“The voice comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself and is” Jeff Buckley
Expressive VoiceWork™ combines the very best of cutting edge vocal technique with uninhabited, primal noise making to enable the voice to become totally free. The effect is profound. We become able to voice the full spectrum of sounds of the soul. Believe me, it's where your brilliance lies. It's where your originality abounds with total ease.
As well as having taught Expressive VoiceWork™ to over 15 thousand clients over the past 20 years I have studied with some of the worlds greatest voice researchers.
And, more importantly perhaps, I have spent my life, studying the greatest artists of all time. Everyone from Jeff Buckley to Nina Simone, Tori Amos to Sam Cooke, ............PJ Harvey, Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, Hendrix, Roger Waters, Art Blakey, Maria Callas, Billie Holiday, Eminem, John Coltrane, Gabrielle Roth, London Grammar, Miles Davis, Sia, Sleaford Mods, Sylvia Plath, Dash Snow, Tracey Emin, Marvin Gaye, Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, Leonard Cohen, Martin Luther King, Jesus, Buddha, Cy Twombly, Roberta Flack, Antony Gormley, Velvet Underground, Nick Cave, Anne Sexton, Thom Yorke, Schoenberg, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Eddi Vedder, Francesca Woodman….
Now I want to study you.
My interest is uncovering your natural brilliance. I want to enable your unique voice to shine through.
A great voice is not just great vocal technique. Far from it.
Who are you? Who are you really? Who do you connect with? (You resonate with what already lives within you). Maybe it's time to allow that to surface more in your in your voice, your artistry, your life? I want to support that.
This is your heroes journey. Every person is different. Every day is different. A butterfly flaps it's wings and you learn to respond in the moment through practise, repetition, self awareness. It is a beautiful process. I am waiting to share it with you. It's something everyone can do. Perfect for professional performers and total beginners who want to grow and evolve.
Everyone has the ability to open their hearts, their minds and their voices to the world. To sing out their song and tell their story.
Yes I've worked and work with clients on all the major labels and many more indies, folks with Kerrang, NME and Brit awards. But I have equally worked with just as many 'beginners', 'non-singers', 'voice users'. We're all human beings with the same goals. I'm interested in real people, real stories, brilliant work, imperfect work, shit work. The process. The doing. The conversations. The questions. The journey. Your journey. Drop me a message and let's have a conversation.
Jen May (Estill, SLS, CVT(Dip), SATA, BA(Hons)Mus, Dip(Mus), Voice(Dip), Pro.Perf.Dip(Voice), BANM(Dip)Distinction, Vocalist of the year, London Music School etc etc). This is the tip of the iceberg. I've devoted 20 years of my life to this work.
“Jen is that rare thing. 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.”
“Jenny’s changed my life. I was an emotional wreck ……but she helped me to become the confident, bold and driven person I am today”
“Jen spotted my uniqueness and has encouraged me to develop my own style. We work on unique and beautiful songs and she helps me with my writing as well”
“A year ago I had chronic stage fright. Now, many public performances later I am making my love and passion for singing into a career!”
“Jen’s an exceptional teacher!”
“I can’t believe the extent to which i’ve developed my voice and confidence in such a short period of time!”
“Jen has a vast knowledge of her craft and the experience to match it.’
“Jen helped me to improve my voice without losing my individuality”.
“Jen made me feel quickly at ease and supported, comfortable to explore and expand my creativity and horizons. She celebrates who I am and works to bring out that unique something. Sessions are always a lot of FUN!”
“Jenny’s an exceptional human being …and a serious advantage.”
“Jen takes you to a whole different level. She 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.”
“I had lost all my confidence. Now I 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”
‘Jen’s very easy to talk to. I trust her implicitly and confidently with anything that I want to discuss. She is positive, non judgemental and open to all that life has to offer. I no longer feel stuck in my life for which I am eternally grateful. Jen has helped me find the light at the end of the tunnel’.
“After three sessions with Jen I went to a rehearsal with my band and jaws dropped!”