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Does singing feel so difficult, painful, or embarrassing that you hide it from the people you love? Does speaking feel scratchy, exhausting, breathless, or forced?

It doesn't have to be that way. Your voice can sound and feel amazing, even in stressful situations. You just need to know how to use it.

Singer and voice teacher Michèle Voillequé teaches the art and science of sounding and feeling the best you can. If you love the sound of your ideas, but hate the sound of your voice, be sure to subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You.

Can't Wait to Hear You Michèle Voillequé

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Does singing feel so difficult, painful, or embarrassing that you hide it from the people you love? Does speaking feel scratchy, exhausting, breathless, or forced?

It doesn't have to be that way. Your voice can sound and feel amazing, even in stressful situations. You just need to know how to use it.

Singer and voice teacher Michèle Voillequé teaches the art and science of sounding and feeling the best you can. If you love the sound of your ideas, but hate the sound of your voice, be sure to subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You.

    My Top 5 Tips for Speakers

    My Top 5 Tips for Speakers

    As promised, this week I’m revisiting my top tips for using your voice, but we’re putting the focus on speakers. Projecting your voice with confidence can be an incredible experience for you and your audience (even an audience of one). But some of the ways your body tries to signal strength and security can actually interfere with the sound you body makes. Let’s talk about how to feel what’s going on in your body, and how to troubleshoot your instinctive responses so you’re not wasting energy fighting your own physicality. LInks to more detail on these tips are available below. 
    Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California. 
    Links to more on these tips:  
    Using your voice is a physical activity: https://www.mvmusik.com/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-2/
    Your whole self is the instrument: https://www.mvmusik.com/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-9/
    Some tongue twisters: https://www.mvmusik.com/tongue-twisters/
    My top 5 tips for singers: https://mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-28
    Yes, you can sound better! Opt-in for a free video training on my website: https://mvmusik.com
    A transcript of this episode is available at mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-29. You can subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You wherever you get podcasts. If you have a question about your voice or how you’re using it, please email letters@mvmusik.com. To learn more about Michèle or to subscribe to her newsletter, visit mvmusik.com.
    Our music is thanks to Katya and Ada.
    The show is edited by K.O. Myers at Particulate Media.

    • 18 min
    My Top 5 Tips for Singers

    My Top 5 Tips for Singers

    A new student recently asked me if there was a CliffsNotes version of the concepts I teach, and I realized that would make a really good podcast episode! This time, I’m sharing my top five “bumper stickers,” advice I’ve shared with just about every student I’ve ever had. (These slogans are for my singers, but don’t worry, speakers, we’ll be back with more for you shortly.) We’ll cover how your body makes sound in the first place, and ways to make sure various parts of your body are contributing to that process. Look below for resources that go into more detail on particular tips, and you can always email letters@mvmusik.com if there’s something you’d like me to address in a future episode!
    Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California. 
    Links to more on these tips:  
    Using your voice is a physical activity: https://www.mvmusik.com/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-2/
    More on yawning as well as moving air efficiently: https://www.mvmusik.com/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-5/
    Your whole self is the instrument: https://www.mvmusik.com/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-9/
    Some tongue twisters: https://www.mvmusik.com/tongue-twisters/
    Yes, you can sound better! Opt-in for a free video training on my website: https://mvmusik.com
    A transcript of this episode is available at mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-28. You can subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You wherever you get podcasts. If you have a question about your voice or how you’re using it, please email letters@mvmusik.com. To learn more about Michèle or to subscribe to her newsletter, visit mvmusik.com.
    Our music is thanks to Katya and Ada.
    The show is edited by K.O. Myers at Particulate Media.

    • 19 min
    Committing to A Year

    Committing to A Year

    It’s been a little more than a year since we hit publish on the first episode of Can’t Wait To Hear You. I want to celebrate that milestone with you by talking about commitment. The work I had to do - emotional, mental, and physical - to commit to podcasting is similar in a lot of ways to the work of developing your vocal instrument. If you think about it all at once, it can feel overwhelming. But with some changes in mindset, the right support, and enough compassionate accountability, a big project can start to feel like something you can accomplish. Let’s talk about the thinking I changed, the people who helped make my vision achievable, and how that applies to whatever your goals are for using your voice.
    Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California. 
    Here are some of the people who have offered me valuable support and accountability on my podcasting journey:
    Natalie Miller, the mindset coach who helped me commit to starting the podcast. https://www.nataliekmiller.com/
    K.O. Myers, the podcast producer who walked me through developing it. https://www.particulatemedia.com/
    Lisa Mazur, the artist/designer who turned my inclinations into fabulous podcast art. https://www.lisamazurart.com/
    No Panic Design, the team that developed the look for this new way of putting myself out there. https://www.nopanicdesign.com/
    Yes, you can sound better! Opt-in for a free video training on my website: https://mvmusik.com
    A transcript of this episode is available at mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-27. You can subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You wherever you get podcasts. If you have a question about your voice or how you’re using it, please email letters@mvmusik.com. To learn more about Michèle or to subscribe to her newsletter, visit mvmusik.com.
    Our music is thanks to Katya and Ada.
    The show is edited by K.O. Myers at Particulate Media.

