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Natural Vocal Freedom

Sing Without Strain – Free Your Voice – Perform at your Best

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GAIN POWERFUL IMPROVEMENTS IN VOCAL and POSTURAL PERFORMANCE
Master Confidence : Free your voice : On and off stage.

 

In this fun and uplifting lively self discovery; we explore key concepts and practices that mis-align our natural physical design that affect the voice and the whole Self.

Do you…..

– run out of breath long before the phrase is sung?
– experience debilitating shyness or lack of confidence?
– does paying attention to your posture while singing or practicing get too tiring?
– voice, jaw, muscles too tight, too loose?
– feel stuck in dysfunctional patterns?
– have difficulty coordinating voice control you should KNOW, but can’t perform?
– get tense, stressed, overwhelmed?
– feel tired, sore with neck or shoulder pain?
– find yourself slumping, but pulling yourself up too hard?

Do you want to…

Gain trust in your vocal strength; you have it: you need to own it?
Balance breathing and vocal sound easier?
Improve confidence and control to connect with the audience?
Overcome painful shoulders, tension, anxiety?
Enhance breathing, relaxing and stage presence?
Calm nerves to integrate singing with sleeping well?

Summary of Starter Programme. You will explore and learn…

– What you want and why;
– Voice skills;
– Practice approaches;
– Presentation skills in performance;
– Psychophysical coordination.

Who may be interested: professional singers, educators of singers, choir members, students and keen amateurs. Or anyone who just loves to sing.

–In session, we discover how the release of muscle tightness restores the natural effortless voice.

–With discussion, hands on demonstration and body awareness skills (body mapping), we learn to express the easy flow that transforms the whole voice/person.

Natural Vocal Freedom is a modern and multi-faceted approach to vocal training.  Working with F M Alexander’s discoveries we uncover unnecessary involuntary muscle interference to gain a clear, powerful voice.
Jann McMichael – Director and certified Alexander Technique teacher.


“It helped me open out, I lost the croaky quality to my voice.  Most of all, I gained confidence in singing.” 
Bronwyn White, aspiring singer.

“How easy it is to release tension and keep my head relaxed”
Robert Howell, Auckland choir director, voice teacher; classical singer discovered.

“My voice is more connected, it’s not as croaky”.  Gay Pearse – retired teacher

 “The best thing I got out of it was the ability to relax and not push; a lot of relaxation around the jaw…Really a feeling of confidence in general” Sarah Spence

Cost.

  • Private 1-2-1 hourly sessions $90.  Have an assessment consultation – springboard to your personal singing needs.  Explore key concepts to understand your unique benefits.
  • Starter package – If this is your first time, here’s my special starter offer.
    Sign up for 6 (the cost is $540), you pay  $500.
    After 6 lessons you’re singing with less tension and stress.  It starts to feel easier and more comfortable.  Your everyday actions like singing practice, moving, sitting, standing, working have all eased up.
  • 10 lesson package Costs $900.  You pay $810
    After 10 lessons you are more able to use your new found knowledge more and more.  Singing and breathing  feel more relaxed.  You have greater understanding of what your voice can achieve, more confidence in yourself.

Pay $90 now and contact me to make a date.
Balance when you begin lessons

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Got questions?  Email me  or call me +64 021 153 7774  to book a session.

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Master classes on offer

From time to time I offer workshops and courses that focus on specific problems.  Contact me to find out more.

Gain your next step of four modules that follow Level 1.  Certification for Natural Vocal Freedom for Singers.

This programme takes singers and voice specialists to their deeper potential and to create a ‘yes plan’ to achieve their dreams.

Internationally trained Alexander teacher, I help singers and vocalists realize their desires for powerful, energetic voice through Natural Vocal Freedom. I provide a solid base understanding of the your vocal/body that enables you to transform your practice and concert results.  “WHAT MINDS….MATTERS”!

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Singing Teachers: Are you interested in sharing this work with your students or choir members? Let me come to you!  I conduct mini and mega classes in teacher’s studios.

You can expect a dynamic and engaging workshop with active and student-involved routines.  The students gain take-away skills for enhancing their vocal/physical ease for both practicing and singing.

Schools choirs, college singers: I specialise in group workshops with college and school choirs.

I present SET YOUR VOICE AND BREATHING FREE programme at the Voices of Sacred Earth Festival, Auckland.

Working with teens, I coached vocalists at the Girls Rock ! Camp Aotearoa a summer programme, January 2018.

Contact me for Master Class and to find out more.

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