Welcome to Kingdom Voice Coaching.
We know those precious, timeless words that Jesus spoke, recorded in Luke 17:21. Some versions, such as the King James Version, says “…the kingdom of God is within you”, whilst others, such as Zondervan’s Amplified Bible, take their translations from the interlinear Greek or Hebraic bibles, where the words suggest more that “the kingdom of God is amongst you”. The two can suggest something very different some would argue. But what I realised as I pondered on it, is that when we receive Father’s gift of His Son and choose to yield and hand our lives over to Him, He -Jesus Christ- comes to live in us. So, the kingdom of God truly is within every believer!
I have had wonderful revelations of this, with relation to singing. Another scripture that has been particularly poignant is in Genesis, “in the image of God He made them”. This scripture has struck me in profound ways at times during my study of vocal pedagogy. One of those examples I’ll share with you is how the voice mechanism does not work as we would imagine. When things work together, we imagine everything to be going in the same direction. Well, as we know from Isaiah 55:8, God’s ways and thoughts are higher than ours! In can, in fact, be more closely likened to Ezekiel’s vision of the wheels within a wheel (ch 1 verse 16), or cogs interlocking with each other and that work antagonistically – seemingly against each other, in order for the voice to work.
Now that gives us something to think about, regarding being part of The Body of Christ, doesn’t it?! Except that the lesson to learn here is about how opposites can learn to get on -and work together- just like the vocal mechanism does. Have you got anatagonistic people in your fellowship? I want to encourage you to listen to their point of view. Pray about how God wants to use both kinds of people to grow His Church and pray for the grace to be able to work together, finding beauty in your differences.
~ Trace Taylor
As the preamble suggests, Kingdom Voice Coaching is all about allowing God’s kingdom that is within you -the believer in Jesus Christ- to be released: Released so you can know greater freedom and also impact others, including the atmosphere, around you. Do you want to be an atmosphere changer? Read on to find out about the vocal coaching KVC offers and how you can join the movement.
The Kingdom of Heaven is within… …Let it be Unleashed!
K i n g d o m V o i c e C o a c h i n g
Tracey Taylor is a disciple of Jesus Christ. She is married with two children and has experienced quite a journey into her own freedom over the years, part of which has resulted in the birth of Kingdom Voice Coaching. As an associate member of I.S.M.E., Tracey is recognised at London’s worldwide known and prestigious vocal establishment The Voice College and holding a qualified teacher status, Tracey is endorsed by the college as a vocal coach to teach contemporary style singing (CCM). Coming through the KVC programme as opposed to Hummingbird Coaching however, allows free reign to spend time praying and exploring “spirit and truth worship” should you desire. This can be incorporated across all the services Trace offers -from private singing lessons to mentoring in “Davidic Worship”, vocal projection workshops, songwriting and musicality workshops to performance preparation, plus more! There is also a special course enrolment for kids coming soon, so keep checking back for updates – or get in touch to register your interest, and the KVC team will email you with updates. For the full low-down, scroll down the page. For testimonials and contact info, please see the bottom of the page.
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CCM VOICE LESSONS FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN (DBS certified)
“Your voice holds a treasure chest of jewels that is just waiting to be unlocked!It is true that the majority of people, from before we even enter adulthood, end up interfering with the process that was once undefiled as a baby, just because of the expectations, demands and stresses and strains of life that come upon us. Would you like to be able to use your voice, once again, in a way that unlocks this treasure chest of potential?
Whether your aim is singing for fun, singing for health or singing to multitudes in an arena, to be able to sing properly and experience all of the benefits this wonderful gift has to offer, we need to go back to the start. I’d love to work and walk alongside you on your journey!”
Private lessons are held at Hummingbird Coaching’s premises in Congleton, East Cheshire and nation/worldwide via Skype or ZOOM. Trace offers a FREE initial assessment and consultation (30 mins), which includes ‘meet & greet’, sharing your needs and aims, along with singing one or two songs of your choice. There-after, coaching is £15 per half hour session, with a 10% discount on each block of five lessons booked (paid for in advance. You are welcome to book an hour at a time if you wish).
Bookings are taken between the hours of 10:00a.m. & 7:00pm, Monday to Friday (last booking at 7pm).
Please contact Trace by sending a Skype message, Facebook or by filling out the contact form found at the bottom of this page.
(Trace also gives non-classical guitar lessons on request)
MENTORING IN DAVIDIC WORSHIP
Do you have… a heart to explore worship within a song and break out of religious / boundaries of self consciousness?
Do you want… to grow in what our saviour speaks of, in John 4:24, as “in spirit and in truth” worship in a safe space? Do you want to dance, play your instrument and sing as king David did?
Do you desire… to begin leading worship and want someone to encourage you, help you prepare, help you grow in confidence? Do you want to learn how to tune in to Holy Spirit during your time of leading?
