Grant Taylor is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, vocal coach, producer, and owner of Grant Taylor Record Company.
Grant Taylor Studios was created in 2001 to assist the creative artist in his or her search for excellence. Coaching and producer services for performing artists at every level of the music business are available. I have also started a record level for a few special artists. I hope you love them too.
As a singer, early in my career, I found I needed increased range and stability to perform the rock songs I was then doing. I developed the OneVoice™ Method exercises which strengthen, stabalize and expand your voice. Once you understand how your voice works and develop it, you can be assured that you will always have it available to perform. Injuries to your voice and lack of technical finesse are a thing of the past.
I also know that your ability to be true to yourself and to not imitate other artists, is essential for your music career. You are a unique human being with specific artistic talents. Together we will open those doors and bring out the things about you that are compelling and special.
Assistance with musicianship, arranging, recording basics, performance and songwriting is also provided. This is for all of you songwriters and musicians: “Make your voice as powerful as your music!”
Producer services include pre-production planning, choice of songs and keys, arrangements, microphone selection, musicians and studio set up. Your producer is your ally in making your artistic vision come to life.
The artist must follow their own inner compass. Their creations are theirs and not subject to fads or trends in music. Authentic expression is what we all long for and the artist that does this, will be peaceful and clear about their music.
Once again, music is front and center at the inaugural event today. Music is the world language. All people from every country can relate to each other with music. It transcends boundaries and cultures and speaks to all of our hearts.
Artists tend to have deep feelings about the world and their lives. They use those feelings in their compositions and performance. The beauty of this is a unique representation to the world that is not like any other artist. Their dreams fuel their work and give it subtle nuances that make it work for them.
I focus on helping the artist use these feelings and dreams in their work. We work together to bring out their uniqueness and their essential personhood. We all have artists that we love and there is something about them that resonates with an audience. Not everyone likes one artist. It is like every other art form. If the singer speaks to you, so be it.
Many artists think that they must appeal to everyone but that negates what they bring to their work that is unique. They will find an audience that likes what they have to say. That is why there are so many different styles of music for the world to enjoy.
Be yourself, be authentic and do your work from there.
Technology has given you great tools to learn music composition, singing, video production and more. Use these tools to raise your profile in the world. You don’t need to conquer the world your first time out. Just learn everything you can about being a good singer, performer and musician. Then start small and build your audience as you go. Be yourself and remember you are there to entertain the audience as a unique artist.