Welcome! If you’re looking for info about my vocal coaching work, below you’ll find the answers to many of the questions I hear from new enquiries.
Click on any of the headings below to expand the information.
Ultimately, the best way to find out whether I’ll be a good fit for your needs is to book in a Discovery Call, so we can chat about your history with your voice, and where you’d like to go from here.
All the info about that & booking link is here: Get Started
DO YOU WORK WITH WITH ADULT BEGINNERS?
DO YOU WORK WITH WITH PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS?
DO YOU WORK WITH KIDS?
DO YOU WORK ON SPEECH?
CAN ANYONE LEARN TO SING?
WHAT IF I'M TONE DEAF?
DO I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO READ MUSIC?
WHERE DO YOU WORK?
HOW OFTEN / HOW LONG SHOULD SESSIONS BE?
WHAT'S YOUR HOURLY RATE?
Sucker for the details? I also have a document which goes into more detail about what to expect in sessions with me, my approach & how I work. Click here for the full info.
My approach is tailored to each individual’s needs and goals, however often the focus is on anatomy-based vocal technique, to empower you to have an understanding and control of your instrument. We can also work on the performance, artistry, and mindset side of singing. I have learnt many techniques from many different teachers, coaches, and courses over the years and will personalise my approach to best suit your learning style and goals! Click here for my “Session Menu”, which outlines some of the wider topics we can cover.
In terms of technique, some of the material we can cover includes:
How your vocal folds (aka vocal cords) actually produce sound
What your voice is actually doing when you go between “head voice”, “chest voice”, “falsetto” etc, and how to control these changes and access areas of your voice you haven’t previously been able to sing in
Smoothing over the passagio/break/bridge between registers
What vocal techniques you are already using and what your habits & default settings are
What causes vocal damage and how to prevent it
How to get more strength/power/volume from the voice
How to make high notes easier, less strained, and better-sounding
Increased vocal control and agility
How to utilise a wide palette of vocal colours/tones/timbres for a variety of styles
Healthy & functional breathing for different kinds of tasks
Enunciation & clarity
Postural alignment & releasing extraneous tension
How to analyse your own voice and self-assess, as well as analyse other singers
Moving away from mimicking, and finding your own sound
Vocal and physical stretches, warm-ups, and vocal health practices
Getting comfortable on stage, performance technique, microphone technique, preparing for a performance
Getting past that one area of your voice that frustrates you, whatever it may be!