MY APPROACH TO VOICE COACHING

 

 
 

We work together to clarify your needs and how to address those needs. Rather than “fixing” your voice, I help you find a richer, healthier access to your voice while you learn to use it more effectively. 

Focus
Depending on your needs, we can focus on these and other areas:

  • Developing Vocal Power and Freedom: strengthen your voice, increase resonance, and reduce vocal fatigue. Free a high, tight, or monotone voice.
     
  • Finding Your Voice: access your voice and communicate more clearly and expressively.
     
  • Dealing with Stress and Anxiety: learn to feel better and express yourself more effectively under stress.
     
  • Developing Presence and Being Heard: learn to develop greater presence and be heard more easily.
     
  • Integrating Body, Breath, and Voice: integrate your body, breathing, impulse, and voice to speak in an embodied way. Develop personal warm-ups that are effective for you.
     
  • Improving Communication: develop your ability to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts.
     
  • Shifting Harmful Habits: learn to speak or sing in ways that prevent or heal vocal nodules. This is done in conjunction with medical professionals.

Influences
I am a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®--which offers a wealth of perspective and exercises. I also draw upon a variety of other approaches to address your needs.

Approaches to Learning
The work will be conceptual, experiential and practical, and the emphasis will change as needed. 

  • Why Conceptual? Because how you understand something affects how you do it. 
  • Why Experiential? Because it’s not enough just to understand something. In order to learn something deeply, you also need to experience it directly.  
  • Why Practical? Because it’s important that our work is useful outside of the studio.
 

What I offer:

  • Private Voice Coaching
    Private Voice Lessons in my Los Angeles studio (or your locations) provide the opportunity to focus on your specific needs.
     
  • Voice Workshops
    Voice Workshops (offered in Los Angeles, nationally, and internationally) provide significant immersion in a short period.
     
  • Voice Classes
    Voice Classes for Performers in Los Angeles provide regular opportunities to work on your voice.