Holistic Vocal Coaching
You know how to sing.
You've been doing it for years
and the stage is your happy place
So why does it feel
so. damn. hard and scary all the time??
I've been where you are. To be honest, I still go back there on occasion (because, let's just get this out of the way now: I'm human). But I don't live there anymore.
I don't feel like a terrified impostor all the time anymore.
I don't obsess before every lesson or rehearsal anymore.
My practice sessions don't feel like hitting my head against a brick wall anymore.
I don't finish performances feeling wiped out from manipulating my body to and self create the "perfect" presentation and sounds anymore.
I actually ENJOY my voice and the yummy, sensual, visceral experience of sharing it.
I don't feel like a failure for not living up to the massive potential I was once told I have anymore...
In fact, I feel more empowered than ever to create a career that's BETTER than my so-called potential.
On my terms and for my good.
How does that sound to you?
Hello & Welcome!
I'm Danielle & I'm here to help.
I’ve been a creative person my entire life and a professional singer for over a decade, and I’ve had my fair share of setbacks, dry spells, and frustrating circumstances when it comes to my voice and career. From debilitating chronic health issues to dire financial straits to the rampant exploitation of the classical music industry... I have been THROUGH IT. After all my years of training and schooling, I knew should've been singing better than I was. I should've had a well-established technique that worked for me consistently. At the very least, I should've had the joy of singing itself to keep me going. But that wasn't my reality. And I eventually reached the end of my rope, and what I thought was the end of my career.
But I couldn't shake the belief that no matter what the industry had to say about all the ways I was failing, it shouldn't have to be this way. I knew what I was capable of; I'd had so many glimpses of it, and I had a deep, visceral sense of what free, easy, powerful, impactful singing was meant to feel like in my body. I just couldn't do it. And no amount of technical adjusting and revamping was fixing it. And the constant stress and grief were eating me alive.
Then the pandemic hit, and I won't lie, as sad as I was to have all my gigs for the year disappear overnight, it was also a bit of a relief to have a break from pushing to keep up and being reminded with each gig that the act of singing was so much harder than I wanted it to be and just didn't feel good anymore... as much as I still loved it.
Fast forward again to when things started opening up again. Including all the old fears, frustrations, and struggles with my voice. And then I got Covid - with complications due to my underlying chronic health issues. During my two hospitalizations and three months of recovery I ended up with a lot of time on my hands. Time to think, feel, learn, and reevaluate my needs, desires, and priorities. Three months out from under the crushing demands of the industry and society at large. Three months experiencing life without my trauma being front-and-center every single day. And things began coming into focus.
As I progressed through my vocal rehab, I realized that from this state of rest, calm, and regulation, my singing actually felt... easier. More embodied. More versatile. More joyful! A fuller expression of my self.
All without a single technical "fix." Just intuitive, unencumbered singing enabled by a well-regulated nervous system.
Re-entering the world was a new, challenging phase of the process. How would I maintain this new way of being and singing once the old demands and baggage settled back onto my shoulders? It wasn't easy. It's still not easy. It's one of the hardest things I've ever done. But my god, is it RICH!
I invite you to imagine what your life could look like when you're not feeling triggered in your career all the time: whether it's from industry trauma or attachment trauma from childhood. What singing could feel like with a well-regulated nervous system that lovingly supports your voice instead of fearfully fighting to protect you from it. When you're attuned to your body in ways that allow you to nourish it and enjoy it more deeply, and have that reflected in your voice every time you open your mouth.
I LOVE this work. It's been revolutionary for me, and I know it can be for you too. That's why I'm now offering a 1:1 holistic voice coaching program where I will help you:
Identify exactly how your trauma and stress are affecting your voice
Develop a practice that nurtures your nervous system to be able to ride the waves of stress without constantly spiking into dysregulation
Unlock the free and vibrant voice you KNOW is within you.
If you're ready to find out what this could look and feel like for you, hit the button below to book a free 30-minute Clarity Call with me. No obligation to sign up! Let's just chat and explore what's possible. :)
P.S. If I don't have any times available that work for you, visit my "Contact" page and let me know! I'm happy to work with you.