Looking to develop your speaking voice? Want to improve your overall vocal health? Perhaps you have an upcoming public speech or business pitch and want to connect with your audience effectively...
We're here to offer you the coaching you need!
Everyone is different. Everyone has different abilities, understanding and goals in mind; therefore we want to make sure that we tailor to your specific needs and work in a way that allows you as an individual to develop most efficiently.
Before you start full time lessons, we will have a 45 minute assessment session to determine what your current abilities are, where your strengths and weaknesses lie, what style you're interested in, what your previous experience is and what you are hoping to achieve as a result of these lessons; you will also have an opportunity to see how your coach approaches teaching and whether it works for you.
Once we have completed our assessment session, we will then determine how frequently you would like sessions and for which duration (30, 45 or 60 minutes); this will be something that your coach can recommend based on what will benefit you the most, as well as what your availability and affordability for the sessions are.
The sessions can be booked on a PAY&GO basis or we have a number of different packages available; it is completely up to you to decide which route you would like to take when it comes to booking your sessions. It is important to remember, however, that consistency is key when it comes to developing a new skill; so bare this in mind if you choose the PAY&GO option.
WHAT WE WILL COVER
During the course of your vocal lessons, we will cover numerous techniques to help you strengthen your speaking voice. All of our Vocal Coaches have been trained and have experience with the 'Estill Vocal Technique; this technique breaks the various mechanisms of the voice down and isolates each mechanism in order to identify and master how each one contributes and develops the voice. This technique will include:
Correct Posture and Alignment
Tongue, Jaw & Soft Palate positioning and manipulation
Laryngeal mobility and manipulation
Diction, Projection and Correct Vowel sounds
Tone and Various Vocal quality exploration.
HOW LONG DO I NEED LESSONS?
This is a question that can only be answered by you and your coach once you have been working together for a little while. Vocal maintenance and consistency often requires lessons to take place over a long period of time; even our coaches still have lessons, as it is important to stay on top of your skill once you have achieved significant progress or even when you feel like you may have achieved your goal. When you sign up for lessons with us, you are not signing any contracts or committing yourself to any formal agreements. You can choose how frequently you work with your coach and for how long you wish to take part in your lessons. You may find that after a while you wish to reduce the frequency of lessons once you have grasped the various techniques, or you may find you wish to increase the frequency in order to develop further. Your coach will always advise the best course of action to take when it comes to lesson frequency and duration and will always be at the end of an email to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding this.
WHAT WE SPECIALISE IN
All our coaches trained professionally and work professionally in the Theatre industry; performing in numerous productions in the West End, as well as abroad. As performers, we are required to work eight shows per week, which can be very taxing and demanding on the voice; therefore we all have the understanding and knowledge of how to maintain our voices in these sorts of conditions. We can teach you how to sustain vocal health and make sure you are always using your voice in the correct way to make it as efficient and safe as possible. As we are all professional actors, as well as coaches, we have a strong understanding and application when it comes to connecting your voice to emotion and intention; this is very important to help maintain your individual vocal identity and will always allow you to connect with your audience. We don't want you to lose the sound that is specific to you; our training was always rooted in holding on to our specific sound and simply enhancing and improving what we already have- this is our approach when it comes to teaching you! We don't want to turn you in to a generic product, we want you to remain individual and simply enhance your qualities.
We have much experience working with clients in corporate settings. This includes:
Public Speakers/ Lecturers/ Teachers
Interviewers/ Recruitment Workers
Trainers required to use their voices to communicate with trainees
Business people (Support for making pitches, communicating with team members, various companies etc...)
Vloggers/ Podcasters/ YouTuber's, Broadcasters
We are very aware that using your voice efficiently and in a professional context is not just reserved for people working or hoping to work within the performance industry, which is why we work to cater to people of all professions who may need their voices to promote themselves.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We will always make sure you understand everything we are exploring through your sessions. There will be times where you feel frustrated or confused, this is completely normal! Learning a skill is not an easy thing and it takes time to become truly efficient, but we will always provide you with the necessary tools needed and explain everything we are doing, so you can fully understand how you can take what we teach and apply it to your personal practice and development. We want you to feel comfortable and confident at all times; these sessions are always a safe and judgement free place where you are allowed to make mistakes and struggle. We will always strive to provide solutions to any frustrations you might be having and as long as you maintain patience and consistency with your lessons and with your practice, we can guarantee you will notice the improvements, whether they are big or small!
Our rates are as follows:
INITIAL PHONE CONSULTATION: FREE
30 MINUTE PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT SESSION: £15
30 Mins- £25
45 Mins- £35
60 Mins- £45
If you require longer than a 60 minute session, we charge an extra £5 for every 15 minutes