- Looking to sing for the first time?
- Hoping to gain confidence in your ability to sing?
- Uncomfortable because you know that you really can sing, but when the moment counts, suddenly you clam up, your heart starts beating faster and the sound that comes out you feel like doesn’t fully represent you?
- Wanting a safe environment to connect with your individual instrument and discover it fully?
- Maybe even wanting to perform – perhaps as a soloist, or in an ensemble – and take your performing to the next level musically?
Then get in touch!
People with whom I’ve worked have reported…
- A sense of openness within their heart and soul
- A renewed appreciation and respect for their voice as a powerful instrument
- New skill in caring for their instrument – before, during and in between singing
- Greater confidence and ease in letting their voice out!
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginning singer, a practiced singer who’s a little rusty, or just looking to have a fun and get to know your own voice. My approach to voice lessons is holistic – your instrument is part of a greater whole and often we can achieve an incredible release in sound from an angle you might not have anticipated. Together we’ll dive into a realm of vocal exercises that will stretch you and infuse you with song from the inside out.
When you do have specific repertoire you’re working on, all you have to do is bring the pre-recorded accompaniment (I don’t accompany on piano) and we can work the pieces ’til they’re performance ready and you’re confident about stepping in front of the audience.
My belief is that of my own childhood vocal coach, Bill Hall’s, philosophy: technique comes from beauty of sound.
I work with you to develop healthy sounds for your specific instrument, growing it and stretching it and giving you the tools to support it over time.
For younger voices, I believe this approach is very important so that we can avoid falling into the technique pit of trying to sound more mature than the voice actually is.
For adult voices, we often find that we’re developing a whole new awareness of your incredible instrument and building in ways to nurture and care for it in your every day life.
Email me at heather (at) heatherhightower (dot) com with the answers to these questions:
I’ve traveled a lot in the last 5 years. I taught music in the highlands of Guatemala back in 2006, and I’ve been in and out of a backpack ever since.
For awhile, it was hard to do anything that wasn’t directly related to a spiritual goal of mine to write and publish this book:
Now that the book is published and I’m happily planted in Charlottesville, Virginia, I’m thrilled to finally have my own studio to take in vocal students!
To learn more about my philosophy on music-making, check out my “About” page – it’s written for my wedding clients, but it gives you a good taste on how I see music and the musician’s role and possibility for transforming any space!
I look forward to hearing from you! Email me at heather (at) heatherhightower (dot) com