Both the inner and outer voice must be trained in order to create a trustworthy and strong "whole voice". The vocal instrument is both mechanical and psychological. My Whole Voice method will enrich you with true confidence, authentic expression, and a powerful voice you can rely on, always!
First a session singer in London, then moved to LA, and in 1998 secured a record deal with Madonna's label, at Warner, and a publishing deal with Warner Chappell. I worked alongside Alanis Morissette and rock band Muse. I also toured America and did radio and TV in the UK sharing the bill with some legendary artists including DJ Tiesto, Seal and Daft Punk.
As part of my promotional tour, I was asked to model and interview for many music magazines, as well as for Vogue and Cosmopolitan. I got to tell my story of how I went from a girl who worked in a factory in England to being a signed artist in Hollywood!
I've had the pleasure of having my songs placed in commercials, in movies and in the theater.
While the experience of becoming a signed artist was an incredible one, I never truly had the desire (necessary) to be on stage front and center for the rest of my career.
I found I couldn't leave singing and songwriting, and collaborated in studios with other artists, helping established and up-and-coming artists fulfill THEIR potential.
So I made the switch! And now I work private sessions, classes, or on-set, to help artists who want more power, agility and authenticity in their writing and performances.
And I love it!
- Star Wars-The Mandalorian, The King of Staten Island, Netflix/HBO Specials
I yell on stage! I need Joanna to keep me in shape! When I had to take on a character’s voice, it took a second to get used to using my voice in a booth and on set, rather than for stand-up on stage. She gave me the freedom to experiment without feeling like an idiot!
- Universal Records
"She has an amazing ability to say exactly what I need to hear or to show me the right technique for a sound I'm going for. Joanna is the best teacher I've EVER had."
- America's Got Talent, Lip Sync Battle, I Can See Your Voice,
"Working with Joanna on network TV music shows has been an absolute game-changer. Her experience as a performer/coach has been invaluable to me."
- Lady Dimitrescu
in Resident Evil Village
"I have been using my voice for years and Joanna still finds new ways to teach me about technique and craft. Her lessons challenge me to expand my story telling abilities and to continue to find my unique voice."
- Atlantic Records
Thanks a million, Joanna!"
- The Dropout, The Rookie, Marvel's Runaways, American Crime Story
"Breath work, focus, shifting energy, vocal exercises. I like Joanna's holistic approach to using and caring for the voice. I trust I can deliver every time."
Discover the mind/body connection. Learn what your vocal instrument is, how to use it, and how to protect it. Hide (correct) a nervous or anxious voice, increase strength and flexibility, improve pitch and tone, master great air support, and develop power, control and endurance.
The art of listening, of focus, is so important for the singer, the actor, and speaker, to gain control of the vocal instrument as well as their personal and professional development.
I use Neuro Linguistic Programming, and Emotional Freedom Technique to teach you how your brain and body learns and how it sets up automatic programs which either help or hinder your progress, and what you need to do to guarantee you achieve your toughest goals.
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