
2. Book 1 – Overcoming Your Singing Challenges by Laura Etemah.
3. Book 2 – How to Build a Career in Singing and Become a Six Figure Earner in Music Business by Laura Etemah.
4. Group masterclasses in my Facebook group – Vocal Champion Mastermind VIP group via this link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/vocalchampmastermindvip/
5. One-on-one WhatsApp video/audio/ chat class via +2348137107137
It’s the only complete course that, for a limited time, is discounted to just N25,000. It is quite simply the most affordable full singing course available right now. Plus, Laura, who teaches the course, is the winner of the Star Quest music reality TV show, 2006, NYSC honours award winner, 2011 and the first African woman to bag a masters in music production from one of the world’s leading universities, Leeds Beckett University, UK; so the best is what you will get!
Step into your musical awesomeness today! Contact +2348137107137 via WhatsApp to chat Laura for more information.

Author: Laura Etemah

Laura Etemah is a Nigeria/ UK trained an award-winning and full-time Musician, Music Teacher, Author, Vocal Coach and the Director of Lee Vocal Studios and Lee Ellie Music School. As the music woman who loves children and a highly sought-after Music Teacher for children, Laura is also a strong advocate for the music education of the Nigerian child. More so, she has a passion for helping speakers, singers, musical artistes and aspiring vocalists of all styles and abilities, develop the full potential of their voices. The birth of Lee Vocal Studios came through as a result of this. Laura is also an expert in organizing fun and engaging music workshops for children in singing, piano, guitar, violin and recorder. Her multi-instrument playing skills has paved way for her in the music teaching business, making her a force to reckon with in the industry. Laura uses the Nigerian, British and American curriculum in disseminating her music lectures and this is the reason why she is the most patronized music teacher in Nigeria and across West Africa. Laura also teaches music to adults up to the age of 70! Proving to all that anyone can learn music so long as the interest, time and energy are there. The benefits of music are awesome and adults can rewire their brains for higher achievements and rejuvenate the abilities of the brain by taking music lessons. In 2006, Laura won the the Star Quest Music Reality TV Show, with her band – Daccord; and went on a tour with Tu Baba, Tony Tetuilla, P-Square, The Natives and a host of other Nigerian music stars to the UK to perform at the MOBO awards. Her band, Daccord also went for a 10-city tour with a host of Nigerian music stars (Star Trek, 2006) and performed alongside Akon and LL Cool J at the Star Mega Jam, 2006. In 2011, Laura was awarded by the ex-Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) for her successful NYSC music community projects carried out to benefit the secondary school students of the Surulere Community, in Lagos State, Nigeria. One of the projects included the audio and video recording of the popular song – Good People of Nigeria, which is mostly played on the 1st of October to commemorate the independence of Nigeria. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EOIdwOVtrc Watch the video documentary of my NYSC projects here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SncYCkyAOqg Laura is also well known for her bestselling book, Sing Like a Superstar, which has helped many singers, artistes, choristers, musicians, producers and choir directors to discover the true potential of their voices. The book is also accompanied by a downloadable voice training CD that has proved to build the voices of thousands of singers. In 2011, Laura became the first African woman to obtain a Master of Arts in Music Production from Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom. She also holds a first degree in Geology from Delta State University, Abraka –Nigeria; and a number of diplomas in music. Laura has worked in several recording studios, taught and is still teaching music privately and in many nursery, primary and secondary schools. Laura is also very much in the business of training groups of singers and choristers. Laura is currently based in Lagos-Nigeria, teaching music production, instrument and singing classes.

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