Voice and Speech Coaching

Are you able to project your voice towards the people at the back? After forty-five minutes of singing, do you experience voice fatigue or are you still able to sing that beautiful final song in a clear voice, without hoarseness? When you are an artist performing on stage night after night, it is essential that you have a good technique to fall back on, that you know how your body works and how it supports you in anything you want to do with your voice. We will look at the way you stand and move. Does your breathing technique suffice as a basis for proper vocalisation? You’ll become aware of the muscles and the type of breathing that you use to project your voice. Do you actively articulate with your jaw, tongue and lips?

  • Situation

    The artist, after performing in front of an audience more than twice a day: ‘When I have been talking and singing for a long time, my voice always sounds hoarse’. Or the journalist who has to record their own item: ‘Others often tell me that I do not speak clearly. Can you help with this?’

  • Approach

    First I listen and look at posture, voice, speech and articulation and then, in consultation with the client, I set up a plan of action. Since breathing is the voice’s motor, the first thing you learn about in the training course is getting to know your body and learning how breath support works. We also do a work-out for the speech muscles. In my area of expertise we call this ‘accurate articulation’, or tongue twisters. Your articulation will be more fluid and you will learn to open your mouth more widely. This in itself has an effect on intonation and audibility. You will learn how to use the right stress.

  • Outcome

    You’ll be aware of good technique and be able to implement it in a professional setting.