Michaela is a singing/voice/yoga coach. In addition to running her private studio practice, she leads two vocal projects in London, such as a vocal improvisation group and voice and body/yoga classes. She earned a master’s degree with distinction in Voice Pedagogy/Research at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David/Voice Study Centre. One of her research studies was published by Routledge in the peer-reviewed journal Voice and Speech Review. She is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, a Level III certified teacher in Somatic Voicework™, a Level I and II Estill Voice Training™, and a qualified yoga teacher (RYT® 500).
"I draw my knowledge not only from my pop, jazz, vocal improvisation and classical training background but also from my research studies and from practising various voiceworks, such as the Fitzmaurice Voicework®, the Alexander technique, The Accent Method, The Roy Hart Theatre, Linklater Voice, The Grotowski Institute, Body-Mind Centering®, Feldenkrais Method®, The Roll Model® Method, Estill Voice Training™, Somatic Voicework™ - The LoVetri Method, Yin, Restorative and Hatha Yoga."
The sessions below offer everything from learning effective tools/practices (for performing, singing exams, studying healthy vocal techniques, facing performance anxiety, etc.) to opening up and using the voice as a healing instrument. She also offers mentoring/coaching sessions.
It is possible to meet online or in person in London.
Singing sessions focus on exploring singing techniques, expanding vocal range, improving intonation, music theory, sight-reading, aural training and more.
Holistic Singing Sessions
Holistic singing sessions enable you to sing effectively while developing greater self-awareness, creativity, technical expertise and confidence. When we train holistically, we not only strengthen our voice and learn specific techniques. We also bring the mind, body, spirit and emotions into one place. In the session, you work with breath, voice, body and sensations of sound. I use specific types of exercises that will support you in finding new ways of fully expressing yourself.
These sessions prepare your voice for effective communication in front of the camera, on the stage, in front of the audience, in the work environment or your private life. The focus will be on exploring vocal techniques, articulation, diction, resonance, and expression...
"When the voice is blocked, muffled or held back, life gets blocked too. Sounding releases emotions that can turn into tensions and physical complaints if not expressed. It allows you to restore the natural flow of your life through the brilliance and power of your voice." These sessions are dedicated to those who want to work on their voices without taking singing or voice sessions.
Voice and Body/Yoga/Movement
This technique applies specially designed physical exercises that help to restore, build, and maintain the mind-body-voice connection. You discover exercises that encourage a flow of energy to open up breathing and untangle knots in your body, mind and voice.
Fitzmaurice Voicework® Sessions
The purpose of Fitzmaurice Voicework® is to support individuals in finding and using their unique voices—in healthy, clear, and creative ways—while developing greater freedom and presence. Fitzmaurice Voicework® combines adaptations of classical voice training techniques with modifications of yoga, shiatsu, bioenergetics, energy work, and many other disciplines. This integration harmonizes the voluntary and involuntary parts of the nervous system.
More can be found at www.fitzmauriceinstitute.org
Mental and emotional issues can cause physical tightness. This tightness is stored in body tissue that impacts the whole body and affects the quality of the voice. If this energy is not released, it leads to unexplained physical problems, emotional issues, and psychological blockages. Therefore, these sessions apply voicework, breathwork and gentle movement to restore a harmonious balance.
These sessions are for you if you are searching for fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, career growth, constructive feedback, clarity or support with overcoming creative blocks and challenges. Creative mentoring/coaching sessions can be a one-off meeting dedicated to a specific topic/concern, or can continue over a longer period. More can be found HERE.
Embodied coaching is similar to the mentoring/coaching mentioned above. The difference is that here, we use the voice and the body as the guiding elements rather than exchanging information. We might use embodied movement, yoga, vocal exploration, breathwork, meditation, visualization and more. The session offers an approach to healing and growth by connecting the body, the voice, the mind and emotions. It will support you in embodying the life you want to wake up to.
Performance anxiety is a term used to describe a persistent reaction of fear and nervousness when confronted with the possibility of having to do something while being watched. These sessions will offer options to overcome this fear and reach the full potential as an artist and a communicator.
Additional sessions include:
- Sound Healing
- Vocal Improvisation and Real-Time Composition
- Vocal Health and Longevity
- Chakra Toning
- Vocal Exploration
- Overcoming Fears through Voicework
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Once I know more, I will create a personalised plan for you.
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