I am so excited you are ready to take the next step on your vocal and artistic journey, and I hope I can help you along the way.
My name is Petra Raspel, and I am a vocal coach/singing teacher and life/career coach for artists with over two decades of experience in both performance and education. If you would like to unlock your full vocal potential, you have come to the right place – especially if you suffer from nerves or performance anxiety.
I have been running a successful private vocal studio in Dumbarton (Glasgow area/Scotland) since 2006. Past and present students include actors and singers in critically acclaimed films and professional performers, but also complete beginners – I firmly believe that singing is for everyone.
I work as a solo performance specialist/associate tutor for Vocal Performance at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
I am also a published writer on subjects relating to vocal performance and creative life and career coaching with a special interest in performance anxiety, stage fright, nervous performers and artistic identity.
My own musical journey began as a classical singer before I moved on to Musical Theatre. By the time I relocated to Scotland in 2006, I had not only experienced the trials and tribulations of a performer vocally, but also mentally and emotionally: I often suffered from self-doubt and negative beliefs tied to my voice, for instance if I was vocally versatile enough. These are feelings many creative artists have on a daily basis, but as individuals, we often think we are the only ones feeling that way.
If you have ever felt insecure about your voice, rest assured: Most of us have been there, but there are also ways to overcome these negative beliefs.