The First Note
Our primary purpose is to help female singers over the age of 50 love their voice for the rest of their life.
The fundamentals of Alexander Technique and Bel Canto are at the core of what we do.
What we do
Our holistic approach stems from:
Constructive Thinking. One of FM Alexander’s discoveries was how we talk to ourselves. How you talk to yourself matters in everything you do. You will learn about the power of constructive thinking (distinct from positive thinking) and how self-kindness can help engender vocal freedom.
Cooperating With Our Design – Our holistic anatomy-based approach will show you how to actively cooperate with your body’s design and to access the innate vocal freedom that is in all of us.
Community - We believe people learn best in supportive groups and communities. Our experience has shown that belonging to a like-minded community can make a dramatic difference in a singer’s outlook, attitude and progress. We are here to foster support, warmth and kindness!
What we are not
Voice Lessons – Lisa and Tracy are seasoned voice teachers, however this non-traditional approach addresses areas that are often not addressed in traditional voice lessons.
What we teach
In The Ageless Singer online courses you can expect to learn about:
Voice & Body Awareness = Freedom
Free and Efficient Breathing
Coordinated Use of the body
Constructive Thinking& Self Kindness
The techniques used are comprised of:
Anatomy & Physiology
Bel Canto vocal technique
The Whole Singer
We address every aspect of what it means to be a successful singer – mind, body, spirit and voice. In our programs, you will learn that you sing and perform best when you acknowledge that you are one, whole integrated self.
A Commitment to Constructive Thinking
Constructive thinking is more than just positive thinking. Constructive thinking generates and identifies what you do want rather than what you don’t want.
Constructive thinking forms the basis of YES Plans, which are step-by-step guides for singing and performing success.
Being with other women who are experiencing similar changes gives us an opportunity to discuss them openly. The Ageless Singer (TASS) is a safe place for everyone to share openly, sing without fear of judgement and support each other in learning.
Celebration is Essential for Learning
We believe that singers thrive when they are nurtured and supported versus criticized and put down.
At TASS, you will learn how to cultivate greater self-kindness by consciously celebrating your efforts and achievements, no matter how big or small.
Instead of focusing on your voice exclusively, you will learn an integrated approach that encompasses all areas of your vocal artistry. From these classes you will have a greater understanding of:
How to release unnecessary body tension
Allowing freer movement of your rib cage to allow for more breath
Finding greater confidence through accessing your full breathing capacity
Alexander Technique is:
Awareness of the body
Constructive use of the body
Constructive thoughts about the body
Release your head, so that it floats up and away from your spine.
It’s not correcting your posture, it’s releasing!