Your Brain Sings Before You Do
Train your brain,
train your voice
Neuro-Vocal Method gets you
high, loud, healthy, forever singing.
Created for microphone singers and the music we sing.
NVM is the singer's and voice coach's new best friend.
Her approach is rooted in science and physiology, exploiting her awareness that improving singing quality often requires changes in the brain, not just the voice. Showing a gift for exposition, her relatable analogies give the singer an understanding of the “why” beneath the “how.” Her method asks singers to focus on physical sensation in order to create new neural pathways -- in a sense, improving singing by feeling.
Douglas Burman, Ph.d. Neuroscience
Research and project management, fMRI
Northshore University Health
I don’t hold up standards, I solve problems.
I help artists find their voices. And I love my job.
Four years of classical lessons in high school.
Not because I loved classical music. I’d never heard a classical singer.
I loved R&B, punk, and singer/songwriters.
Then a year abroad tending bar and singing in pubs.
Then two years of classical lessons at University of Wisconsin until I found what I’d always wanted: the “Studio Music & Jazz” degree at the University of Miami!
Three more years of classical lessons!
I didn’t know how to sing the music I wanted to sing when I left Miami. I joined a road band, sang five or six nights a week for nine months, and trashed my voice.
Back to my parent’s basement, a day job, vocal therapy, and piano lessons for a year.
When I got to Chicago, a friend helped me find a voice teacher who could help me. He was a working singer; a studio singer, a concert singer, and a freelancer. His background was as a pop singer, and he taught microphone singers like me. For the first time in my life I felt like I was actually singing.
So I took graduate vocal ped at Northern Illinois University, and set out to be a voice evangelist.
For the 20 years I was a freelance singer in Chicago, I did a lot of different gigs for music, money, and both. I taught band singers during the week and sang with bands on the weekends.
Meredith. chick singer. Large hair. 1996
If you want to know about how NVM came about, you can read the story on the About NVM page. I wrote Money Notes: How to Sing High, Loud, Healthy and Forever in 2016. It’s about Neuro-Vocal Method, and about microphone singing.
What I want YOU to know is that I’ve been there.
I speak the language of the college educated classical singer, and the language of the band singer. (Also, band leader, acapella group member, musical theater actor, big band singer, and, most importantly, professional Christmas caroller.)
I don’t hold up standards, I solve problems. I help artists and voice teachers. And I love my job.