Your voice expresses your thoughts, feelings and desires. Your pitch, tonal quality, rate of speech, volume, inflection and more often determine whether or not someone is willing (and able) to listen to you.
Cultivate a speaking voice that people love to listen to as you speak authentically with purpose, impact and ease.
Don't kid yourself. Every time you interact with someone you are presenting/performing--whether in person, online or via the written word. Coaching can mean the difference between daily frustration and career success.
If you have experienced any of the following, I can help you free your voice and express yourself with greater ease, confidence and results.
If you are suffering with vocal issues that are negatively impacting your confidence and ability to interact, let's talk. These issues create anxiety, frustration, isolation, miscommun-ication, lost opportunities and so much more. There is no need to suffer. These habits can be corrected and you can cultivate a healthy, effective and pleasant speaking voice.
Speakers typically see marked results in 12 sessions (60 minutes/wk) depending upon needs and skills. For maximum learning and changes that stick, 6-12 months of ongoing coaching is optimal. Why? Remember, poor speaking habits and the distracting body language that often accompanies them, likely began in childhood. It takes time and support to undo and extinguish such lifelong patterns. One year is not a long time for such an impactful and life-changing commitment to yourself!
Connie works with singers, ages 12 to Adult, at all levels of competency, from 'tone shy' beginners to accomplished performers, desiring to study Contemporary Commercial Music.
Connie also loves to support kindred spirits… injured singers who have suffered vocal damage through illness, medical issues or improper singing habits. These individuals can greatly benefit from understanding how their injuries occurred, how to “undo” their unhealthy vocal habits, and most importantly, how to “renew” their beautiful voices through adopting good technique and healthy habits.
Bottom line: I want to show you how to manage your singing, make good choices for yourself and feel confident and joyful about sharing your music.
Vocal Technique Instruction
Music Theory & Sight Singing
Studio Recording Prep
If you want to learn how to use your voice in the most healthy ways, successfully navigate your registers, increase your range and power, gain flexibility for runs and riffs, improve your tonal quality and pitch, key your material, explore styles, learn how to harmonize, read music and so much more--let's talk. The first step is to schedule a Vocal Assessment to determine your skills and goals, and to see if we are a good fit to work together.
Singers are accepted for full-time lessons (45 minutes/wk) and are encouraged to make a 12-month initial commitment, depending upon needs and skills. For high level skill development, serious singers enroll in ongoing lessons.
Your voice is an instrument--learn how to play it well!
Do you think you are a good breather? If so, the odds are not in your favor. Approximately 87% of Americans are shallow breathers. You can change all that in six sessions.
Essential Breathing™ is an educational training program designed to help you correct unhealthy breathing patterns that contribute to stress, fatigue, illness, anxiety, mental confusion, overwhelm and so much more.
Essential Breathing Intensive
Breathing Training is offered in a six- session intensive format to retrain the body and subconscious mind for lasting results. It is transformative.
This one-on-one training provides all the tools you need to restore your free and natural breath, gain awareness and insight about your specific breathing patterns & issues, learn how to use your breath to support you in your everyday life and gain effective strategies to maintain lifelong healthy breathing habits.
Keynote Presentations … 20-30 min
Connie would love to share an overview of the benefits & principles of Essential Breathing™ with your group.
Activities include a lively demonstration of common breathing distortions and a 'first step
strategy' that participants can implement to immediately enhance their breathing and well-being. This presentation provides an interactive & informative introduction to the importance of healthy breathing for optimal well-being.
If you are struggling with your breath and feel like something just isn't right, connect and we will explore this together.
For even more info, download my free breathing report pdf below.
Do you want to be magnetic and memorable? Your ability to connect with others in a genuine, confident and caring way is the key to success on a live or virtual stage, in a board room or in an audition or interview.
This connection usually begins long before you set foot on the stage. Remember, you are always performing!
Learn the steps to build rapport beginning at first contact and continuing on after a performance or a presentation is over.
When you are authentic and engage with others from your heart, people relate and respond in-kind. Yes, you need to rehearse, but my experience is that being authentic and confident (rather than polished to perfection) is what people remember. People respond to emotion more than anything else.
The talk I remember best was nearly 40 years ago. Wayne Dyer walked out on a stage in San Diego and quietly stood there looking at us. Then he shared that he had just received news that a good friend had died in an accident. He proceeded to share about his shock and grief - and his desire not to let us down by cancelling. He shared stories and connected with hundreds of people in that room and inspired us all to consider what changes we might want to make to live well in the time we're given.
This is the place to learn reliable, proven, practical tools to forge strong vocal skills, reinforcing body language and tools to own a stage or nail a presentation and create memorable moments and lasting connections.
Your unconscious body language impacts our impression of you from the moment you walk into a room. Make sure the messages you are sending are the ones you want others to receive.
Learn to consciously choose and direct your body cues so they support you and reinforce your words.
It is important to become aware of your non-verbal behavior/body language and consciously manage it to navigate successfully through your interactions so your body is reinforcing the messages you want to share rather than sabotaging them. Your body is also an integral component of your listening skills. One of the most valuable skills in connection is showing others you are listening, not through your words, but through your body cues. They have much more impact.
Remember the old adage, "Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words." It's true. Your body language is 60% of your communication. You absolutely must become aware of your non-verbals and make them congruent with your words.
Stand out and be effective on video conference calls...
Video conferencing is here to stay. More importantly, video calls are more impactful, so always choose a video call over an email or phone call. In 30 minutes, you will learn the basic tools you need to feel confident and present yourself in a professional manner online so that you stand out. You will learn to look great, sound great and get your message across while also strengthening your relationship with the other person or group. These steps are easy to implement and provide immediate results. Read my January blog post for specific tips, then email me if you want to shine!
Prepare for an interview, audition, recording session or gig...
Coaching and support to nail an interview, audition, prepare for a recording session or strategically plan a gig will save you time, money and needless anxiety--and greatly increase your opportunities for success.
Polish your speech or presentation...
A coaching session can help you polish your speech and elevate it from 'good' to 'awesome'. Remember, it's not just what you say, it's how you say it!
Email me to schedule a clarity call to discuss how I can help you create an inspiring and memorable talk.
Schedule a free clarity call to brainstorm ways I can assist you.