    • 30 min
    How to Make Progress When You're Not Feeling Well

    How to Make Progress When You're Not Feeling Well

    When you’re sick, using your voice can be painful, and even dangerous. I want you to know that it's okay to be sick, to put your feet up, to watch trashy TV, to not think about your voice beyond resting it. But if you are sick, and you're scared that you're losing time, that you're falling behind, that your performance is coming up and you're just going to faceplant because you're not prepared, there is always something you can do. I’ve developed some practices that will help you engage with the material you’re trying to learn in a meaningful way, even when your vocal instrument is sidelined by illness.
    Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California. 
    Yes, you can sound better! Opt-in for a free video training on my website: https://mvmusik.com
    A transcript of this episode is available at mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-26. You can subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You wherever you get podcasts. If you have a question about your voice or how you’re using it, please email letters@mvmusik.com. To learn more about Michèle or to subscribe to her newsletter, visit mvmusik.com.
    Our music is thanks to Katya and Ada.
    The show is edited by K.O. Myers at Particulate Media.

    • 31 min
    Geeking Out about the Voice with Michèle and Matthew

    Geeking Out about the Voice with Michèle and Matthew

    When I first invited my dear friend, speech language pathologist Matthew Brown, onto the podcast, we talked about how singing has helped him maintain his equilibrium through emotional challenges. In the interest of fairness, I agreed to give Matthew a chance to ask questions of me! This time, we discussed the challenges I help my students face, and how their journeys compare to the often scary work Matthew’s patients have to do when they’re rehabilitating from brain injury. I find the parallels between those experiences fascinating, and I hope you do, too!
    Episode 18, Singing Through Grief, is my conversation with Matthew about his spiritual practice of singing the Psalms. https://mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-18
    Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California. 
    Yes, you can sound better! Opt-in for a free video training on my website: https://mvmusik.com
    A transcript of this episode is available at mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-25. You can subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You wherever you get podcasts. If you have a question about your voice or how you’re using it, please email letters@mvmusik.com. To learn more about Michèle or to subscribe to her newsletter, visit mvmusik.com.
    Our music is thanks to Katya and Ada.
    The show is edited by K.O. Myers at Particulate Media.

    • 36 min
    The Only Way to Improve is to Embrace Failure

    The Only Way to Improve is to Embrace Failure

    Few things make me happier than the annual return of major league baseball. This year, as the season gets into full swing, I’ve been thinking a lot about baseball and the role failure plays in getting better at a skill. Like singing or speaking in public, hitting a fastball is a mental exercise as much as a physical one. Trying, missing, and trying again is a key part of releasing the anxiety that makes the whole thing harder. Let’s talk about what America’s pastime can teach us as we work to find your voices. 
    My video essay on feeling fear and finding the courage to perform in unfamiliar circumstances. https://www.mvmusik.com/video-what-mike-tauchman-can-teach-us-about-feeling-the-fear-and-doing-it-anyway/
    Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California. 
    Yes, you can sound better! Opt-in for a free video training on my website: https://mvmusik.com
    A transcript of this episode is available at mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-24. You can subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You wherever you get podcasts. If you have a question about your voice or how you’re using it, please email letters@mvmusik.com. To learn more about Michèle or to subscribe to her newsletter, visit mvmusik.com.
    Our music is thanks to Katya and Ada.
    The show is edited by K.O. Myers at Particulate Media.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

nealy436598 ,

Love this podcast!

It’s so exciting to have a podcast focused on strengthening the voice. I really appreciate Michele’s deep technical knowledge combined with her insights about how emotions affect vocal production. Each episode helps me make progress.

mikeez1 ,

Great advice every time

Fantastic podcast for voice pros and aspiring vocal performers alike

Michelle Fave ,

Yes!

So delighted to hear Michele! ;-). and appreciating the chance to get to know my own voice through this conversational podcast!

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