Introducing: Your Voice

Learn to speak your voice’s language.

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If you’ve had trouble piecing together what you’ve learned about singing, you’re just starting out, or want some support without committing to a teacher, this Live course will help you learn how to understand and strategise for your own unique voice.

Live Online, Wednesdays
8th June – 6th July, 27th July -24th August
6pm – 8pm (BST)

Enroll today and get singing!

Sore throats, strain, never being sure what my voice would do from one day to the next…that was my life as a singer for many years. Now, I understand how my voice works, and what it needs from me to stay strong and balanced – and I’m learning more everyday. I’ve taken the most important parts of my journey and put them into this course to help you build a reliable, consistent instrument that you can use to truly express yourself!”


– Emma O’Reilly, Founder of Introducing: Your Voice

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Many of us are afraid to get the support we need for our voices because we believe in some or all of the following myths:

Myth #1: With singing, you Either have it, or you don’t

Singing is a skill: this means it is learnable. While some people do seem to be born with a good singing voice, this doesn’t mean that singing can’t be developed. Think of singing more like a sport: many of the world’s best athletes trained for many, many years with experienced coaches to be able to do what they do. Singing is the same. If you have the dedication to learning it, you will succeed.

Myth #2: Lessons will make me sound classical

There is an old (and stubborn) myth that singing in a classical style is the only healthy way to sing. That’s not true. That said, teachers often encourage you to look at parts of your sound you might not be familiar with, because your voice needs to be strong and balanced across different kinds of sounds in order to work effectively – this can contribute to that myth. Think of it like a runner stretching after a race – The stretches aren’t what we see when the runner is racing, but they’re a vital part of that runner being able to do their job.

Myth #3: Needing lessons means you’re not talented

The world’s highest achievers in all fields have coaches, guides and mentors to support them in their work – this does not take away from their achievements and talents. Rather, they know the value of investing in the areas of their lives that they want to grow and protect. Going to singing lessons means you recognise your voice’s value, and you want to make sure you understand how to work with and care for it.

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These myths (and more!) can make us feel like singing lessons just aren’t a viable option.

I’ve been there. There’s that section of a song that you just can’t hit consistently. Or searching for remedies for a sore throat so that show can go on. There’s knowing that you are able to make a certain sound, but you just don’t know how to do it reliably. The endless youtube videos with five tips for this, 3 steps to that. You know they work sometimes, but you don’t know why.

Ontop of all of that, there’s the cost of going to singing lessons. Not all of us can have the money or the time. Not all of us are in a place where we have the energy to make our voices vulnerable to a new person, especially if we’ve had bad experiences in the past. 

This course is my way of helping you to get some answers to these questions at half the cost of private singing lessons. In the time I’ve spent teaching singing, I’ve noticed that a big chunk of my first term with most singers is about two things: mythbusting and learning the foundations of vocal technique. Once we’re past this point, we get deeper into style, emotion and how to perform. 

I’ve designed this course to make sure you have some steering from an experienced performer and teacher, while maintaining your freedom. I’ve designed it so that you can make good choices for your voice as you move forward. 

Here’s why support for your voice matters

 

1. Singing is athletic. If you have a coach by your side each week, you can just follow their instructions and trust their knowledge, but if you’re not in a position to take weekly lessons, you need another tier of knowledge to help you make good choices. That’s what this course aims to give you. 

 

2.  Feedback matters, especially at the start. While I spend most of my first classes with a student doing things I’ve put into this course, it plays out differently for each student. This course aims to give you that feedback and information in a low cost way. 

 

3. When your vocal life is going fine, you might not need some of these tools. But when things aren’t going so well, having a solid grounding in technique and a network of singers to talk to is going to be a huge comfort and an important source of practical support.

 

4. Context is everything when it comes to singing. Videos online often have to follow certain rules to satisfy youtube rankings or rules on different platforms and this has an impact on how much information you get from a video about how and why certain exercises work. This course gives you the context for a lot of the information you’ll find online. 

 

5. Getting tailored approaches for your voice is really helpful. Youtube videos cannot listen back to you; they cannot talk to you, they cannot tell you how to change an exercise that isn’t working for you, or why that change is a good idea. This course aims to arm you with the context you need to get the most out of anything you find online.

