Full Voice Coaching -- for individuals & Pairs
Sessions are customized to meet each client's needs. They typically include:
Five Elements Framework: A full range vocal warm-up that opens up a menu of choices in how the voice can express.
Vocal Technique: Breath support, resonance, projection, and other basic techniques that make good sound simple to produce.
Singing: Singing opens up more range, color, and expressiveness in the voice, no matter how much musical experience or talent the client brings.
Presentation Preparation: We apply new-found vocal acuity to a specific speech or presentation.
Life Coaching: The voice frequently reflects aspects of what is happening in a person’s life. Sessions frequently include explorations into vocation, identity, power, visibility, vulnerability, and joy.
Practice Plans and Tools: Each client receives a customized plan to support continued practice and progress between sessions.
Barbara offers in-person sessions at her Minneapolis home studio and on-site at client locations. She also offers sessions via Skype.
Coaching sessions are one hour or one-and-a-half hours in length and are billed at $175 per hour for people paying out of pocket. The corporate or organizational hourly fee is $275 per hour. Fees are payable at each session by check, PayPal, or cash.
To schedule a session, contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.840.9255.
Cancellation Policy: Full payment is required if a session is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, unless the session can be rescheduled in the same week. Exceptions are made at Barbara’s discretion.
Minneapolis Full Voice Intensives for Individuals
Interested in jump-starting your vocal development?
Curious about the untapped gifts and power residing in your voice?
Prefer working in person to virtual coaching?
Barbara is now offering an intensive Full Voice package that includes:
Initial vocal assessment (over the phone or Skype)
5-6 hours of intensive vocal coaching over two days
A plan and support materials for continuing the work on your own
People from diverse walks of life
(including authors, speakers, coaches, health care leaders, people facing
transition, consultants) have made use of the intensive to prepare for major presentations, address vocal challenges, build vocal flexibility and health,
and become more expressive and alive in everyday communication.
A typical schedule:
Day One - arrive late morning, lunch and checkin with Barbara,
voice coaching session one in the afternoon.
Evening on your own for integration and rest.
Day Two - voice coaching session in the morning,
co-creating a plan for continued work with Barbara,
and off to the airport.
Includes airport transport, one night's lodging at the Danish American Center
(clean, cozy rooms across the street from Barbara's home studio) and two meals.
Who knew working with the voice could be so life-giving? Or maybe it is Barbara’s unique way of meeting you right where you are and knowing just what you need? It’s uncanny! What I know for sure is something magical happens working with Barbara - I feel alive and ready to face life with more joy and more presence.
The Hale Group
My Full Voice Intensive experience was delightful and illuminating. I have never been so comfortable being uncomfortable! I voiced my speaking and singing foibles, gained self-awareness, and all the while felt embraced in humor and grace. I was emboldened by the instruction, wisdom and encouragement Barbara so skillfully shares.
Chaplain Barb Tieszen/Avera Sacred Heart Hospital/Yankton, SD
Would that I had known the power my voice had to liberate all that I have long desired to create. I play with it now with more reverence, more intention, more joy. Thank you for this gift. I am grateful beyond words.
Sr. Project Manager
Barbara was exactly the coach I needed to help me work through the voice issues affecting both my work and personal life. In contrast to my past efforts which were focused on technical voice fundamentals, Barbara took a holistic approach to understanding and addressing the voice challenges I was facing. Through singing and speaking exercises, and honest, insightful discussions around possible triggers and remedies, we uncovered a number of key insights and tactics that have enabled me to improve my voice and my confidence. Barbara was a true pleasure and inspiration to me.
I came to Barbara McAfee wanting to learn 'a song for every occasion.' I got that and so much more. Using the simple practices she offers in Full Voice, Barbara taught me how to fill a large hall with my voice, how to hear a chorus of voices and my own at the same time, and how to truly lift off and soar to the heavens. The Tibetans speak of body, mind, and voice, rather than body, mind, and spirit. This book offers wise guidance for opening our voices — and spirits — to their full expression.
founder, Utne Reader
Joy rings from Barbara’s every cell. She offers a safe place to explore my voice and a structure honed from her own experience. Working with her cultivates my creativity and courage – inspiring me to bloom.
Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky, Ph.D., Watering the Tree Outside the Fence Foundation and the Society of the Vav