Training the Voice
Every voice is unique and so each clients lesson is different. Whether your speaking or singing you use the same instrument, and like training for any other muscular system, good form, mindful regular use, and a respect for your body, are all essential components when training your voice. The voice depends on many interconnected systems, an inbalance in any of those areas could cause you frustrations and prevent you from achieving your potential.
The professional performer is an elite voice user, with whom we are aiming to make the vocal system an athlete in its own right, able to withstand continued use for hours on end at a high performance level.
Professional voice users use their voice for their job on a daily basis for hours on end, often under some form of stress; teachers, sales, telemarketing, managers, public speakers etc. Learning how to use your voice with efficiency can help to prevent any vocal problems occuring further down the line.
No matter what your level of voice use, we always approach our work through encouraging efficient breath use and posture work, as well as developing your grounding and awareness of your instrument. What else we cover is hugely dependant on your voice, your vocal goals and any specific 'performance' demands, this is why its important to do an initial consultation session.
We often use repertoire to work towards certain goals in your vocal development, whether that be musical rep, text from a monologue or a works presentation. We use exercises in both the sung and spoken voice, but more importantly, we aim to help you cross the boundary of 'learning in isolation' to actively applying technique to the context relevant to you (performance, speech, audition, interview, presentation, etc...). This is a big part of how we coach technique.
Getting to know you is also a big part of how we work!
We aim to have open working partnerships with all our clients, and always want you to feel comfortable to explore your voice with us, and of course to have some fun along the way!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Joey: Tuesday - Friday 3pm - 7pm
Lucy: Saturday 1pm onwards.