Classes & Workshops

Treat yourself to some wonderful self care! Come work on your Vocal Technique, Vocal Embodiment, and Vocal Power in weekly classes.

  • Sharpen your vocal skills and improve multiple areas of your life.
  • Reap the benefits in business and personal relations, vocal and movement artistry, and develop a stronger connection to yourself and your voice.
  • Classes delve into solid techniques to open and connect you to your instrument.
  • You’ll enjoy a greater sense of presence and feel more connected to your body, mind, and spirit!

Drop In Classes

$20 – drop-in (pay at door)
$15 – per class (pay in advance)
$60 – 4 class pass (pay in advance)

Friday Morning Drop In: Somatic Sound Vocal Training

Each class you work on vocal techniques designed to help you master your vocal instrument in any environment. Whether it be for business meetings, interviews, live performances, interpersonal communication, or you are seeking this therapeutic work as a complement to your personal self development journey, these weekly lessons will give you solid tools to put into immediate practice! Classes cover resonance, vocal support, vocal anatomy, being connected to your body while speaking, grounding, presence, and breath. Find the power in your voice!

Appropriate for beginners and people wanting to deepen/refresh their skills.

Classes start  January 4th. We meet every Friday from 11:00 am – 12:20 pm

Location: Space 512 – 2015 E. Riverside, Austin, Texas 78741

Weekly Classes

Voice II

January 16th – February 27th, 2019
Wednesdays – 4-5:30pm
Held in Austin, 78745

Investment –

Early Bird Rate – $210 (7 classes – $30/class) By January 9th

Regular Rate – $245 (7 classes – $35/class) After January 9th

Student/Low Income 20% off

Purchase your spot online!

Soulful Speech – Omnish Part I

January 14th – February 25th, 2019
Mondays from 4:30 – 6pm
Held in Austin, 78745

Investment –

Early Bird Rate – $210 (7 classes – $30/class) By January 9th

Regular Rate – $245 (7 classes – $35/class) After January 9th

Student/Low Income 20% off

Purchase your spot online!

Mastering Accents: Part One

January 14th – February 25th
Monday afternoons from 12:00-1:20pm
Held in Austin, 78745

Investment –

Early Bird Rate – $210 (7 classes – $30/class) By January 7th

Regular Rate – $245 (7 classes – $35/class) After January 7th

Student/Low Income 20% off

Purchase your spot online!

Grounded Presence

Tuesdays January 8th – February 26th 5:30 – 6:50pm
(We will not meet February 19th.)
Studio near SoCo

Investment –

Early Bird Rate – $210 (7 classes – $30/class) By January 2nd

Regular Rate – $245 (7 classes – $35/class) After January 2nd

Student/Low Income 20% off

Purchase your spot online!

Resonant Vocal Power

January 10th – February 14th 2019
Thursdays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Classes held in Austin, Tx. 78745

Investment –
Early Bird Rate – $180 (6 classes – $30/class) By January 2nd

Regular Rate – $210 (6 classes – $35/class) After January 2nd

Student/Low Income Rate – 20% off

Purchase your spot online!

No Refunds, All Sales Final

Book Austin Vocal Empowerment for a workshop or class

Wanting a workshop or class in your area but don’t see one listed? E-mail me at melissagrogan1@hotmail.com and let’s discuss! I’m available to travel and happy to fine tune a workshop or class to meet the populations needs. Let me know what your ideas are and let’s make it happen!

Previously Offered Workshops, Events and Classes

Resonant Vocal Power

Using two techniques of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Destructuring and Restructuring, we will go into an in-depth study of technique for healthy vocal support and exercises to open your body and release unnecessary tension. Classes offer physical awareness, how to balance vocal effort & ease, and release muscles that inhibit vocal power and breath. The result: freedom and power in your voice and a new way to live in your body.

Grounded Presence

Do you often feel ungrounded, nervous, or hesitant to be present? Do you feel you come on too strong? Do you go unnoticed? Does this get heightened when speaking?
Do you feel you live fully in your Voice? Are you able to share your full meaning in communication with ease? Or do you sense that something has gotten cut off?

Each week you will gain tools to use in your everyday life to begin to feel your connection with the world again. The work is accessible, challenging, grounded, and complete. It is appropriate for all skill levels and for all professions.

Mastering Accents – Part One

Having difficulty being understood? Want to learn how to teach yourself accents?

Detailed introduction to sharpen skills in articulation and gain necessary tools for accent study. Based firmly in Knight-Thompson speech work, the course trains your ear, deepen your awareness, and gain a working knowledge of your articulators. That last part is the most essential to have for ability to master accent work – a working knowledge of your articulators and how to use them.

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Mastering Accents Part Two

Want to deepen your knowledge of accent study? Have a desire to let sound convey your meaning? Have difficulty being understood? Always being asked to repeat yourself?

This class is a detailed second step into accent work. Building on Part One, and based firmly in Knight-Thompson speech work, the course trains your ear, deepens your awareness, and increases your proficiency at acquiring accents. This class is for anyone wishing to understand their (or others) speech, become more proficient at accents, and invest into the meaning behind words.

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Vocal Power, Freedom, and Ease: Support and the Core Muscles

Do you lose your voice? Get vocally tired? Desire more vocal power? Want to reach your audience better?

This workshop is an in-depth study of the technique for healthy vocal support. We’ll also use somatics to connect to intrinsic core muscles that give the body the support it needs for freedom and ease in movement. This allows the voice to be resonant, full, effortless, and efficient regardless of the physical activity.

The course offers deep physical awareness, how to balance effort & ease, build muscles for alignment, release external muscles that inhibit vocal power and breath, and more! The result: freedom and power in your voice and a new way to live in your body.

Purchase your spot online!

Cellular Listening – Bringing Communication Alive with Presence

Do you feel like communication is stilted?

Have an intuition that part of the problem is that you don’t fully listen?

Or maybe you get overwhelmed in conversation – taking too much in?

We’ll dive into the wisdom of the cells and the auditory system to find answers of how to enhance communication. Let the cells guide you as you choose what information to take in and what to say no to. Listen with the whole body. Create clear boundaries. This workshop is a somatic offering that brings connection to self, the world around you, and your community.

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Vocally Grounded from the Inside Out

May 30-31, 2015
1-4pm (selling out fast!)

This two-day immersion in vocal embodiment work is a must attend event! The workshop focuses on a somatic approach to finding freedom and power in the voice. We will learn the Developmental Path humans go through as they navigate their body’s movement, breath, and perception from laying on their belly all the way to when they can finally stand and walk.

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Friday Mornings

Treat yourself to some wonderful self care! Come work on your Vocal Technique, Vocal Embodiment, and Vocal Power in weekly classes this fall. Sharpen your vocal skills and improve multiple areas of your life. Reap the benefits in business and personal relations, vocal and movement artistry, and develop a stronger connection to yourself and your voice.

Classes delve into solid techniques to open and connect you to your instrument. You’ll enjoy a greater sense of presence and feel more connected to your body, mind, and spirit!

Clarity in Speech

June 6-7, 2015
11-2pm

This 2-day workshop will be a detailed introduction to sharpen your skills in articulation and also gain necessary tools for accent study. Based firmly in Knight-Thompson speech work, the course works to train your ear, deepening your awareness, and gain a working knowledge of your articulators.

Purchase your spot online!