Hey Microphone Singer.
I get you. I don’t want to change your singing. Your singing is who you are. But if you’re here, it means that things aren’t quite perfect with your voice. At least not right now.
I want to help you fix that.
You don’t want to feel vocally tired at the end of a gig. You hate straining for notes. The musician you are wants to hear something better come out of your face. You may not be sure what that is, and also...what if you get the New Thing, and it’s wrong?
What you have now doesn’t feel right.
So let’s make that right. Let's get it working.
I’m all about making singers better versions of themselves. Letting your singing stay the way it is, but adding stamina, range, and volume.
YOU are the reason I came up with Neuro-Vocal Method. As someone who was singing in bands, and coaching singers who sang in bands, I knew a few things for sure:
Singers usually can’t hear themselves well, or at all
Singers want their problem solved now
Nobody wants to sound different, they just want to sound better
A voice that feels tired or isn't reliable makes the owner of that voice worry. Always.
Since I was learning about brain science (and still do...not because I have to, just cuz I like to) I started playing around with some ideas about changing the signals the brain was sending to the voice.
So...20 years later I have it worked out pretty well. Fast results, healthy singing. High, loud, forever singing. Singing that works by feel, so when you can’t hear yourself, you’re still in charge of your singing. Singing that trades the work from the itty-bitty muscles that get tired to the great big muscles that have stamina.
If you’ve already checked out my vids on YouTube or Facebook, you know how I roll. Nothing scary here. I just want to help you get it done.
The Introduction Session gives us a little more time to talk about you.
Also what is UP with your voice?
You'll tell me what's going on, you'll do some voice stuff. I'll tell you what I think. I'll show you some stuff you'll be able to use right out o' the gate.
After that, I'll fill you in on how I do lessons and packages, and you can decide. No pressure. All good.
Meredith broadcasts every week from Facebook!
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! 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 taught Speech Level Singing, and 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 nearly 20 years I was a freelance singer in Chicago, I did a lot of different gigs for music, money, and both. But basically, I taught band singers during the week and sang with society 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 find their voices. And I love my job.