VOICE COACHING

Livia Cuypers

your voice coach and voice therapist,

your Lichtenberg-voice didactician,

Specialised in speaking and singing voice.

Livia Cuypers (°1974) is a qualified speech therapist and a certified Lichtenberger voice didactician. She works full-time with speakers and singers wishing to sustainably master their voice.

Livia is fascinated by music and sound. On qualifying as a speech therapist in1995, she became a practitioner. She also studied the development of her own speaking and singing voice, which brought her in contact with the Lichtenberger method. The effects and changes that she experienced convinced her to study this method in depth. In 2005 she became an experienced certified Lichtenberg voice didactician.

In addition she finished several intensive courses in “Complete Vocal Technique” (CVT), a Danish method that gave her a deep understanding of vocal use in different singing styles. She also applies many of these techniques to the speaking voice. Moreover, she uses elements of the American method “Estill Voice Training” (EVT).

Although the Lichtenberg method is still her principal approach, Livia very consciously studies from that perspective the wealth of different methods to explore and nurture the versatility and subtlety of the voice. This strong basis is further informed by her own insights gained through 20 years as a practitioner.

Livia likes to explore several singing techniques required in classical singing, singing songwriting, as well as pop and rock with a view to fully understanding the needs and expectations of a broad range of singers. Livia gives individual voice coaching sessions twice a year in the Music Centre at Het Depot, Leuven. In addition she has a joint project with the Incantanti ensemble in Switzerland.

Livia serves as external assessor for Bachelor thesis students specializing in voice at the Arteveldehogeschool Gent and the Thomas More Hogeschool in Antwerpen, in the Speech Therapy department. This service reinforces the link between her practice and academic research and further informs her efficient application of voice technique in voice therapy.

Livia is currently a guest teacher for post graduate students studying voice at the Thomas More Hogeschool in Antwerpen, within the Speech Therapy and Audiology department, and for the European Voice Teachers Association (EVTA).

Voice therapy

Do you have voice problems and want to develop a healthy voice?

 

You want to understand what more sound with less effort implies.

 

Livia’s voice test will identify your problems.
If necessary, she will advise you consult an ear nose and throat medic who can provide a clinical diagnosis and prescribe therapy.

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Voice coaching

Is your voice healthy,
but in need of development?

 

You want more sound with less effort.

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Speaking Voice & Singing Voice

Emphasis is given to either speaking, singing or both, depending on your goal. Applications such as presentations, songs, arias are explored. We carefully work towards your personal goal with the health of the voice as the central objective. We continuously assess and reassess individual potential. This often neglected “gold mine” is explored step by step through stimulating awareness raising exercise leading to mastery. To this end, Livia’s approach avoids artificial vocal manipulation, by triggering natural self regulation.

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AGENDA COURSES
BASIC STARTING POINT: THE LICHTENBERG METHOD

Information for all courses:

 

Target Group: Singers (amateur, semi-professional professional) who have a special interest in developing their singing voice in a healthy and natural way. Some experience with the Lichtenberg method is welcome but not necessary.
Basic Entry Requirement: You can pitch notes from the piano. Reading music is not necessary, but is an advantage.
Approach: maximum 5 people. Individual lesson and learning through listening and observing the group.
Location: Schola Vocalis in Roux-Miroir.
Register: Mail me at livia.cuypers@voicecoaching.be
Practical aspect: think of carpooling with other participants! Quiet route.
Tip for those who like to make a trip out of it: gîte or B&B available. If interested: ask for addresses! (beautiful walking and cycling routes…)

INTENSIVE WINTER WEEK 2020

 

Tuesday 25th February to Friday 28th February: four mornings from 10:00 – 13:00
Cost: 290 euro/person

INTENSIVE SPRING WEEK 2020

 

Tuesday 7th April to Friday 10th April: four mornings from 10:00 – 13:00
Cost: 290 euro/person

INTENSIVE SUMMER WEEKS 2020

 

Week 1: Tuesday 28 July to Friday 31 July, four mornings from 10:00 – 13:00
Week 2: Tuesday 4 August to Friday 7 August, four mornings from 10:00 – 13:00
Cost: 290 euro/person

THE 4 SEASON-SERIES 2019-2020

 

! Flexibele timetable:
You can immediately register for the 4 morning sessions or you can follow one or more morning sessions of your choice.

4 Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 13:00:
• Autumn morning  30/11/2019
• Winter morning  01/02/2020
• Spring morning  28/03/2020
• Summer morning  06/06/2020

Cost:
338 euro/person if you register for 4 mornings.
90 euro/person/morning if you choose 1, 2 or 3 of the season mornings.

1–ANNUAL INTENSIVE VOICE GROUPS 2019-2020

 

Purpose: A wide range of fundamental voice themes is addressed, such as “a sound compass ”, “the ear”, “the voice box”, “the nose”, “breath”, …. In addition, participants’ individual exercises will be explicitly reviewed to help optimize the self-regulatory process. (link naar Schola Vocalis & Lichtenberg methode)

GROUP 1

 

Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 13:00
• 2019: 14/09, 12/10, 16/11, 07/12
• 2020: 18/01, 08/02, 14/03, 04/04, 16/05, 13/06

Specific target group: Singers (amateur, semi-professional professional) who already have explored and developed their singing voice, but do not master the Lichtenberg method.

Cost: 845 euro/person, for 10 x 3 hours intensive experiential voice work.

GROUP 2

 

10 Saturday mornings from 10:00-13:00
• 2019: 21/09, 19/10, 23/11,14/12
• 2020: 25/01, 15/02, 21/03, 25/04, 30/05, 20/06

Specific target group: Singers (amateur, semi-professional professional) who already have explored and developed their singing voice and have experienced the Lichtenberg method.

Cost: 845 euro/person, for 10 x 3 hours intensive experiential voice work.

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STEM THERAPY = SPEECH THERAPY

(Prescribed by the ear-nose-throat)

Speech therapy voice search with written report:

* Initial workup: 32,20 euros per 30 minutes.
Reimbursement by health insurance for recipients, without any preferential treatment: 24,70 euros.
Reimbursement by health insurance for holders of preferred scheme: 29,20 euros.

* Evolution bilan: 45,90 euros.
Reimbursement by health insurance for recipients, without any preferential treatment: 34,90 euros.
Reimbursement by health insurance for holders of preferred scheme: 41,40 euros.

Logopedic voice therapy:

Provision of 30 min .: 23,60 euros.
Reimbursement by health insurance for recipients, without any preferential treatment: 18,10 euro. Reimbursement by health insurance for holders of preferred scheme: 21,60 euros.

 

VOICE COACHING

Individual sessies
28 per 30 min.
56 per 60 minutes.

COSTS

(from January 1, 2019)

CONTACT

livia.cuypers@voicecoaching.be

mobile: 0032 (0)474 45 94 17

 

consultations

 

De groeipraktijk

 Korbeek-Losestraat 121
3001 Heverlee (Leuven)
Belgium

&

SCHOLA VOCALIS
Rue de Patruange 22B
1315 Roux-Miroir (Incourt)
Belgium

Voicecoaching.be now has two locations in Belgium!

 

Schola Vocalis is the new, bucolic location in Roux-Miroir, a village located in Waals Brabant not far across the border with Vlaams Brabant. In addition to individual sessions, group courses are also given here.

Furthermore, part of the individual sessions will also continue to take place at De Groeipraktijk in Heverlee in Vlaams Brabant.

Visit the Schola Vocalis website