The Elevated Voice Method
The Elevated Voice Method was designed to teach singers, actors, teachers, voice over artists and public speakers to use the voice with an awareness of the whole person – physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. This method combines the knowledge of contemporary vocal pedagogy with breathing techniques, postures and meditation from traditional healing practices such as yoga and Reiki. During a workshop or session, students work with approachable asana (postures), breathwork and meditation while making sound. A session may also include Reiki to help move energy. This allows voice users to connect on a deeper level to what ignites the voice and to connect sound to what the physical body is learning in the way of support, strength and grounding. The voice user learns to truly find their “voice.” This method builds strength, confidence and a sense of calm in high-stress situations (performance, auditions, interviews, public speaking, etc). These skills allow the practitioner to experience a deep connection to themselves and to those with whom they are interacting.