VOCAL COACHING AND THERAPEUTIC VOICEWORK
Understand Your Instrument -body, breath, support, vocal sound.
Expand Your Vocal Ability - freeing your voice, gaining range and control, cultivating tone, power, ear training, music theory, and hearing harmony.
Share Your Voice - language and word play, improvising, songwriting, artist development, repertoire, recording, auditions, decrease anxiety, trust your voice, build confidence.
I believe everyone has a voice and everyone deserves the opportunity to explore, expand and express it! I've been a singer, songwriter and vocal coach for over fifteen years. I love fusing my passion for music and singing with a mission to empower people of all ages to find and free their voice. I've worked with hundreds of talented kids and teens-many having gone on to star in musicals, create bands, record CDs, and win songwriting contests. I've also focused on helping people to reclaim their voice and creativity. Within this exploration we develop more freedom and ease in our self expression, decreasing anxiety, building confidence, and learning a repertoire of powerful songs to share.
THE THERAPEUTIC ELEMENTS OF VOICEWORK
Do you feel anxiety when speaking or singing? Would you like to feel more confidence, ease and joy when expressing yourself? If so, I'd love be your ally. Many people feel vulnerable or anxious when using their voice. I can help you decrease your anxiety and feel more confidence vocally. The exploration and discovery of our voice connects us more deeply to our self. Our voice emerges from our inner world as do our thoughts and feelings. Many people have suffered a trauma or a significant loss in their life. Singing and expressing ourselves vocally can help us to process emotion, access inner wisdom and joy, and create a meaningful connection to ourselves and those around us. The physical act of breathing and exploring ourselves vocally has an undeniable ability to shift our mental and emotional state. There has been numerous research over the past fifteen years on the positive effects and therapeutic benefits of singing. My passion on this subject lead me to complete my M.A. in Psychology in 2011. My thesis, “Rising Into Song” explores the therapeutic benefits of singing, vocal improvisation and songwriting for individuals and groups. http://gradworks.umi.com/14/92/1492814.html
I offer therapeutic voicework for anyone who has felt silenced by anxiety and inhibition to reclaim confidence and self-esteem through creative expression. I offer both private sessions and singing circles.
"Ariel Thiermann, the vocal and creative coach for kids is captivating, her instruction is illuminating, and most of all, she is inspirational-eliciting self-expression through voice and song. Never have I seen my children flourish the way they have around Ariel. Not only are they budding singer/songwriters, but ultimately, empowered human-beings." -Vikki Smyth, Los Angeles
“Ariel is a beautiful singer and gifted teacher. Combining her natural ability and lifelong experience and discipline with her amazing intuition, she inspires music in all of us.” -Lew Nerenberg
"Ariel has guided my daughter Alice to express her voice in beautiful sound and poetry. Ariel’s artful mentoring encourages self-esteem and self-awareness." - Chris Kaul Hudnall, Santa Cruz