GET TO KNOW ME
Get to Know Me
Welcome to my website!
Let me tell you a little about me...
I have been a voice teacher for more than twenty years, having studied voice professionally, dedicating the first part of my career to being a performing musician in Early Music and later Contemporary Improvisation.
Being voice my initial interest, I have a holistic understanding on not just to to use your voice effectively, but also how to present yourself to a public and communicate what you are passionate about. Some of my experiences include teaching in numerous specialist professional schools, including the famous Spanish Theatre and TV school, TAI.
Soon I started to develop another passion, and that is understanding behaviour and how to catch the attention non only of an audience, but how to better engage with my students, deal with difficult behaviours and promote change.
As many passions, it started out of a deep need. I don't think I was the most gifted person ever for being able to set clear boundaries and engage my own students, and I would tend to not be able to react when there was serious misbehaviour, conflict and even abusive situations. But my love for teaching and supporting people took me to want to develop how to reach out and manage those sometimes difficult situations, how to engage better and have a know how to better handle conflict.
I really wanted to find ways to be able to teach, get my message through, be listened and be able to deal with the sometimes difficult situations that I could get in the professional world and also in my private life. This took me to study coaching, counselling, power dynamics, communication, behaviour management, verbal self defense and want to practice and experience how could I not just teach, but deal with more challenging situations.
I have worked for luxury markets and in deprived areas, I have delivered workshops for refugees, homeless, in mental health settings and Hospitals, and in recent years I have worked for the British Red Cross, supporting people in crisis and with complex needs. This has given me many opportunities to have difficult conversations, and also to support others, for which I am grateful.
I believe that your voice is not just to make pretty sounds, but to allow you to say what you want and express your needs, to highlight what needs change and to aim for things better. I currently make use of it as ratio host, and still stream my music and the music and voices of others, to make a point.
Let me introduce you to my world, with audios and videos, references and where my influences are.