Stevie Mackey: Sing Anything Like A Pro

After this past year of exploring and challenging myself as an aspiring artist, I knew I had to get some lessons from one of the best in the singing community here in Los Angeles. While right now is not the ideal time to take vocal lessons during this pandemic.. I knew I had to take advantage of the ample amount of information on the internet. So about a month ago, I enrolled in Stevie Mackey’s online vocal course: Sing Anything Like A Pro. Mackey has worked with stars such as Nicole Scherzinger, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, JoJo, Kelly Rowland, etc. Mackey has also worked on the NBC Voice. I have also been following him as he has worked with some of my favorite underground vocal singers in LA such as Durand Bernard and Sheléa Frazier! And I have absolutely no regrets (while at first I had my doubts). I admire Mackey’s wholistic and custom approach to singing and though it was online, it felt very personal. I can only imagine what his students in his face-to-face lessons experience and discover about themselves! This course really helped to inspire a new work ethic for me to finally achieve my dreams of becoming a singer. You can learn more about Stevie here. I learned so much of the course that I can’t wait to share with ya’ll soon!

Whitney Houston “I Believe In You and You”

No such thing as too much Whitney Houston.
This song really gets to me only because I love the message and melody of the song.
Hope this takes ya’ll back to a good place and time.

As you may know, Houston’s vocals are a force to be reckoned with. But I love when an artist can skillfully deliver the song with power and soul. Here’s a rendition of Ms. Little JoJo, which eventually sky rocketed her into fame at a tender age of 9.. I appreciate when I see so much vocal potential in young singers. Gives me life, really.

 

You could also purchase the original single here: I Believe in You and Me (Record Version)

Whitney Houston “Greatest Love of All” Live, Japan 1980

I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe

Houston’s voice is heaven sent. It could heal the broken. If this isn’t music, then I don’t know what is. Felt this performance pierce through my soul. A queen no one could EVER outshine idccc. forever my idol.