You, but better.
Higher, louder, longer

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.

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You don’t want to feel vocally tired at the end of a gig or practice session.  You hate straining for notes.  Maybe that crack is about to drive you crazy!  You want to hear the right thing coming out of your face.  You may not be sure exactly what that's gonna be like, but it's there. 

It's you.  But better and easier.  

So let’s get you there.  Let's get you to the better, easier version of you.

Testimonial Alice: ...amazing toe see how much more nuanced, versatile, and solid I sound!

I got in the studio the other day and sang.  It was night and day from my last attempt to record when I was working with my old teacher.  Thank you for helping me have the voice I’ve always wanted.  It was amazing to see how much more nuanced and versatile and solid I sound!  Thank you!

Alice Limoges

Singer/songwriter, voice teacher, music teacher

I’m all about making singers better versions of themselves...keeping your singing 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.  Just better.

  • A voice that feels tired... or isn't reliable.... that voice makes its owner feel worried.  Always. 

testimonial Mollye Otis; private lessons with her have been a joy.

Her approach is simple to understand and implement. Private lessons with her have been a joy; she is encouraging, supportive and attentive in such a kind way. At the core of her training is the intent to "trick the brain" into making sound, as opposed to "singing" with all the overthinking, judgment and tension that approach can produce. I've also taught a class of musical theatre high school students applying her principles.

Mollye Otis

Singer, songwriter, music director, vocal coach & teacher

Since I was learning about brain science (and still do... just cuz I like to) I started playing around with some ideas about changing the signals the brain was sending to the voice.

Meredith Colby

(That's me.)

So...20-some-odd 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.

 

You can check out my vids on YouTube or Facebook, if you want to know how I roll.

Testimonial Brian Sharp; I had easy access...that were laborious before.

...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

Owner, Great Scot Music

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, voice & music teacher

Let's Meet!

The Introduction Session gives us a little more time to talk about you and 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.

Have we already had our Intro Session? 

Great!  Click here to book a single session.

 
 
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Meredith broadcasts every week from Facebook!

About Meredith

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 was from my world; a jingle singer who had performed with bands for years. With his help, and for the first time since I was 13 and began voice lessons with classical teachers, 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 kinds of gigs for music, money, and both.  But, Big Picture? I taught band singers during the week and sang with society bands on the weekends.

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Meredith.  chick singer.  Retro pic

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, bandleader, acapella group member, musical theater actor, big band singer, and professional Christmas caroller.😉 )  I don’t hold up standards, I solve problems.  I help artists find their voices.  And I love my job.