The Plan -
Find your voice with
Merrily’s special method
Merrily brings decades of musical experience to each lesson. She has a natural gift for empowering her students to feel safe and inspired to find their voice. Merrily provides a supportive and playful atmosphere that makes learning to sing easy and fun. With a background in life coaching, body work, a variety of healing modalities, decades of experience as a singer/songwriter, and a two year run as a radio talk show host, Merrily is able to support a vocal student's journey with a vast array of tools and knowledge.
The method I teach is unconventional and athletic and the Voice responds quickly to this kind of training. It's a highly effective way of building your voice no matter what your age or whether you have previous singing experience. Improvement for beginners, intermediates and Pros is both consistent and rewarding. I also work with people who want to strengthen their speaking voice and have no interest in singing. The voice is one of our most important self expression tools and just like an athlete in training - we work to bring it to peak power and agility. I keep the lessons fun and light, while ensuring that progress is being made. Each lesson is personalized to where the student is physically and mentally. A willingness to be loud... is a key element that is needed for this system to deliver strong results. Singing and speaking with greater ease and ability, builds a confidence that remodels our relationship to our voice. This program liberates the voice, unleashes new levels of self expression and ultimately contributes to greater self empowerment! Protecting and caring for the vocal cords is front and center in my Program. We develop a rich and pure tone where the muscles of the vocal mechanism function at their best to produce an ideal quality voice, with natural projection. Pitch and breath control become more accurate for the student when this particular method is applied to their practice. For younger students, great care is taken to make sure we develop their voice correctly and never strain it. In my program, we meet for a private session once a week for a minimum of 6 weeks (travel and holidays are taken into account), so you can reach the guaranteed results and get the most value from your investment of time and money. I assure you, my students notice improvements in just 2 weeks, when they apply themselves and the results last! Each lesson goes anywhere from 48 minutes to 58 minutes depending on your focus and endurance. We will accomplish a tremendous amount in that time. If you are interested in scheduling our 1st meeting (the fee is $95 - allow a full hour), this is what we call the Orientation. We will see how we work together (if it's a good fit) and I will introduce you to my method, give you the fundamental drills and lots of educational info. You can record the session on your phone or through Zoom on your computer. No one is asked to sing at that time - unless they just want to! After the Orientation, we will discuss if you want to sign up for the weekly private sessions ($85 each) and get you scheduled. I do offer a discount - beginning after the Orientation session, where you can purchase a block of lessons (1 month at a time - 4 lessons at $320.00), otherwise each session is 85.00. This discounted price does not apply to credit card payments or checks. The package of 4 sessions must be completed within 6 weeks to keep the session close together during the beginning phase of development. Exceptions are made for travel and/or illness. I accept Venmo and Paypal and credit card payments incur an additional fee for processing If you would like to schedule your Orientation with me, please email here or text me (512.809.4024). PLEASE... Know that if you choose to leave a Voicemail, I will not get back to you for quite awhile. A side note: It is quite common for there to be a lot of fear and discomfort around public speaking and singing in front of others. It brings up vulnerability and the nervous system wants to take over. I create an environment of safety and comfort for each student, based on their personal needs. I meet you where you are and we go from there. We utilize many techniques to help calm the nervous system and lower the stress level, so that the joy and pleasure of singing can emerge.After all, isn't that why you want to sing? My job is to help you liberate your Voice and find a brand new level of Vocal Freedom and I absolutely love doing it! Again, texting me is your fastest route to a quicker response :)