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).
Enriched through absorbing these dynamic approaches, she is increasingly aware of the multi-faceted subtlety of voice and how to develop it in others to maximize their potential. 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, 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).
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.
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.
Are you keen to develop your voice? You would like to learn interactively in a small group: guided in listening and producing sound. You want to understand what more sound with less effort means. Welcome to “Tune your tune!”-workshops! Maximum 6 participants.
From tuesday 08-08-2017 until friday 11-08-2017,
each day from 14.00 p.m. till 17.30 p.m.
Cost: 280 euro
Where? De Groeipraktijk (Heverlee- Leuven)
STEM THERAPY = SPEECH THERAPY
(Prescribed by the ear-nose-throat)
Speech therapy voice search with written report:
* Initial workup: 31,13 euros per 30 minutes.
Reimbursement by health insurance for recipients, without any preferential treatment: 23,63 euros.
Reimbursement by health insurance for holders of preferred scheme: 28,13 euros.
* Evolution bilan: 44,47 euros.
Reimbursement by health insurance for recipients, without any preferential treatment: 33,47 euros.
Reimbursement by health insurance for holders of preferred scheme: 39,97 euros.
Logopedic voice therapy:
Provision of 30 min .: 22,88 euros.
Reimbursement by health insurance for recipients, without any preferential treatment: 17,38 euro. Reimbursement by health insurance for holders of preferred scheme: 20,88 euros.
27 per 30 min.
54 per 60 minutes.
(from April 1, 2017)