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So I have done a little research and NatFem Voice Training seems like it may be a good venue. It is $100 a lesson and I am told even with my deep voice, within 4 to 6 months with a lesson a week, a female voice is achievable. Has anyone here used them? Does that sound right timeline wise, that seems awful fast... Does anyone have any suggestions for other places?

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I went with Female Voice Club. It took me 18 months at a lesson every other week. However, I had a more feminine voice sooner than that, the later lessons were more about fine-tuning. As for achievability, I guess it would depend on how much work you put in. I practiced my exercises for a solid hour every day and then spent every waking moment trying to put it into practice wherever I could. I honestly don't remember how my old voice sounded anymore. Disclaimer: I was good at voices before. Now I'm REALLY good at voices, but I've lost the one I started with. That's not so terrible. I don't miss it.

 

I also did 30-day Crash Course

I studied Melanie Ann Phillips

and one more that I am NOT finding in my archives. The point being that I learned something from all of them. I'd recommend Female Voice Club though. I think I got the most out of that.

 

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What I would really, really like is a bunch of feminine sentences read by a female voice with pauses between so I can practice in the car or at home. I’ve searched a bit but haven’t been able to find anything. I’ve tried the Harvard sentences, but those aren’t likely to come up in daily life. I’m hoping for simple sentences that can be used in daily life (i.e. ordering coffee, saying hello, talking about the weather, etc.) Anyone know about something like this?  Would be so incredibly helpful!!  Could be an audio file, YouTube, whatever.

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There were a lot of bits like that in the Female Voice Club training (I was just going over my notes). Though we did Harvard sentences too. Nina starts you with easy stuff like "Hello my name is..." and moves you through more and more complicated sentences while teaching you tricks to re-center your voice and add more feminine markers. It's not all about pitch (or resonance, though resonance is more important than pitch). There are a whole host of little things like how you end your sentences, how you modulate your voice, etc... Nina's lessons are all on MP3 or MP4 (the first two for some reason) formats so you can certainly do them in the car if you have a long enough trip. Vocal warm-up exercises (lessons 1 and 2) takes about twenty minutes then another twenty or so for the lesson itself. Repeat daily. At least. Vocal training is an area where you get out what you put in.

 

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On 11/30/2020 at 2:48 PM, Jackie C. said:

I went with Female Voice Club. It took me 18 months at a lesson every other week. However, I had a more feminine voice sooner than that, the later lessons were more about fine-tuning. As for achievability, I guess it would depend on how much work you put in. I practiced my exercises for a solid hour every day and then spent every waking moment trying to put it into practice wherever I could.

Thanks for the recommendation! I just enrolled in female voice club and did the first lesson! I love it! 

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Thanks for the tips, girls! I paid for a different course and am now taking online voice lessons, so I don’t really want to pay for another class. Any way to just get a file or CD with sentences for repeating? (Maybe I’ll need to just make my own list of sentences, and get a good feminine voice to read them for me.)  BTW, I’m also practicing in Japanese, so the process is doubly confusing for me. 

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Im looking for online sessions based in Ireland or same timezone if possible. While we got good laws here for us tje medical care seems crap. Ive been looking for a speech and language person for near a year now and im finding it hard to find any qualified 

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6 hours ago, Becca-beans said:

Im looking for online sessions based in Ireland or same timezone if possible. While we got good laws here for us tje medical care seems crap. Ive been looking for a speech and language person for near a year now and im finding it hard to find any qualified 

 

I used Female Voice Club. They're online in California, but I never found the time-zone difference to be a big deal. The lessons come with links to the site and regular encouragement through your e-mail. You can also send Nina clips of your voice and she'll send you back her critique the next day.

 

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I am using Exceptional Voice with a brick and mortor presence in Denver via Zoom with Kathe Perez a voice pathologist who has been feminizing voices for 40 some odd years. Exceptional Voice takes Blue Cross Blue shield. I started a couple of weeks ago and I am optimistic. They also offer EVAF, a voice feminization App for android and IOS and  WEB based voice feminization on an annual subscription.   

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3 hours ago, Rami said:

I am using Exceptional Voice with a brick and mortor presence in Denver via Zoom with Kathe Perez a voice pathologist who has been feminizing voices for 40 some odd years.

 

Oh yeah! I did her 30-Day Crash course. Learned some helpful stuff.

 

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On 3/7/2021 at 5:17 AM, Becca-beans said:

Im looking for online sessions based in Ireland or same timezone if possible. While we got good laws here for us tje medical care seems crap. Ive been looking for a speech and language person for near a year now and im finding it hard to find any qualified 

Hi Becca, I've just joined this site today. I am in Ireland too, I'm just wondering if you found any answer to your question

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