Holistic Vocal Coaching
What is holistic vocal coaching and
how is it different from traditional singing classes?
Traditional singing classes - You would probably go to singing classes to learn specific techniques on how to control your voice, sing more powerfully, discover more resonance, or increase your range for the purpose of singing professionally, joining a choir, or for your own pleasure. You will learn to use your voice as you would learn to use any instrument.
I have been a vocal coach for nigh on 25 years and have supported many people to discover and perfect their singing voice, however, I feel that the voice is more than a performance instrument. Rather than just a lineal A to B trajectory, (A - from not having a clue how to sing to B - perfecting your voice within the parameters of your ability), and treating the voice as a muscle to strengthen, improve, and control, I prefer to look at the voice as part of our expression in life. A whole-body instrument that has an impact on our life and those we share it with.
But what does that really mean?.....
Holistic vocal coaching teaches voice techniques, but it's not just about learning to sing, speak or present. Instead, it approaches the many ways we use our voice as the one voice and looks deeper into the relationship that we have with our own voice whether in business, performance or relationships. For example: for an insecure singer to surrender the tension and feel more confident on stage or a parent to communicate more effectively with their teenage child.
There is also a focus on techniques that help you to focus, quiet the mind and to reconnect to your WHOLE body instrument in a healing and evolving way; focusing not only on the physical sound but on the vibrational quality of your authentic voice.
Therefore, holistic vocal coaching has an impact on your own well-being, on however you use your voice professionally and in your relationships.
There is an element of self-awareness and observation to let go of what holds you back so you can maximise your communication in all areas of life.
Holistic vocal coaching is a continually expanding opportunity for self-realisation. Through learning to reconnect to your whole body instrument, you will discover your authentic voice which will feel steady and confident. However you use your voice, you will notice improvements in your physical and mental health and a deeper connection to yourself and in your relationships.
What does a holistic vocal coaching session
look like and what would I be doing?
Here’s what a holistic vocal coaching session might look like (they can be quite unpredictable and respond according to personal circumstances, but as an example):
We will explore any issues that are affecting you right now and how this may affect your body, voice and the way you express yourself.
We create a space of clarity so that you can easily recognise what’s holding you back and what feels out of alignment with you. Once you are aware, it's easier to let go of what is interfering with your authentic voice.
I will take you through a meditation to reconnect to the steady space within you from where you will bring your true voice.
We will explore diaphragmatic and pelvic breathing to connect to these areas and bring more power to your voice.
We will address posture and move the body to support you to sing or speak free of any tension.
All the vocal warm-ups and strengthening exercises will be from the whole body instrument and with much awareness of the vibrations of sound and their quality.
We will explore Improvisation and what it feels like to surrender from needing to know what to sing, say or do.
We can agree on daily rhythms that support you to maintain consistency and I will keep you accountable via messenger between sessions.
How much does
a session cost ?
I offer a 6 week package so you can feel the benefits of holistic singing lessons. If, after 6 weeks you wish to continue, you may do so, session by session, at the rhythm that you feel is convenient and beneficial to you. The investment for this 6-week programme is 390€ which includes 6 x 1 hour practical classes with Messenger support during the programme, as well as feedback on your voice and a practice plan.
I also offer a two hour voice healing session to get clear on what is holding your voice back, discover some exercises that will help you to feel confident and have more power and resonance in your voice, and enjoy a vibrational healing attunement to reconnect you to your body and voice. This session lasts for approximately two hours and costs 140€.