Sound Investment Voice Studio
Refining your voice is a valuable investment that can lead to improved communication, confidence, and professional opportunities. Here at SIVS, I offer an online voice studio where individuals can invest in their vocal skills and reinforce their abilities. I offer a variety of services including voice habilitation, vocal health and hygiene plans, vocal coaching, and recording preparation.
Renew. Retrain. Reclaim.
Break YOUR sound barriers!
There is NO SHAME in aging, dealing with a vocal pathology, or asking for help when the voice is tired or not responding the way it once did. It's normal for singers to get "stuck". Our voices and our experiences can take us through many vocal "ups and downs". Those vocal challenges are often accompanied by a lot of psychological baggage. I know because I've been there but I am here and am ready to help you navigate those changes with compassion and understanding. At Sound Investment Voice Studio, my top priority is making certain each client receives personalized sessions tailored to meet their individual needs.
WHAT I DO
I specialize in voice habilitation utilizing functional vocal techniques which enable experienced vocalists to reclaim their voice
and confidence. For 30 years I've worked
with everyone from singers who simply want to enjoy singing in their church or community choir again to touring rock singers who
needed vocal hygiene tips to stay vocally "fit" on the road. Perhaps you've lost some of your range. Maybe your voice feels uneven or maybe you never have been able to lock into your "mix".
But maybe, that's not where you are stuck. Maybe you dream of singing a new style or writing your own show. Maybe you are unsure how to write engaging patter for your shows. I can help with that too. Whether you are a long-time singer in need of a "technical tune-up", a singer looking to try a new musical style, or a working professional in search of a reliable vocal health and wellness plan to maintain your rigorous performance schedule, you've come to the right space to revive, renew, and refresh. Let's break your sound barrier! Click APPLY NOW to answer some questions to get started. (No commitment is required to fill out the questionnaire...don't you HATE it when websites do that? Not to worry... It's free to inquire)
In addition to B.M. and M.M. degrees in Vocal Performance from Appalachian State University, I've completed all three levels of the CONTEMPORARY AND COMMERCIAL MUSIC VOICE PEDAGOGY at Shenandoah University, completed Level I of Somatic Voicework (TM) - The LoVetri Method, and received a VOICE STYLES SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE from Berklee. In 2015, I participated in the NATS Mentored Teaching Project at UNC-G with Matthew Edwards from Shenandoah University as my mentor teacher.
I am also an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing where I served on the Executive board of the North Carolina Chapter for 5 years and the Mid-Atlantic Regional board for 4. I stay up to date on the latest voice science and pedagogical techniques as well as the music "biz" through active engagement in organizations such as the Jazz Education Network, the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMY'S), ASCAP, The Voice Foundation, and the Pan-American Vocology Association.
I've been there. I've worked professionally as a jazz vocalist and big band singer, a musical theatre performer on many Actors' Equity contracts performing 8 shows a week, and as a production singer on cruise ships. I know what it's like to sing 5-7 shows a day doing theme park work as I did at Tokyo Disney. In between performance contracts, I served as an adjunct on various voice faculties including Western Carolina University, Appalachian State University, Lees-McRae College, UNC-A, and Brevard College where I not only taught voice but directed the vocal jazz ensemble and opera workshop, taught musical theatre dance, and movement for actors.
Additionally, I've spent ample time in the recording studio recording my own projects and singing backup for others over the past 9 years. To date, I've been a part of 10 different albums. I've worked professionally as a backup singer, a headliner, and a cabaret artist. I've written SEVERAL one-woman shows that have been booked around the country including EVERYTHING IS ROSIE, ROMANCING THE DUKE: A TRIBUTE TO DUKE ELLINGTON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SOPHISTICATED LADY: MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD, PEGGY, ROSIE, AND US (co-written with Rachael Murray), BROADWAY SWINGS, and more.
I've done nearly everything and unfortunately, it wasn't always a smooth ride. I had my share of setbacks with various vocal pathologies and different vocal hurdles as I navigated different musical styles. I know firsthand the overwhelming feeling of helplessness when speaking/singing suddenly becomes laborious. But I also know the freedom and joy one feels when one is able to get back on track.
Singers get stuck. Aging can't be stopped. Dreams change. It doesn't have to mean the end of singing and your dreams. Time to RECLAIM your voice and break your sound barrier!