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Vocal Coaching for Adult and Pro Singers

You’re an artist. 
Music is your art form.
Your voice is your medium. 

You need to express yourself. Your real self. You want your real singing... your real music... to just sail out of your mouth! 

But sometimes that's not what happens.

Sometimes things get in your way. Something like vocal fatiguea "break" in your voice, or not having the range you used to have.  Wanna do something about that?

Meredith offers a fresh and innovative approach microphone singing that will really get you reinventing how to feel for the sound instead of making the sound.

The results are so freeing!!
She's such an enthusiastic and energetic instructor!! WONDERFUL to work with! This lady is the best!!!

Christine Chaisson
Singer/pianist, director, vocal coach

About How NeuroVocal Works

Can We Talk About Your "Sing File"?

You have a "Sing File" in your brain.

We all do. In that tiny moment before you sing, your "Sing File" opens, and your brain sets you up to sing the way you've always sung. Every time.

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When it works for you...

...that's great. It means that you've associated certain things you like with your singing. Those things are part of your "Sing File," and that file loads before you sing. So that you can sing. In your really unique way. It makes you sound like you. 

 

You didn't mean to create that file. It just happened. It happened as you sang in your bedroom as a teenager... with a group in high school... and as you fronted the band or sang in the musicals. You've been building and reinforcing that "Sing File" every time you sing. And now your brain sings before you do.

What's frustrating is the stuff that's happening that you don't want. Like, you're too quiet, or you get voice cracks. You might feel your range is too small, or you get vocal fatigue after you've sung for a while.

You CAN Hack Your Brain!

You can use your brain's ability to both guide the process and be shaped by the process.  (Nice, right?)  You can teach it to expect singing that feels divine, reaches high & low, and lasts as long as you need it to.

I've spent the last 20+ years working out a systematic approach to singing based on brain science. It's amazing (seriously...read the quotes on this site + the socials) and works predictably. It gets singers the vocal strength & freedom they want without changing the way they sing.

 

Strength, freedom, and when you go to sing, it's you. It's the way you've always sung, but better. Easy. Healthy. Loud. High. Badass.

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NeuroVocal Method is some magical stuff.  I've trained voice coaches from all over the world to teach this way.  Cuz it's amazing.

Think...brain hack.

Think...going in the back door.

Think...the same but better.

When you get it, you're going to LOVE IT!

Here's an explanation about how NVM works!

- Alessandro Ayala

instrumentalist, singer

How To Coach With Me

Let's start with an introduction session.

This session is a little bit longer.  If you're ready to share, I'll listen to your story, your voice, and your reasons for reaching out. I'll give you feedback based on what I hear, what you tell me you want, and how much you can put into the process.  (All good. Pinky swear. And yes...I really do take all that into acount. 🙂) Then I'll pull out my magic wand. Based on what you shared, I'll show you something that you can take with you. A small and powerful thing you'll be able to use to make your voice do more of the thing you need it to do. I know it takes a leap of faith to trust someone else with your voice. I know it's really hard to imagine your voice behaving differently than it does right now. But I also know that Neuro-Vocal is some seriously magical stuff. I've been doing this voice coaching thing for a long time. I want to reassure you. You can trust me. (Check out all the quotes!) Let's keep all the AMAZING in your voice, and make it even more!

How To Coach With Me

COACHING PACKAGES

Coaching Packages

The Drop-In Session is all about you and your scheduling convenience. THIS IS FOR YOU IF you just want a session or two before an audition, a recording session, or some other goal. THIS IS FOR YOU IF we've worked together before, and you want to pop back in for a tune-up. THIS IS FOR YOU IF you know you want a voice that is higher, louder, longer, and free... AND you're the kind of person who prefers to take a test drive. (We met already, right?)

Not sure? Wanna talk?

If you're thinking about doing some Brain Training have some questions, let's dish!

If your situation or the exchange rate in your country makes these rates prohibitive, please reach out to me directly. 

