Petra Raspel Borzynski is a vocal, somatic and cognitive behavioural coach with special expertise in helping (performing) artists and creatives to perform better and despite their fears. She has helped hundreds of people to prepare for or sustain a singing career, find personal fulfilment through music and overcome limiting beliefs, blocks and performance anxiety. Her work in the field of singing, creativity and performance psychology has been featured at conferences, in several publications and podcasts.

Petra studied music, performance pedagogy and psychology and is a professional member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. She can look back on a career in musical theatre performance, private education and academia in both Germany and the U.K. and currently lives in Glasgow with her husband and daughter.


Singing & Speaking

  • Two decades experience as a performer of classical and contemporary music (e.g. Thomas Kirche Leipzig, Savoy Theater Düsseldorf)
  • Female lead and support in Musical Theatre productions
  • Shows, concerts and tours throughout Europe (UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Austria and Switzerland)
  • Voice-over work
  • Detailed artistic CV on request

(Vocal) Coaching

  • Owner of Singing Sense (est. 2006) in Dumbarton (Greater Glasgow area/Scotland)
  • Associate Tutor for Vocal Performance / Solo Performance Specialist for the BA (Hons) Applied Music course at the University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Extensive teaching and coaching experience; special interests include contemporary singing techniques, music & performance psychology, and somatic & cognitive behavioural coaching for artists
  • Experienced workshop leader

Presenting, Writing etc.

Education & Qualifications 

Voice & Music

  • Affiliations: Musicians’ Union (Teaching Section, Theatre Section)
  • Diplom (Univ.) (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): Musicology, Theatre Studies and Geography (German equivalent to a Masters degree/postgraduate Diploma)
  • Vocational certificate/award in Musical Theatre Performance (Stage School Hamburg) with Thomas Christ, Sven Niemeyer and Anja Launhardt
  • Private (vocal) studies, courses and masterclasses (full list available on request)
  • Professional development in: Estill Voice Training, Complete Vocal Technique, Dalcroze Eurythmics

Psychology & Pedagogy

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