SOUL SONG TESTIMONIALS
What Are the Benefits of Attending Soul Song?
“The benefits of Soul Song are immeasurable. They include a versatile range of tools and exercises to improve and protect the health of my voice, the conscious capacity of my breath and it’s vital relationship with my voice. Beyond this is the deeply emotional and spiritual work – I feel stretched, far and wide with intelligence and empowerment.
I felt safe, and that is of the utmost importance. There was room for self -exploration, natural unravelment, and just the right amount of nudging to push me past my habitual stopping point. My voice feels more at ease. More accepted by me. More taken care of… Invited to share itself more fully with me and others… comfortably owning and acknowledging it’s absolute Greatness. You helped me to my edge, and got us dancing! The vibration of this workshop has saturated me with healing… I am different. I am changed.” ~ Hanna Lose Frahn
Qi Gong Instructor Singer
Whole Foods Chef & Healer
“I see my own growth and learning, as well as that of my classmates. I have been gifted with practical tools and support for improving my singing voice. These tools will continue to be part of my vocal story as it unfolds. Also, I love the intimacy, trust and joy shared in this small group, the mutual support for each person on their vocal and spiritual journey. I’m leaving with increased confidence, improved technique and the freedom to find and play with my vocal abilites.” ~ Gary Perless
Singer/Songwriter Middle School Teacher
“What I receive from Aimee is how to embody my voice; her deep knowledge & experience of movement and anatomy. Also, her deep knowledge of singing, and development of the voice through her background and lifetime of experience. Aimee is present for EACH student all day every day and creates a space of emotional safety .
I am amazed and filled with deep gratitude that I have achieved my main intention, which was to rediscover and reclaim trust in my voice. I felt encouraged to believe in my path, and that my unique voice has value and is beloved. I see this workshop as Soul Transforming, not just about voice or vocal technique. At the same time the skills taught are professional level for singers. When I lose my way and doubt my voice, I now have a big toolkit of practices to help me re-connect, and “re-love” my voice.” ~ Heidi Mattern
" The word empowerment isn't what drew me to this course, but it is has been what I have been enjoying since our time together. I really just wanted to sing more authentically. I had no idea how much my life would shift just by freeing my voice. Since our 5 days together, I have found my voice stronger in many situations: work, socially, and most fun, singing. My voice is much more open and free. I don't feel as if I have to work so hard to create a beautiful sound. The continued use of the exercises makes it effortless to just start singing anytime I want. My voice surprises me sometimes... I don't recognize it as I'm singing. I love that my voice can continue to evolve at this age." ~ Cheri Schuyler
Yoga Instructor, Singer
"From my work with Aimee individually, then through the Soul Song intensive, I have developed an entirely new relationship to my voice and vocal power. Through the more immersive and connective nature of the Soul Song Intensive and bonding with other people sharing the journey, my discomfort about sharing my voice got broken wide open. It was so clearly more than just using my vocal chords. I was pretty sure with some basic training that my voice could be trained. What I wasn't clear about was that it was my heart being connected to my voice that needed some re-training. Training in how to release instead of just being stuck in my constantly recoiled and protected state.
This work has made more of a difference than I had dared to imagine. Whatever that barrier was that I could not name or describe is just gone. It is so cool. Someone could ask me to sing or speak and now I would just say "okay", instead of some weird self-deprecating thing. It really is the pure joy of sharing. My voice just feels so different in my body. I notice all of these sensations I didn't even have a clue about before. It is just holistic now instead of feeling forced.
I can't thank you enough Aimee. I am a new and willing woman because of the work I have been able to do with you. I will recommend this to anyone I know who wants a stronger connection to their heart and soul song for any reason!"
~ Tanya Brakeman
Personal Relationship Consultant and Coach
Creator/Director of Revel: The Audacity of Ecstasy"
Please Describe Your Experience of the Soul Song Course...
"Nurturing, warm, loving, compassionate...held in Grace. Much different than I anticipated - so much more to feed the Soul! I loved the freedom to explore. This journey has me connecting more deeply to myself, and spirit. Technically, I am able to bridge gaps between my registers better, and I have increased comfort singing for others in an intimate setting! I am able to allow "the authentic one" to come out of hiding.
You have such a loving spirit and kind approach to teaching. Your somatic technique is brilliant. How wonderful you are! Thank you so very much. It was incredible." ~ Donna Bruer
Retired Teacher, Singer
"I greatly appreciate the DEPTH to which I was allowed to go (because I felt supported and safe) in this soul sounding and song experience. I freed inhibitions and found joy in making sounds and got to experience a sense of "enoughness" and ease. I would recommend this course to others, because it works! I found it to be a rich experience; I am different, more loving to myself than when I came to the workshop." ~ Maria Maltiano
"My voice has strengthened, moving toward a sound quality I desire. I am stepping more into my power, and vulnerability, and having others witness that. Today I sang my song with much more ease, and fun, and authenticity!!! Thank you for making the practices fun, encouraging play, non-judgement, exploration. I appreciate all the practices you have incorporated, all the varied knowledge you brought completely enriched my experience. Thank you for how you held the space, Aimée, how you held each of us." ~ Carrie Rautman
Was five days a useful amount of time to spend with this course?
YES. It was necessary in order to get a feel for how the practices affected me in different states. It also gave us an opportunity to learn many different games – a good balance of repetition & routine with learning and exploration. Also for the group bonding and attention to detail with private lessons. There’s a literal sense of commitment that allows for freedom. ~ Hannah Poirier
YES YES YES! The process takes time for practice, and reflection. I probably wouldn’t have seen the rapid progress if it had been shorter. ~ G.P.
The depth and safety that I felt might have not been as available with less time. Having so many days, and having the mental notion of ample time helped me open at a pace that suited my heart. ~ H.L.F.
Yes. I loved the spaciousness. Not feeling rushed at all. I had time to deeply integrate all learning. I loved repeating the same practices each morning. I enjoyed the informal lunch-time sharing. I loved the dyads, and the alone time. The performance time and individual lessons… were all essential. ~ H.M.
"Maybe two more days?"
"Maybe a week long? Two shorter weeks?"
>>> RESPONSES LIKE THESE ARE ABUNDANT! Stay tuned for an extended Soul Song Experience!!
What would you want someone to know if they were planning to take this workshop?
It was wonderful, uplifting, renewing, and gratifying… It’s what you’ve been wanting to do but keep putting off, or devaluing the importance of singing and practicing. It’s worth taking time out from busy lives! ~ G.P.
About the support, and the opening that can occur. That there are no requirements of your voice pre-course. That it tears down the stories of societal views on the voice and song. How deeply this can access your truth on multiple levels for your own exploration of a bigger, more realized YOU! ~ H.L.F.
Everyone… EVERYONE would benefit from this work, even if you have exceptional resistance to it. The balance of bodywork, supporting exercises, specific refinement, alone time, group work and one-on-one lessons was simply PERFECT. I feel confident and comfortable highly recommending this to folks wanting vocal training. This is equally about personal work as it is about vocal training and guidance. Many levels of “RIGHT ON!” ~ H.P.
Poet Permaculture Instructor
I would encourage them to set aside clear time; not be involved in other things while taking the course. I would say if someone is looking to improve their singing, or gain confidence with singing, this workshop is perfect. ~ H.M.