I help singers and public speakers to reach their true potential, feeling confident and secure, by offering counselling, coaching and really good vocal technique, to support your development.
Are you a professional speaker or singer who doubts that you are ‘good enough’?
Are you singing or presenting whilst going through bereavement, grief or a significant loss in your life?
Do you feel that you may be, somehow, getting in your own way?
You work really hard on your technique but still feel unrewarded?
Then I can support you as you learn to feel stronger and more confident in the way that you use your voice.
I can help you find that stuff that is not working for you,
and turn it into gold.”
This process is a commitment to yourself. Working with your voice can be challenging and if you are still reading this you are ready to take this step. I will give you tools, techniques, a space to develop and I’ll support you all the way. I’m here to help you get what you want from your voice for your future.
I’m an international opera soloist, and have taught singing for about 25 years. I bring together years of experience in performance, coaching, counselling, healing arts and teaching, to offer you keys to a healthier voice, good technique and more confidence in your presentation.
I have always taught singing with humour. Firstly because we can either learn through humour, or humiliation and fear and I have no interest in the latter two as teaching tools. Secondly because laughter and joy open up our natural resonances and muscular mechanisms for good powerful speech and song. Why not use what we already have programmed into our bodies, before we impose any kind of ‘technique’. Only that which is built upon our natural selves, our own physiology and psychology, will result in authenticity.
Many of us carry grief with us. Soldiering on and putting a brave face on things seriously effects the way that we breath and our vocal quality, even though we think we have persuaded everyone that we are doing fine. If you feel that your sadness at any loss or trauma is affecting your voice we can talk, and look at that together and work through it. Our experiences make us who we are, sometimes we have to learn how to work with strong emotions to feel more secure and grounded.
Breathwork can be a deep emotional cathartic process allowing us to shift into new awareness and more positive patterns. We are consciousness in a body, and that body contains our organs, our heart, our psyche, our voice, and, if you believe in one, our soul. Liberating your voice and healing your body, can also involve working with old beliefs that may be limiting. We all limit ourselves, sub-consciously, through shyness, sadness or past experiences. Empowering ourselves to Speak and Sing authentically allows us to let go of the past and evolve into our highest potential.
Emma Curtis is a professional singer with an international career. You can listen to recordings of her work here: Spotify: Von der Schönheit from Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, Vimeo Gallery: Emma Curtis (contralto) – opera arias and The Frolick live in concert.
Emma is a Professional Opera and Concert Singer, a Grief and Bereavement Counsellor, Massage Therapist, Secular Minister and Ceremonialist and Master Breathwork Practitioner. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GGSM) and plus two years Post-diploma Vocal Training at the GSMD, and three further years working with Marilyn Horne as a fellow at the Music Academy of the West; She gained my diploma in Professional Therapeutic Massage in 1988 and in 2009 trained in Seattle under Tom Kenyon in Sound Healing and Psycho-acoustics. Emma studied Pelvic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, and the symptoms of Stress, relating these conditions to connections between the body and mind. She is a certified Thanatologist specialising in Grief, Traumatic Loss and Bereavement, certified by Center for Loss, Colorado and am a member of ADEC, the Association for Death Education and Counseling; also a Master Breathwork Practitioner certified by Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts.