Neuro-Vocal Method Certification
It's a fact:
Most voice students want to
learn popular technique.
If you can't teach popular styles effectively, your studio is losing money.
Meredith is brilliant. My mix has never felt easier, and my own teaching of contemporary styles has benefitted immensely from the Neuro-Vocal Method. My students are mixing like pros and finding vocal ease where they used to struggle. Meredith is patient and kind while delivering amazing results. If there's any sense in the world, Neuro-Vocal is going to be the next Big Thing in vocal pedagogy.
- Kate Rosen, Kate Rosen Voice Studio, Detroit Area, MI
You’ve learned how to sing “properly” according to the rules you were taught in university.
...you got your singing degree from the university of life, singing pop-styles on stage.
BUT… now that you’re teaching, you’ve found a big problem: teaching popular styles to other people feels hard.
You know your students want to sing pop
You might have been taught that pop singing can “ruin” the voice...
...or that classical technique can be applied to all styles of singing
If you don’t have a college degree in music, you sometimes feel like you’re winging it
If you do have a college degree in music, teaching pop can make you feel like you’re winging it
You know you need to teach pop effectively for your students’ sake, and for the sake of your studio
It’s time to stop leaving money on the table.
It’s time to stop pretending.
You need more tools in your toolbox, and Neuro-Vocal Method can give you just that.
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The adult student I've been working with sent me a message tonight that said the new techniques are life changing. I agree! My students are making crazy good progress with it. You are working some major magic, Meredith!!
Jessica Fielder, Fielder Studio of Music, Detroit Metro, MI
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You CAN Teach Microphone Styles!
Band singers, singer/songwriters, and contemporary music theater singers need you. But they need you to be confident in your ability.
Neuro-Vocal Method gives you what you need to teach popular styles of singing. It gives you the tools to apply, the principles of the music and the singing, and the confidence you’ve been missing.
Knowing Neuro-Vocal Method makes you a more desirable and competent teacher. And that puts both money in your pocket & mojo in your teaching!
Meredith's class has been a game-changer for my multi-teacher studio. I'm classically trained, as are all my teachers. Learning the Neuro-Vocal techniques, and the principles behind them, has empowered all of us. Overall, our students make faster progress, and get the sounds they want. The class helped us understand pop aesthetics, and has changed our thinking.
- Sharon North Jones, SNJ Studios, Omaha, NE
Brain Science Applied
Neuro-Vocal is a method that will help your students get the results they want.
NVM is based on the aesthetics of popular styles, voice physiology, and brain science. It took over 20 years of independent study and performance application to get this thing happening. Both the method and the teacher are road tested!
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Clear, engaging, and compelling. Meredith Colby has a remarkable capacity make this subject fascinating. Her humor and the deceptive ease with which her method, Neuro-Vocal, can be understood mask the profound new thinking that underlies it.
- Charles Bergeron, EdD ,
University of Miami Frost School of Music
NVM is super healthy. Not only will it keep a student from hurting their voice, but it will encourage fast and lasting healing from vocal damage.
Learning NVM helps a singer “rewire” their brain to make sound in the most healthy and efficient way possible. As Neuro-Vocal teachers, we help our students create new motor (physical) responses to their intention to sing.
Learning NVM will ensure life-long, healthy singing. Your students will be amazed at their range, volume, and stamina!
They’ll think you’re magical.
They’ll talk about you as the teacher who finally gave them their voice.
And they won’t quit. They'll stay with you.
Voice teacher & NVM Certified teacher
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This course is for you if...
You're a voice teacher or coach who is:
a self-trained pop singer
You have students who want to sing popular styles (contemporary music theater, rock, R&B, hip-hop, indy, etc.)
You love your students, and learning new stuff. (Especially science-y stuff!)
You don't want to change everything you do in your teaching, just add to it
You want to learn from a teacher who gets both classical and popular
You want a fancy new certificate to hang on the wall of your teaching studio
I found Meredith's course packed full of info in a clear and concise way ,and it was fun!! She takes the time each class to work with you and answer each specific question so you can be sure to understand the concepts. I've started working on some of the exercises with my students and they love them! If you are thinking about taking this course, stop thinking and DO IT! You won't regret it and your students will LOVE you for it!
Amanda Kaiser, Sing City Vocal Studio, Las Vegas
You should absolutely not sign up for this course if...
You believe there is only one right way to teach singing
You think singing CCM/Popular is hazardous to the voice
You agree that classical technique is appropriate for every kind of singing
You feel you have to compete with other voice teachers
You're a "just tell me what to do...get to the bottom line" person
You cannot attend, live-in-person, at least 7 of the 9 online sessions (that's important!)
I took Meredith’s training and got immediate results from my students. They were singing better, and making sounds they never made before. There was delight, there was joy… they were so excited. This really does work.
Terry Hodges, professional concert, musical theater, and opera singer
Voice faculty, Creighton Universtiy
Your Certification Process is
Fun and Empowering!
Live, weekly, online classes with Meredith (me!) and your fantabulous classmates!
This small class (it’s true...enrollment is limited) works together for 9 weeks to listen, understand, discuss, and practice. (This isn’t a “buy it and leave it to decay in your Saved Mail” thing!)
Nine 75-minute, webinar style classes are recorded, uploaded, and shared so you can review any time. (You can even miss up to two of the in-person sessions if you need to!)
Two class times offered (same class, different times) to make the class convenient to voice teachers on every continent!
Every week will present a key principle and skill, along with one or more targeted exercises to explore it with your students.
You’ll get all kinds of support stuff! A copy of my book, Money Notes, weekly emails to check in and recap, downloadable class notes, a Facebook group for questions & discussions, and support materials on the Teachable platform.
Three (whaaat?!?) one-on-one coaching sessions with me. (In fact, to get this certification, you have to take at least two of these sessions, which you will love. Pinky swear.) $305 value
Invitations to exclusive NVM Teacher stuff.
A listing page on my website
Fourth Friday monthly group coaches
exclusive 1:1 coaching packages
other stuff just for the NVM fam
A guarantee. Seriously. I’m so sure that if you don’t see a positive difference in your teaching and your studio in the next two years (yes. I said that.) I will happily refund your money.
NVM Certification. You’ll have a real, fancy certificate mailed to you when you meet certification requirements. Requirements for certification are:
Attending 7 of the 9 in-person classes
Completing at least 2 one-on-one coaching sessions with me
Scoring 80% or better on the final quiz
My Bachelors and Masters Degrees are in vocal performance and music education and my vocal training was primarily classical, but over half of my student population was looking for training in contemporary commercial music. Though I could sing it myself, I really felt like I was underserving my students and that I lacked the tools to be able to teach what I was already doing in my own pop and theater singing.
After reading her book "Money Notes" I realized this was the missing piece to my studio puzzle and I enrolled in her certification course.
Each weekly session was the highlight of my week because Meredith made what was for me a very hard to define part of my art very easy and accessible. She made it so easy to understand not only how, but why the Neuro-Vocal Method just works, and after the second lesson I realized my own singing was improving and I had EASY access to parts of my own high chest mix that were very laborious before.
Brian Sharp, Voice Teacher, Multi-Instrumentalist: Great Scot Music, Gray, TN
9 Exciting & Fascinating Learning Modules!
Week 1: Let's Get Started! Brains & Singing
Week 2: The Nasty Triangle
Week 3: Nerves, Brains, & Balance
Week 4: Registration and Textures in Microphone Singing
Week 5: Breathe Like a Chimp
Week 6: The Red Phone to Your Brain: Building a MAP
Week 7: Step by Step
Week 8: Freeing the Art in Microphone Styles
Week 9: Making the Most of Neuroplasticity for Singers
Voice teacher & working singer
on taking NVM Certification
Time & Investment
Next class begins March 3 & 4, 2022
Two times available:
Australia-friendly times available!
Section 1: Thursday/Friday
Thursday (North/South America)
Friday (India, Singapore, Australia: Friday)
Convenient times for North America, India, Singapore, & Australia, this class meets
March 3/4 - April 28/29, 2022
Thursday: 3:30 HST, 4:30 AKST, 5:30 PT, 6:30 MT, 7:30 CT, 8:30 ET
Friday: 7:00 India Standard Time, 9:30 AWST & SGT, 12:30 AEDT
For Section One: 1 Payment
For Section One: 4 Payments
Section 2: Friday
Convenient times for North America, South Africa, & Europe, this class meets
Fridays, March 4 - April 29
8 HST, 9 AKST, 10 PT, 11 MT, 12 CT, 1 ET, 18:00 GMT, 19:00 CET, 20:00 SAST
For Section Two: 1 Payment
For Section Two: 4 Payments
Meredith has a great knack for getting to the core of the matter quickly and efficiently, plus she's a true joy to work with - knowledgeable, personable, supportive, and professional. I'm so glad I participated in the NVM Teacher Training, an excellent value- in both time and cost! - for any crossover teacher.
- Kate Lanagan
Owner, Cardon Studios Online
Your $998** investment gives you the whole class...
Nine 75-minute sessions of virtual classroom training (not a prerecorded class!)
3 private, one-hour coaching sessions with Meredith
New ways to understand how we sing, and tools to rock your students' world!
Optional payment plan*
Video recordings of live classes (in case you miss a class)
Facebook group page for questions and community
An E-copy of MONEY NOTES: How to Sing High, Loud, Healthy, and Forever
50% off the self-paced course Introduction to Neuro-Vocal Method on the Teachable platform
Optional NVM Certification (attendance, coaching, and quiz required)
2 Year guarantee!
Invitations to post-class extras
A whole lotta support and love from Meredith (and your classmates!)
*Payment plan available. $256 will be billed to your card monthly for four months for a total of $1024 USD*
Register before February 11, 2022
to get the
Early Bird Extras
A $545 Value!
100% off the Teachable course, “Introduction to Neuro-Vocal Method”
20-minute Coffee Kibitz with Meredith (just the two of you)
A signed, hard copy of Meredith's book, Money Notes: How to Sing High, Loud, Healthy & Forever
6 Free Pass coupons to the NVM Teacher Group Coach classes (good for a year after class ends)
One free teacher coaching (30 mins observation, 30 mins consultation)
** prices are in USD.
If the exchange rate in your country makes these prices prohibitive, please reach out to Meredith directly
Voice teacher &
NVM Certified teacher
You'll change your entire perception of what singing is....and what it isn't. As a vocologist/voice therapist/singing teacher, I've already started using her techniques with my pop and musical theater students, with smashing results. Even this old "Recovering Classical Singer" is finding new power and facility in a completely non-classical singing style...and I'm loving it! I even use these techniques to help teachers and other speaking voice professionals obtain vocal power without strain. I highly recommend this book to any singer or singing teacher who, like me, was trained classically, but wants to sing contemporary and commercial music effectively and effortlessly. Brava, Meredith Colby! -
- Karen Sussman, MA, CCC, Vocologist and Singing Teacher
NVM Certification Classes Share the Love
NVM training respects everyone's professional status. NVM doesn't ask you to change everything you do and adhere to a certain dogma.
You’ll learn principles and some reliable applications of those principles.
Then you can work it into the magic you’re currently working in your voice studio!
You'll be inspired, and confident to apply your new knowledge to your CCM students.
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You need to know that the investment you're making in yourself and your students is solid. You’ll get an impressive ROI.
Here’s my promise:
You have two years to see the difference your training makes to your teaching studio. If you feel your investment didn’t supply a positive return, your fees will be cheerfully refunded.
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I have been having such a good time working with these tools! Student after student has been making breakthroughs, and fast. And in myself, I am excited and curious to explore the world of freedom offered by microphone singing. I am so impressed at how you created this method. It feels simple, elegant and adaptive.
- Samuel Palmer, Embody Harmonics, Sacramento, CA
While maintaining a career as a busy freelance singer, I built a successful Chicago voice studio where I taught CCM/Popular to band singers, music theater singers, and singer/songwriters. I worked consistently for over 20 years as a band singer - rock, jazz, pop - and have more than 30 years teaching experience. To get my B.M. I was trained classically; so I get that. I also did post-grad study in pedagogy at NIU, spent years as Director of the Center for Voice in Chicago, and have been certified by the Neuroscience Academy (Melbourne, AU)
Though I never wanted classical training, I ended up with eight years of it through high school and college. Because that's what there was. Unfortunately, those lessons taught me to sing in a way that was both unhealthy and inappropriate for the work that had been my dream all along, and the work I did after college: fronting a band 5-6 nights a week for 3-4 hours a night. After nine months of that my voice was trashed.
Six months (of vocal recovery) later, I began lessons with a voice teacher who was also a working singer in Chicago. He had learned both classical and pop pedagogy, and applied that to his experience as both a concert and studio singer. That experience was transformational. It set me on the path of wanting to train singers of "microphone music" . Because I was singing in bands every weekend, I knew that kind of singing was typically performed in an environment where the singer could not hear themselves. As an independent researcher I found a connection to solve that problem; I found that tapping into the nervous system to exploit existing neurological responses could create a short path to healthy CCM/Pop/Rock singing. Twenty-six years later, I wrote my book to share what I had found.
The majority of my clients over the years have been professionals; singers, teachers, or both. Experts at what they do. I'm not about being a guru. I'm about working with fellow professionals to solve problems and create new tools. That's my groove. And I love my job.