Author Archives: Tracy Reina

Tracy Reina
Tracy Reina
Tracy was an opera major at the Crane School of Music before changing gears to study music business. She became a producer at MTV Networks, working with and interviewing some of the biggest names in music. Currently, Tracy is the co-owner of Music To Your Home and runs the day to day operations. Tracy is knowledgeable in the areas of music instruction and has matched up thousands of our clients with our talented teachers.
How to Sing Opera
Opera - Technique - Voice

How to Sing Opera: A Beginner’s Guide

Opera has long been condoned as one of the most difficult styles of singing to master, often because of the large levels of volume that your body has to produce in order to sing over the orchestra since it joins theatrics and classical singing together. Singers train extensively to learn how to utilize their sound and broaden their vocal range.

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How To Get Your Singing Voice Back
Technique - Voice

How To Get Your Singing Voice Back?

As a singer, vocal health is extremely important. Taking care of your voice may seem like an obvious task, but if you’re not utilizing proper warm-up or vocal exercising techniques and/or are singing too often, your voice can get fatigued and hoarse.

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How To Test Your Vocal Range
Technique - Voice

How To Test Your Vocal Range

Singers should always know and be comfortable with the range that they sing in. Knowing your voice type is key when selecting songs to sing. The vocal range can be indicated by the four basic parts within a choir: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass.

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How To Strengthen Your Singing Voice
Technique - Voice

How To Strengthen Your Singing Voice

Your vocal health is an important part of being a singer. When you have a strong voice and use it frequently to perform, you need to be sure that you are practicing proper vocal training to keep up with the demands of being a singer as well as keeping the voice healthy.

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10 Easy Songs That Can Be Sung At Any Level
Technique - Voice

10 Easy Songs That Can Be Sung At Any Level

When you start singing lessons, it can be difficult to figure out which song you want to sing first, especially if you aren’t aware of your voice type, or what style you’d prefer to practice. These are choices that are solidified as you progress in your lessons, but at first, it can be difficult to pinpoint.

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The 12 Best Sing-Along Songs
Perfomance - Voice

The 12 Best Sing-Along Songs

Picture it. You’re in the car for a long road trip, or you have to entertain your children for hours on end until you reach your destination. One of the best options for making time pass is to sing along to some well-known songs and put on your own in-car concert.

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6 Vocal Warm-Ups for Kids
Lessons - Voice

6 Vocal Warm-Ups for Kids

The most important part of learning to sing is learning how to properly warm up your voice. For children, warm-ups can seem and be a really boring part of their voice lesson. As a voice teacher, it can be beneficial to make the vocal exercises fun and engaging for kids so that they are more likely to participate actively.

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Instruments - Lessons

4 Reasons Why Your Child Should Take Music Lessons

Between baseball, soccer, gymnastics and cell phones, our children’s schedules are packed with fun activities. If you were on the fence about adding music lessons into the weekly grind, here are a few reasons why music lessons might be an important activity for your child to be involved in.

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Types of Vocal Timbre
Perfomance - Voice

Types of Vocal Timbre

How Adjusting Your Voice Can Completely Change Its Quality and Sound

Most seasoned singers know that warming up is one of the most important tools to keep a voice healthy and maintain your tone. Vocal Timbre, or as it is described as the quality of that tone utilizing complex overtones, or sound waves, is that unique “something” that gives color and personality to your voice, and how it is recognized.

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How To Decide What Song To Learn Next
Inspiration - Lessons

How To Decide What Song To Learn Next

When my students are trying to decide which song to learn next, I offer as much guidance as possible. However, I know that this can be an overwhelming decision that’s ultimately up to the students. No matter what instrument you’re playing, the same considerations need to be made when choosing a new song.

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