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Eighth Note Package

This package is for singers who:

  • ...have an audition or performance on the horizon.

  • ...are new to vocal coaching and want to dip their toe in.

It includes:

  • private, 60-minute online sessions with Meredith

  • Free e-copy of my book, Money Notes: How to Sing High, Loud, Healthy, and Forever

  • Free MP3 downloads (all voice types) of guide tracks for all the exercises in Money Notes

  • Rescheduling privileges up to 24 hours

  • Zoom recording to your device or the cloud

  • 6% discount:

    • $420 or

    • 2 automatic monthly billings of $210

  • Free support resources to help make the most of our time together. (They're down there ⬇️ under Make the Most of Your Time.)​

There is no finance charge for multiple payments. 

Quarter Note Package

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This package is for singers who:

  • ...have taken voice training in the past and want to get back on board.

  • ...are headed into the studio and want to make sure they're in good shape.

  • ...are touring and need to take care of their voice.

  • ...want to see if this "brain training" version of vocal coaching is all it's cracked up to be.

It includes:

  • private, 60-minute online sessions with Meredith

  • Response within 24 hours (weekdays) when you text, email, or video

  • Free e-copy of my book, Money Notes: How to Sing High, Loud, Healthy, and Forever

  • Free MP3 downloads (all voice types) of guide tracks for all the exercises in Money Notes

  • Rescheduling privileges up to 24 hours

  • Zoom recording to your device or the cloud

  • 10% discount:

    • $1080 or

    • 3 automatic monthly billings of $360

  • Free support resources to help make the most of our time together. (They're down there ⬇️ under Make the Most of Your Time.)​

There is no finance charge for multiple payments. 

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Dotted Quarter Package

It includes:

  • 12 private, 60-minute online sessions with Meredith

  • Response within 24 hours (weekdays) when you text, email, or video

  • Free e-copy of my book, Money Notes: How to Sing High, Loud, Healthy, and Forever

  • Free MP3 downloads (all voice types) of guide tracks for all the exercises in Money Notes

  • Rescheduling privileges up to 24 hours

  • Zoom recording to your device or the cloud

  • 15% discount

    • $1,500 or

    • 4 automatic monthly billings of $375

  • Free support resources to help make the most of our time together. (They're down there ⬇️ under Make the Most of Your Time.)​

This package is for singers who:

  • ...are ready to see a real, lasting difference in their singing.

  • ...are committed to supporting their voice and singing.

There is no finance charge for multiple payments. 

Make The Most Of Your Time

Make the Most of Your Time

I have a LOT of support material available to you for free.  If you want to make the most of our time together, you are welcome to dive in!

About Meredith

I don’t hold up "standards", I solve problems. I help artists find their voices. And I love my job.

I love brains and how they work. I'm a science nerd. I wrote a book about how to tap neuroscience to make singing easier and healthier. I wrote it so anyone can understand. Cuz it's wow!

 

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 the University of Wisconsin until I found what I’d always wanted: the Studio Music & Jazz degree at the University of Miami!  Yay! 

Three more years of classical lessons!  What?

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. Shocker, right?

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 studio singer and concert performer.  He lived in the same world that I did, and taught me how to sing for that world.  It was the first time in my life I felt like I was actually singing.

So I took graduate level how-to-teach-voice at Northern Illinois University, and set out to (read this in your best Baptist Preacher voice) save all the microphone singers!

For the next 20 years I was a freelance singer in Chicago.  I taught band singers during the week and sang with bands on the weekends. I headlined at most of the jazz clubs in that jazz town, sang on cruise ships, and with society bands. I headed up The Center For Voice in Chicago, directed choirs, and was a church music director. I recorded a CD of original jazz tunes. I did a lot of different gigs for music, money, and both.

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Retro Meredith.  chick singer.

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 NeuroVocal 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 find their voices.  And I love my job.

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