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What is Holistic Voice?
I have been eager to define this phrase, myself, ever since it first occurred to me! The definition, for me, is still evolving, but I guess, for now, the answer I have come up with is – if you are looking for someone to teach you vocal technique, divorced from the essence of who you are, and in a somewhat perfunctory, perhaps dry manner, who will teach you scales but overlook your issues, you have probably come to the wrong person. If, however, you are looking for a mentor to help you with vocal technique as well as guide you, the whole you – your voice, body, mind, breath, feelings, and spirit, into a space of functioning awareness, then you may well have landed on the right web page, at the very right time!
CAVEAT/NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: I am currently accepting for in-house studies only those students who have chosen to remain as a part of the “great unjabbed” population. Being an unjabbed individual myself, and having studied the less than desirable aspects of these shots (hastily foisted by monied and other interests upon an unsuspecting population) I have great compassion for those who have taken one or more jabs. Nevertheless, I remain committed that I will work in person only with the unjabbed, until there is more known about this phenomenon known as “shedding” which, sadly, occurs from the jabbed to the unjabbed. I am choosing to avoid this possibility for the time being by setting this boundary. You are, however, welcome to study with me online, and may wish to inquire, as I do have several students who are among the jabbed, and who study remotely!
I have been active for many years not only in singing and performing, but have been, for decades, an avid and passionate student of spirituality, metaphysics, human behavior/relationships, and alternative health. I am also a breathworker and Reiki practitioner (see below), and have been a representative of holistically oriented products, as well as advocate of a holistic paradigm for many years. I, therefore, approach the teaching of students as something that encompasses dimensions other than the simple acquisition of a set of skills, but as a more complex and complicated process, in which the student’s body, mind, emotions, and spirit, not to mention will are all involved.
How can I help you?
I am available as your personal teacher and coach, to help you with singing, and issues related to singing, speaking, and simply being comfortable in your body. The breath is the common thread in all these endeavors. When we are in touch with our breath, and therefore more in touch with our inner world, we can then achieve a greater awareness in the body/mind/spirit for singing and speaking. If your desire is to be able to sing or speak more proficiently, with more elegance, beauty, grace, and self-awareness, and with greater confidence and comfort inside “your own skin”, then I can probably be of assistance as your guide and mirror! And…if you want specific feedback from an experienced singer, breathworker, energy worker/empath, and positive coach/support person, or you simply want to work through a fear of expressing yourself through the voice, let’s chat! Whether counting the breath in meditation, mastering advanced breathing skills for singing or speaking, or doing conscious breathing/breathwork as a way to access one’s inner Self, the practice of some form of conscious breathing cannot help but get you in touch with your spirit, life force and, literally, inspiration! For to inspire is to literally bring in spirit (prana, chi) via the breath!
How much are the lessons?
I teach from my Longmont home and have reasonable tuition plans (three months/12 lessons/prepaid, for $480; 4 lessons/month prepaid for $180; if you come every other week, $108 prepaid; or if you come for ‘one ofs’ it’s $60/one-hour session). The first, or initial session, is a no obligation, approximately 1 1/4 hr. long intake and assessment session, and is $65 prepaid.
Students and/or guardian of a minor are asked to complete and sign an intake/questionnaire/agreement form prior to first lesson. A sliding scale may also be available, depending on your circumstances and desire to study.
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