Healing Your Voice, the Tool of Your Trade
How You Use Your Voice and Body Says A Lot About Who You Are
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am a therapeutic voice and Alexander Technique teacher who works with public speakers and singers of all ages. We often don't think about our voices. They are "just there" - or perhaps not if we catch a cold or get laringitis. But for people who rely on their voices to make a living, for instance trial lawyers or teachers, it can be very stressful to suddenly experience vocal problems. It can interfere with one's livelihood and efficacy.
The truth is that we can't disconnect the voice from our psyche or how we respond to the world around us. It is an organic part of ourselves. From an Alexander Technique perspective, how we present ourselves in the world, how we "read" to others, is directly linked to how we are reacting to that world. If we are stressed out, that is going to affect the way we walk around in our bodies, "hold ourselves," breathe and speak or sing. Luckily we have lots of tools to reclaim our balance, undo inefficient breathing and vocal habits and help the voice return to expressivity and power.
I combine deep knowledge of vocal technique, breathing and relaxation with the principles of the Alexander Technique to help public speakers or performing artists understand what this thing called "the voice" is all about. Our lessons together are also an invitation to becoming more conscious in everyday life, especially when facing the obstacles of a world that can easily throw us off balance.
I also have recently completed training and working on vocal protocols for courses through the Poise Project, which brings the Alexander Technique to the Parkinson's Disease community. If you or someone you love is having vocal difficulties because of PD, I can help.
I have been teaching voice in San Rafael since 2000. After a 3-year training, I was certified in 2002 by the Alexander Technique Institute in San Francisco. I received my bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from California State University-Hayward in 1990. Born in Rome, Italy, I come from a family of opera singers and actors. A singing performer, pianist and music director since 1997, I am fluent in Italian and enjoy specializing in the Italian/Neapolitan repertoire. I'm a Level 2 Reiki practitioner, certified in shamanic healing from HCH in Lafayette and am an avid Aikido practitioner and meditator. I teach voice at JB Piano in San Rafael.
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