VOICE & PERFORMANCE COACHING
Everyone has a voice and everyone deserves the opportunity to explore, expand and express it! I've been teaching voice lessons and vocal workshops for all ages and ability levels for nearly 20 years. My goal is always to assist in empowering people to find and free their voice. The singers that I work with all have different goals. I have 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 also love helping people to re-discover their voice, develop freedom and ease, decrease anxiety, build confidence, and learn a repertoire of meaningful songs that they feel confident singing.
THE THERAPEUTIC ELEMENTS OF VOICEWORK -
Do you feel anxiety when speaking or singing? If yes, you’re not alone! 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 can connect 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
As a registered marriage and family therapist intern, I offer therapeutic voicework and creativity coaching for those interested in exploring their personal lives. Therapeutic voicework offers teens and adults an opportunity to express their story vocally and creatively in a safe environment.
Understand Your Instrument -body, breath, support, vocal sound.
Expand Your Vocal Ability - freeing your voice, gaining range and control, cultivating tone, vibrato, power, ear training, music theory, and hearing harmony.
Share Your Voice - language and word play, improvising, songwriting, artist development, repertoire, recording, auditions, decrease anxiety, build confidence.
"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