Tell me, how often are you showing up to work on your voice at the moment?
If you’re like most most singers I hear from (and younger me), your passion for music isn’t the problem, it’s knowing what you specifically should be practicing (and how) and then actually committing the time that’s the struggle.
Life and whole lot of confusion about what to do gets in the way and before you know it, another year has gone by and you still have the same vocal problems you’re flinching at.
Please let me help.
DON’T PRACTICE ANYWHERE NEAR AS MUCH AS YOU’D LIKE (OR ARE TOLD YOU SHOULD)?
FEEL A TAD GUILTY OVER THAT?
OH MY DEAR, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
What’s your favourite flavour of excuse/putting yourself down?
“I’M TOO LAZY”
I’m gonna stop you right there. You’re not. You’re just not motivated and probably a tad scared.
So many singers don’t practice because they’re worried they’ll do something wrong and hurt their voice or the get-up-and-go simply isn’t there.
Trust me, when you’re taught something that TRANSFORMS YOUR VOICE (and feels good), that fire will be lit.
“I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING”
Yep, I hear you. This was my younger self.
Stumped as to what EXACTLY I should be doing and HOW to see needle moving results.
Too many of us get stuck in overwhelming YouTube research loops or stick it out with teachers who haven’t been clear with how to teach the body to make that sweet sound we’re after.
This was what made my heart ache throughout my teens and early twenties which is why I want to help.
You’re not meant to “just figure it out” - technique and other concepts should be explained in a way that clicks for you.
Don’t settle for anything less.
“MY VOICE JUST SUCKS NO MATTER WHAT I DO”
Good news? This is BS.
Bad news? It either means you’re not doing the right things or you’re not practicing them in the right way.
Singing Survivor is all about introducing you to techniques and ideas that will get you closer to a voice you LOVE TO WHIP OUT AT KARAOKE.
But not leave you hanging.
Tell you exactly how to practice to make sure that it actually sticks.
I don’t want you in an audition desperately trying to remember what your tongue should be doing.
We want it to be baked in. A shiny new habit baby.
I created Singing Survivor because…
MY MISSION IS TO EMPOWER SINGERS TO FEEL LIKE THEIR OWN BEST TEACHERS.
To replace their self doubt when they rehearse with curiosity and confidence.
To stop them in their tracks when they tell themselves that their voice "simply “can’t do that”.
To encourage them to show up for themselves when they feel a tad defeated.
Because we all need a cheerleader.
WHAT IS THIS EXACTLY?
Singing Survivor isn’t your run-of-the-mill-cookie-cutter singing program.
Because you aren’t a run-of-the-mill-cookie-cutter singer.
It gives you a tasting platter of training.
The 6 live trainings I do in our time together will cover a variety of topics across the themes of technique, practice, mindset and performance.
It’s set up to make sure you don’t just join the program and forget about it.
Accountability is so key to keep you motivated. And keeping you motivated is key so we can show you what you’re really capable of (hint: it’s WAY more than you think).
It stretches you outside of your comfort zone.
Recording your practice sessions on video and sharing them inside the private group will do that.
You get a made-for-you support system of other singers from all over the world.
I can’t take credit for this. The singers who participate in Singing Survivor are always just beautiful, encouraging souls who know firsthand how incredible AND challenging this journey can be.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It all takes place in a private, uber secretive Facebook group.
Once a week there will be a live training from yours truly on either technique, practice, performance or mindset/confidence.
(the times will change to make sure everyone in different timezones can attend at least 2 live, the recordings stay available during the whole challenge though)
Every week you MUST upload a video of you practicing into the private group.
Depending on which level of feedback you've bought, I’ll dish out my personal feedback on either 2 out of 6 of your recordings (Survivor Basic $139) or every single one of them (Survivor Hardcore $199).
If you haven't uploaded your submission by the time it's due, you get removed from the group. Yup, voted off the island. Harsh but motivating right?
You then have to pay a fine of $25 to get back in the group if you want to continue our delicious journey together.
ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
It's fun, educational and will keep you on track better than that old Post It note on your fridge, trust me.
This is an experience for singers who dream about becoming that person.
You know, the one who's motivated, commits to learning, who jumps feet first into their music.
The one who
practices regularly with knowledge around WHAT and HOW so they build a stronger, more reliable voice
has found the balance between taking their music seriously and having fun
jumps at opportunities even if the idea scares them
problem solves issues with their voice instead of throwing a tantrum (no judgment, we've all been there).
They are the best version of you.
But you might not be 100% sure how to get there.
I wanted to create something that would not only teach you techniques to create a fuller, more consistent voice and get you in a positive headspace but also kick your butt (with kindness) to make sure you're actually putting it into practice.
Knowledge AND action.
Cuddles AND tough love.
Technical training AND plenty of laughter.
Helpful exercises AND heartfelt conversations.
The Singing Survivor challenge is one of the most exciting things I've ever put together and I'd hate for you to miss out IF it's something that would be incredible for you and your voice.
So let's answer some of the questions you might have before jumping in.
How much time will I have to set aside each week?
To watch the training, comment on others' posts and record one practice session (the bare minimum you'll want to do) I'd say 1.5 hours across the week. 30 minutes a day or a little more is even better.
How many videos do I have to upload and when?
One a week for six weeks into our private Facebook group. Most weeks you will be given an exercise/technique/idea to work on and you can then choose a section of a song if you'd like.
What if I can't seem to process payment through credit card?
Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll try to sort out another method for you!
What style of singing or ability level is it for?
This challenge isn't structured like a pre-recorded course. It will be created around the singers we have in the group and what they need, so there will be advice covering all levels and styles.
But my strengths are definitely more in contemporary music (pop, folk, musical theatre, soul and rock). NOT classical.
When does it start?
Doors open on Tuesday 22 October but the challenge officially starts Sunday 27 October.