Do you want to sing better? With more confidence and joy (and breath!)? Less pain and anxiety?
You sing for the fun of it, for the people you sing with, for the cheers and tears of the delighted folks you sing for.
Maybe you've been at this a few years. You know the lingo, the language, the expectations. You've even competed. But there is something missing.
Maybe you have seen some success and your scores and feedback are headed upward, but you just can't seem to get beyond a certain level. Your coaches and fans love you, but you feel like there's a secret only the champs are in on.
Well, if you’re like many performers and creatives, the obstacle standing in your way may NOT be just your voice. Stay with me here, and I’ll let you in on a little secret.
For starters, can you relate to any of these?
Lack of confidence, stage fright, performance anxiety
Mind scattered and can't concentrate
Wishing you had better stage presence…and maybe that your clothes were a little less snug
How the body, mind, spirit connection amplifies your singing voice…
This is about more than your voice. It’s about you being the best version of you in order to support your vocal health and allow you to carry your message out into the world. Isn't that part of why we love to sing?
That’s not to say we won’t focus on the technical requirements. We most definitely will address all of them.
Notes, Range, Tuning (Pitch)
Words, Lyrics, Message
Diction, Enunciation, Word Stress
Breath Support, Body Alignment, Posture
We will encompass them all to bring you into total alignment… Preparing you and your instrument as the musician you are meant to be.
But before we go into the how, you may be wondering who I am and how I can help you.
Hi, I’m Sally Galloway.
I'm a trained professional singer with a couple of degrees in music who became a wellness professional in my 20's soon after my mom died of cancer. I have spent my life integrating what I've learned about health into performing and teaching music.
Growing up, my mom was my role model - an artist, teacher, and singer. She encouraged me to be the emcee of my kindergarten play, to sing with different church and school groups. She used to say, “When you’re nervous, it’s because you care enough to do your best.” My mom introduced me to classical and barbershop music, and as a teenager, we performed in the same a cappella chorus.
At 19, my life was turned completely upside down when my vibrant 41 year old mother died of cancer.
That was my wake-up call. I decided I was going to have a different life. A longer, healthier, and happier one.
I immersed myself in holistic health: stress management, preventive medicine, personal and professional leadership development, and empowerment coaching.
The more I learned about the mind, body, spirit connection, the more I began to realize...
If my Mom had lived a more joy-filled life, she could have lived longer.
I started to see the connection between our choices and the life we create. And once I realized I could overcome my family history, and against many odds, I reversed a diagnosis of pre-diabetes, and I had my daughter at age 48.
I never let go of music as my hobby and passion. I sing, direct, and coach singing ensembles.
Now in tribute to my mom, I’ve figured out a way to combine my love of health and harmony.
Are you ready to make beautiful music together?
Let’s Chat: Grab a spot on my calendar for your 20-minute Complimentary Vocal Performance Session.
In this focused session, we will talk about what direction you want to go, what your vision is for your voice or perhaps for a concert or competition coming up in the next 60-90 days and what you can do to get there.
How will that be different from what you've already done?
What Sets Me Apart From All the Other Voice Coaches Out There
My journey has taught me a thing or two about singing. Like I said, it’s more than just your voice. Much like losing weight is about more than food. Being at your peak encompasses all of you. Your body, mind, and spirit.
That’s why we start where you are...
How do you define yourself - beginner, amateur, hobbyist, professional, soloist, choral singer
What are your singing goals
What’s your WHY
What are your values and beliefs
What do you want your performance to look and feel like
How do you want to show up and impact your audience
What’s your big dream… the one you hold deep inside, but are afraid to tell anyone
I want to support you in reaching that dream by helping you connect authentically with your audience.
So when your performance is done, you know you’ve REALLY touched somebody because you showed up powerfully, 100 percent.
You'll feel it, and you'll see it when your audience stands and cheers.
Working with Sally has been one of the most valuable decisions I have made this semester, and one that certainly
will impact my life from now on. I always felt comfortable and accepted during our coaching sessions, given Sally’s
non-judgmental approach. Besides proposing certain ways to improve my reality and providing me with new tools
to do so, she allowed me to get to know myself better through introspective questions. Sally helped me to
understand what works for me as an individual and what does not work, because everyone is special in their own
way and something that works for someone may not have the same effect in someone else. She focused on helping me
analyze my reality and showing me ways I could, step by step, reach my goals. On top of this, I felt supported
thanks to her amazing disposition and attitude. I would recommend anyone that seeks to improve themselves to
work with Sally. I could not be more thankful about this experience.
-Jose Santalices, Tenor, Opera Singer
What You Can Expect
We’ll work as a team.
Quiet the gremlins - those inner critics that want you to continue to play small, feel less than, and stay in your comfort zone
Build your confidence muscle by exploring the surprising science of affirmations and the neuroscience behind confident performers
Turn your vision into your reality through visualization and virtualization
If this sounds a little woo-woo for you, understand I don’t teach anything I can’t back up with science. I’ve studied quantum physics and neuroplasticity, because I, too, need some kind of proof. It's all in there.
Will This Work For Me If I’m Not A Singer?
Not a singer but think this might be a fit for you? I get it. There are so many ways these techniques can benefit anyone in the performing arts world, because after working with violinists, guitarists, and pianists with arm pain, a bassoon player with scoliosis, and a fellow TEDx talker with stage fright, I learned that the underlying goals, dreams and fears are the same:
We want to do a good job, touch the audience and move them with our music, and to experience more self-confidence and joy.
When I first came to coaching, I did not know what to expect that would be different from what my teacher told me.
I didn't know how coaching worked or how it could really help me. Because I was preparing for my first concert after
not playing in many years, I wanted to feel safe and not feel any pressure. I learned how to listen to myself, to breathe.
I didn't know it before, but now I know the way I talk to myself when I'm on stage, and I was able to change what I
was saying and really have fun while I played. What I loved about coaching was naming things, reframing them. Despite
wanting to play all the time, Sally kept asking about listening to my body. I learned how to listen to myself, to rest,
to listen to my brain when it's freaking out. I didn't really have a grasp of what I was doing before, but when I took a
break, I discovered what to do and what not to do to: compassion to help myself.
-Luz Vasquez, Violinist, Dancer, Artist
Let’s Chat: Grab a spot on my calendar for your Complimentary VPS-Vocal Performance Session (Value $80). We'll chat about what goals you have for performing, the direction you want to go, and if this would be a good fit for you.
I really hope to hear from you soon.
Be sure to request your copy of
"The 10 Steps To Health & Harmony Blueprint"
“How to have more energy, greater focus and more fun without losing your place, falling down, or throwing up”
Ready to take the next step? Jump on my online scheduler and set up your free VPS: Vocal Performance Session.
You will gain a crystal clear vision of what you want and who you are meant to be (on/off stage),
uncover hidden challenges that may be standing in your way,
and leave the session feeling renewed, re-energized and inspired to get results
faster and easier than ever before.