If you feel ready to enroll, then book your place today. I cannot wait to hear about your vocal journey on June 8th.

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How it works

Shortly after you’ve enrolled, you’ll get a welcome e-mail from me with some resources and some things to bring to our classes. 

Starting on June 8th, we’ll meet as a group between 6 – 8pm (BST) on Wednesday for ten weeks (with a week’s break at the halfway point). To give you the most amount of flexibility, you can just sign up for the first 5 weeks if you wish. These sessions will be a combination of teaching and trying out new techniques in a workshop format. 

 Once you’re all signed up, here’s what you can expect: 

– Sessions take place for the group on Wednesday evenings, 6-8PM BST. You’ll get a link for these sessions. 

– Every Session will combine teaching with workshop methods – so you’ll have a chance to do some singing, ask questions, and try out some new techniques in a supportive environment. 

– You’ll spend the next week applying and experimenting with the principles we’ve talked about – fill out your rehearsal journal, and bring your questions and thoughts with you to the next class!

– You can also sign up for optional weekly 1:1 check-ins with Emma.

What you will get with the course

(Valued at £696)

 Two hours of teaching each week,
broken up between a presentation and a workshop section

Weekly space to ask all of your questions about singing

Worksheets to help you with everything from building your warm-up
to understanding your voice, including rehearsal diaries
and recaps of our sessions

Access to recordings of our sessions for you to review on-demand

Optional 1:1 check-ins each week 

Course Content

Take a look at what you’ll be learning each week

Ready to enroll?

Whether you’re all in, or whether you want to keep it flexible, we’ve got options for you.

30 Minute 1:1 sessions can be requested ad hoc for £15 each – so if you book the evening course only options, we can always upgrade you later. Please note all tuition for this course, including 1:1 sessions, are online. In person check-ins can be accommodated; I am based in Norwich, UK.

I’M ALL IN

£696

10 Weeks, Evening course plus weekly 30 minute 1:1 check in

£464

I’M IN

£600

10 Weeks, Evening course only

 

£310

LET’S GO

£387

5 Weeks, Evening course plus weekly 30 minute 1:1 check in

£233

TRY ME

£310

5 Weeks, Evening course only

£155

Having any issues with payment? Please email me on [email protected] and I will sort it out for you.

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Scholarships and Pay what you can afford

Too often, music tuition is only accessible to those who can afford it. While we all understand that teachers have to make a living, it’s also painful to think of how many wonderful singers are missing opportunities to develop their voices. This is a great injustice.

I reserve 4 places on this course every time it runs for “Pay what you can afford” students, plus one free scholarship to the programme. By signing up for this course, not only are you investing in yourself, you are are investing in fairer access to music education.

If you are in financial hardship, but would love to attend, please contact me directly on [email protected]

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30-day Money back Guarantee

I promise to give you clear, usable information about your voice and how it works, to enhance what you’re already doing. I’ve tried and tested all the principles, information and guidance I’ll give you on this course – not just for my own voice, but with students in 1:1 settings over many years.

If for any reason you’re not happy with the course, Just send me an email within 30 days of our course starting asking for a refund, and I will refund all your money with no hard feelings.

What Emma’s Students are saying…

📢📢To anyone thinking about gifting these sessions to someone, or to even yourself!📢📢

I 100% recommend. Emma used to teach me, and you will not be disappointed. She is super down to earth, so warm and really knows what she’s talking about. She makes everything really easy to understand and delivers the results you’re looking for.

Emma, I learnt sooo much from you. Your teaching went beyond music and singing for me, and I really valued every minute of your time. 🙏❤️

– Poppy Power | Former student, via instagram

Emma is a very good singing tutor. Friendly, outgoing and really makes you feel comfortable to learn up to date vocal skills. I would highly recommend her, and she is the best singing tutor that I have had so far. Xxx

– Rebecca O | Former student, via Tutorful

Very helpful and fun lessons for a good price!

– Zoe G  | Former student via Tutorful

I’M ALL IN

£696

10 Weeks, Evening course plus weekly 30 minute 1:1 check in

£464

I’M IN

£600

10 Weeks, Evening course only

 

£310

LET’S GO

£387

5 Weeks, Evening course plus weekly 30 minute 1:1 check in

£233

TRY ME

£310

5 Weeks, Evening course only

£155