Perfect Pitch or Absolute Pitch is the ability to recognize tones without first hearing any reference tone. A person with perfect pitch can tell you whether a note is F, Eb, C# by recognizing the inherent quality of the individual tones. Perfect pitch differs from relative pitch. Many musicians have developed a good sense of relative pitch – the ability to recognise intervals. Few musicians have perfect pitch .

Tips For Singing With A Live Orchestra

The Julie Brown Voice Studio caters to students of all skill levels, including singers who have upcoming appearances with live orchestras. My experience singing with an orchestra comes in handy when I'm working with these students. Here are some tips: Tap into the vibe- There is a sense of a millisecond delay when working with an orchestra, versus working with a piano accompaniment or band. So many people are involved and everyone is looking to the conductor. Let the millisecond delay allow you to be in a more peaceful place when you sing. Feel the energy and allow it to calm you. This divine energy supports you while you sing. Fermata time is your diva time to shine! You can't rush an orchestra or a conductor, but you sure as hell can take your time during fermatas because the orchestra is pausing for you. That's your diva time. Be a sweet diva! A good diva is supported by the divine energy. She supports the orchestra and the orchestra supports her. Everyone has a divine gift. Take the ego out and support each other. Enjoy your best voice! Inner and outer. Thanks for reading! Julie Brown

By |September 22nd, 2016|Blog|

Before & After: Improving Your Presentation and Speaking Voice

Come to JBVS and transform your speaking voice with Julie's new Speech Package! In the following videos, Manesh (who gives regular presentations in his business) wanted to perfect his speaking voice. Here are two videos. One from the first lesson, and the other at the end of the second lesson. In two weeks his voice and demeanor has dramatically transformed: Above is Manesh at the beginning of his first lesson. Below is the drastic change after just two lessons. To sign up, email Julie at or follow this link to a contact form! Thanks for watching! Your Best Voice, Julie Brown Voice Studio

By |September 16th, 2016|Blog, Professional Tips, Speaking Voice|

Take 20 Years off your Speaking Voice in One Lesson

I help students in one lesson master their breath control and support which results in a more resonant confident speaking tone. Poor breath support causes us to wear our voices out. This leads to improper placement. Come to Julie Brown Voice Studio for a  Speaking Voice  Makeover.  Politicians, Public speakers, teachers, attorneys and salesmen benefit greatly from these valuable tools.   This is a 20 sec clip of Kathy's speaking voice at the beginning and end of the lesson. At the beginning her voice was more scratchy sounding due to the lack of air supporting her voice. I supplied the Acapelladiva method of breathing which  led to a more supported clear and youthful tone. As the head of hiring at a major corporation, she was so pleased to see that her voice kept the interviewees at ease and that she experienced a more successful interview and fruitful hiring process.

By |June 10th, 2016|Blog, Lessons, Speaking Voice, Voice Makeover|

Being in the Now when you Sing

Often when students enter the studio they freeze up when they perform. To perform you must be in the now. Students think of what they will do next ie lyrics, technical placement of sound  When they think of other things they are not in the now. When one is in the now one has the power to send emotion with intensity and sing with expression and emotion. This is what moves the audience and make a dynamic performer who moves the audience into the NOW.  Take it a step further and be in the now in all areas of your life!

Finding the Voice: Benefits of Singing Lessons for Children with Autism

"Your work is the real sunshine as it comes from the depth of your soul where no one can see. You are a blessing." -Student's Mother When we enter the world of autism, see from their perspective of 100% non-ego attachment, we do indeed see the divine. The result is breathtaking.  In my vocal studio, I tailor each lesson to meet the individual needs of every student. My son, who has autism, has been my greatest teacher. I have a quest and ability to help other parents of children with autism find their child's unique strengths, their inner and outer voice. By approaching teaching through the lens of autism, I can show parents how to apply teaching techniques incorporating visual, sensory, and auditory inputs. The end result is increased focus, eye contact, concentration, ability to sing, and reduction of sensory overload. It is so fun to see excited parents watching their child's attention span and eye contact dramatically increase and blossom. The benefit for the parent is a better connection to the child with less exhaustion and frustration. I am teaching the parent by giving them the necessary tools and how to use them. It's teamwork! Look for future posts about how homeschooling my autistic son has informed my teaching ability to help students of all kinds.  If you are not in Austin, check out my videos online that demonstrate singing, breathing and the mind-body connection in the Beginner's Bundle. About Julie Brown Voice Studio The Julie Brown Voice Studio is an internationally acclaimed salon located in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. The studio’s proprietor, Julie C. Brown, is an accomplished performer and instructor in voice technique, singing, and vocal control. In addition to Julie Brown Voice Studio, Ms. [...]

