If you’re here, it’s likely that you are a transgender or non-binary person who wants to love and better understand your voice. If so, you’re in the right place!
Gender-affirming voice work (also called voice feminization, masculinization, and neutralization) doesn’t have to be a painful and complicated process.
I believe that voice work can be a beautiful mode of gender expression, just like choosing what to wear in the morning.
As a voice teacher with over 12 years of experience, my strength is explaining complicated concepts in plain language that anyone can understand, as well as anticipating student problems before they occur.
My course will walk you through everything you need to know in order to feel confident in your voice journey! ✨
+ These Bonuses!
Vocal Anatomy Colouring Book
These printable pages will help you learn the different structures of vocal anatomy while also relaxing and focusing.
The Trans Guide to Vocal Anatomy eBook
This ebook contains all the illustrated vocal anatomy diagrams from the course, both labelled and unlabelled, along with trans-inclusive descriptions.
Exclusive access to my monthly office hour zoom call
If you need direct feedback or have voice questions that you need to be answered, participants of this course are invited to join me in my monthly office hour zoom call.
"Renée's energy and enthusiasm are infectious and they really foster a positive, safe and caring environment. The vocal exercises they taught and their knowledge on all things vocal exploration were exemplary and I would be more than happy to recommend anyone - regardless of where they place themselves on the gender spectrum and beyond - to participate in their workshops in future.”
Lilith Ferreyra-Carroll, age 36 (she/her)
National Community Development officer with Transgender Equality Network Ireland
When you join, you'll get:
1. Lifetime Access to the Complete Trans Vocal Exploration Course (Launching September 1st, 2021)
Everything you need to love your voice is within your grasp! But I know that it can feel overwhelming. In my course, I provide you with short, actionable videos so that you can dive into your practice and start seeing results as quickly as possible.
2. Access to our Peer-to-Peer Private Discord Community
Looking for support? Come join us in our incredible peer-to-peer Discord community! You'll get exclusive access to our private group where you can get any of your questions - big or small - answered by your talented and like-minded peers. My team and I will also be there to make sure you're getting the support you need. We can't wait to connect with you!
3. 8 PDF Templates and Worksheets
Because I'm a double Capricorn with an Aries moon, I love organizational systems and lists! I've created a series of templates, worksheets, and lists to support you in a successful voice practice.
Why learn from me?
Over the past 12 years, I have taught thousands of students from all over the world
I have degrees in physics and music
I am proudly non-binary trans and have my own trans voice journey to draw on
I can break complex stuff down to be easy to understand, simple, and even enjoyable!
I speak three languages (English, French, and Spanish) so I am sensitive to language and cultural speech differences
I am disabled and have worked for years in feminist disability justice so I am sensitive to body differences, different learning styles, and access needs
“I took private lessons with Renée for six months and it was one of my best transition decisions. I have tried for years to understand gender-affirming voice lessons from YouTube videos, and workshops, but all of them were beyond the scope of my understanding. Lessons with Renée helped me to understand how the wonderful vocal instrument works. With exercise and taking small steps along the way, I'm now confident I can climb this mountain and succeed."
I know what you're thinking...
$165 feels like kind of a lot! I get you! I was actually hesitant to even make this course at first because I felt weird asking people to pay this price.
But then I realized that the average private trans voice student pays $700+ during their time with me and they only get a fraction of what I'm offering in this course!
Let's do a quick comparison:
Trans Vocal Exploration eCourse
Private Trans Voice Lessons
- Trans voice information is given slowly over several months.
- You're responsible for your own notes and lesson recordings.
- Limited number of private lessons with your teacher.
- Limited options for the pace of learning.
- No accountability community.
- No refund options.
My 6-month marathon money-back guarantee
You read that correctly! I offer a 100% full refund of your registration payment if this course doesn't live up to your expectation.
I believe wholeheartedly in Trans Vocal Exploration, but as I've said many times, voice work and developing a vocal practice is a marathon, not a sprint. I want you to get a chance to really feel the benefits of this course without fear.
If you do the work and don't get results, I will refund your registration payment up to six months after purchase.
Who is this course for?
This is FOR you if:
You can afford this course without putting yourself in financial harm
You’re sick of being misgendered on the phone
You are ready to get creative and experimental and push yourself to learn new things about your voice!
You want clear guidance and concrete exercises
This is NOT for you if:
You’re looking for a magic secret to feminize or masculinize your voice. There is no one-size-fits-all solution!
