Trans Vocal Exploration

Feminization, Masculinization, and Voice Beyond the Binary

An e-course with gender-affirming voice coach, Renée Yoxon 

Trans Vocal Exploration

Feminization, Masculinization, and voice beyond the binary

An e-course with gender-affirming voice coach, Renée Yoxon 

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Do you feel that your voice doesn't align with your gender?

Do any of these sound familiar?

✔ You dislike speaking in public

✔ People gender you correctly until you open your mouth

✔ You dread talking on the phone

✔ You're struggling to find clear and concise trans voice alteration information

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Are you ready to finally love your voice?

What if I told you that...

✔ You have everything you need to love your voice

✔ You can move through the world with comfort and ease

✔ Anyone can benefit and see results from a voice practice

✔ You can start developing a voice that gives you gender euphoria at any age and at any time!

 

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Do you feel that your voice doesn't align with your gender?

Do any of these sound familiar?

✔ You dislike speaking in public

✔ People gender you correctly until you open your mouth

✔ You dread talking on the phone

✔ You're struggling to find clear and concise trans voice alteration information

Are you ready to finally love your voice?

What if I told you that...

✔ You have everything you need to love your voice

✔ You can move through the world with comfort and ease

✔ Anyone can benefit and see results from a voice practice

✔ You can start can start developing a voice that gives you gender euphoria at any age and at any time!

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Hi friend,

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!

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Yes! I need this!

I'm ready to invest in my gender euphoria and start my voice journey!

Sign me up now for only $165 USD

(Payment plan option: $43.75 USD for 4 months)

What you will learn in this course

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Module 1: Introduction

Before we start, you will learn about your instructor, how to download the mobile app, connect to the private discord server, find accountability buddies, and get the most as you possibly can out of this course.

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Module 2: Developing Awareness

Next, you’ll open up your ears to the voices around you and inside you, as well as open up your mind to your innermost feelings about your voice. The benefit of having a private teacher is they can hear things that you can’t, but with this module, you’ll learn to hear those nuances as well.

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Module 3: Warming Up

Together we’ll go through an in-depth body and voice warm up to set you up for the most success in your practice. Because I know some of you are busy bees, I’ve also included a quick 5-minute warm up!

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Module 4: Vocal Anatomy

You’ll understand your own anatomy in new and exciting ways! This module includes colourful vocal anatomy illustrations

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Module 5: Voice Alteration Overview

This mini-module briefly goes over the four pillars of trans voice alteration: pitch, resonance, vocal fold mass, and inflection so that you have a clear map in your mind before diving in.

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Module 6: Pitch

Pillar 1: Should your voice be higher or lower? The answer might surprise you!

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Module 7: Resonance

Pillar 2: You’ll learn about how to brighten or darken a fundamental pitch by modifying your vocal tract and vibrating your muscles and bones.

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Module 8: Vocal Fold Mass

Pillar 3: You’ll learn how to thicken or thin your voice by controlling the adduction and abduction of your vocal tissue.

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Module 9: Inflection

Pillar 4: You’ll use the previous three pillars to modify the contour and stressed words of your sentences in speech.

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Module 10: How to Practice

In this final module, you will design your own practice regimen or use the included templates to help guide your practice into the far future. This module includes many strategies for practice so that you’re always engaged and always improving!

What you will learn

1. Introduction

Before we start, you will learn about your instructor, how to download the mobile app, connect to the private discord server, find accountability buddies, and get the most as you possibly can out of this course.

2. Developing Awareness

Next, you’ll open up your ears to the voices around you and inside you, as well as open up your mind to your innermost feelings about your voice. The benefit of having a private teacher is they can hear things that you can’t, but with this module, you’ll learn to hear those nuances as well.

3. Warming Up

Together we’ll go through an in-depth body and voice warm up to set you up for the most success in your practice. Because I know some of you are busy bees, I’ve also included a quick 5-minute warm up!

4. Vocal Anatomy

You’ll understand your own anatomy in new and exciting ways! This module includes colourful vocal anatomy illustrations

5. Voice Alteration Overview

This mini-module briefly goes over the four pillars of trans voice alteration: pitch, resonance, vocal fold mass, and inflection so that you have a clear map in your mind before diving in.

6. Pitch

Pillar 1: Should your voice be higher or lower? The answer might surprise you!

7. Resonance

Pillar 2: You’ll learn about how to brighten or darken a fundamental pitch by modifying your vocal tract and vibrating your muscles and bones.

8. Vocal Fold Mass

Pillar 3: You’ll learn how to thicken or thin your voice by controlling the adduction and abduction of your vocal tissue.

9. Inflection

Pillar 4: You’ll use the previous three pillars to modify the contour and stressed words of your sentences in speech.

10. How to Practice

In this final module, you will design your own practice regimen or use the included templates to help guide your practice into the far future. This module includes many strategies for practice so that you’re always engaged and always improving!