“Giving a personal offering of worship is more often than not a very different experience to leading a body of God’s people. Having travelled the U.K. and abroad on invitations to lead worship in all kinds of denominational churches, my prayer has always been to ask Holy Spirit to show me how to lead His people, in each specific fellowship He has sent me to. God’s Spirit knows how best to lead His flock into the Father’s throne room. As the leaders, He calls us to prepare our hearts and souls before Him prior to entering the tent of meeting. As we work with Holy Spirit and He flows through us, in a time of worship to Jesus and our heavenly Father, His fragrant presence is released and His glory, falls. An atmosphere of adoration and faith is cultivated and then… Anything can happen!!”
For testimonials, scroll to the bottom of the page. For more information or to chat further, fill out the contact form, in the first instance, at the bottom of the page.
Do you find yourself in the public domain where venues offer no microphone for amplification? Do you find yourself straining to be heard at the back of the room? This is a common problem especially amongst teachers in university lecture halls or classroom settings.
How do you get heard without causing your voice damage or coming away feeling pain due to the stress of the event?
Hummingbird Coaching offers one-to-one or group setting workshops on how to better project your voice and even still have energy at the end of a full day of speaking! Please contact Trace via one of the options found at the bottom of this page, for more information.
PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING PREPARATION
Do you have a performance coming up that you would value some artistic direction with? Having come under the mentorship of world renowned artist director Tom Jackson and having a wealth of performance experience under her belt as a singer and choreographer, Trace is ready to help you prepare for your big day.
Are you preparing to head into the recording studio and would value some top tips on making the most of your time there? With over 10 years of recording experience, including most recent projects being recorded by Sony award winning Prism Studios, Trace can give you invaluable insight into the kind of environment you’re stepping into, what you can expect and how you should prepare so you aren’t caught off-guard and find your money unproductively spilling out of your pockets…
Contact Trace via one of the options given at the bottom of this page, to discuss your needs.
SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS (group & one-to-one)
Would you like help writing a song? Would you value some tips on where to begin or develop a concept? Would you like the opportunity to write a song with Trace Taylor? Get in touch for more information on this and the songwriting workshops KVC holds.
GROUP VOICE & MUSICALITY WORKSHOPS
Do you like the sound of a group singing lesson? Or do you *want to improve your rhythmic and general musical skills? KVC can help develop, through the aid of fun games and exercises involving movement and vocalisation, concepts of beat, measure, sound analysis, response, co-ordination, patterns, ear training and much more. Please get in touch to discuss your needs. (*Also available on a one-to-one basis.)
For other video/audio media and a full teacher profile, please find me on The Tutor Pages.
“I warmly recommend Trace to you in her role as coach and mentor. She has a wonderfully open-hearted approach to sharing her skills and insight, displays patience and great encouragement with those she shares.”
“I am a professional singer and wanted a few refresher singing lessons to ensure I hadn’t picked up any bad habits over the years! I immediately felt very comfortable with Tracey, who is extremely friendly, patient and more importantly very knowledgeable about the voice. She worked through exercises with me that challenged my vocal agility, stamina and fine tuned my ear to pitch. We also worked on tension release, which has had a huge benefit on improving the tone of my voice. I continue to practice the exercises Tracey gave me during our lessons and I have found them hugely beneficial. I have no hesitation in recommending Tracey as a singing teacher suitable for all abilities.”
Wendy Abrahams, professional singer and family entertainer
“I had asked Tracey to help me sustain a specific character voice whilst singing, she gave me a number of tips which I have found extremely useful. I was extremely impressed with how she was able to adapt her knowledge of different singing methods to suit the character voice I had chosen…
…I have genuinely noticed how much easier I have found singing since working with Tracey. This has really helped me in my business and I would definitely work with Tracey again. I have no hesitation in recommending her which is the best endorsement I can give.”
Wink Taylor, Head Writer and Production Assistant for The Sooty Show. Brand Owner/Deviser of the Theo The Mouse Show
“For me as a producer, it’s so refreshing working with an artist like Trace Taylor. Working on her It Is Finished album (2015) was a very refreshing project in terms of engineering: It’s an album where, when you listen to it in its entirety, time seems to go very fast -which is a sign of good song arrangements and a good album structure.”
Shaun Lowe, Sony award winning Prism Studios
“Trace Taylor is a talented and accomplished musician. Having toured with her, seeing first hand her artistic excellence and passionate performances capture audiences attention at each event, I am convinced she would make an excellent vocal and performance coach for any aspiring artist. I strongly recommend her!”
Ted Bruun, Founder of the U.S.A & international tour, The Extreme Tour.
Trace has also been part of an artist mentoring team at the tour’s The Objective conference, held in Nashville TN. The role requires a great deal of listening and sensitivity, as well as imparting knowledge and experience, to help the artists move forward in their sense of calling.
Contact Kingdom Voice Coaching
@KingdomVocalCoaching on Facebook or connect with KVC via hummingbird-coaching on Skype. (Click on the hummingbird bird.)
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