Have you always wanted to sing, but are you holding yourself back
because you think your voice is not good enough? Are you looking to build a stronger connection with your self and live your life more from your heart and in connection with your true nature? Or are you a singer
curious to explore new styles of music or a different approach of
working with your voice?
I would love to meet you and guide you in developing and discovering your voice, which is a continuous process, sometimes deep and
confronting, sometimes playful and light.
Above all, getting more in touch with your voice can bring you a lot of joy and is very empowering!
Through workshops and coaching sessions, individually and in groups,
it is my mission to bring you further in touch with your own nature and the nature around you.
What does it mean to sing?
Singing can be looked at in a literal sense; singing songs or improvising, but also in a metaphorical sense. For me, singing in both senses is about being able to express oneself, about the connection between body, emotions, heart and voice. Being able to be a channel for stories and for the voices of the elements. In the metaphorical sense you can be a singer without actually singing songs. Learning to sing can also be about the discovering and connecting with our
inner voice, which means harmonising with life itself.
Working with your voice and feeling the ease singing can create – and with how much ease you can actually sing – can bring so much joy! I love guiding people in the exploration of their voice, showing new possibilities and ways of looking at your voice. I believe working with our voice is one of the most healing and empowering practices we can do.
I am currently moving to Bali, where I will start organising courses again, also online!
If you would like to receive recordings of my songs or invitations for online concerts, you can subscribe to my newsletter by sending an email to email@example.com. You can also keep an eye out on this page and on instagram to see upcoming events.
Singing classes & holistic vocal coaching
As a singer you are your own instrument. That is why I see singing classes as a way of self-exploration. Within the course I will guide you to exercises in which you explore different possibilities of your voice, you connect with your body and your breath.
I use repertoire from different styles of traditional music, because through connecting to the story these different songs tell you will be shown different perspectives that will help you to get to know yourself better. You learn how to tell your own story and give the songs your personal touch.
These are one on one sessions, in which we work around questions that you might have around your voice and your life. We follow the guidance of the elements earth, water, air and fire. We will be looking at all facets of your life and use different modalities that will help you to step into your full power, speak your truth and to sing and dance trough your life. We work with conversation, movement, dance, music, singing, listening, meditation & ceremony.
Within the group course ‘Elements’ the multimodal sessions are explored together with other participants.
This is a course in which you dive into a specific style, learning new repertoire, the context of the songs and how you as a person relate to them.
While exploring a style of traditional music, you get to see life through the eyes of a different culture. While getting to know new rhythms, learning melodies and maybe even a new language, you start understanding bits and pieces of the way the people that sang the songs for the first time perceived life. At the same time the songs talk about universal themes that any human can relate to. The passing on of a song becomes a synthesis in which you are both passing on the story of another culture and you are also sharing your own story. I’m excited for you to dive in!
This course can be an individual course or a group course.
About my way of working My curriculums are intuition and experience based. I have a formal background as a music teacher and I incorporate some of the skills and knowledge I’ve learned during that studies. The rest is a blend of my own studying through different teachers, research, projects, travelling and exploring of different styles of traditional music and holistic modalities and practices. The curriculums are process-based, rather than result-based (goal-based). -Within the singing classes & holistic vocal coaching you are building a stronger relationship with your own voice and with yourself. -Within the Element sessions you strengthen your connection to the four Elements on a physical and emotional level, to the elements within you and the around you. We create this connection with the help of various art forms and healing modalities. I function as your guide and you have the ownership of the process. For any questions about my curriculums, feel free to reach out!
Gwendolynn has a truly exceptional voice, she sings like an angel and has a range of tones that is very multidimensional. As my teacher I can only recommend her through her incredible precision in guiding you into exploring your vocal range and new avenues to improve yourself. So much loving care and support even after the class. Exceptionally in tune with the holistic approach to singing. Highly recommended!!!
It was incredible how Gwendolynn guided a group of people into learning lyrics in the Romani language, choreographies, body language and into getting the confidence to sing in front of a small public! Her four day singing course I joined were some of the most joyful days I had in a while! I did not think about my worries for a second. Gwenn is one of the most inspiring and compassionate teachers I have ever met. She would never push people to sing in a specific way, she would just encourage them to find their own voice. I learned that everyones’ voice is always good enough, as long as we just let go of comparisons. Attending this singing course with her was much more than learning how to sing. It was a lesson on how to not postpone things just because I am not able to do them perfectly how I imagine them, and to learn that we all have voices that are beautiful enough to be listen to. Besides that, we created beautiful connections within the group during those days that we allowed ourselves to play and sing, allowing our inner children to have so much fun!
I definitely recommend Gwenn for any singing course you would like to attend. You will never regret to meet this amazing and talented woman.
FOR WHOM ARE THE SINGING CLASSES?
Anyone who would like to work with their voice! (all ages from 3 onwards are welcome)
Anyone that would like to sing with more ease, body awareness.
Singers that would like to explore different styles of traditional music.
Anyone that is in the process of finding their unique sound and way of delivering a story through songs.
WHEN CAN I JOIN A COURSE
I work project-based, so keep an eye on my website for upcoming courses, and subscribe to my newsletter. In case you are interested in joining a course, either one on one, or in a group, you can also reach out to me directly. I will keep you up to date about upcoming courses.
WHERE ARE YOU TEACHING?
All sessions and classes are both possible online via zoom and in person. For the sessions in person, the location is Ubud, (Bali).
IN WHICH LANGUAGES ARE YOU TEACHING?
All classes and sessions can be taught in English or in Dutch.
STILL HAVE A QUESTION?
Get in touch with me trough firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you.