Hi! I'm Cherie,


Welcome to Big Notes Get Votes. A hub for singing tips, vocal style tricks plus industry insights. It's a community for passionate performers to be informed & get inspired.

I love helping singers build confidence in their vocal ability, develop their performance skills & map out their own path within the modern music business.

Through in-person & online coaching, courses & workshops, my goal is to offer you a Singer’s Toolkit.

Using these tools, you will go from feeling frustrated at not being able to sing in the way you want, to feeling confident in your vocal ability & experience hitting every note with control, power & stamina.

After 20 something years of being a professional singer, I was given an opportunity to teach at a local tertiary institution. I had no formal music training, but I did have years of on-the-job experience. I needed to find a way to articulate the techniques I was using when I was singing and performing.

Juggling gigs, creative projects & a family, I decided the best way was to study extramurally & started with a classical music theory paper at Massey University to see if I could fit the learning process into my life!

I passed the paper (yay!!) but felt I needed a modern approach to continuing education, so looked further afield & discovered the world of online training through Berklee Online.

Berklee Online offers contemporary music programs delivered by fantastic lecturers who are at the top of their game. My voice instructor was P!nk’s keyboardist & backing vocalist!

Combine that with a community of go-getter musicians, from Grammy award winners through to music enthusiasts all sharing a passion for learning more about our craft. I was hooked!

I achieved a Specialist Certificate in Voice Technique and Musicianship, plus have done an additional paper in Pop/Rock vocal styles.

Currently, immersed in the world of voice science through Estill Voice Training, I am still studying, & will NEVER stop.

Vocal & performance coaching is my passion!

Working with singers while teaching & producing live events, I became aware of the lack of support artists have. Specifically to learn about looking after their vocal, physical, creative, business & mental well being.

It motivated me to create Big Notes Get Votes. An online platform to share my hard-earned knowledge plus advice on thriving as a singer both on & off stage.

So, how can I help YOU achieve your singing goals? Start here!

If you have any questions about getting started or how to work with me, email me at cherie@bignotesgetvotes.com.