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 my work is the result of over two decades of experience as a performer, vocal coach/singing teacher and life/career coach for artists. So if you would like to work with me, you have come to the right place…
I have been running a successful private vocal studio in the Glasgow area/Scotland for over a decade. 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 also work as an associate tutor for Vocal Performance at the University of the Highlands and Islands. I am a published author and write for several blogs on subjects relating to vocal performance and creative life and career coaching.
I began my own musical journey as a classical singer and then 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.
So 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.