About Happy Voices
Providing you with vocal control, colour and confidence!
A message from Hannah Howie – actor, vocal coach and owner of Happy Voices™
“Welcome to Happy Voices!
Throughout my industry experience, I started to notice when new students contacted me, there was a common theme to what they wanted to do with their voice: they all wanted control, vocal colour and, always, confidence.
I started to get emails from people all the time asking for top tips and exercises on how to achieve these aims. These were people intimated by what they saw on talent shows on television, and yet they were intrigued by it at the same time; those who had never been apart of the school choir, or were being spoken over in meetings at work; who doubted their ability to sing, to karaoke or to speak, or whose voice cracked the moment they needed it to be strong. This led me to the dawning realization that:
People all over the world use their voices every day, and yet, most of them don’t know how
How do you use your voice in a happy and healthy way? How can you use it to get what you want? How do you control your voice?
And importantly, how on earth do I reach out to all these people and help them to answer that question?
I wanted to reach these people, ‘musical’ or ‘non-musical’, ‘beginner’ or ‘novice’, school choir or no school choir, and share knowledge with them, helping them gain control, colour and confidence in the everyday voice, singing or spoken.
This is my aim! To help beginners gain control of their voices, without the need for a ‘musical background’.
So, if you would like to learn more about your voice:
- Read through this website! There’s loads of information to absorb…
- Follow my free online videos taking you through vocal techniques step-by-step
- Sign up to the Happy Voices mailing list for weekly updates
- Pre-order our 12 week singing guide (coming soon!)
- Sign up for a one-to-one vocal coaching consultation with Hannah
All of these will help you be have a stronger, happier and healthier relationship with your voice.
Hannah x “
How Happy Voices Came Into Being:
But why Happy Voices?
Increasingly, it became a recurring pattern that students were approaching Hannah because, ultimately, they wanted more confidence – they saw the voice as a vehicle to more confidence (which it absolutely is…!)
The overriding message coming through hundreds and hundred of emails and new students was this overwhelming desire to feel happier in their own skin by producing a true, authentic and confident sound in their every speaking and singing voice.
More Confidence = More Happiness = Happy Voices!
By placing confidence and health at the centre of the singing lessons Hannah teaches, the results have been incredible. And we’re only just getting started! Happy Voices has helped 100s of students achieve their aims (you can read of their success stories below).
It is now 2018, and Happy Voices prides itself on helping students gain vocal control in a healthy and happy way. Together, we hope to bring life-changing and new-found authority to voices all round the world, including YOUR VOICE!
What Happy Voices Can Do For You:
Improve Your Confidence And Speak With Authority
Enjoy finding more strength in your own sound! Your communication will improve across the board, whether at home with the family, out with friends or at work.
Advance Your Career In Performing Arts
Upcoming auditions can throw an actor with “sing 16 bars” igniting the fear into any performer’s soul. Overcome this by preparing a small ‘rep book’ of 3-5 songs to have in the back pocket for those situations.
Are you more vocally confident and want to work in technical-detail? Hannah uses techniques ranging from Estill to Nadine George to Laban to Bel canto to Husler to Alexander Technique and more! You can rely on her to bring a number of different dialogues to the table in relation to your vocal choices.
Or do you need a recording showreel? Hannah runs a 2 hour session with 2-3 songs prepped, edited with backing tracks and sent via MP4 to you within the week. This is useful for remote castings, for your agent’s website or social media/self-promotion.
Impress Your Friends & Family With Your Singing Voice
What Happy Voices Offers
Private Singing Lessons
Your lesson can include any of the following:
- Vocal health consultation
- Warm ups to take away with you and practise every day
- Breathing technique and vocal release work
- Posture correction
- Anatomy of the larynx and the respiratory system in relation to voice
- Running through your song choices from any genre
- Public speaking/everyday vocal work
- Confidence boosting
- What we call ‘song-mapping’, charting your story through song
- One-to-one feedback after every lesson via email