Free your voice workshops
Harmony singing courses
Organisations (voice coaching)
Voice Work - Who does it
- Those who are nervous about public speaking
- Anyone who wants to sing
- People who mumble or need help with speech/articulation
- People who have "lost their voice" through
- Professional actors, storytellers, singers
- Children who would like to sing with spontaneity
Our voices often do not truly express who
we are, due to lack of confidence or physical or emotional tension.
When we speak we may feel vocal strain, shortness of breath or neck
tension. If we sing we may find it difficult to project our voice and
let the sound freely resonate. Through voice work you
can learn to overcome these hurdles.
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Voice Work and Singing Lessons
You are guided through a process of letting
your body fully support your voice. Using the Alexander Technique the
teacher helps you let go of tension and come back to a natural relationship
with your body. As a result breathing improves and you find your own unique
sound, coming from an authentic place. As you express yourself more freely
you will feel more whole, confident and connected with yourself and the
world around you.
In singing lessons you will
learn to gain confidence with your singing voice, using similar breath
and tone exercises as in voice work. If you are new to singing you will
learn to pitch your voice accurately, harmonise and sing songs with freedom
and confidence. If you are an experienced singer you can learn to enhance
your sound and find your authentic voice.
Libero Singers is going from strength
to strength - we are gathering more members to experience the joy of singing
Develop pitch, harmony and rhythm skills, learn vocal technique and powers
Learn songs drawn from contemporary and world music
No experience or audition necessary – all welcome
Here's what members of the group say:
'I've always wanted to sing with more confidence. I've never
been able to hear my own voice in other choirs. When I joined Libero Singers
I had the space to experiment and make mistakes and discover that I could
sing alongside others wihout having to be professionally trained! Suryagita
has a wonderfully playful and supportive approach and brings out the best
in people. It' s impossible not to have confidence when your teacher is
giving you excellent techniques, showing you how to warm up well, and
has the patience to keep encouraging you until you get the right notes.
I particularly enjoyed the songs from different cultures and fatih traditions
from around the world and there is a sense of reverence for humanity and
spirituality woven through the music and practices. It was such a great
experience being part of this group and I've grown from it.'. K. F. Aug.
" We did really well in the concert
- Suryagita did a wonderful job with us and it was great fun. I never
thought in a million years I'd sing a solo - thanks for giving me that
opportunity!" - Julia Baker
"I so enjoyed the term of singing with Suryagita. She
has an amazing voice and musical talent. On our last night there was a
wonderful collective feeling in the group". - B.L.
"I never thought I could sing when I first came to Suryagita's classes.
She has a kind and gentle manner and always believes in you! which has
helped me to develop and to sing my first solo." D.L.
But of course solos aren't required -it's fine just to sing
along with everyone else in a supportive group!
And if you are new and not sure what to expect, you can
try the first night of the next term for free!
Suryagita runs courses in the workplace for
anyone who would like to use their voice better. In the work environment
we often need to use our voices well and communicate effectively. The
courses are tailored according to the needs of the organisation and the
Who will benefit from voice coaching?
Anyone who would like to speak with confidence at
a meeting, on a skype call, or giving a presentation to colleagues
Call Centre staff who are on the telephone for long
periods and need to communicate effectively
- Trainers/facilitators/professional speakers who want
to develop their stage presence and project their voice
Suryagita's background in voice
Suryagita has run two highly successful courses
for staff at Lloyds Bank (Brighton, UK):
The result of the 7 week pilot for Call Centre staff,
where people attended one morning a week, was a significant improvement
in performance for the course participants. The increase in the average
amount collected per hour over a three month period was £95,000.
The cost of running the pilot was £6,200, demonstrating an excellent
return on investment.
- A workshop for trainers on how to project their voices
effectively to a group, without strain.
- A course for collectors (Call Centre staff) on how
to use their voices effectively on the telephone
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Nick Lawson / Ray McMurray