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+ These Bonuses!

BONUS #1

Vocal Anatomy Colouring Book

 

These printable pages will help you learn the different structures of vocal anatomy while also relaxing and focusing.

BONUS #2

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.

BONUS #3

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.

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"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. 

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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! 

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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.

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Yes! I need this!

I'm ready to invest in my gender euphoria and start my voice journey!

Sign me up now for only $165 USD

(Payment plan option: $43.75 USD for 4 months)

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

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“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."

Joséphine (she/they)

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

$165

One-time payment

  • Instant access to concise trans voice information, at your fingertips.
  • Carefully curated videos, course notes, and handouts.
  • Lifetime access to monthly open office hour live calls with Renée.
  • Learn at precisely the pace that works for you.
  • Instant access to a community of supportive trans voice explorers
  • 100% full refund if you're not happy!

Private Trans Voice Lessons

$700+

On average

  • 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.

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Yes! I need this!

I'm ready to invest in my gender euphoria and start my voice journey!

Sign me up now for only $165 USD

(Payment plan option: $43.75 USD for 4 months)

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

100% Anonymous

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.

What trans people are saying...

"I always leave Renée's classes having learned more about my voice and more about myself. Renée's openness and adaptability to accessibility needs make for a warm and welcoming learning environment. As a trans man, they have also been very helpful in helping me explore different aspects of my voice, which has been very gender-affirming. To me, they have been an excellent vocal coach and life coach. Honestly a two for one deal!"

Mathieu, age 25 (he/him)

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"Renée's workshop was fun and informative. They did a great job making people feel included while making sure to respect boundaries and not make anyone feel out of place or made try their hand at anything they were comfortable with.

I would highly recommend Trans Vocal Exploration as an introduction to anyone unsure of how to begin approaching voice technique."

Cris R, age 27 (she/they)

"Renée is such a wonderful teacher and facilitator. They brought the group through the key information and exercises, all while constantly reaffirming the importance of each individual finding and appreciating their own voice, not simply conforming to social expectations."

Frances (she/her)

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"Since coming out as non-binary I've been increasingly uncomfortable with the sound of my own voice. I have no desire to go on hormones so my goals were to adjust my voice to sound less feminine without that. When I found out about Renee I was really excited to take their class. They are incredibly knowledgeable about this subject and have a lot of experience working with trans and non-binary folks.

I learned a lot in Trans Vocal Exploration and am looking forward to exploring this more in the future. They gave me hope that I can make small adjustments that will make me more comfortable in my own skin."

Skye, age 38 (they/them)

“I love Renée Yoxon's Trans Vocal Exploration workshop because they know how to keep their students interested and involved. They have extensive knowledge about vocals and how to use them.

I haven't had the chance to take singing or songwriting lessons yet but I'm looking forward to it. "

Sophia M. Burgess (she/her)

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"Renee has been extremely helpful with getting me started with exploring the avenue of feminising my voice and helping where I've been struggling."

Starla, age 24 (she/they)

What trans people are saying...

Mathieu

"I always leave Renée's classes having learned more about my voice and more about myself. Renée's openness and adaptability to accessibility needs make for a warm and welcoming learning environment. As a trans man, they have also been very helpful in helping me explore different aspects of my voice, which has been very gender-affirming. To me, they have been an excellent vocal coach and life coach. Honestly a two for one deal!"

Mathieu, age 25 (he/him)

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"Renée's workshop was fun and informative. They did a great job making people feel included while making sure to respect boundaries and not make anyone feel out of place or made try their hand at anything they were comfortable with.

I would highly recommend Trans Vocal Exploration as an introduction to anyone unsure of how to begin approaching voice technique."

Cris R, age 27 (she/they)

portrait of Frances

"Renée is such a wonderful teacher and facilitator. They brought the group through the key information and exercises, all while constantly reaffirming the importance of each individual finding and appreciating their own voice, not simply conforming to social expectations."

Frances (she/her)

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“I love Renée Yoxon's Trans Vocal Exploration workshop because they know how to keep their students interested and involved. They have extensive knowledge about vocals and how to use them.

I haven't had the chance to take singing or songwriting lessons yet but I'm looking forward to it. "

Sophia M. Burgess (she/her)

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"Renee has been extremely helpful with getting me started with exploring the avenue of feminising my voice and helping where I've been struggling."

Starla, age 24 (she/they)

Yes! I need this!

I'm ready to invest in my gender euphoria and start my voice journey!

Sign me up now for only $165 USD

(Payment plan option: $43.75 USD for 4 months)

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].

Yes! I need this!

I'm ready to invest in my gender euphoria and start my voice journey!

Sign me up now for only $165 USD

(Payment plan option: $43.75 USD for 4 months)

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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)

Scholarship Options

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.

If you are in financial need, please sign up to be entered into the scholarship draw.

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.

(Click here if you would like to donate a scholarship.)

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