Voice Methodology

In sessions, I combine my experience in psychology, vocology, and music to help singers achieve improved vocal function and health. I believe in building a functional voice, which means giving clients specific exercises that coordinate and strengthen the three mechanical parts of the voice, the power source, sound source (larynx), and resonators, while also teaching healthy mental and emotional strategies to foster their best performance.

 

Clients learn how their voice works from the inside out so they can make empowered decisions about their vocal exercise routine and how to care for their instrument. I approach voice training with a distinction between singing style and vocal function. This distinction allows me to teach singers of all genres the underlying physical coordination that then frees them to sing the music they love. My goal is to set the voice free through systematic training routines that teach the body to coordinate airflow, vocal fold vibration, and resonance as efficiently as possible.

 

My Clients

My clients work in a myriad of professions, including television, radio, theatre, education, law, and medicine. I have helped singers improve vocal function after things like injury, illness, stroke, and through the aging process. This process is called voice habilitation.  Many of my clients use their voices to make their living and functional voice training has helped them withstand the demands of their jobs.

 

Because of the advances in voice science, or vocology, it is now possible to present a range of vocal exercises based in commonly understood principles. Using these principles, I strive to help each singer shape their instruments in a way that makes sense to him or her.

 

The Studio

Interior view of Love Revolution Vocal StudioLove Revolution Vocal Studio is centrally located in the FilmHouse Building in Nashville’s Metro Center neighborhood. From this beautiful hilltop location, clients can access I-65, Germantown, Music Row, and the downtown area within minutes. Click here to see a map.

 

When visiting the studio, enjoy free parking, a breathtaking three-story atrium waiting area, front desk service, and a modern, discrete atmosphere.

 

About Me

Liz Johnson SchaferLiz Johnson

I have a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Belmont University, and have also completed a Certificate in Vocology through the University of Utah and the National Center for Voice and Speech. I love learning how things work and then using that knowledge to help people grow and heal. My first and second loves are psychology and jazz, which have become the basis for helping singers regain voice ability and more awareness of their innate talents.

 

In addition to my primary work as a Vocologist (Voice Instructor), I perform jazz, play saxophone, compose, and teach jazz style. I also serve as the Central Region Governor for the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) and as the Certificate Program Coordinator for Nashville Jazz Workshop (NJW).

 

Additional Training

  • Ploger Method (Music Perception), Levels 1 and 2
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis Certification Training
  • Mental Health Workers Certificate, University of Illinois

 

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Voice Methodology

In sessions, I combine my experience in psychology, vocology, and music to help singers achieve improved vocal function and health. I believe in building a functional voice, which means giving clients specific exercises that coordinate and strengthen the three mechanical parts of the voice, the power source, sound source (larynx), and resonators, while also teaching healthy mental and emotional strategies to foster their best performance.

 

Clients learn how their voice works from the inside out so they can make empowered decisions about their vocal exercise routine and how to care for their instrument. I approach voice training with a distinction between singing style and vocal function. This distinction allows me to teach singers of all genres the underlying physical coordination that then frees them to sing the music they love. My goal is to set the voice free through systematic training routines that teach the body to coordinate airflow, vocal fold vibration, and resonance as efficiently as possible.

 

Liz Johnson Schafer

The Studio

Interior view of Love Revolution Vocal Studio

Love Revolution Vocal Studio is centrally located in the FilmHouse Building in Nashville’s Metro Center neighborhood. From this beautiful hilltop location, clients can access I-65, Germantown, Music Row, and the downtown area within minutes. Click here to see a map.

 

When visiting the studio, enjoy free parking, a breathtaking three-story atrium waiting area, front desk service, and a modern, discrete atmosphere.

 

About Me

Liz Johnson

I have a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Belmont University, and have also completed a Certificate in Vocology through the University of Utah and the National Center for Voice and Speech. I love learning how things work and then using that knowledge to help people grow and heal. My first and second loves are psychology and jazz, which have become the basis for helping singers regain voice ability and more awareness of their innate talents.

In addition to my primary work as a Vocologist (Voice Instructor), I perform jazz, play saxophone, compose, and teach jazz style. I also serve as the Central Region Governor for the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) and as the Certificate Program Coordinator for Nashville Jazz Workshop (NJW).