✔︎ a voice teacher looking to re-energize your teaching, and go deeper in your understanding of the physiology of the voice...
✔︎ or a singer wanting to understand your instrument better so you can take your vocal performance to the next level...
✔︎ an actor who wants to speak with more freedom and ease...
✔︎ or a public speaker curious to understand how to use your voice more fully...
In this fully pre-recorded do-it-yourself online course, you'll learn from singing pedagogy, theatre voice techniques, speech science, yoga, somatic movement practices, and anatomy to expand your ways of thinking about the voice.
How Your Voice Works is the best vocal training I have ever experienced! Elissa is extremely knowledgeable and articulate, able to distill huge amounts of wisdom into really clear and useable teachings. I purchased the class hoping to gain more insight on vocal anatomy. It delivered in that respect, but what I am most excited about is what I was able to un-learn. I now have more trust in my connection to the natural engineering of the human voice and I'm way less conscious about my technique as I perform. I find myself letting go more and more and experiencing a new level of freedom, range, and power. Singing has never been more fun or freeing!
How Your Voice Works is a brilliant, holistic class that is set up to build from a strong base. Each lesson you build your knowledge and understanding until you reach your final goal: a beautiful, strong and healthy voice. As an amateur singer, I had reservations about joining a class which in my mind was for professionals. I quickly learnt that everybody struggles with some aspect of their voice and everybody can learn something more. I walk away from this class with more confidence in my instrument, knowledge that will carry me on my singing journey and an even stronger desire to continue my vocal studies.
Elissa is a master at demystifying this “scary” thing called, the voice. She is incredibly knowledgable about her craft, and her teachings are practical and direct. On top of that, she is innately kind, supporting, and encouraging. How Your Voice Works class is the real deal!
Elissa is a kind and positive teacher. The course is structured in an organic way with passionate guests along the way introducing very powerful tools such as meditation and yoga. I encourage everyone who wants to learn more about their voice to follow this training.
I absolutely loved the course and found it to be the perfect "next step" for me in refining my teaching and reinforcing my knowledge. I feel so inspired and I love having new thoughts and ideas from which to teach that have been ignited by How Your Voice Works!
You'll learn the seven steps of communication:
The seven modules of the course go into detail about each step of the progression:
Module 1, IMPULSE:
You’ll learn about how your impulses work and how to follow them with more ease.
Module 5, RESONANCE:
You’ll learn why your voice is unique to you and how you can change your sound.
Module 2, BODY:
You’ll learn how your body can freely and dynamically support your sound, and how to break patterns of tension and rigidity.
Module 6, ARTICULATION:
You’ll learn how speech sounds are made so you can articulate more clearly.
Module 3, BREATH:
You’ll learn how to breathe to support your voice and speech more effectively, and finally understand how your diaphragm works!
Module 7, LANGUAGE:
You’ll learn how to communicate authentically and dynamically, so your audience understands your message better.
Module 4, SOUND:
You’ll learn about your vocal cords and how to release tension in your throat.
Knowledge is one thing... but being able to embody that knowledge? That's the important part! Each module is accompanied by two exercise videos to put your learning into practice.
Each module also includes an interview with a guest expert - a leader in the field of voice, speech, or movement. Check out the incredible line up of guest speakers below.
Leave your questions on the course page to get answers directly from Elissa and the other course participants, and you can also join our facebook group to interact in real time!
And we bet you're gonna love it. You'll be looking at pictures of your diaphragm and abdominal muscles and videos of your vocal cords. Why? It's this simple: when you understand how the things work, you can use them better.
We all live busy lives! How Your Voice Works is designed to be manageable so you can uplevel your voice starting today! The total content is ~4 hours long (each module is 15-30 minutes plus two exercises per module). Come back and revisit the videos whenever you like... when you enroll you’ve got lifetime access!
Elissa Weinzimmer is an award-winning vocal health educator, presence coach, and the founder of Voice Body Connection. After suddenly losing her own voice at age 21, Elissa began studying the mechanics of voice. Over time she developed a unique, concrete approach that empowers performers, leaders, and speakers to optimize their voices and share them more authentically.
Elissa's clients include Broadway stars, television personalities, politicians, and CEOs. She has led workshops for WeWork, Equinox, Microsoft, eBay, Instacart, and more, and has been featured in Thrive Global, Healthline, SheKnows, Adweek, and Kajabi.
Elissa earned her MFA in Theatre Voice Pedagogy from the University of Alberta. Her teaching also draws upon her extensive training in Fitzmaurice Voicework, Hatha yoga, and Body-Mind Centering.
Elissa is based in New York City, and is currently working on her first book.
This course will uplevel every single dollar you spend on your voice lessons and vocal health.
The time is now to invest in having a healthier, more powerful voice.
How Your Voice Works is a fun and thorough exploration of the human voice for anyone who uses it! 😉 However the communities who tend to enroll in and love this course are: singers, voice teachers, actors, voice over actors, and curious public speakers.
The course is seven modules of 15-30 minutes each, which cover the progression of How Your Voice Works (Impulse, Body, Breath, Sound, Resonance, Articulation, and Language). Each module includes guest expert interviews from leaders in the fields of voice, speech, or movement. Plus there are two exercise videos following each module to help you put your new knowledge into practice. So in total, the course is about 4 hours of content + bonuses.
We've set up the course so you can do one module at a time to give yourself a chance to let your learning settle in an embodied way. Every week, we'll send you an email reminding you to do the next module. If you keep up that pace, you'll be done in two months. Or if you want to speed ahead, binge away!
Yes definitely! There's a space to enter a comment or ask questions underneath each video in the course, and we also have a facebook group where you can share your homework, ask Elissa questions, and get to know others in the Voice Body Connection community.
Elissa's direct answer: I'm a big believer in lifelong learning. So even though my primary job is teaching, I also consider myself a lifelong student. It was my goal with this course to go into great depth on the anatomy and mechanics of the human voice, so that it would be just as appealing for those who teach voice as for those who study it. There's something in this class for everyone, and I've seen most every student who goes through the course have at least one "aha" moment per module.
You can keep the course as long as there's internet! We will never take the videos away from you.