VOCAL COACHING

I’m a Vocal Coach, singer/songwriter, and performer with many years of experience teaching and performing internationally and I can’t wait to accompany you on your vocal journey!  I offer online singing classes and vocal coaching for professional, advanced and beginner singers. Singing lessons and vocal coaching will help you develop your Voice, Style, Technique and Performance acquiring tools and techniques to shape your voice however you want it. 
Relying on voice training through multiple vocal exercises, the goal of my lessons is a healthy balance between the muscles of phonation, air and resonance, while at the same time looking for the colours, texture and style that you want to achieve. All styles of singing are welcome. Classes are available in person (in Milan, Italy) or online, in English, Italian, Spanish and French.

HOLISTIC APPROACH

Our voice, mind, body and feelings are deeply interconnected. Any change in any of these can affect the others. My approach in vocal coaching takes into account all dimensions of the voice and of our mind and body. A holistic vocal coach addresses your voice as a part of the “whole” that you are, using approaches that will make you a mindful singer. Holistic vocal techniques don’t only work on the voice per se, but they also look at the mental, physical, psychological and emotional of the person who sings or speaks. All these elements are fundamental to be balanced and reach your goals as a singer (and not only as a singer). They are intertwined and interconnected, and they can influence one another, which is why it is important to understand that we must pay attention to all of them if we want to explore our full potential.

In addition to my experience in singing and vocal studies I am a counsellor in training, and I have a passion for mindfulness, psychology, meditation and holistic approaches. This helps me have a vision that is not only focused on the voice, but also looks at and takes care of all aspects of the body and the mind. 

MODERN VOCAL TRAINING

I am a Certified Modern Vocal Training Vocal Coach. MVT is a holistic vocal coaching and singing training method with a whole new set of tools and techniques that considers all parts of the voice and its imbalances. An extensive voice coaching and artist development program, Modern Vocal Training helps students to improve every aspect of their talents.

A total vocal and artistic education based on old school traditions, mixed with contemporary methods, vocal science and artistry, Modern Vocal Training gives students all the tools they need: instruction on musicality, style, performance, vocal effects, ingredients of artistry, and technical insight, in addition to voice coaching. Several vocal years of research, plus decades of practical experience, form the basis of MVT.

HELLO!

Hello! I’m Valerio, nice to meet you! 

I’m a Vocal Coach, singer/songwriter, and performer with many years of experience teaching and performing internationally and I can’t wait to accompany you on your vocal journey.

I am a holistic vocal coach and I have a holistic approach to singing and the voice, keeping in mind that our voice is deeply connected with the rest of our body and with our mind and feelings. The voice is a very delicate instrument and every minimum change in our physiology can affect it. That’s why we need to learn how to master its movements and dynamics, while being aware of how the different parts of our bodies and minds can affect the way we sing. 

My singing background is very diverse and covers different musical genres and teaching methods, including Estill Voice Model  , MVT (Modern Vocal Training) and Complete Vocal Technique (CVT).

I have studied singing in Italy and in the UK, approaching different genres, including pop, folk, musicals, jazz and opera. I have also studied piano for many years and I have a diploma in Music Theory, Harmony and Sight Reading at A. Casella Conservatory of L’Aquila, Italy.

I have lived in the UK for many years, performing and expanding my knowledge of singing by studying Estill Voice Model and Complete Vocal Technique. From London I released 3 albums and performed all over Europe, and now I have listeners in every continent. In 2021 I returned to Italy, where keep helping singers from all over the world achieve their singing goals, and I keep travelling to perform my songs.

I am a certified Modern Vocal Training vocal coach and I’ve studied Estill Voice Model and Complete Vocal Technique. I am also passionate about psychology, yogamindfulness and spirituality. I am currently studying to become a professional counsellor and I am a psychology student at university.

I’ve spent more than 10 years helping singers, and I can help you too!  Whether you are an experienced artist looking to break your own boundaries or an aspiring singer who are taking the first steps in music, I can help you achieve a balanced and healthy singing voice. This will lead to greater vocal flexibility and agility, longevity and stamina, transforming your voice and shaping it in every way that you want!

I teach ONLINE or in person (in Milan).

ABOUT MY LESSONS

My lessons are for professional, advanced or beginner singers, for everyone who uses their voice, who want to learn how to use or improve their voice, grow as a singer, musician, artist or teacher, feel confident on stage (or in the living room or, why not, in the shower!) and deliver authentic performances or simply sing without worrying too much about it. 
Lessons are not the same for everyone. There isn’t a syllabus and the structure of a lesson may be different for each individual. We all start from different places and have different goals, and my job is to guide you through your personalised vocal journey.

