We all have the right to speak and to sing. We all have the power to chose to be heard. We can all sing. We can learn to feel confident about our speaking voices. We can improve the connection between our voices and our bodies to release our true expression.
My approach is to help you find your authentic voice.
I work with who you are and how your body works for you. So, your sessions will include working with your voice, breath and movement, plus some discussion about the ways that you perceive and approach speaking and singing to guide you to your healthy, powerful voice.
What is Voice Alchemy and how can it help?
Having used my voice professionally for many years, I have also studied the effects of singing on physical, mental and emotional health, and from that study I have developed Voice Alchemy.
Voice Alchemy is a system for using your voice to create relaxation and health in your body. Sound is a powerful healing tool, and to use your own voice as a healing tool for your own body is the most powerful of all. Learn more about Voice Alchemy here.
What happens in a singing lesson or public speaking session?
We begin with a quick chat, then breathing and vocal exercises to warm-up, learn about and coordinate your voice, this is where you will learn the most about freeing your natural voice. You can then decide if you would like to work on a song or speech, or continue the session by experimenting with and developing the flexibility of your voice. If you don’t yet know what you want to sing or present, we can play it by ear and go at your pace and I can help you choose something that suits you.
In singing lessons you will learn vocal technique for classical singing and for folk, jazz and musicals, whichever style you wish to sing your new technique will serve you. For more about my approach to singing click here
Public speaking success is very much about you feeling comfortable to be your authentic self in front of your audience. If we are trying to hide our nerves or perhaps the way we truly feel about our voice from our audience, our voices tend to let us down. Public speaking tuition is about finding the power and authenticity in your voice with the confidence ‘on-stage’ to get your message strongly and successfully to your audience. For more about my approach to public speaking click here
How to prepare for your first singing or public speaking lesson.
Take a few moments to think about what you feel about your voice and what you want to get out of your sessions. If you can, remember or chose a song or speech that you feel able to let me hear. That gives me a lovely way to hear your voice, and see you, as you present. This is so often a little different from the way that you naturally speak when chatting and gives me a clear idea of how we can quickly get to the essence of what you wish to learn. If the thought of presenting something totally freaks you out, then just bring yourself, the way that you feel on the day of your session, and we’ll start right there – no pressure, your session time is for You.
How to prepare for a Voice Alchemy or Sound Healing session.
Just bring yourself along, however you feel today, and we will start there. Wear comfortable clothing that you can relax and move in, if you can. We’ll chat a bit to find out how you are and what you would like from your session and then I’ll tailor your session especially for you, for de-stressing, general health and happiness, pain management or whatever you wish to work on. You can choose to learn techniques for your own Voice Alchemy or just lie back and chill out surrounded by healing sound.