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Marye Lobb

Marye Lobb, author and contributor at Higher Hz

Marye is an independent singer-songwriter, teaching artist, multi-instrumentalist, and staff writer at Higher Hz, where she covers all things singing and ukulele.

Marye has been teaching music privately and in group settings since she graduated Berklee College of Music in 2008. She has worked with music lovers ages 4 to 94 and prides herself in helping her students get to the joy of playing music immediately. She teaches voice, songwriting, ukulele, piano and guitar. She is currently teaching herself how to play the Irish harp.

She splits her time between her home studio in the Finger Lakes region and Brooklyn, performing live at Vineyards, Breweries, Distilleries, Weddings, Funerals, Gay Bars, Coffee Shops, Nursing Homes, in the forest, on the beach, and along the Erie Canal.

She recently released her first self-produced single from her home studio entitled "Iceberg". She has also released three albums independently and is working on her 4th album from her home studio.

She is a songwriting VocalMatch contestant winner and a Jazz Artist Nominee for the Ottawa Awards.

Her music is influenced by her travels to Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Ireland, Norway, Greece, and Turkey and her experience growing up in a boisterous Irish American family.

Marye loves to write about becoming a better, more loving and humble human being. She hopes to learn the lessons she shares through song.

Marye sees music and creative arts as tools that help us care for our mental, spiritual, and physical well being. Music brings inner peace and the more at peace we are with ourselves, the more tranquility we can bring to the world at large. She hopes to be a small part of that process through song.

She adores spending time outdoors and enjoys down time with her friends, family, and beloved tuxedo kitty - Sigur.

You can learn more and listen to her music by visiting: www.maryelobb.com.

The 10 best and most famous ukulele players of all time

Since its inception in the 1880s, the ukulele has been a tool for entertainers and musicians to fully express themselves and connect with others.

The ukulele has been so popular among well-known artists because it’s easy to play and has a small sound that encourages singalongs and inspires audience members to learn the ukulele as well!

The 10 ukulele sizes and subtypes: Which is best for you?

In this article, I will go over the importance of understanding the different ukulele sizes available and how to distinguish between them.

I will help you learn how to choose the right size for your needs and musical style preferences.

Elvis to Swift: How struggling singers became global icons

All commercially successful singers have had many improvements to make in their skills at the beginning of their careers.

The concept of putting in 10,000 hours of work to master a skill, popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers, is a general guideline for artists. The time required can vary among individuals, but consistent practice is crucial for skill development.

Top 7 best easy songs for beginners to sing (all voice types)

Embarking on a singing journey can be both exciting and challenging, especially for beginners. To make your debut singing experience a smooth one, I created a curated list of seven simple songs tailored for all voice types, from bass to baritone to soprano and alto and beyond!

How to teach yourself to sing better in 8 achievable steps

Everyone wants to sing better. The better command you have of your voice as an instrument the more enjoyable the act of singing can be.

Everyone can sing at a basic level – singing is what it means to be human. Whether you are singing professionally or not is irrelevant. In this article, I will guide you through achievable steps you can take to further develop your singing voice and enjoy the process!