I believe that singing is good for everyone, for both your physical and emotional health. With 25 years of experience as a singing teacher, I hope to offer something practical, thought provoking and fun for all my students.
Here's what some of them had to say...
Elizabeth thanks for the wonderful voice lesson the other day, you use technique and intuition combined to invite the real voice in and to unmask constrictions and patterns of masking and holding back our 'true' sound, to reveal the voice we were given in all it's vulnerability and uniqueness!
Voice Maintenance for Professional Singers.
Do you ever have even the slightest sore throat after a performance? Not only can throat strain reduce your performance ability during heavy performance times, rehearsing or touring, it can cause long term damage, loss of voice and result in the need for surgery.
My Voice Maintenance sessions are all about the long term health and vitality of your voice. Like a yoga session for the voice, you get to thoroughly stretch and relax your voice, experience excellent vocal posture and leave the session totally energised and ready to sing for the rest of the day. The warming up techniques I will take you through are so great for preparing you to sing and getting your voice sounding it's absolute best every time, that you'll want to use them before every performance or recording. Any post performance soreness will be a thing of the past and you will have practical tools to keep your voice in great shape for the rest of your life.
Personal Growth by Vocal Shift
The voice is so central to our self image - how we sound is who we think we are and who we think we are affects how we sound. Moments of trauma at pivotal developmental moments can affect the voice profoundly and for the rest of your life. Shifting the vocal position and experiencing the voice sounding and feeling as free and clear as though the trauma hadn't happened is an amazing way to heal and surprisingly easy (compared to hours of talk therapy and introspection)
Working from the premise that we are born with perfectly healthy voices (think of a baby crying in it's first minutes of life) while re-experiencing the natural, healthy posture of the voice, we tap into early memory and reclaim closed off parts of ourselves. Hearing our voices sound open, confident, authentic and deeply alive is a very moving as well as healing experience.
As your voice becomes stronger, more authentic, more comfortable and vibrant, the effect that has on your self-image and general mental health and mood is inestimable.
Vocal Technique - beginners to advanced
Singing lessons for all styles of singing. Increase your range, warm, deepen and strengthen your vocal tone, experience the power of resonance. Along with regular vocal technique I can offer any combination of the following:
Ear training, song interpretation, music theory for singers, jazz improvisation, performance skills, repertoire advice, developing an authentic, personal and original singing style.
Elizabeth Jose is a British trained vocal coach with over 20 years teaching experience. Along with her private practice she has taught singing at the Guildford Rock School, Blackheath Conservatoire of Music, Slough College, Richmond College, Northbrook Church of England School among others.
for Christmas, birthdays etc. give the gift of singing
From beginners of all styles to professional singers wanting to work on their long-term vocal health to people seeking the personal growth that targeted voice work can bring, a single session or a series of 3 can bring serious results. That's quite a gift!
You can buy gift lessons using a credit card or with a paypal account using the buttons below, or send me an e-mail mailto:email@example.com if you prefer to use a personal check or money order. I can send the certificate in a gift card to you by mail or you can print out a confirmation e-mail if time is of the essence.
I can also give lessons to anyone in the world with a skype account, good broadband speed and a camera on their computer. Ask me about my reduced rate for students in full time education.