Finding your voice involves so much more than just singing! I offer exploratory voice work that focuses on embodiment and expression.
They say you must be good to call yourself a singer. Nice voice. No break. Pitch perfect. I call bullshit. Perhaps this is true if you want to be a professional or a performer. But to sing... all you need to do is sing! And besides, there's so much more ythat you can do with your voice. I say, let's explore! Let's play! Let's redefine what it means to use our voices!
I offer vocal coaching from a holistic, exploratory, and embodied perspective. Your voice is so much more than the physical instrument. The body remembers. The voice is perhaps the most expressive part of the body, and its memories emerge as sound. My goal is to help people access not just the physical apparatus of the voice, but also the full range of expression and experience that comes with it.
While I do not approach voice coaching with a directly therapeutic intention, I am prepared to hold space for the mental, emotional, and physical ripples that often result from vocal breakthroughs. My vocal coaching draws on techniques inspired by Voice Movement Therapy, a form of expressive arts therapy that centers on the embodied voice.
Voice Movement Therapy is the ongoing creative process of discovering and creating the self through the body and the voice. It is the art of excavating one’s personal archaeology, using sound and movement to dig down through the layers left by individual history, trauma, and society. Freeing the voice shakes loose these layers, which have been deposited and crystalized in muscle, tissue, and vocal chords.
Kaatje’s presence in holding space for transformation is gentle yet steadfast. I had a powerful experience that felt like I was being led on a journey by someone who had done this a thousand times. I relaxed into the knowing that Kaatje exuded and was able to have a major breakthrough with my voice. The immediate after effects are amazing but what has astonished me is the fact that, months later, I am still seeing the transformation play out. When I got the chance to do another session 5 months later, I wasn’t sure what would come through. I could feel something was stirring and with Kaatje’s guidance I was able to tap into a part of me that has now fully blossomed. I am happy to announce I can speak my truth and sing my song with a clearness and a conviction that I never knew was possible. Thank you Kaatje.
Inez Pucci, Singer
Singer. Healer. Artist. Dancer. Nomad.
I began singing around age 15, largely through an interest in musical theater. My mother later admitted that she gave in because I would not stop singing…and because I was so bad at it.
By the time my voice matured and I started ‘getting good,’ my interest in musical theater had passed. But I never stopped singing. And whenever I receive a compliment, especially from someone who tells me that they can’t sing, I tell them that I’m living proof that anyone can learn.
Since then, I have studied a variety of techniques and styles, including musical theater, classical, choral, flamenco, and tango. I love to sing, and it is my delight to help others discover the potential of their own voices.
Working with Me
All group and individual sessions are currently offered online. If you're interested in working with me, please send me an email and we'll set up a free 15-minute discover call to determine whether this is a good fit!
One On One
Working one on one allows me to devote my full attention to your voice, physicality, and personal process. Sessions typically last one hour. I charge $50 for a session, though if this is a problem, please reach out and we can find something that works for you.
Group Classes - Introductory
These classes are more general and are designed for you to get a sense of the way I work, as well as how you can explore your voice in a social or group context. They are 2 hours and $30.
Group Classes - Series
These classes start at 4 weeks, are capped at 10 people, and follow a specific theme. A few ideas I'm playing with include The Queer Voice, Singing Spirit, and Cross-cultural Communication Through Song. Pricing TBD.