Facilitating Open Vocal Exploration
My singing background is wide and various. My formal training is Classical, but I am influenced by all sounds - what I create is informed largely by Folk and Jazz styles. In addition to these influences I explore specific vocal techniques from oral traditions around the world. I use these qualities to create a fusion of sound which is an amalgamation of these interests.
I provide live improvised performance creating music and lyrics simultaneously. My main motivation to perform live improvised sets is to create a platform for a healing energy exchange between performer and audience - whilst offering my musical interpretation of the environment.
Creatively, I work best alongside others and love the process of collaborative music making. It is a privilege to learn through the joy of playing and experimenting with sound alongside other musicians. I enjoy many styles and idioms so search for opportunities to work with performers and producers across all genres.
Facilitating Vocal Exploration
"When I refer to using ‘the voice’ or ’voice work’; I simply mean - an uninhibited flow of personal expression communicated through some form of safe vocalisation. As a vocalist, I feel it is so important to emphasise this notion of safety, and safe practice."
Community Music: I have worked with with teens, young people and vulnerable adults of diverse backgrounds. I have Experience in; Youth theatre, Women's groups, Live-in communities and Retreat spaces.
Voice work: Breath and vocalisation, singing, improvisation, performance skills, audition/exam preparation, group music making/jamming, songwriting, therapeutic speech work, voice and movement, sound healing
Tailored Workshops: Public/private groups, schools, businesses, conferences, events and festivals
One to One Coaching: We will craft goals, lesson plans and approaches to working with the voice together. You decide!
Vocal Health Assessment: Exploring the voice through gentle exercises, improvisation and performance I will guide you to find a 'vocal prescription' to sing yourself to health and wellness.
Sound Healing: Therapeutic guided sound journeys for safe relaxation and emotional release. All sessions are confidential.
Speech Work: Techniques to develop diction, articulation, resonance and projection
My particular interest and specialism concerns the development of wellbeing through healthy vocalisation; applying a multidisciplinary holistic approach to working with the voice.
For my Masters thesis I conducted a Delphi study which examined the concept of the true voice as a method for the exploration of identity. The continuation of own vocal journey informs and directs a variety of personal research projects - at present I am engaged with practice based and ethnographic methodologies.
I am available to undertake research on commission.
Please direct any requests/enquiries to:
I will be very happy to provide you with additional information about my existing experience, examples of previous work and what I may be able to offer specific to your needs.
-With love, Lise