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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.
My main reason for coming on the course was to find the confidence to sing in front of people rather than just to myself. I was happy with how I sounded before but I now realise how much more I can do!
My voice now has more purpose and power, it feels like it's coming from somewhere deeper within me, like I can connect to the source of my voice and it feels amazing!
Selena is a great teacher whom I instantly felt at ease with, the methods were not what I was expecting but it all makes perfect sense, and it works!
The course has been a wholly positive experience and I really do feel that I've come alive singing! Thanx Selena x
Selena brings a rich combination to her teaching: I was delighted by the light, playful, permission-giving where it felt easy to take risks; along with a depth, maturity and knowledgable holding which gave me insights into how I use my voice and what can hold me back.
I strongly recommend her if you want to explore and expand your voice - you are in safe, skilled, experienced hands.
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
'Selena's method helped me to retrain my voice. I was hurting my throat when I sang for extended periods, however that now seems to be a thing of the past. There's a lot to learn, in particular that singing is a whole body activity... The exercises were incredibly valuable.'
Francoise ElvinSinger in a community choir, and aspiring solo performer
'I have very much been enjoying your course..... a very good complement to the other singing classes I take. I have sung as a backing singer with a rock band, and I am also a member of a choir, "Eclipse" .... Prior to attending your course I had been struggling to maintain my singing voice for any length of time, and I was hoarse and husky in my speaking voice persistently. This is now greatly improved.'
Liz Jeffery, semi-professional singer
'I found the breathing exercise extremely helpful because it enable me to get in touch with what was going on in my abdomen as I breathed. It was a wonderful Eureka moment when I suddenly 'got it'! I now feel more confident that I won't run out of puff when I'm singing'.
Carole Denner, novice singer
' I was looking to smooth out register breaks and extend my range. In the class I was able to sing the higher notes more comfortably, and with continued practice, across my range the sound is smoother, richer and more consistent, and I've transformed the weaker areas around my register break. I would definitely recommend Selena's workshops'
Nina Bailey, amateur singer
'I absolutely loved the lessons, which have made a marked difference to the quality of my voice'
'The whole atmosphere was very nurturing, we all felt safe to use our voices in a very fun, relaxing and useful way. I learnt techniques that helped me achieve what I wanted to with my voice, including improving my range.
I highly recommend Selena's courses to all singers, no matter what their level of singing'
Justine Owers, drama teacher
'I use my voice all the time, in the ceremonies and singing groups I lead, and having coaching with Selena has really helped me to take care of my voice.
I have also gained confidence because Selena has helped me discover my natural strengths in singing, so now I know what kind of songs suit my voice best'
Sarah ChapmanSinging For The Brain leader and Celebrant
'Selena's workshop has made me want to sing again after a year's lapse. The tips she gave us made a big difference. I tried them out when I got home and found my voice singing smoothly and confidently. I'm looking forward to learning some new songs now'
Isabel Carlisle, Community facilitator
'I have been singing for six years with a successful local Chorus and wanted to develop my skills.
Selena method has given me vastly greater resonance and control of my voice.
I am now singing with much more confidence both as a chorus member and within a Quartet.
Now I understand that practising the basics is so massively important. Setting up for singing correctly not only benefits my singing but my whole sense of well being.
I would recommend Selena to anyone wishing to grow their vocal skills and get to know the holistic art of singing.'
Chris BirchSings with semi-professional choir The Kingsmen
'I decided to take singing lessons because, two years ago I began performing with an amateur dramatics group which performs an annual musical. I used to consider myself a “non-singer” which limited the roles for which I could audition. I wanted to be able to get a singing part.
Selena was always very positive and encouraging during our sessions, and tailored her approach to fit what I wanted to achieve, ie the confidence to sing, and the ability to manage my voice.
I found that my vocal tone improved considerably, and became more consistent, over the 8 sessions which I took. This was hugely encouraging, as I was rehearsing a part for the musical and was able to bring my vocal improvement to the rehearsals. I also raised the upper limit of my range which was exciting!
When it came to the performances, I sang solo in public for the first time, with a live orchestra, and loved it!
Now I may even consider trying an open mic performance at our local pub one of these nights! I have always believed that we can all do more than we think we can. My sessions with Selena shows what you can achieve if you try.
Amateur dramatics hobbyist
'I came away from the Voiceplay sessions each week feeling exhilarated! And it's such good fun!'
'Thanks Selena - in these singing sessions, you took me out of my comfort zone and into a new world of possibility!'
'Thanks for a wonderful workshop series. It was spontaneous, playful, surprising, mysterious, and certainly freed up my singing big time!'
'I've wanted to sing better for a long time now. I'd often been told my voice wasn't strong, and I struggled to understand the nuances of singing well and controlling my own voice.
Although I've improved gradually over the years under my own steam, I was very keen to finally get some expert instruction and find out what was holding me back. Selena's style helped me to relax and prepare my whole body for singing.
