Many teachers conduct voice lessons using a series of preconstructed warmups and vocalises. This is rigid and ineffective, as each singer's vocal journey is unique. Voice Lesson By Design embraces the individual strengths of the singer, catering to their specific pedagogical needs. Every lesson is different. Creativity, playfulness, curiosity, humor, exploration, sensitivity and respect are held in a safe container during lessons, acting as fundamental collaborative elements of The Song-Heart Connection and Vocal Studio.
I take pride in working with any person who has suffered emotional and/or vocal
trauma due to injury or abuse, such as:
*vocal pathology: hemorrhage, paralysis, nodules, dysphonia
*vocal modulation: navigating changes in the voice as a result of aging or physiological evolution i.e. menopause, puberty, hormone therapy
*vocal fatigue: overuse of the instrument, swelling, laryngeal strain
*instructor maltreatment: neglectful, aggressive, belittling, condescending, inappropriate, shaming behaviors inflicted upon the singer by mentors
*cognitive behavioral therapy techniques
*overcoming performance anxiety
The Song-Heart Connection offers first rate vocal instruction and somatic experiences by way of vocal expression and storytelling, exercising holistic health through the understanding of:
*guided inner child work
*attachment styles (and how they affect your personal and professional relationships)
*self-care and self-compassion
We all have a story. And so do the characters in the songs we sing. Storytelling in singing discharges trauma somatically and offers clarity and healing as we process our feelings through someone else's narration. With my vast knowledge of repertoire, I offer a service that invites the singer to explore repressed emotions through sung storytelling. This examination assists a singer in moving from a dysregulated nervous system to healthy, safe regulation.