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, vocal folds, and resonators, while also teaching healthy mental and emotional strategies to foster their best performance.

 

Each singer has a unique skill set, and my first job is to help him or her become aware of what they are doing well. Then, I apply underlying vocal techniques that enhance the singer’s natural ability and creativity. 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 at the highest levels of efficiency 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. Many of my clients use their voice to make their living and often have habilitated their voice to a better place than it was previously. 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. But most importantly, the studio space is calm, inviting, and comfortable, complete with a baby grand piano and instructional resources.

 

About Me

Liz Johnson SchaferLiz Johnson Schafer

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. I am also a jazz performer, and play saxophone, compose, and teach jazz style. Jazz is a powerful modality for coaching healthy vocal techniques in contemporary singers, and has given me a toolkit for simultaneously training musicianship and voice.

 

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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Liz Johnson Schafer

Interior view of Love Revolution Vocal Studio

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. But most importantly, the studio space is calm, inviting, and comfortable, complete with a baby grand piano and instructional resources.

 

About Me

Liz Johnson Schafer

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. I am also a jazz performer, and play saxophone, compose, and teach jazz style. Jazz is a powerful modality for coaching healthy vocal techniques in contemporary singers, and has given me a toolkit for simultaneously training musicianship and voice.