I’m known for my grounded, deep-listening approach to helping people of any level sing, speak, and move through the world with more skill, more truth, and more joy.
I work with:
Professional Singers on and off Broadway
Psychotherapists who want to free their own blocked throats for the sake of their healing and the healing of their clients
Yoga Teachers and Somatic Coaches who work with Movement and Sensing but desire to weave in voice and breath
Tantra Practitioners who want to find more freedom through voice
Voice Teachers who desire to level-up their pedagogic intuition and skill
Any human seeking freedom of expression
Any human seeking an integrative path of intuition and expression that is rooted in the physiology of the body and the breath, understands how emotions can move through the body, and sees the Wholeness of the Human Being
I will help you liberate your voice and your life!
Deep Practice Membership Program
A supplemental space for my students includes practice videos, readings, community conversation space and continued learning that is both theoretical and practical
This membership also includes a live virtual monthly class which may include community conversation, group practice and discussion, vocal warm ups, authentic-relating practices such as Circling, Nervous System orientation, Somatic Connection games, Embodied Musical Practices, Core Sounding™ and Q +A
(you must have worked with me or be working with me in order to be part of this membership - with some exceptions - reach out to email@example.com to find out if you are eligible)
The Anatomy & Mystery of the Pharynx, Tongue and Jaw
Previous Course Titles include:
Voice & the Nervous System
DeArmoring the Voice
Core Sounding™ Group Workshops & Retreats
Sessions with me are healing and holistic; intuition supported by intellect and years of experience.
I am radically present with every student I work with. I am obsessed with all the magic that is the singing human. This is my greatest passion, a calling that I’ve dedicated myself to for much of my life.
The path towards artistry must itself be artistic, and so lessons are creative and finely tuned to your individual story and constellation.
Through carefully crafted trauma-informed somatic exercises that engage the physical body and the nervous system, we work together to release your specific physical tensions, and to notice and healthily express your emotions. Through exercises that unlock your imagination, we encourage your innate musicianship.
This path is simultaneously rigorous - we are aiming for virtuosity! - and healing. Developing one’s body and voice goes hand in hand with psycho-emotional-physical-spiritual health in general. You will discover more possibilities within your range. Your singing will become simultaneously more flexible and more powerful.
This process is inner work and not for the faint of heart.
This process is rooted in a lineage, yet always evolving.
Ultimately this path is meant to empower you to be your own teacher.
If you want it, this work can go beyond the voice into the realm of energetic and spiritual development.
With your consent, in-person sessions usually involve touch, massage, and tapping.
Please express your interest by filling out the form below.
Note that your responses will come to both Marisa and to Nikita (my assistant). We will care for and keep your replies confidential between us.
Working with Marisa has been
a life-transforming experience
"Working with Marisa has been a life-transforming experience for me. She embraced my voice wholly from our first lesson, which allowed me to rediscover the full beauty of singing. I use Marisa's teachings daily to connect to the joy of singing. Her gift as a teacher is a rare combination of compassion and rigor; humor and steadiness. These lessons have been such an important gift in my life and have propelled my work as an artist forward; opening me to greater creativity and freedom vocally and beyond. I recommend working with Marisa to any and everyone who wants to truly connect to the joy and power of their own voice."
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