Vocal Expression


Our voices are intimately connected to our emotional body, and so can connect us to a deeper sense of ourselves. Everyone has a sound, and a song that needs to come out, needs to be heard. Whether that sound is rageful, tender, loving, fearful, angst-ridden, or simply bellowing with carefree abandon, singing (or bellowing with carefree abandon!), can give us a wonderful release.

The voice can lift us and other ups, it enables us to communicate. Who hasn’t been moved by an incredible singer on stage, or on record, or, by the earliest memories of our mother singing, or even the strange musical voices coming from the stereo, television or radio when we were young?

Through playful experimentation and interpretation, trying on different masks, trying out different sounds, we eventually come to find our voice. A singing life proves to be an immensely rewarding and liberating journey of the Soul.

female rock singer on stage at festival

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” Allen Ginsberg


singer breezy lee on stage singing into a microphone

“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.” Brenda Ueland

Features


  • Experiment with styles of music in the studio- find your true sound, that enables you to tell your story.
  • Explore different elements of your voice that might enable you to say something a different way.
  • Use existing songs, and lyrics and stories that you connect with- to develop your own musical language- or even write your own songs- as Bob Dylan once said: “I had to write what I wanted to sing ‘cos nobody else was writing what I wanted to sing.”
  • Make music and explore emotion and song with an experienced guitarist, songwriter and musician.

Sessions


As your relationship to music deepens, you’ll come to know which songs really enable you to shine. There’s an inner magic that starts to emerge the more you explore, and find the songs that really bring you out from yourself.

To find ways in, we might explore certain themes, or certain emotions that we can identify from songs you love- or songs that hold a certain mystery to you. Developing our relationship with song lyrics also allows us to go deeper. Often we think we can know a song well, without really noticing what it’s about, or what it means to us. By exploring lyrics and sentiments- you can begin to deepen your relationship with the musical language of your heart.

female rock singer on stage with band

“I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.” Stephanie Perkins


“Music is an outburst of the soul.” Frederick Delius

Book / Get in touch


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If you would like to get in touch, please message via the contact form below- and let Ian know a little about what really moves you about the music you love…

Mowlem Street Studios,
3-7 Mowlem Street,
London,
E2 9HE

Session Enquiries


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