Do you normally feel secure in your vocal technique but freeze every time it really matters (auditions, performances…)?
Are you a (semi-)professional singer, musician, writer or artist, and your work/life balance is at a crossroads?
Would you like to be more artistically or vocally versatile but feel stuck in a rut?
Do you think that not really understanding your voice, and how to sing with emotion and technique, holds you back?
Has someone told you that you “can’t sing”, and you believed them?
What would you say if I told you it is entirely possible to perform at your absolute best once you overcome your limiting beliefs?
That you can nail that audition, make your dream of a career in a creative field reality and do not need to subscribe to the idea of “the starving artist”?
That you have it in you to connect with and move your audience, whether you suffer from performance anxiety or not?
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 and/or artistic potential, you have come to the right place.
My 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 have helped many students to prepare for a life as a professional musician and have special expertise in helping nervous performers (not just singers) overcome performance anxiety, stage fright and limiting beliefs.
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 well and truly experienced the trials and tribulations of a performer mentally and emotionally: I often suffered from self-doubt and negative beliefs tied to my voice, for instance if I was vocally versatile enough. I am what I like to call a “recovering perfectionist” and have suffered from performance anxiety myself before I found a reliable way to work with, instead of against, it.
If you have ever felt insecure about your voice or your art, rest assured: Most of us have been there, but there are also ways to overcome these negative beliefs.
If you would like to know who I am and what I am all about, please have a look here.