ARE SSOL'S PROGRAMS RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Is music is an integral part of your life and who you are, but you sometimes you question this and find yourself say ing things like “well, I’m not a real musician.” Or “I can’t sing" yet deep down, you know that there is a voice inside of you longing to come out?
- Are you a woman singer-songwriter, musician or performering struggling to feel valued? Do you lie awake at night feeling confused about how to take the next step? how to grow your career or artistic path? Do you leave shows feeling let down, unfulfilled. Do you feel guilty for wanting to have a music career?
- Do you remember feeling free in your creative expression, but at some point something happened that left you feeling unworthy and even “wrong” for wanting to express yourself in music?
- Have you been working on your musical path for a while, but you feel stopped in moving to the next level and you don’t know why?
- Are you frustrated with the male-dominated feel of the music industry and constantly feel like you have to prove yourself and this leaves you exhausted, burned out and feeling like you will never be good enough to "make it?"
- Do you have a really good reason for why you aren’t moving forward in your creative path? This could sound like “well, I don’t have a guitar player and I don’t play an instrument." Does this leave you feeling frustrated and confused about how to take the next step?
SSOL Curriculum Overview
SSOL’s curriculum is made up of a 6 part system to help you develop your creative voice, build your musical dream and impact the world with your music and message.
Each of SSOL's programs goes through this 6 part system (see each program for details).
COURAGE: BECOMING WILLING TO BE HEARD
COURAGE: OWNING YOUR STAGE
CONFIDENCE: DISCOVERING YOUR TRUE VOICE
CONFIDENCE: EMBRACING WHY YOUR VOICE IS NECESSARY (I.E. THE IMPACT YOU CAN MAKE IN THE WORLD WHEN YOU SHARE YOUR VOICE)
CONNECTION (TO YOU): DEVELOPING YOUR AUTHENTIC ARTISTIC VOICE
CONNECTION (TO OTHERS): BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND YOUR ART
COURAGE: BECOMING WILLING TO BE HEARD AND OWNING YOUR STAGE
We have to be willing to be seen and heard and know how to receive our audience onstage in order to be powerful performers. We move beyond fear and learn to do this through the RECEIVING & BEING WITNESSED. Once we can do this we can then learn to “own the stage,” take up space, and stop apologizing for who we are. We instead claim our right to be heard, we claim the stage as our place to be, and we offer our gifts. This practice is not only about powerful performing, but claiming your right to be heard and learning to receive attention and work through any barriers to an unhealthy relationship with wanted attention.
CONFIDENCE: EMBRACING YOUR TRUE VOICE AND DISCOVERING WHY IT IS NECESSARY
Discovering who you are as an artist and why your voice is necessary – we have many gifts and can be many things. But, until we can fully own that we are an amazing artist, it is virtually impossible to feel confidence and grow. When we know our voice and know who we are, we can also know how we are called to use our art create an amazing impact the world – wether that be connecting people in our live shows, bringing joy and beauty to the wolrd or writing anti-war songs.
CONNECTION: DEVELOPING YOUR AUTHENTIC ARTISTIC VOICE:
Once we know who we are, we can really be on the journey. Then, the trick is knowing what to focus on when to grow our dream, and develop what is true and beautiful about our creativity. We learn to connect deeply to our inner voice – the source of our creative power – and allow our natural creativity to flow. We also begin to own what we truly want – and stop getting pulled into what others think we should be. As part of this, all of SSOL’s programs include vocal technique training based off of the Estill Voice Method (but with Emma’s unique flare) and powerful approaches to songwriting.
CONNECTION: BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND YOUR ART
Once we have claimed our right to be seen and heard, learned to own the stage, become confident in with who we are as an artist and why our voice is necessary and are connected to developing our authentic voice, we can then work to draw in a community. We stop trying to appeal to the masses, and learn to reach people who want what WE have to offer, who will be our true witnesses and receive our gift. We do this by learning to communicate clearly who we are as an artist, and taking on an entrepreneurial mindset to build a music business.