You want detailed explanations of acoustical physics. We’re gonna keep it simple!
You’re not ready to dive deep and be vulnerable with yourself
Being trans myself, I understand how scary it can be to try and find trans resources when you're not yet out of the closet.
Whether you're still figuring things out, or not yet ready to engage in trans circles online as yourself, this course can provide you with the ability to educate yourself 100% anonymously.
Your billing data is securely stored on Kajabi servers, your identity is never shared with other participants, and your purchase shows up as something innocuous on your credit card or Paypal statement.
Participation in the discord server or group calls is totally optional.
Your safety and comfort are our first priority.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will everything be recorded? If I fall behind, can I catch up later?
This course is entirely pre-recorded! Upon purchase, you will have access to the entire video series and can learn at your own pace 😊
Q: Is this course only for trans women?
Absolutely not! This course is for anyone who wants to learn about the depth and breadth of their vocal abilities. Some material will be directed towards transfeminine or transmasculine folks, but anyone with a voice can learn how to use it!
Q: Is it possible to develop more than one voice using this course?
Yes! If you have boy days and girl days and want a voice to match, that is 100% within your grasp!
Q: Can I do this course if I don't have a space to practice?
A lot of this work can be done silently or very softly. There is also a mobile version of this course available so that you can practice outside of your home. You will have lifetime access so if your situation changes, the course will be there!
Q: Can I still do this course if I’m not out?
If you need to keep using your old voice because you’re not out at work or at home, that’s totally okay. Just like you can switch between languages, you can switch between voices.
Q: How much does this course cost?
This course costs $165 USD or four monthly payments of $43.75 USD.
Q: Will this course be available in other languages?
This course will be in English but I do have plans to film and release full versions of this course in French and Spanish in the future - stay tuned!
Q: Do I have to be trans to take this course?
Definitely not! Firstly, some nonbinary people who don't identify as trans may want to work on their voice and that's great! But trans and cis people alike are welcome to experience the joy of a voice practice.
Q: What are the accessibility features of this course?
Thanks for asking! This course will be subtitled in English, and all on-screen visuals will be described. A transcript and an mp3 version of each lesson are provided. There will be some minimal motion graphics, but no flashing lights.
Didn't find the answer to your question?
Please contact [email protected].
Our Commitment to Decolonization
This course was created and recorded on the unceded Indigenous land of Tiohtiá:ke or 'Montreal'. I and my team recognize that the Kanien’kehá:ka nation are the rightful custodians of this land. We stand in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island and commit to supporting the 94 Calls to Actions put forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. While this land acknowledgement may begin the process of reconciliation, it in no way stands as a replacement for the ongoing commitment and actions required to decolonize and reconcile with the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. With this in mind, a percentage of the profits of this course are donated to the Native Women's Association of Canada.
More testimonials from amazing students!
"Renée is so kind and fun to work with! They have a wonderful energy and try to make everyone feel included and comfortable. I never really knew what to do with my voice. I realized after taking T, I wanted to figure out what my voice was capable of since everything moved around. I'm glad to have a space to test out control of my voice and I have been inviting friends so they can get tips and tricks too. Thank you so much for this resource, it's been so helpful!"
Cricket, age 24 (he/they)
“I can say with absolute confidence that Renée’s Trans Vocal Exploration workshop was the best I've ever attended. Their commitment to making the material relevant and accessible to their audience, providing a perfect blend of theory and practice, as well as their dedication to anti-oppressive work particularly impressed me. Would definitely recommend Renée to anyone who asked.”
Julien Johnson, Drop-In & Youth Services Coordinator at Project 10
"The Trans Vocal Exploration workshop was very good and very fun! It was very helpful to discover vocal placements and understandings about 'more feminine and masculine voice'. For those who do not understand much about voice and vocal fold dynamics, it is an incredible conversation. For those who already understand, it is super complementary!"
Yann Cerri, age 26 (they/them)
"I had a great time in Trans Vocal Exploration! It was a fun and informative. They went through very simple exercises that really showed me how much control I already have over my voice, so I feel confident about playing and experimenting with it in the future."
Iris, age 28 (she/her)
"Renée is a really engaging and entertaining teacher. I'm just at the beginning of my journey and I feel like Trans Vocal Exploration gave me the tools I need to push myself in the right direction!"