By |March 16th, 2015|Blog, News, Singing Lessons, Student Updates, Testimonials|

Finding Your Unique Voice, Your Unique Way

Finding your best voice is finding your unique voice. No voice is like another. No brain is like another. We all have different neural cues in our brain that help us remember how it feels to sing clearly and effortlessly. In the Julie Brown Voice Studio, I do instant vocal analysis and identify my students' unique neural cues to help them find their original voice. This comes in very handy for my artistic students who write their own music and helps you, as a performer, stand out. No matter what level you are, you can apply the AcapellaDiva method to find your unique voice, your unique way. Certain words help access technique and they are unique to each singer. I help my students identify their cue so they are able to access singing effortlesslly at their every "beck and call". These easy cues help you remember your technique outside the studio. When this technique is mastered, the sky is the limit! Sing your best! Julie About Julie Brown Voice Studio The Julie Brown Voice Studio is an internationally acclaimed salon located in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. The studio’s proprietor, Julie C. Brown, is an accomplished performer and instructor in voice technique, singing, and vocal control. In addition to Julie Brown Voice Studio, Ms. Brown is also President and CEO of Sing Your Best Julie Brown Voice Studio, an online instructional website featuring many of her unique vocal teaching techniques in video format. An international opera singer and performer, Ms. Brown is also known by her stage name of Acapelladiva®. She is the creator of the genera of music that combines heavy metal / gothic rhythm with opera overlays know as Gothera®. Her students include celebrity artists and [...]

Creating Your Optimal Vocal Resonance

Often when we try to sing with ease and clarity, things can get in the way such as shallow breathing, tightness of the abdomen, and jaw tension. In order for us to create the most clear, resonant frequencies, we must be aware of all the factors that go into effect. In the Julie Brown Voice Studio (incorporating the AcapellaDiva Method) we create conscious posture and conscious breath control resulting in optimal overtones. The clarity of your voice gives goosebumps to your audience. Only with the correct placement of tone can we achieve resonance, and have true control over dynamics and phrasing. We achieve optimal resonant overtones in the Julie Brown Voice Studio rapidly with the AcapellaDiva Method. Take your singing to the next level. Visit and sing your best! All the best, Julie

By |February 24th, 2015|Blog, Professional Tips, Singing Lessons|

Voice Students, Knowing Your Potential With The Tools You Have

Many times students come into my studio and they have thoughts of a limitation due to experiences in the past. One way I help people realize their potential is to think of the present and follow up in the future. Being in the present means breathing correctly, being calm, and eliminating negative self-talk. As singers we are vulnerable and exposed, as we are the instrument and we take personally how people react to our voice. We must be our best fan, not our worst critic! When you are your best fan you will reach your potential, especially when you incorporate the Acapella Diva method of conscious thought, conscious breathing, and conscious action. Learn more about the Acapella Diva Method to utilize the tools to help you reach your vocal potential. Sing your best and speak your best! Love,  Julie

By |January 31st, 2015|Blog, Health, Professional Tips, Psychology of the singer, Singing Lessons|

A Vocal Picture Reveals a Thousand Words

Singing with Tension VS. Singing with Ease When a student enters my studio I make instant vocal analysis. If there is tension in the face overtones are affected and the sound is affected. Jaw tension, singing back and poor breathing affects the ability of the student to have the optimal resonance.   With the Acapelladiva method students sing with ease and clarity of sound.   See in the picture below how I transformed my students to sing with ease and clarity.

By |January 22nd, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|

Happy Thanksgiving Inspirational Story of Doug

BE INSPIRED!! Voice Student Doug who had a major Heart Attack Sept 13 2013 shares his inspirational story of how he recovered and can now talk swallow and eat Thanksgiving Dinner now after employing the Acapelladiva method of conscious breathing and thought

By |November 28th, 2014|Blog, Testimonials|
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