Francesca J. Littmann
Through it on a subconscious level you express the energy of your hopes, your dreams and desires, your fears and your greatest vulnerabilities.
Therefore to sing in front of another is a very intimate act, especially when you lack belief, trust or confidence in your singing voice.
Before we have words and concepts we express ourselves, all that we feel, through vocal sound. But for a variety of reasons, as we get older unfortunately many of us lose this connection and thus get cut off from an essential part of our human expression.
The connection you have with your singing voice is something that you carry with you your whole life long. But if in your early years you perceived a single comment about your voice - whether from a care-giver, teacher, other adult or child - as negative, you will have likely formed a deep belief about your singing voice that has subsequently cut you off from a free and flowing connection with it ever since.
But this doesn't mean you're doomed to spend the rest of your life disconnected from your singing voice!
By choosing to work with someone who can offer you the perfect combination of tools for you as a unique individual, you can completely re-write your beliefs, how you use and how you feel about your singing voice.
Over the past 25 years, having worked first with children as a singing teacher and then delving into the world of holistic health and voice working predominantly with adults, I have an intrinsic understanding of the power and importance of providing you with a loving, safe space to explore your unique singing voice.
A safe space where 'wrong' does not exist, and joyful self-exploration and discovery lie at the heart of your singing experience.
Through my many years working with voice, I have come to discover that the more connected you feel with your singing voice, the more connected you feel with your breath and your body. And the more empowered you become to freely express yourself in the world - not only through your singing, voice but also in your communication with others, and in your sense of freedom to express yourself creatively in the world in a plethora of other ways.
Each Holistic Singing Lesson is a unique experience that is guided by you. When we meet for the first time we discuss what it is you want to experience through your lessons, and as we move forward with this intent we check in regularly to see if your original intent is the same or if you have new wishes and desires. Every time you show up for your lesson I intuitively tune into where you're at in that particular moment and work with sensitivity for this.
I offer a vast range of tools, from exercises to expand your breath control and vocal range, to meditative approaches that help you tune more deeply into movement from one note to another, and how to use intent to direct sound - both externally and internally. I work with a range of techniques from classical singing techniques, to holistic approaches for releasing memories and traumas held on the subconscious level, as needed in the moment. We can work with songs of your choosing simply for fun, or for a specific purpose, such as performance.
Most importantly, throughout each and every lesson, you are in a safe space where every part of you is welcomed to express itself, from joy and laughter, to anger, frustration and tears. Whatever shows up is seen as a deeply valuable part of your process, and you receive the loving support and guidance you need to move through all that stands between you and expressing your singing voice with the freedom and joy of a child discovering their voice for the first time.
Your first Holistic Singing Lesson is an opportunity for us to get to know one another a little, for you to share what you want to experience in and through your lessons, and for you to receive a taster of how I work.
After your initial lesson, if you feel that lessons together are a good match for you, lessons are offered on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, with a minimum 6-lesson commitment. Whilst some people may choose to have lessons for a short period, many find that they continue with them for years, as there is always something new to discover within the voice, and the benefits on all levels offer a wonderful form of self-prescribed preventative medicine for a healthy and joyful life!
Holistic Singing Lessons are suitable for any age, including children*, and are offered online and in the local area.
Introductory 60-minute Singing Lesson: £60
Bundle of 6 x 60-minute lessons: £ 333
*Discount & variable lesson duration available for children's lessons