Your Whole Self is the Instrument

Can't Wait to Hear You

Sep 29 2023 • 28 mins

Nearly every vocal problem has a solution, and those solutions often grow out of treating your entire, integrated self as your instrument. Physical strength, neurological calm, and a grounded sense of being are all critical to the work of singing or speaking. It might sound overwhelming, but I bet you’re already working on those things in different areas of your life. Let’s talk about how you can access those same practices in service of making your voice heard.

Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California.

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Our music is thanks to Katya and Ada.

The show is edited by K.O. Myers at Particulate Media.