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.
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
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 your 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 it’s anatomical efficiency.
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