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Am I right? - You’re a keen singer, it’s an important part of your life, and you do it for fun, to express yourself, to feel uplifted, connected and part of a group; and you also have an urge to unlock the dormant talent in your voice and perhaps perform.
But you feel frustrated that you can’t get all the qualities that you really want from your voice, you struggle with certain issues such as breathing or range, and you feel let down that your singing doesn’t really do you full justice as a person.
You want to be a lot more confident in your singing, and have control over your voice so you can sing with power and freedom... But you don’t know how to achieve that on your own, or even what’s possible for you, so you’ve realised you need some solid guidance.
Hey, I’ve been there too, and I’ve come out the other side
I’m a singing coach for aspiring and emerging performers.
I help them to break through their blocks, and skyrocket their vocal talent, so they can sing like magic and become confident and captivating vocalists. I also help them discover their unique vocal strengths and style.
I’ve been singing for most of my life, I was lucky enough to have a family that positively encouraged music making. I took classical singing lessons for a couple of years at the age of 15 but it wasn’t really my thing.
Although I loved singing and wanted to do it more, I was really shy and unconfident as a teenager and so I didn’t dare to do it around people because I didn’t want to be noticed. I didn’t feel able to ‘give voice’ to myself.
Things changed, first by sheer luck and then through focus
But in my early twenties I joined the direct action environmental movement in Southwest England and singing was a normal part of life there – on camp, people sang every night round the fire to entertain themselves, and during the day, they sang on actions to raise our spirits and get our message across with protest chants.
Although I was still shy, I was gradually put at ease by the very free and friendly culture I found myself in, and I was more and more able to join in with the music and singing.
And because we were singing about our cause, our beliefs, and our radical lifestyle, it was a really empowering experience and my singing began to thrive, because I was literally ‘making my voice heard’ in the world. It was a natural way of life that was such a refreshing release from the urban world and judgmental culture I had grown up in.
And although I loved singing with that tribe of activists, and the acceptance of it, I did start to become aware that my voice was quite breathy and had a rather nasal quality which was too penetrating. I listened to myself in comparison to others and found myself inferior. So I lost confidence and became frustrated because I didn’t know what to do about it.
But then I came across a 2-year community music course which included a thorough training in holistic singing methods, and I jumped at it. It was with the internationally-respected Tonalis Music Centre in Stroud. I found it fantastic to have spent a few years playing music in a free-flowing, organic way with my mates, but then to get some more structured input to develop my music and singing.
And the vocal training was an absolute treasure, it was like being shown a map of the territory that you had blindly wandered in for a long time, and seeing where all the jewels lay.
Suddenly I was being shown the whole of my voice and how all the parts of it worked together, and how to access a full range of different qualities, so that I was no longer ‘stuck in a rut’ with one way of singing; and I was able to release most of my bad habits and replace them with positive ones that strengthened my voice week by week.
I diligently put these new techniques into practice and I could really hear the results, so my voice became richer, fuller, freer and I felt happy to be heard again. I finally felt that my voice ‘did me proud’!
Since then I have had so many compliments about my singing I can’t count, and I have continued to study and implement this holistic training method, both on my own and by doing further courses. ( In fact I’m a bit of a nerd about it! ;)
Sometimes when people say how beautiful my voice is, I can’t help feeling funny because they say it as if they think I am just graced with ‘natural talent’ but I know full well it is because I have LEARNT how to sing better!
Aswell as being passionate about singing myself, I also really love teaching and coaching, partly because I have so many wonderful, fun, embodied techniques for bringing the music out of people, and partly because I love seeing people grow in confidence and self-expression as they discover the rich voice inside them.
I have also been growing my songwriting and performance skills over the years and been developing myself as a singing artist aswell as a teacher. This means that I have the knowledge and experience to help aspiring performers achieve their desires, aswell as help amateur and semi-professional singers to hone their vocal skills.
I am a member of the NVPN, Natural Voice Practitioners Network, and I am currently studying for the CME, the Certificate For Music Educators, an NVQ Level 4 which is accredited by Trinity College of Music, London.
I’ve been helping singers for 7 years now and I have become better and better at it, and I love making a positive, tangible difference in people’s lives.
I would love to hear from you! To learn more about how I can help you unlock the potential in your voice, check out my
Voice Coaching page or email me at: email@example.com
I had hardly sung at all before, but in these fun, playful sessions Selena held a space where I began to feel confident to explore my voice and express myself, without words.
Each time, I left feeling more present, energised and confident in my singing. I also learnt about listening and harmonising, and the group created some beautiful sounds.
Copy editor and beginner singer
In the past I have spent a lot of time and money on online voice training programs which have claimed guaranteed success.
None of these worked for me.
3 years ago I became one half of a musical duo and now sing professionally, full time.
Sounding good in a live environment is something I have always struggled with.
The Vibrant Voice course builds you, and your voice, up from the core.
As a result, my voice sounds clearer even at the end of the week after hours and hours of performing.
Instead of hiding behind the music, I now turn my mic up and am proud of how I now sound.
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