Martje de Voogd, voice and body movement coach

Singing freely is serious fun and healthy too! The essence of it is to make contact with your body, voice and your heart. I invite you to walk along with me on the path I’ve travelled. 

Martje de Voogd, vocal and body movement coach

Singing freely is serious fun and healthy too! The essence of it is to make contact with your body, voice and your heart. I invite you to walk along with me on the path I’ve travelled.

My Story

Song and dance were very important for me in my childhood.

Though I started off as Mensendieck exercise therapist, I couldn’t resist music and dance. As a vocal coach with classical training, I’ve taught for 25 years in my home practice and offered workshops to various choirs, in addition to performances with my ensemble, the Lotos Ensemble, or as a solo singer. While teaching / coaching I have often used music and movement to help people through a difficult phase in their lives, or where affected by certain conditions.

Because I’m broadly interested and curious, I further enriched my education through the following courses and training:

Additionally, I’m a member of the Dutch Association of Vocal Teachers.

What does this mean for you?

Your body is your instrument. The body stores all memories. And you don’t see the small part of your body that produces and amplifies your tone, so you need to learn to feel what works and what doesn’t, and learn how all emotions or thoughts affect your instrument. 

I always combine feeling, listening and watching. Our emotions also have a physical realization. I help you to become aware of them, so you can detect tension earlier and do something about it in time. That’s how you can improve your balance.

If you’re a (choir)singer, or professional speaker: If you can bring the right amount of tension in your body before a rehearsal or performance, you will sing or speak much more freely.

With singing and movement I’ve helped many people to restore their balance, and to find their source, which generates joy and the power of life.

Striking results of clients

Ton no longer lips and sings freely

Ton, who insisted on singing lessons despite his heavy lisping, I taught relaxation exercises from the Pahn method, which massively improved his singing and speaking. After 2 months, he didn’t hear “Sorry, what did you say” any more. This increased his confidence, also for singing.

Karin found herself again

Karin was in a very rough emotional period of her life, in which there was no space to study music. I worked with her on creating spontaneous sounds, which helped here to ground herself and process her emotions.

Cindy overcame her extreme pain

I helped Cindy using autogenic training (the power of imagination), by conscious relaxation of muscles, to train to tighten and release cramped muscles.

Chris learned to sing professionally

Chris, singer in a rock band, wanted to become a better singer, with more reach. I taught him all the basic principles of healthy singing. I helped him to not just listening to himself, but also to feel if he’s singing the right away.

Sound interesting?

Are you ready to let space and energy come back into your life, and to get a firm grip on any issues?

Then fill out the form to reach me. I’ll respond within 24 hours.

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