BAD TO VIVID
You wake up and you know it… it’s a bad voice day…
▪️ your voice is not flexible
▪️ your sound is pale
▪️ voice feels heavy
▪️ the onset is delayed.
They are there… those days where we feel, our voice is not easily available. The reasons can be different nature: a cold, reflux, a busy concert schedule, post-nasal drip, pregnancy, female cycle and other hormonal changes….
It could also be apparently no reason.
But bad voice days are not so bad after all.
BAD TO VIVID VOICE DAYS
Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2023.
Respectively from 10 to 12h.
Bad voice days hold space for new possibilities. They demand to slow down, to get in touch with your voice sound as it is in the actual moment, to get in touch with your voice’s needs, to your body, to you sound intentions.
Bad voice days mirror our human nature. Actually, “technique” is a term that suits better in engineering than in singing: your several voice skills are more organical, biomechanical and physiological than technical.
The fact is: the minute you start singing and find out the voice is missing something, your nervous system gets in alert mode. You can perpetuate this feeling and navigate your days through rehearsals and performances from this alert mode. We, singers, are sculptors of our own voice sound and know how to conceal possible irregularities and instability.
In other words: you let the COMPENSATION & ANXIETY TEAM do its job.
OR…. YOU START THE DAY CONNECTING WITH YOURVOICE, ALLOWING EVOLUTION TOWARDS A VIVID VOICE DAY.
BAD TO VIVID VOICE DAYS Workshop provides:
- Anxiety regulation practices to restore the sense of safety and ease on stage.
- Theory background.
- Self-organized-singing exercises to restore:
1. Vocal tract shaping
2. Optimized breathing
3. Pitch accuracy & high notes
5. Piano singing
Use your voice’s self-organization power to find ease in singing again.
I am Gabriela Labanda
Singer – Singing Voice Specialist – Singing Teacher – Trauma Informed Voice Professional
After a traditional singing study and already in my first contract in Germany, I met the New Yorker singing teacher Cornelius Reid, and his Functional Voice Development.
With him, I had my first “Brain Based” singing approach. A completely new and efficient way of training singing functions that are physiologically self-organized: pitch accuracy, vibrato, intensity, messa di voce.
The vocal tract and the respiratory system are attached to a bigger system: the autonomic nervous system. Gaining autonomic awareness allowed me to close the gap between intentional & unvoluntary voice production. As a consequence the singing voice organize itself and produces a richer sound with ease.
Some years later, I met the Neuro Affective Relational Model and Somatic Experiencing and went deeper into the relationship singing voice-nervous system. Befriending them is the secret to restore voice health, high performance and the feeling well-being on stage.
This workshop combines both: self-organized singing and nervous system regulation to help singers deal with bad voice days, restore singing voice functions and the sense of safety and voice connection.
Gabriela is an excellent coach. It was crucial for me to join her Openclasses – at Teatro San Martin, Tucumán, Argentina.
She guided me in my personal, artistic and voice control search. I learned tools for the prevention of voice disorders and strategies for high performance in auditions. Gabriela gives you the knowledge that every musician needs to achieve a life of well-being and enjoyment on stage.
“Sing well when it matters” is a program with tons of very important knowledge for a singer and even more for a singing teacher.
Befriending the nervous system and managing practice anxiety helps you tie-up many loose ends in your journey, both as a singer and as a singing teacher.
A lot of useful and interesting information to process and apply.
BAD TO VIVID VOICE DAYS Online Workshop
Closing the gap between intentional & unvoluntary voice production, allows the singing voice to self-organize itself and high-perform with ease.
Explore how on
Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2023
Respectively from 10 to 12h.
Enroll here to receive a payment link via e-mail. In order to receive all mails, please remember confirming your subscription!
BAD TO VIVID VOICE DAYS focuses in restoring ease while singing…
By sharpening your awareness and connecting with your possibilities :
▪️ stress/anxiety shows on breath and body
▪️ stress/anxiety shows on pitch accuracy
▪️ stress/anxiety shows on voice resonance
By learning tools to restore singing voice functions and voice connection:
▪️ smooth and healthy onset
▪️ piano singing
Join BAD TO VIVID VOICE DAYS. Enroll here to receive a payment link via e-mail:
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WHAT SINGERS ARE SAYING…
I participated in Gabriela’s Openclasses (Teatro San Martin, Argentina). Her audition’s training helped me feeling just good in auditions and competitions… And it has already yielded great results! I recently became a contract as a Soprano in an Opera Choir. Gabriela’s warm and human way of working towards excellence turned my pressure into enthusiasm. I also participated in her course Pedagogy of Singing (University’s Music Institute, Argentina). There, Gabriela weaves the art and science of singing and teaching… That’s when I realized: there is no good singing lesson without taking into account the person behind the voice.
If you are looking to widen your knowledge about the way your voice works and how your whole body can help in the process, “Sing well when it matters” is the course you need. The performer’s loop with the concepts of pre-performance and post-performance were new and very helpful to organize my expectations.
“Ears work”, fascinating. Here you’ll find concrete explanations of bodily functions that come together to make sound in a healthy and acoustically efficient way. Gabriela is generous with her knowledge and thorough in her explanations. I loved that she showed genuine interest in everyone’s questions and always took her time to answer them.
Finding a person with Gabriela’s experience and knowledge was what encouraged me the most. Her online program “Sing well when it matters” is a short course, based on specific knowledge about anxiety and a clear methodology to approach such a common feeling that can interfere in our performance. It opens possibilities for you to investigate and exercises to experiment and regulate your nervous system. The “group feeling” was a big plus to share with other musicians and realize you are not alone. On top, you can express individual doubts or experiences directly to Gabriela.
If you’re struggling with your voice, especially at important concerts or big events, I highly recommend you working with Gabriela. She clearly explains how nerves affect your body and your singing – and even better: she offers regulating solutions and exercises. So that, yes, you can “sing well when it matters!”. The way Gabriela delivered the course was very clear and pro. In combination with her expertise, that creates a lot of trust.
I’m happy I joined “Sing Well When It Matters”!
This course offers a new point of view over feelings, emotions and body responses while singing. Gabriela gently explains the science behind emotions and offers tools to cope with anxiety and difficult thoughts.
This course is practical and theoretical… at the end you understand better what to do in bad voice days… I understood how striving for perfectionism produces anxiety and complicates everything. Revealing was to feel and understand how anxiety affects singing and how you can regulate your nervous system and enhance performance. Gabriela gave practical, science based knowledge to help singers to help themselves…
Complex correlations were explained in an easy, interesting and very informative way. Examining the area and acknowledging the shared challenges in a supportive group was beneficial for me.
Building a toolbox to befriend anxiety and develop skills, amazing.