Sophie, age 24 (she/her)
"Trans Vocal Exploration is really great! I think it’s especially great for people that don’t know anything about voice. I have 2 music comp degrees so I know a fair amount about sound and it’s been great to apply that knowledge and your approaches/exercises to control my own voice better. Plus you’re super fun and you make the lessons really enjoyable and short. My biggest aha moment was the nasality exercise because I never had a good way of telling if I was being nasal vs bright!"
Aeryn, Trans Vocal Exploration student
“Trans Vocal Exploration has been unexpectedly healing. Creating the little craft for my name and giving myself some love with the warm up has opened my eyes to myself. I'm very excited about what's to come. I have already experienced a greater awareness of myself and the way I use my voice every day.”
Riley, Trans Vocal Exploration student
“Trans Vocal Exploration helped me to understand resonance and see how much of an impact it has compared to pitch. It gave me hope to be able to have variation and still pass! I loved the actual working tips and the help with the mentality.”
Alex, Trans Vocal Exploration student
“I love the warm ups! I haven’t done vocal warm ups since choir pre-HRT in college, and forgot how much my range has changed. Since beginning the course I have experienced a more steady sounding voice.”
Marcelo, Trans Vocal Exploration student
“I found this course very helpful. It especially clicked when Renée talks about vocal fold mass, it makes a big difference towards where I want my voice to be.”
Juno, Trans Vocal Exploration student
“The sections in this course on bouncing vs. barking and on finding my standard range and the limits of my range were really helpful! I'm still working on integrating ideas into my day-to-day, but this is a great first step of getting information.”
Anders, Trans Vocal Exploration student
"I've been enjoying Trans Vocal Exploration. I thought I was getting a voice lesson only, but it came with a side of yoga =) I seriously love the stretching and warm ups. Having a good routine helps me a lot! It's nice to have all the structure involved so far and I remind myself that even though I may not be close to my target voice yet, all the work adds up.”
Erica, Trans Vocal Exploration student
"Trans Vocal Exploration is bringing a lot of things to light that I didn't know! I'm finding the exploration of the different voices we use in different contexts helpful. I've been examining my own voice in different scenarios and starting to notice the qualities I like in other voices and trying to emulate them. I've already experienced awareness of my own voice in different contexts, ability to mimic a few sounds from my "target" voices, and dropping my pitch because I'm thinking about my voice more."
Rae, Trans Vocal Exploration student
“I had so many ah-ha moments during this course: learning about the importance of resonance, visualizing the parts of the vocal tract as I speak, thinking about inflection and listening for the drop. Since beginning the course I have been able to maintain target resonance more consistently as it's easier to move the muscles physically in the correct way.”
Sophie, Trans Vocal Exploration student
“I'm enjoying Trans Vocal Exploration. I feel like I've developed some pitch and resonance control and really just need to strengthen my muscles to keep it up because my voice gets tired right now and starts to drop as a result. Overall I think I'm at the point of also trying to get it to sound more natural as well which I'm sure will come with practice.”
Melanie, Trans Vocal Exploration student
“I really liked Renée’s ways of breaking down pitch, weight, and resonance for non-singers or at least for non-vocal-science nerds :) I hope I remember them when I'm teaching! I also loved the cognitive load suggestions, especially Scattergories. Excellent to have the emphasis on habit development and repetition, something I think is hard to overstate for students of all kinds.”
Erin (she/her), soprano, voice teacher, stage director, on taking Trans Voice Basics
"Inflection really let me know how fem my voice already is and how much further I can take it! So far I've noticed that with slight changes I can reach my target voice, I just need to hone and practice to make them more easy to pull off.”
Olivia, Trans Vocal Exploration student
"I love it! As an SLP specializing in gender-affirming voice care, a gender fluid person myself, and a musical theatre voice teacher/singer, I love to study new approaches to this interesting subject :)”
Bram, Trans Vocal Exploration student
"Honestly, it’s been really helpful to see how much I already know that can be applied to feminizing my voice. I’ve had some vocal lessons, and I’ve done some yoga practice that’s emphasized stretching and breathing in a healthy way, and it’s really encouraging to know that that experience can be an asset to me in this process.”
Sylvie, Trans Vocal Exploration student
Every month, we give away a certain number of scholarships to Trans Vocal Exploration, based on how many scholarships have been donated that month. Scholarship recipients are chosen at random at the end of every month.
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This is an honour system so please understand that if you sign up and are not in financial need, you are potentially taking a spot from someone who really needs it.
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