Through her clear teaching I discovered so much I never knew was there, and most importantly I've been able to apply it directly. Very quickly I was able to start banishing the thin nasal voice I'd always felt I was stuck with, giving way to a richer tone that I can control but still sounds like "me".
My bad habits have gone and have been replaced by a confidence in my voice that has opened up doors to jamming, performing, and - most nerve-wracking of all - singing in front of family members. I'm particularly grateful for the awareness I've gained about what works well for my voice, my range, and how to look after my voice too. I only wish I'd done it sooner!
Neil BennettHobby Singer
I used to do lots of singing and song-writing in my twenties, then did barely any for 12 years after having children. Several months ago, I started singing and playing my guitar again. I felt my voice needed strengthening and more consistency and that it was finally time to learn some proper techniques. I really wanted to get back into writing songs and playing some open mic nights again!
I really enjoyed Selena's sessions. She explained and demonstrated everything very clearly and has an excellent ear for hearing where I needed to make tweaks. I felt I improved quickly and looked forward to each lesson. Selena made me feel relaxed and able to be myself, so I wasn't afraid to make mistakes or ask for guidance. She was also really helpful with performance tips and gave me useful feedback when I played her my songs.
I have achieved much better tone and vibrato and a more consistent reliable voice all round. Going to these lessons has given me the confidence to start doing open mics again, where I am gaining in confidence all the time and am being very well received.
It feels so great to be following my musical heart again! The nervousness is wearing off each time I play in public and it feels so good to be out there again, and to hear such positive feedback :) I hadn't realised how empty I had felt for all those years without singing! Now I can't stop!
I highly recommend Selena's holistic approach to singing. She focuses not just on the physical aspects of singing, but also other influences, such as emotional and spiritual awareness which create a well-rounded, full-bodied approach to singing. This really resonated with me and kept me interested and engaged throughout. I liked the use of Alexander Technique too, which tied in perfectly. Yay!
Kerry LaytonEmerging performer
In my 9 voice coaching lessons with Selena, she has given me a grounding in powerful singing techniques and has helped me to sing with emotional and spiritual openness.
I liked the lesson structure - with a review of the previous lesson, the theory and application of new singing techniques, , and then working on songs.
Selena's love of singing comes through in all that she does. I've really enjoyed my lessons, and improved enormously. I am now much more confident at my gigs.
I went for lessons with Selena looking to gain confidence in my singing and to improve my voice.
I now have much better tone and song delivery, I understand how to use my voice well, and it has been an amazing experience.
Since working with Selena I gained the confidence to perform my own songs on stage at a local event, and apply for Britain's Got Talent 2019 in Plymouth.
'I just wanted to thank you for all your help and support enabling me to sing at my son's wedding blessing!
I did it, and I didn't cry!
Unfortunately, I reduced everyone else to tears (which was not my intention)....It was a very emotional and special moment and I can't thank you enough for giving me the confidence to do it.
I was even asked to sing a solo at a wedding later in the month as a result!'
I love singing- mostly to myself but sometimes in public in various musical outfits and bands.
Shyness and confidence were of course problems but not as great as mediocrity. Initially in my naivety I thought all my problems were pitch related - If you sang in tune surely that was singing!
After visiting Selena I soon became aware of the myriad of other aspects and qualities in the voice that I never would have imagined existed.Selena is a good choice of teacher if you want to improve your singing whilst retaining your individual voice.
My singing has improved massively and this becomes a positive feedback loop bringing confidence and more singing.
Oliver WatsonMusician and Farmer
I enjoyed singing but couldn't control my voice nor breath well. I looked forward to the sessions with Selena.
When I didn't truly 'get' a particular technique, she had alternatives to offer until until I had understood and grasped what she was trying to teach me. She was very flexible and innovative.
My tone has improved a lot and I can play with the tone of my voice, which is really interesting and fun. My breathing is much better. It has also given me a certain confidence.
Developing my singing with Selena, added a new interest to my life and opened up, in a sense, a new world.
With warm and supportive guidance, Selena offers her tried and tested steps to liberate the amazing potential in your voice, whilst sculpting the sessions according to your needs and goals:
Unleash your vibrant singing voice...Reclaim your natural breath...Release your power, range and richness....Develop your confidence...Access your artistry......Overcome your singing challenges...and more!
Sessions are tailored to your level of singing, whether you are a beginner, amateur or professional.
Singers, and singers-in-making have the opportunity to join my unique course, '10 Weeks to a Vibrant Voice', which runs twice a year in Totnes, Devon. Through this valuable, fun and exciting course, you'll be able to sing with richness, freedom and confidence.
The course covers all the core elements of great singing technique, and this can be applied to many different styles.
Explore and Liberate your voice and singing through guided improvisation...develop your spontaneous harmonising skills...access your artistry and nurture your musicality..find out what your voice can do in a co-creative circle of singing.
Join us for Voiceplay Creative Singing Sessions in Totnes, Devon.
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