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Studio Opening Again July 2021

Starting July 2021, I'll be available again for online and in-person lessons! See below for all I offer and what I'm all about.

What I'm All About

Finding your voice - be it creative or physical. All of it works together, and I'm here to help you find the expression that feels most honest and from a place of love and self-acceptance. It's hard work sometimes because to get there, we have to turn down all the noise telling us we're not enough. I know - I spent years trying to live up to an industry standard that I now understand is something I'm here to help change. Sometimes we don't fit because we're here to break the mold. Let's find what you're here to say, and let's get to smashing.

The Workshop

In the Workshop, we work together on your poetry, creative writing, and creative concepts to drill down to the essence of what you're expressing.

Through single coachings or packages of 5, we work together to examine the different angles and applications of your work and work together to help you choose the next steps to bring your work to life.

Single Coaching: $80

Package of 5: $375

Voice Lessons

I give lessons in singing, speaking, and Yogalign (see below). In voice lessons, I constantly incorporate alignment practices because we use our whole bodies to produce sound. A free breath, which can only come from good alignment, is the foundation of good voice technique.

I believe that singing is a movement practice like any other. When we move our legs and feet properly, we move through the water, and we call that swimming. When we use our breath and our resonance properly while our vocal chords vibrate, we call that singing. It is all a matter of coordination, one we either naturally understood in childhood, or one we must be taught. It is my joy to guide people to this knowledge of their voices.

Single Private Lesson: $80

Package of 5: $375

Yoga Sessions for Singers and Non-Singers

The power to sing comes from the same place as the power to move - but how do we get our voices to work in harmony with our bodies?

In Yogalign, we combine breath training, self-massage, and modified yoga asana to teach the body how it feels to be in alignment and strengthen the muscles to help keep you there.

This work is excellent for anyone with a body, but I am prticularly passionate about its applications to singing.

The movements taught in Yogalign provide voice teachers and professional singers powerful tools to help them use their voices most effectively and care for their bodies in everyday life. I'm a 200-hour certified Yogalign Instructor, and I've experienced first-hand how it has helped my singing.

"After only a couple of sessions with Gwendolyn, I found myself practicing the alignment and breathing techniques in my day-to-day. In my singing, I found a new understanding of 'support.' Using my voice felt effortless, while very much grounded, and I found I had greater stamina for previously challenging sections of music."

- Monika Beal, soprano, Los Angeles, California

Single Private Lesson: $80

Package of 5: $375