Your Vocal Health

Vocal Freedom is a combination of understanding the physical and emotional aspects of your voice.

It’s also important to understand that these two aspects are invariably intertwined.

The Emotional

Voice Movement Therapy is a method of working with the whole person, not just the larynx!

When we are carrying stories from childhood, or more recent trauma, the muscular holding of tension or fear can really inhibit easy vocal production. Sometimes this holding is simply caused by bad singing habits we may have picked up along the way.
Using a combination of movement, breath work, visualization and specific vocal exercises, VMT can guide you into vocalizing freely, being heard and taking space.

Despite all the work I’d done with therapists, I was unaware how effective voice work is to deal with trauma; it’s been truly extraordinary.”

Sherry. Marin County CA

The Physical

After working with singers and actors for nearly 20 years, I decided to make space for myself to study voice over in 2012. I love everything about it – the characters, the drama, the ability to step in and out of roles on a dime. However, I quickly came to realize that no one was teaching the basic mechanics of voice production – or how to keep the voice safe.!
Voice actors are expected to narrate audio books or e-learning for many hours a day or scream and die in video game sessions with no support for their instrument.

And so began my quest to fill the gap for the professional voice user, in particular, voice actors with no formal voice training, singers and actors whose education was possibly patchy or incomplete, and teachers and public speakers who also rely on their voices to earn a living.

My online course, Your Vocal Health – The ‘How To’ Guide for Professional Voice Users,”  is the culmination of more than 20 years working with and studying the voice and a renewed passion for its anatomical efficiency.
Now if you don’t really have time or interest in learning vocal mechanics and voice function, but you really want to quickly and efficiently learn how to warm-up and cool-down your voice, then I made THIS MINI-COURSE, just for you!

Your Vocal Health

"This course is very practical and well rounded. Julia teaches a lot of technical information about how the voice works, and corrected some mistaken ideas I had had about the voice since acting school, years ago. And she gives a sensible, usable method to safely warmup, cool down and otherwise prepare for demanding voice work. The course provided me with a clear picture of how the voice works and swept away a lot of the junk in my head that wasn't doing my voice any good. It should be the new standard." Tyson U - Actor. San Francisco. CA

"The biggest thing that was always lacking in my singing lessons was how to care for your instrument. You could have been working on your technique for ages and yet not be able to take care of your voice outside of singing. Having also taken an extended course with Julia, she has an expansive knowledge of not just the act of singing and speaking, but most importantly, how to care for your instrument. Her passion for both the art and science of the voice make her unique and valuable. In fact, even if your interest in vocal health is strictly from a health perspective, I believe that you will benefit from her guidance and knowledge and be able to function with more ease." Rhoda G. music teacher. Marin County. CA