A Winning Year

JoshCraigwinnersI’m grateful that 2014 has been such a rewarding year for my work – with new and continuing students as well as with The Voice, for whom I coach rising talents through their crucial Blind Auditions. This year saw two winners for The Voice, and I’m fortunate to have coached both of them.

In May, Team Usher’s phenomenal Josh Kaufman won Season 6, and this December, Team Blake’s sensational Craig Wayne Boyd won Season 7.

I’m eager to hear and see more of what these two stars do with their talents – just as I love hearing and seeing each and every one of my students grow as an artist. Remember, your voice is unique and no one else’s – so guide it, protect it and share your heart with it.

Happy New Year!

The Lucid Dreamer

MattMcAndrewPetieThe Voice Season 7 runner-up Matt McAndrew calls himself a “lucid dreamer” and it’s that sort of personal philosophy — along with astounding talent — that continues to take him to new heights of accomplishment. Earlier this month, his original single “Wasted Love” debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Hot 100, making him the highest-charting The Voice recording artist to date. I’m honored to have worked with Matt through his captivating Blind Audition. He’s a true artist with a soul for learning, creating and sharing.

The Magic of Mirkovich


MirkovichPaul Mirkovich knows how to create the best arrangements for every different type of singer on The Voice. As the show’s musical director, he brings over 30 years of experience to work he loves and takes creative inspiration from sources as diverse as Chopin, Gershwin, Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell. In turn, he’s an inspiration to the rest of us.