Discover greater coordination and excellence in performing and in life. This is a great opportunity to ask any specific questions or bring up issues relating to voice, movement, performing or teaching.
Possible consultations topics:
Performance Readiness (The Opposite of “performance anxiety”)
Kate Conklin is a vocalist, performer and educator. Through thousands of hours of work with elite performers, observation and analysis of movement, voice work, performance and research in the fields of performance excellence, human design, coordination, and neurobiology, Kate has developed a coaching process which is which is creative, collaborative, and empowering.
“Whether working with her in person or over Skype, Kate Conklin is unfailingly generous with her time and knowledge, scrupulous about her scientific understanding, and endlessly enthusiastic to help facilitate improvement in her clients. In addition to being one of the most profoundly curious and uplifting people I’ve ever met, has been an invaluable addition to my network of professional resources. It is not exaggeration to say that she has changed my life. As an opera singer, Kate was the first person to introduce me to the notion of play and experimentation in the practice room, encouraging exploration in an accessible way. The work led me to a finer understanding of my upper extension, and a massive release of tension in my middle and low voice, creating a more seamless, effortless sound, and a rock solid approach to the high flying coloratura music that I’m best at.
I find myself recommending her to everyone I know, and I am so grateful to have her as a resource and a friend.”
– Rainelle Krause, Soprano & Aerialist
“In the most modest words, Kate Conklin’s approach to voice and body the most insightful and potent I have ever come across in my training. She has absorbed and blended all aspects of her body and voice training into a teaching method that is pure, simple and focused, yet astoundingly profound. Her outstanding vocal and tutoring proficiency and her deep level of awareness for The Alexander Technique are attributes that are rarely seen. Her techniques were on the one hand, simple and instantly adoptable yet on the other, radical and ground-breaking for my awareness and control.
She brought the pleasure I felt as a child back into my voice, the pleasure that so many teachers over the years had smothered with their narrow, heavy-handed approach. I cannot put into words my gratitude and respect.
– Mae Karthauser, Composer & Performer
“Revelations and epiphanies guaranteed! I made more progress in a single lesson with her than I did in months of studying with professional bassoonists and other somatic learning coaches. I am still inspired by applying new understandings of coordination and continue to learn from our last session over a month later. Kate has a visionary mindset that translates into her teaching approach and naturally demands the highest levels of artistry in her students.”
– Chris Foss, Bassoonist