Singing Lessons | Alexander Technique Lessons, Artist development, Drama Lessons, Online Lessons, Posture for Singers and Instrumentalists
- Qualifications: B.A., M.Ed., cert.Spiritual Psychology, Registered NZ Teacher, Certified Leader of the Dances of Universal Peace
- Pricing: Individual 1 hour singing - IN person $90 /$75 on zoom ....Organisational / Team and Corporate mentoring/ training / keynote speaking and Sally's book "The Voice of Leadership: Six Keys to Presence, Influence, and Creative Confidence available through www.sallymabelle.com- see 85+ testimonials on linkedin
- Styles: Authentic Voice, Vocal Empowerment, Overcoming shyness, Presence, Influence
- Suitability: Teens and adults
Sally has spent the last 25+ years developing her SAMA activation method of voice coaching…helping people to express their authentic voice, presence, awareness, intuition, and emotional/spiritual connection. Combining her professional background in singing and dancing, communication, education, psychology, meditation, and acting, she helps people step up, speak up, and sing out.
Benefits of vocal vitality work include:
- More joy and fun in self-expression
- Become a better communicator…be more aware of how you say what you say and your impact on others.
- Learn about the connection between your voice and expressing your life’s gifts.
- Become more aware of which parts of your voice are unexpressed and undeveloped and which parts are alive and well.
- become a better listener…focusing not just on people’s words…but on what’s underneath their words.
Testimonial from singing group clients:
“We found Sally online and thought we’d send a guinea pig to check her out. Sally nailed everything on the head. Even though she had never worked with a barbershop quartet before, everything she was saying was completely in line with our art form. Sally worked on vocal production, the theatrical aspect of our performance and the believability. She provided multiple tools to get the results…and boy did she as we took out title of Champion Quartet in a very competitive arena. She was exactly what we needed to find that unit approach to our quartet. Thank you!”
Jocosa Bruce, Sweet Adelines New Zealand
Sally began her voice and life coaching practice, in Boulder, Colorado in the early 90’s. Since then, she has sung and led holistic singing and movement workshops in the Pacific on Maui, Kauai, and Fiji, and Aotearoa New Zealand as well as in Philadelphia and Baltimore, England and India.
Through the years, her focus has shifted from the physical vocal and movement techniques to a more emotional and energetic healing and expression through voice and movement, inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s Eurythmy and the Werbeck singing approach and her time studying Alexander Technique, mantric and raga-singing in India and hula dancing in Hawaii.
What Sally offers:
She is available to support developing leaders as a mentor in person or online, and can support you in finding and strengthening both your singing voice and ‘voice of leadership’.
She can support you with basic guitar chords, strums, and finger-picking techniques to support your singing if you want to accompany yourself.
Sally’s website for businesses wanting professional development coaching for their leaders and teams is www.sallymabelle.com
Phone +64 (0)21 0222 8782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
During your coaching session, you can expect to enter a fun, nurturing environment, where you will be given specific, easy to learn singing and movement exercises to empower your most natural voice and expressiveness. Sally uses simple songs with natural movement to free your breathing, improve your tone, rhythm, and expressive qualities.
She works with simple songs and rounds, pop, folk, and world music chants and rounds which best facilitate a natural style of singing and self-expression.
Sally adds the essence and quality of the soul, which took my experience beyond skill into expressing from my heart.
Former student from Sally's US-based voice and presence classes
I am extremely grateful to have been connected with Sally when searching out a coach to help me build my personal presence. Over seven months I learned so much more than expected - as we traversed the skill sets of Voice, Presence, Vision, Values, Veneration and how these could be applied to current issues at work and home. Sally’s skills in acting, singing, coaching, spiritual psychology, education, result in a unique combination which I found fascinating, uplifting and empowering. The world needs more people with the skills Sally brings - I wish her all the best as a cultural change agent.
Adrienne Darling, Head of Economic Regulation and Pricing, Auckland International Airport Ltd.
Working with Sally was extremely rewarding. She is fun, energetic and so passionate and expressive. Sally set up a safe environment and allowed me to explore and experiment with my expression. I left each session with my muscles stretched and a little more confidence in my ability. I was shown powerful exercises that helped widen my expression in addition to new processes and structures which allowed me to craft keynote speeches. I was not even aware that my voice could make some of the sounds that it did. Before I started I was really unsure of how Sally could help, I was uncomfortable with how I sounded and knew that my voice was a bit dull. My speeches lacked that engagement I was trying to achieve. I thought voice coaching was for singers and actors only. By the end of the sessions, I was more aware of what I could do and achieve, more confident and comfortable in trying new things and had a real appreciation of the power of my voice and what it could do with the support of a great coach. The three biggest benefits I gained from working with Sally were the ability to be expressive and be dynamic in front of an audience, the confidence to try new things and the knowledge of how to structure and craft a keynote or workshop. Sally the most rewarding part which was a true bonus, is I now really enjoy reading my son stories out loud, he is engaged and hanging off each word, he even cried the other day when I was reading a very sad part of a story, because he thought I was genuinely sad. I have been given a glimpse of what can be achieved, now I have the rest of my life to play and grow expressively. Sally I would recommend you to people that are committed to growing their leadership voice. Thank you.
Steve Wooderson, Executive GM, Siemens
A coach of Sally’s calibre knows just the right exercises for body-work/movement, breath and mental focus to bring the changes that get us back in touch with our potential. In a supportive environment, she demystifies the process; helps us to explore and enjoy the process of uncovering our own voices. She works with sensitivity at a pace all can share and where we co-carry the excitement for one another’s progress as well as our own.
Gaylene Denford-Wood, Former Program Director, Teacher Education, Auckland University of Technology
"We found Sally online and thought we'd send a guinea pig to check her out. Sally nailed everything on the head. Even though she had never worked with a barbershop quartet before, everything she was saying was completely in line with our art form. Sally worked on vocal production, the theatrical aspect of our performance and the believability. She provided multiple tools to get the results...and boy did she as we took out title of Champion Quartet in a very competitive arena. She was exactly what we needed to find that unit approach to our quartet. Thank you!"