...Social DistanSinging in Lockdown...
I hope this post finds you well and adapting to our extraordinary circumstances.
People are responding in surprising and beautiful ways. There are so many creative, physical, intellectual, emotional and entertaining events appearing, as well as helpful articles to support our general wellbeing.
Singing is SO good for you.
Even if you don't have any confidence in your voice, the very act of singing makes you breathe better and produce healing endorphins!(Hear my Podcast episode discussing the benefits!)
I continue to teach singing, one to one lessons and run my group Voice Clubs via Zoom!
We are being creative with our virtual backgrounds, and voice club members have joined me from locations as far afield as The Simpsons house and Dr Who's Tardis!
Please feel free to get in touch or join me on Facebook for live updates.
You have a unique relationship with your own voice....
Some of our recent Virtual Voice Club locations!
The two things I'm missing most during lockdown are:
1) My family in Cornwall
2) Singing in harmony
So, moved by homesickness for Cornwall, I found myself recording songs, acapella and unedited, using my "Green Screen" on Zoom to project images of the places I miss!
I sang a particularly poignant song that reminds me of my Newlyn roots, "Calm is the Sea" by John Guard and shared on my Facebook.
The following day my cousin, Rick Williams of the the Cornish ensemble @bagasdegol sent me a recording of him singing all the harmonies, and we mixed the tracks together with the original video.
It makes me even more homesick, but in a good way.
So here it is. Unpolished, unrehearsed acapella and from the heart, from as close to Newlyn harbour and my family and friends as I can manage, 300 miles away....
(I am running my virtual voice club classes from various Greenscreen locations!)
Would you like to learn to relax, breathe and enjoy using your voice?
Do you want to improve technique?
Heather's unique, holistic approach can help you identify your fears, habits or barriers, learn practical solutions and free your natural voice!
Heather Maîr Thomas is an award-winning vocalist, singing teacher and life coach.
She has over 25 year's experience of coaching adults of all standards and stages, and in all styles of singing.
Her clients range from terrified adult beginners to professional performers including David Tennant, Andy Bell and Matt Willis.
Soprano and crossover vocalist, graduate of Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School, life coach and hypnotherapist, Heather combines step-by-step application of practical singing technique with an infectiously lighthearted, relaxed attitude!
Happy Voice Conversations
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"...I'm committed to helping people transform their relationship with their voices....demystifying singing technique and questioning our stories about ourselves..."
"...I'm so delighted to have found the Voice Club! I had such a great time today and it reminded how much I used to enjoy singing.
You're a great teacher...really clear and practical..and I'm beginning to understand a few things that have always escaped me. Thank you.I can't wait for next week!..."
- Do you have anxiety/fears/issues about your singing?
- Do you need more confidence?
- Want to improve your vocal control?
- Want to make mistakes with no fear of consequences?
- Want to feel safe to express yourself
- Want to sing with relaxed technique?
Hear a selection of songs & arias, from Heather's session work,
performances, rehearsals and recordings.
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