Music is an art, a craft and a spiritual quest

VOICE CRAFT


Voice craft (CVT, Estill, SATA) interwoven with uninhibited sound making, improvisation, bodywork and movement to evolve expressive freedom.  Punk Rock, Singer-songwriter, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Dance, Pop, R&B.  We are born noise makers.  Everyone can sing if they find the right song, the right style.  It just takes time and dedication.

 

SONGWRITING AND MUSICALITY


“There will never be another you.  You are completely authentically, absolutely unique in the history of this human race” Dustin Hoffman.  If you don’t write your song no one else will.  Developing your songwriting and musicality is a fundamental part of finding your ‘voice’ and something everyone can do.  You can start with just one note.

 

ARTISTRY


Voice is more than sound.  It’s an expression of self.  ‘Artists’ of every ability need the support of someone who’s 100% on their side, someone on their inner circle who cares about them, their voice, their work, their bigger picture.  As such Expressive Voice Work combines voice work with personal coaching and conversations about artistry.

Testimonials

“Jen spotted my uniqueness and has encouraged me to develop my own singing style.  We work on interesting, unique and beautiful songs and she helps me with my writing as well”

Julia, artist, singer/songwriter

“It’s hard to remember now but a year ago I had never sung a single word infront of another person and had chronic stage fright. A year and many public performances later I am making my love and passion for singing into a career!”

Betty, Soul Singer

“Jen’s an exceptional teacher!”

Letisha, Folk Singer/songwriter

“I can’t believe the extent to which i’ve developed my voice and confidence in such a short period of time! Due to Jen’s skill as a teacher and her belief in me I’m now writing and performing my own stuff regularly, something I never thought I could do.”

Sally, punk rock singer/songwriter

“Jen has a vast knowledge of her craft and the experience to match it.’

Joshua Marment, producer, singer/songwriter

“Jen helped me to improve my voice without losing my individuality.  I really couldn’t recommend her more highly”

Vinny, Producer, Alternative Singer/songwriter

“Now I have lots of confidence and the freedom to sing”.

Carmen, Singer/songwriter, vocal coach

“She’s exceptional”

Zac, singer/songwriter

“Jen is that rare thing: a gifted singer and a fantastic teacher. An active, passionate, curious musical artist, equally passionate and curious about the art of teaching, in her pupils and their development. She’s friendly, funny and a lot of fun – but there’s a deep underlying seriousness and wealth of technical experience running through her approach. I can’t recommend her enough.”

Seymour, Singer/Songwriter, Producer, Arranger

“Jen gets you to achieve things you didn’t know you could and teaches you in a totally authentic way for you as an artist.  Everything feels effortless and takes your performance to a whole different level”

Parry, Jazz/Contemporary Singer

“I had lost all my confidence in singing.  I now earn a living as a singer and coach myself and am very thankful for the support and training I received.  I highly recommend Jen to anyone of any level”

Mariam Bascal, Singer, Vocal Coach

“Instantly actionable techniques that really work, as well as invaluable emotional reassurance. After three sessions I went to a rehearsal with my band, who were not aware that I was having lessons and jaws dropped. I recommend Jen unreservedly.”

Loretta, Soul Singer/songwriter

I'm interested in supporting people to sing freely, helping 'artists' to make their work.  Whatever your ability, we all start somewhere and we all constantly evolve.  I have been fortunate enough to have worked with literally thousands of artists/singers/people over the past 15 years. 

I am coach, confidante, supporter, I'm on your side.  I'm interested in your big picture: your voice, your mind, your music, your artistry.  Sessions with me are weekly and you have additional unlimited mail support between sessions.  I often establish a long term working relationships with the limited number of clients I take on.

I want to help you to find your unique, beautiful, powerful 'voice'.  To express your truth, your story.  I believe that every voice and every story is important

So whilst I've worked with clients on all the major record labels (EMI, BMG, Sony), with all the major music awards (Kerrang, NME, Brit awards) what matters to me is the person stood infront of me, their aims and intentions and supporting them.  Whether it's your career or your passion or a new thing for you.  All adults are welcome. 


Jennifer May, Estill 1&2, SLS, CVT(Dip), SATA, BA(hons)Mus, Dip(Mus), Voice(Dip), Pro.Perf.Dip(Voice), Artist development/creative practitioners(Dip), London Music School (Vocalist of yr).  Additional training here.

Jenny is also a certified Neuro-linguistic programming coach(ABNLP), Personal development coach(MASC) and Hypnotherapist(ABH).  With an interest in Philosophy, Psychology and the Expressive Arts.

I wanna free my voice and tell my story!