Authentic SongTelling Course

Become the authentic artist you want to be!

Welcome!

Join me for this 6 weeks programme that will give you specific tools to become a more authentic and compelling singer and artist by working on your ‘song-telling’.

You’ll reconnect with your creative source, learn how to make a song your own and let your story shine through.

 

If you answer Yes!

to any of these questions…

  • You’re uncertain how to combine technique with emotion. 
  • You don’t know how to sing songs in a way that feels unique.
  • You find yourself copying other singers.
  • You don’t know where to start when you begin working on a song.
  • You want to be an authentic performer, yet you fret sounding like a karaoke-singer… 
  • You want to be mindful of how to use your voice creatively and artistically.
  • You wish to tell your stories better and become an irresistible performer.

… this course is for You!

What to expect?

You’re simply frustrated as you’re not sure how to combine technique with emotion and let the story shine. You’re afraid of experimenting with songs and don’t have much confidence in creating your own interpretations. You simply want to be authentic and sing with true emotion, being able to truly connect with people and bring them together by the means of music.

Wanna hear a really great thing? It’s not a genre specific course. You’ll be able to apply the tools learnt in the course to any style. Regardless if you’re a pop or rock artist, musical theatre lover, jazz singer or maybe you write your own songs you will benefit from this course. You will learn how to deliver your material with more authenticity so that you can keep discovering it every time you practice and perform.

Why join now?

This course will be delivered online, so you can develop your singing from the comfort and safety of your own home. This short programme will help you become a more authentic musician by teaching you how to tell your stories better.

There are additional perks: all lessons will be recorded and available for you to access in case you miss a session or want to revise it.

You will meet new folks and learn in a supportive environment of like-minded singers from all around!

“(…) I started taking ‘Vocal Freedom’ course. Within just a few weeks, I felt a huge improvement. Aleksandra’s focus on teaching technique and helping us to understand the mechanics of the voice before applying them has transformed the way I approach singing. Now, when I try a new song, I feel a greater emotional depth when singing, simply by applying Aleksandra’s advice.” 

 Mala 

My experience

I am a singer, songwriter and vocal coach performing under the stage name Olandra. Not only do I understand vocal function but I’m an artist myself; I know what’re going through as I’ve faced the same challenges as you.

I am also a literature enthusiast with a BA in English Literature and I hold a Master’s Degree in Popular Music from Goldsmiths, University of London where I studied voice and songwriting.

I am an Estill Voice Trainer Candidate and Modern Vocal Training Instructor and continue developing professionally.

These techniques, alongside my 10+ years of performance experience, build the foundations of my practice. My clients say that I unlock their voices and help them get into the core of a song and deliver it in a truthful and unique way.

Why I created this course?

I see a lot of singers who – despite having great vocal technique – sing their songs without putting their heart into it and do not understand what they’re singing about. The meaning of the song gets lost amongst fancy vocal runs and effects while the audience fails to be captivated. We can probably agree that having great technique without being able to deliver your story is not going to get you far.

The good news is that artistry can be taught. Song interpretation tools will help you get to the heart of the story and grant you a clear understanding of what you’re singing about and how the song progresses in terms of the narrative and emotion. How can you sing with your heart if you don’t understand what you’re happy about or what you’re aching for? During our journey, you will discover that there can be a lot of freedom and fun in songtelling. Discover how to become more creative and free in expressing yourself when singing.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, you will become a more authentic and compelling singer

Expect fun and supportive environment

MODULE 1

Song's Core

  • Song interpretation: where to start?
  • How the interpretation influences a song’s mood, delivery and style.
  • Songwriting and structure: how they influence our storytelling.

    * During this session you will also choose a song you wish to work on throughout the course. 

MODULE 2

Story and Your Unique Telling

  • Learn phrasing and tell your stories in a compelling way. Never sing on an autopilot again!
  • Articulation and diction: how they can help or obstruct your story’s meaning.
  • The story’s arch: decide on how you want to build your story and its development. 

MODULE 3

Technique and Style

  • Identify the technical challenges of a song.
  • What voice qualities to choose in telling your story.
  • How voice effects can emphasise your interpretation and point of view.
  • Masterclass.

MODULE 4

Stage Presence and Performance

  • How to perform your song in an authentic way.
  • How gesture and stage presence can influence performance.
  • Calming your nerves. 
  • Showtime: perform your song in front of your course mates.

‘I have grown as a singer, songwriter and performer – supported the whole way by Aleksandra’s expert advice, balance of encouragement and development points, and the nurturing atmosphere and community that Aleksandra created within our course group.

I love the way that Aleksandra sees singing beyond the basic technical skills; we are encouraged to really understand the story we are telling, and use our own creativity to tell that story in a way that is authentic to us (guided by Aleksandra for gentle challenge and technical help).

I can’t wait to use these newfound skills with my own original songs and covers!’

Jasmine

‘I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Authentic Songtelling’!

Lessons with Aleksandra are a lot of fun and feel relaxed, and I have learnt a great deal about singing and song delivery.

An excellent vocal coach and workshop leader, Aleksandra is friendly and communicates concepts with ease. Thanks Aleksandra!’

Paul

How it works?

Group Sessions. 
Every Thursday at 6pm GMT we will meet for a 90min live ZOOM session focusing on the weekly topic. You can – and will be encouraged – to actively participate in class! All sessions will be recorded in case you want to catch up in your own time. The group size is small so that I can offer you my attention. 

Private Facebook Group. 
During the week, I support you via our private Facebook group named “Songtelling Society” where we share homework and I provide you with direct feedback. That’s also were you can share experiences with your new friends and collaborate! 

Individual Feedback.
I offer personalised feedback on your singing not only in class but also via a personalised video feedback during the week. This is your chance to test some ideas from the course or work on an excerpt of a song. You will  get a targeted feedback that will accelerate your vocal development.

COURSE PRICING:

£169Early Bird Price

Valid only until xx/xx/2021!

£199 – Regular Price

After xx/xx/2021!

Please note that this course is non-refundable.

COURSE DETAILS

Vocal Freedom 2021

Date6:30PM GMT 27/01/2021 – 03/03/2021
Weeks6 weeks
Duration90min each session
WhereLive Online on Zoom

Take the first step today! Sign up for the course.

I’ve designed this course with an artist’s budget in mind. This highly technical course led LIVE in a small group setting is only £169 if you book before the 20th of January.

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Sign up and leave the rest to me! I’ll let you know as soon as the enrollment opens and the course dates are set!

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