What is Expressive Voice Work?

Expressive Voice is run by Jenny May (Clients with EMI, Sony, BMG, Kerrang, NME, Brit Awards, At BBC, Wembley, Air Studios).  Jen has supported the freeing and transformation of literally thousands of voices.  In regard, singing, songwriting and self expression.  This work is perfect for EVERY VOICE, complete beginners to pros.  Anyone who wants to free and craft their voice and encourage their freedom of expression in the world.

Singing, Songwriting & Self Expression

VOICE: craft & freedom


Singing technique/voice craft (CVT, Estill, SATA) interwoven with uninhibited sound making, improvisation, bodywork and movement to evolve expressive freedom.  We are born noise makers.  Find your voice.  Free your voice, your creative spirit, find your fire.  Through conversations, coaching, singing, songwriting, musicianship, self expression, confidence building, valuing your ‘voice’.  Expressive Voice Work is perfect for singers and ‘non-singers’.

SONGWRITING & MUSICALITY: words & noise


“There will never be another you.  You are completely authentically, absolutely unique in the history of this human race” Dustin Hoffman.
Every voice is important and joins in service of the whole.  Starting to write about your life, poems and lyrics, developing your songwriting and musicality is a beautiful way to honour and celebrate your life and your journey.  It’s something everyone can do, just for yourself or to share.  You can start with just one note.

 

ARTISTRY, COMMUNITY & COACHING


The Expressive Voice Studio creates a sacred space for you to honour your own creativity, your voice in the world, whatever you’re working on.  We are all learning and growing together.  We are all doing the work.  Breathing, dancing, singing, writing, learning, listening.  This is a beautiful, transformational journey into your DNA.  The voice sounds the soul.  People come to this work for many different reasons; to find freedom, to express themselves, to improve their artistry, to gain confidence, to have fun, to heal.  All adults welcome.

Jen has supported over 15000 people to find their voice in the world, to develop their artistry, creativity, songwriting skills and musicality.   She has worked with clients on all the major record labels (EMI, BMG, Sony), with all the major music awards (Kerrang, NME, Brit awards).  Everywhere from the BBC to Air Studios to backstage at Wembley.  She is not interested in labels, only art and the human being stood in front of her, YOU!  Your story.  Your voice.  Your life.

Some of the benefits of Expressive Voice Work:
*Finding & unlocking your beautiful voice; singing, songwriting & self expression.
*Becoming more confident in your own skin, feeling happier, freer, more liberated.
*Valuing your self, your soul, your art, your life, your journey on earth.
*Improving your skills, musicality, vocal technique, artistry.
*Celebrating your life through words & noise.
*Becoming a brilliant, authentic artist.


Jennifer May, Estill, Speech Level Singing, Complete Vocal Technique (Dip), Singing and the actor training.  BA(hons)Mus, Dip(Mus), Voice(Dip), Pro.Perf.Dip(Voice), Artist development(Dip)Distinction, London Music School (Vocalist of yr) Distinction.  Additional training here.  Jen is also a certified Personal development coach(MASC), NLP Coach(ABNLP) & Hypnotherapist(ABH).  With an interest in Philosophy, Psychology, mindfulness, mindlessness 🙂 and the Expressive Arts.

Want to know more about Jen?  Who her favourite 'artists' are?

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 B, 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

How does it work?

Expressive Voice Work takes place in private sessions or in small groups. If it's possible the ideal thing is for you to come along to one of my 1hr Saturday group sessions (3-6 people generally) and say hi.  It's a great introduction to Expressive Voice Work.  You can watch or take part.  We'll do some vocal technique (suitable for everyone), and some freedom voice work.  It's not at all scary and you won't be singing on your own.  You can meet me, workout your voice and you'll leave feeling great!  We can have a chat at the end of the session about options moving forwards.

Please RSVP here to attend:
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The benefits of Expressive Voice Work are:
Extending your vocal range, improving your pitching, gaining more power and endurance, learning how to avoid breaks in your voice.  Learning how to avoid hoarseness and maintain your vocal health.  Finding your own brilliant, bold, beautiful voice in the world!  These are much more than traditional singing lessons!

You will love it!

READ TESTIMONIALS HERE

JEN'S VOCAL FUNDAMENTALS

SONGWRITING TOOLS

Please note cancellations are charged but you are very welcome to gift your booked time slot to a friend.

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