When working with a coach it is hugely important that you can have a trusting working relationship.
For this reason we will have an ‘Initial Fit’ session before commencing any long term work together. This is a two way process for us both to discuss your goals and struggles and to see if we are well suited.
How Many Sessions Will You Need?
Realistically, nobody goes to see a vocal coach once and is set for life. For this reason I offer packages tailored to your bespoke requirements. This might include:
Preparation for a show/ tour/ recording/ audition
Getting back in shape after illness, injury or a break
Intensive technical work to conquer persistent vocal issues
Accountability and getting into a routine
Support with practice structure and strategies
Goal setting, support and mentoring
If you would like to know more about the pedagogical methods that I use, click here.
What Will You Sing?
We will work on songs of your choosing- you are an artist and I respect your taste and style. I might make occasional suggestions and will definitely give advice, but choosing material on your own is an important part of understanding your voice.
An example session might include:
A diagnostic of your current vocal habits and health
Warm up and warm down strategies - particularly important for busy gigging singers
Individualised vocal development exercises- reviewed regularly to allow constant improvement
Strategies for accessing more range
Releasing vocal tension and unlocking vocal power
Strategies for efficient use of breath
Vocal Health guidance and signposting
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My top tips for getting the most out of your Vocal Coaching sessions.
Record each session on your smart phone, and listen to the recording afterwards. Singers who do this improve much more quickly.
Make notes in a journal such as this one.
Always bring a bottle of water with you (and be well hydrated ahead of time.)
Know your lyrics. Reading takes up brain power that you will need for other things!
Be prepared to make mistakes and sound terrible at times. This is an important part of the process.