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Life & Work with Taylor Link

Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Link.

Hi Taylor, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started performing when I was thirteen years old in my hometown of West Hartford, Connecticut. My mom was a singer, so the gravitation towards singing happened naturally. I went on to attend The Hartt School, which is the music conservatory of the University of Hartford for Classical Voice Performance (Opera).

Studying and singing opera was an incredible experience. I studied Italian in a small little town in Italy and German in Weimar, Germany, and I met people from all different countries and cultures that I would never have met in any other circumstance. However, singing opera left me feeling burnt out and unfulfilled.

When I moved to Atlanta to get my Master’s from SCAD Atlanta, I became inspired by the talent in the local music scene here and in Nashville. It was then that I began to write my own music and I found that the process was cathartic for me and fulfilling in a way that opera had never been able to come close to.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Attending music school extinguished a lot of the passion I had for music. Music became so much of a source of stress and anxiety that it got to the point where I found myself never listening to music for pleasure. Writing my own music was incredibly therapeutic for me, but it was challenging to accept that I was starting a different path than originally anticipated, moving away from opera and that it was okay.

My relationship with music was still strained, even after I began my journey as a songwriter. Kind of like a couple who had fallen out of love, it took a long time for me to rekindle my passion for music and the reasons I had chosen to pursue it in the first place. That’s not to say everything is perfect now. There’s still so much I’m still discovering about myself as a musician. Always searching, always growing.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a professional vocalist, voice instructor, and songwriter! I’m known for my unique melodies, raw vocal tone, and lyrics. I spend a lot of time making sure that I have chosen the perfect words and melody to communicate the emotion of a song. I want my music to reach you in the same way that poetry does. If you don’t feel something while listening, then I’ve missed the mark.

If you are into the Americana/Indie-folk scene, there’s a really good chance you’ll enjoy listening to my EP titled Little More Time. Little More Time was my first release. Considered a triptych, you can interpret the songs as one continuous story.

For vocal lessons, I am there to guide my students on their journey to find their own unique voice and develop skills to become stronger musicians! Lessons are based on what the student wishes to learn. This can be vocal technique, sight-singing, interpretation, ear-training, or a combination. I teach all genres, from pop music to classical voice!

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
I don’t believe in luck, only fate. People and opportunities come into and leave my life when they are supposed to. I took a leap of faith and uprooted my entire life to Atlanta where I moved into a house and met my boyfriend who was living in the apartment next to mine.

On a whim, I reached out to an old friend from college and ended up connecting to record my debut EP in Nashville.

I bought a pair of earrings online which led to new friends who created the most beautiful, stunning artwork for that debut EP.

Things come when they are supposed to. I know that I will always end up exactly where I need to be.

Pricing:

  • 30-minute set (Atlanta): $175
  • 1 hour set (Atlanta): $250
  • 30-minute lesson: $30
  • 1 hour lesson: $50

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Allie Cramer

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