The main areas that will be covered are:

  • Breathing technique
  • Posture and Support
  • Expansion of range
  • Registration and register balance
  • Technique
  • Use of head, mixed and chest voice
  • Vocal styles
  • Use of twang
  • Vocal imbalances and how to sing with a healthy voice
  • Larynx control
  • Mix Voice
  • Belt
  • Warm up routines
  • Songwriting skills
  • Music theory
  • Performance
  • Interpretation
  • Repertoire
  • on request: Piano and guitar lessons

Ultimately, you know what you want to learn, and I leave freedom to decide what you want to work on. Starting from your goals, I will build a lesson plan that will help you achieve them and give personalised suggestions on how to improve your overall sound and performance. If you are a beginner, don’t worry! You may not know what you want yet, and I can help you become more aware and start a more generalised journey through which you can find a balanced healthy voice and develop your ear and sound, until you will know what you want!
Either way, we can make a plan for your study together, and work in an efficient way that suits your style of learning.

Using holistic approaches, during our lessons I can help you diagnose your vocal imbalances and find tools to improve your voice. We can identify your goals and discover new ways to use your voice however you want it, while keeping it healthy through all the steps of the journey. There are thousands of different voice colours you may want to achieve, and through the use of different methods and techniques we will work towards the voice you want to have. Taking singing lessons will help you get out of your comfort zone and discover that you can go beyond your actual boundaries. Your voice has unlimited opportunities to change – you can shape it however you want.

Of course, vocal health is very important in my teaching style, but technique is not the only thing that makes a good singer. In addition to these, we will work to develop your own sound, style, expression and artistic choices. I can also help you with performance and interpretation. This is where your personality comes out in a song! Analysing what the song needs and what you need to make it yours, to feel comfortable on stage and connect with the audience without barriers and blocks. 

In addition to the techniques specifically designed for the voice, I am aware that that is only one part of the whole. Our voice, mind, body and feelings are deeply interconnected and any change in any of these can affect the others. My approach in vocal coaching takes into account all dimensions of the voice and of our mind and body. In addition to our attention to the voice, we will also be mindful of the mental, physical, psychological and emotional aspects that surround it. All these elements are fundamental to be balanced and reach your goals as a singer (and not only as a singer). They are intertwined and interconnected, and they can influence one another, which is why it is important to understand that we must pay attention to all of them if we want to explore our full potential. That’s at the foundation of a holistic vocal technique.

With singing lessons, you will develop and strengthen other musicianship skills including rhythm, improvisation, and music theory. I am also a pianist and a guitarist, and I can also help you develop your piano and guitar skills, so that you can learn to use these instruments to help you with your singing practice or maybe to accompany yourself on stage.

Singing can be fun for everyone! Being a “good” singer is not written in the genes. It all comes down to your life experiences and how much you allowed yourself to show your artistic disposition. People may be blocked for many different reasons, or maybe didn’t have a chance to practice and learn. Maybe some people have been exposed to music from an early age and consequently are able to sing more easily than others. What counts is that we all start from different places but we can all improve and shape our voices how we want. Finding your true voice means making it what you want. What we think is our “natural” voice, is just the result of years of conditioning from our environment – but we can change that!

Book a lesson with me to start the journey!

FREEDOM, HEALTH AND VERSATILITY

My lessons are for people who want to express themselves through their voices, their body and their mind. In order to do that freely and easily, you need vocal freedom, a healthy voice and versatility. Freedom to shape your voice however you want it. To achieve freedom, you need an awareness of the tools you inherently have in your body to produce different types of sounds, and also a healthy voice. That means using those tools correctly, avoiding injuries or damage to your instrument. Lastly, you may want versatility to approach different styles (Pop, Folk, Musical Theatre, Rock…) or use different nuances in your own style.

In addition to that, you need confidence! There are many ways to achieve that, both practical and psychological. Having new tools to shape your voice will empower you and make you feel better about your voice, consequently making you feel more confident. At the same time, the tools I have gathered with many years of personal research in mindfulness and psychology, in addition to my current journey in the world of counselling, can help me consider the psychological side of the craft and the performance.

With small tricks that take into account the totality of our being (physical, mental and emotional), your voice will flourish, so that you can sound like you’ve always wanted to.

Want to know more? Send me a message or book your first lesson!

THE MINDFUL VOCAL COACH

Singing teacher, vocal coach, singer/songwriter, performer, pianist, holistic vocal coach. 
Certified Modern Vocal Training Vocal Coach.
Singing teacher for advanced, beginner and professional singers.
Pop, folk, rock, musical theatre, singer/songwriter, soul, jazz, spoken voice.
Breathing, support, larynx placement, tongue tension, pitch and tuning, virtuosism, vocal agility, range expansion, vocal balance.
Interpretation, acting through song, accent training, articulation, ear training.
Piano and guitar lessons, music theory, harmony, sight reading.
Music, vocal coach, holistic vocal coach, singing, online lessons, singing lessons, holistic vocal coaching, modern vocal technique.

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