Welcome to The Voice Connection Sound Off; a forum for users of books like Raise Your Voice, Melody to Madness, The Ultimate Breathing Workout, and Unleash Your Creative Mindset, as well as a place for Vendera Vocal Academy members to interact.

This message board was created so that singers could come together and "sound off" to help support each other during vocal development and the creative process of unleashing the creative spark that occurs when writing and producing music. Currently, myself and vocal coaches Ben Valen, Ray West, and Ryan Wall are here to respond periodicially to your questions, with new vocal coaches coming soon. But, feel free to help each other too:)

This board is here for you to ask questions about my and my fellow coach's books, videos, and MP3 programs, as well as offer others help with our vocal techniques. You may also post videos of yourself and your band to share your music and ask for critiques.

Please refrain from negative comments, profanities, spamming, and inappropriate criticisms of vocal methodologies, vocal coaches, and singers. All negative posts will be deleted and subject to banning without question. I will not respond to negative posts, because, as Mark Twain once said, “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” With that said, positive criticism is welcome because that is how you'll grow as a singer during the training process.

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Re: VVA Accountability Partnership

Hi guys once again!

As it says, I am Luka Penava, 25 years old, from Croatia.
I play bass in a commercial band (weddings etc) but I love singing even more. It all started with my best friend who sent me a link to Livin On A Prayer and that was it. I was amazed by the last chorus and thought: "I want to do that man!". With years passing by, I tried alot of singing lessons, teachers and so on, but now I think I'm in the right place! :) Really enjoyed the Hangout the other night. (it was night at my place hahah)
I'm mostly into rock, but generally; if someone sings really good, I'm into it! For the parntership; hmmm. Maybe it would be a good idea if we made a "Europe" group?

Re: VVA Accountability Partnership

A Europe group sounds awesome! I'll blast the school tomorrow to spread the word.ctMPVz

Re: VVA Accountability Partnership

My name is Jevgenij "Jev" Kapustin, 26 years old. Born in Russia, raised in Sweden.
I found interest in working with music projects at home (composing and recording) and like to sing in my free time. These two interests meshed well together and I felt that I would like to take my singing ability up to lift up the music more. I once came 2nd in karaoke contest and even sang in a choir with a band performing covers of rock classics.

My wish is to improve my knowledge of taking care of the voice and improving techniques for a better result. Admittedly, my self-discipline is lacking that I don't always adopt some basic warmup techniques (it's awkward, I know!). However, I have some understanding for what it takes to sing better and find that it inspires me better if we practice along with each other as aspiring singers.

Luka> Hey, it wouldn't hurt to give the Europe group a try!

Re: VVA Accountability Partnership

Hey Luka
Sorry for the delay but I'd be up for a European group.
Maybe we can get the ball rolling this week 😃