Written July 2018.
Katrien is a total professional who also manages to make learning new speech techniques fun. I did not believe that it would make such a difference as the results I obtained showed. Many of the techniques were counter intuitive to me (such as using your glottal stop) and I would never have tried them if left to my own devices.
At the end of a short two day intensive I had found and improved my vocal range, discovered a technique for speaking loudly without resorting to a male voice or shouting, altered the emphasis on many of the words I was using, reduced my resonance, become more familiar with cadence and rhythm. I know this just sounds too good to be true but it isn't!
Though I am not great at doing all the practice I should, I keep on finding improvements when I do practice. My voice is much more feminine now, I no longer strain my voice with effort, I can talk quickly now when I want to and I can talk loudly when needed. I had intended to have voice surgery but after two short days I no longer believe I need or want it.
For the relatively small amount this cost it represents the biggest return on investment a trans woman could ever make. I was initially concerned that as an English only speaker it maybe difficult but there was absolutely no problem with this. And the best part..... it was just great fun!!! Thank you so much Katrien! You are an amazing practitioner and I am so looking forward to coming back for a session or two when I can.
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