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Martins Vocal Academy Proudly Sponsors Mary Poppins Jr! 

Primary Players, along with Martins Vocal Academy and title sponsor, LeConte Wealth Management, proudly presents MARY POPPINS, JR!  A production featuring the awesomely talented Children's Theatre Group, Primary Players. 

We have two of our elite students, Ashley Blair and Millie Rochelle, who will be taking the stage in this wonderful production.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Visit to purchase yours today! All show and ticket information are below. 

Primary Players, along with MVA…

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Master Your Vowels... Master Your Voice! 

“Master your vowels... Master your voice!” 

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? I mean we all know our vowels right? A-E-I-O-U? Well, not quite.

There are probably about 200 vowels contained within the languages of the world, and the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) details the different symbols that are regularly used to detail these different sounds. As you can see, there are so many more than A-E-I-O-U! 

So, what do I mean by “master them”? 

I have actively sought out the best teachers, laryngologists…

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4 Ways To Unlock Your Voice’s True Potential 

“Have you ever watched children at play? They are spontaneous, uninhibited and they only follow a few vital rules. The funny thing is that for children their play IS their work. Playtime is how they learn life skills and understand the world around them. 

Playtime opens their mind and emotions. As adults, we lose that precious skill of playing. We have rules and schedules to follow and all sorts of inhibitions that hold us back from making progress. All of those carefully constructed inhibitions, rules, and…

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How To Get Invisible Vocal Technique 

Vocal technique is the last thing you want to be thinking about when you’re in front of an audience, in the recording booth, or auditioning. If your head is filled with all things technical, your performance is going to be less than moving. 

Practicing technique until it is truly second nature frees you to tell the story of your song in a way that only you can. Your audience will then be able to connect with you and your story. They will leave NOT saying, “Oh, doesn’t she have a pretty voice, bless her…

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Help With Thin, Lifeless, Edgy, Nasal Tones! 

Vocal tone communicates the meaning of words carried on that tone. Having problems with the way the voice sounds is a frequent reason singers and speakers contact me for vocal lessons because the wrong tone is not going to get the right response to what is being sung or said. 
Let's start with what causes your vocal sound to be limited. 

What causes unwanted vocal tone? 

Thin, weak, hooty, lifeless, nasal, edgy, and other limited vocal tones have one thing in common- the "resonance cave" of the voice is not…

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3 Signs Your Vocal Technique Needs Help! 

To make good music, you need more than a well-made instrument; you actually need to operate it well. Otherwise, we could all pick up a Stradivarius violin and begin to bow like Itzhak Perlman! So it is with the voice. Sometimes your technique is naturally good; sometimes it could be a lot better with some tweaking. How do you know if you're using good vocal technique? When singing and/or speaking, check for these three signs: 

Sign #1: Your voice doesn't feel good 

Many people think that it's normal and…

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Martins Vocal Academy Opens Its Doors Fully in 2021! 

2018 marked the start of something very special in Maryville, Tennessee.  The opening of what is now Martins Vocal Academy has struck a chord with the performing arts community as well as the local music scene here and in surrounding areas. The academy is backed by Vocal Coach, Recording Artist, and Hall of Fame Inductee, Jerry Martin. Not only has Martins Vocal Academy found success in its community but also abroad.  MVA services our local community and is a big supporter of local small businesses but also…

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Kaylie Gamble Receives Martins Vocal Academy's M.V.P. Award! 

This year has been a crazy one, to say the least!  With the pandemic, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, etc... Martins Vocal Academy has stood strong with our wonderful community and continues to be a service to our music and performing arts programs in our community and surrounding areas not to mention the online lessons we do as an option for our local and out of state students. 

Here at Martins Vocal Academy we always strive to be the best we can be. It shows in the methods that we teach and in our…

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Montgomery Ridge Intermediate Music Production A Success! 

December 15, 2020, marked the day for Montgomery Ridge Intermediate's students who were selected by Mrs. Kristy Weekley, to come to Martins Vocal Academy (MVA) and record their Christmas music.  Everyone seemed so excited to go into the vocal booth for the first time and see first hand what they sound like in a professional studio setting.  We were very impressed and happy to hear such beautiful voices on "Believe" and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".  We were very proud of the way the two songs turned out…

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MVA Works With Kristy Weekley And Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School Music Program! 

MVA is proud to be working with Kristy Weekley and Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School!  We have helped with their Veterans Day production as we recorded one of Kristy's top choir students, Tallulah Whitmire, singing the National Anthem.  December 7, 2020, we will once again work with Kristy and Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School on a much larger production showcasing 12 of Mrs. Weekley's top students in their music program!  This will be a fun experience for all of the students involved as they get to…

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