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Transgender Voice Training

 

Are you ready to transition your voice?
Do you have a timeline in mind to be fully transitioned?
Do you have to travel a distance to find services?
 

A variety of options are available to help you meet your vocal needs.  
Whether you are presenting full time, part time or not yet presenting, programs are designed to meet you where you are when you start this process. Weekend vocal intensive training, weekly private sessions and group programs provide powerful tools and practices for vocal development.

 

Private Vocal Training:
Feminization/Masculinization/Neutralization


Client sessions begin with a private interview and a voice evaluation to identify target goals, client learning style, and the most efficient methods and approaches.

How it works:
You are scheduled for weekly sessions until you meet your voice goals. A workbook, access to audio-files and self-assessment tools are provided to enhance the effectiveness of the weekly training sessions.  A daily home program is provided and is a critical part of this approach. Home practice reinforces your training results, and stabilizes your new voice.

 

Available Sessions:
Single private sessions and multi-week packages available.

 

Group Vocal Training


Group sessions provide the opportunity to participate in vocal training with a maximum of three other clients.  This model of training allows you to share your experience and practice with others going through the same process.

How it works:
Group training sessions include a private interview and evaluation, self-evaluation tools, workbook, audio-files, and group vocal feminization training. There is a limit of 4 clients per group for maximum effectiveness.

A weekly home program is a critical part of this approach. Daily home practice is what reinforces each session, and helps new voice skills to stabilize.

 

Available Sessions:
Group Therapy:  4 weekly sessions (90 mins. each)

 

Private Vocal Intensive Programs for Vocal Feminization


If you have to travel a distance for training, or desire greater results within a shorter period of time, vocal feminization intensive programs may be a good fit. Because many clients approach full presentation with a timeline in mind, this program is the most popular. It is completely individualized, progressive, and accelerated making it possible to accomplish several months of training with direct clinical feedback over scheduled weekends that fall several weeks apart.
 
How it works:
Following an interview and evaluation you will begin the process of vocal training. A workbook, access to audio-files and self-assessment tools are provided to enhance the effectiveness of the program.

Intensive voice work addresses voice skills that play an important role in the evolution of your developing voice.  Each program has specific training stages and clinical approaches highly dependent upon your specific needs.

At the end of the weekend, it is exciting to compare results to the first day of training! It easy to objectively see how your voice has changed, what the next step is, and how to plan future goals and follow-up if desired. A daily home program is provided and is critical for stabilization of your new voice.

 

Available Sessions:
Short Weekend Intensive (8 hrs. total)

Weekend Intensive (14 hrs. total)

2-Weekend Intensives (28 hrs. total) *

* Note: This program includes two intensive weekend sessions with Linda 30 days apart and a daily home program. Home practice is critical to carryover and stabilization of your new voice in daily life. In addition, three private Skype support sessions are included during this time between intensives.

 

Whether you choose to participate in vocal intensives or weekly sessions, there are a variety of skills you will address in order to evolve into the vocal self that you desire.

Skills development may include:

  • Pitch Modification
  • Resonance Training (tone focus of the voice)
  • Intonation Development  (melody of the voice)
  • Postural Alignment
  • Breath Support
  • Volume Adjustment
  • Articulation Modification
  • Vocal Relaxation
  • Balanced Vocal Function (ease, flexibility, control, comfort of the voice)
  • Ear Training

As with all forms of communication, there are mental, emotional, social, spiritual, behavioral and experiential factors that influence growth. To that end, clients are approached holistically. This allows for the integration of traditional physiological and behavioral voice training approaches with a variety of other approaches. These may include mindfulness practices, yoga, positive psychology, emotional integration, hypnotherapy, meditation and Reiki depending upon client desires and needs.