Here you can find some background information about the philosophy and practice of my coaching.
I help people to find their authentic – true voice through vocal exercises that have positive impact on both singing and speaking voice. I work with all people who want to find their true voice regardless their singing and music abilities. This is the reason why the label of voice coaching is much closer to what I really do than for example the label singing teacher. In spite of that I also coach people to find their true self-expression and style of singing. My main focus isn’t culture and style but rather the unique quality of individual voice together with psychological and physical benefits of singing. I take what I call the inside-out approach. Everyone can then decide what type of songs and vocal expression is best for her or him… See an example of how an individual lesson can start:
Who are my clients?
I have clients, who in their early years were told to forget about singing. But their desire to sing never died. Some of my clients include teachers, sport coaches, interpreters, receptionists, actors and people from other professions who come to see me, as they suffer from voice strain and need to be voice fit. Other come to me because they want to find their true voice and therefore themselves. Some people see it as a fantastic way of relaxing and having fun. I also get some singers to join my classes as they want to develop their voices, get rid of mental and physical obstacles and give their vocal cords a boost. Each person comes with a different story, different needs, experience and different level of abilities. I treat everyone as an unique individual, because that’s the only way one’s voice can be liberated and developed. Read what my clients have to say about it.
How Do I Work?
The way I work is best described as discovering and developing your true voice. It’s based on special breathing and resonating exercises, which bring a new quality to your voice, and will have a positive impact on your overall well-being. It’s all about tuning your mind and body into a relaxed state. In this state you develop an ability to use your voice with ease, both for speaking and singing. This approach is beneficial for all the three groups: singers, non-singers and professional speakers.
I work with individuals, couples (e.g. mothers and daughters) and groups. Together we uncover the unique quality of each voice, which for many people remains hidden and dormant. With each client I create a set of individual exercises, which correspondent with her/his needs and life situation. These exercises have an overall impact on both their singing voice and speaking voice. This is why it doesn’t matter whether you can sing or not. If you were told you don’t have musical ear you should know that most of my clients improve their intonation very quickly and that there are very few people in each population who are truly tone deaf.
During the singing sessions I do not correct mistakes, instead I teach people how to find a connection between a feeling and a sound. The art of relaxed concentration (mindfulness) and listening brings far better results than hard effort, correction of mistakes and the desire to satisfy a teacher.
Do you have a more serious problem with your voice?
When I detect a voice problem that indicates a malfunction of vocal cords, I leave that for a voice (medical) specialist. However, I can always offer special exercises, which contribute to the regeneration of vocal cords. You can find more about it from my clients stories. Even more important in the singing therapy and discovering your voice is a very effective prevention of the common voice problems. And that’s only one of the positive aspects of this holistic approach to improving your voice.