The CORE Foundations Bootcamp

July 12th - 31st

Have you ever felt like a "floating head" singer, unable to connect with your body? And then been advised to access your core?

 

Your voice and your core are intrinsically linked as the foundations of your quintessential, unique self.

So what is "the core" anyway? Something to do with Pilates? The abs? A great line of Ben & Jerry's ice cream?

It's time to define just what the core is. And then strengthen and engage your core to access the fullest, most flexible voice that is uniquely yours.

I am Claire Galloway, a soprano and voice teacher with a passion for body and breath connection as a direct avenue to deeper self knowledge and your own individual voice .

 

Over the course of three weeks, health activist and breath guru Jay Colwell and I will give you tangible ways to

  • Link your breath with physical exercises and stretches,

  • Understand the 360 core and its connection to your voice, heart center, and grounding,

  • Center your breath and access your full voice anywhere and at any time.

It's time to connect to your true you.

 

Why Find Your Core?

You have a unique voice with which to express yourself - and you deserve to know how to care for it and use it to its fullest extent.

In order to do that, you must care for your body as your instrument

 

Using your voice requires the most intimate level of self knowledge.

Through this course you will:

  • Harness the power of good tension and learn ways
    to bring relaxation throughout the body,

  • Deepen your knowledge of "the core" and how it supports
    your freedom of expressivity,

  • Learn how to stretch, activate, and engage your
    full core with and without vocalizing,

  • Explore new extremes of your own emotional journey
    without vocal fatigue.​

 

What Are Your Goals?

The Core Foundations Bootcamp is ideal for you if you need a flexible, concentrated program with two live group sessions per week and allows you to tackle the other elements on your own time.

"Choose Your Own Breath Challenge Adventure" to track progress and see results over the course of this three week bootcamp.

Take a Breath Assessment upon entering our Facebook Community
to get individualized, tailor-made exercises, stretches, and guidance from movement coach Jay Colwell.

Your Goals

"I want as much one-on-one guidance as possible so I can 
connect more deeply to my unique voice!"

 

"I'm looking to try new exercises and new approaches to using the core in practice and performance."

 

"I'd like to explore my core and for a fresh view on what I've already learned and a chance to apply it to my voice."

You're a...

CORE Deep Diver 

CORE Adventurer

CORE Explorer

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Tier 1 - Core Deep Diver

  • Weekly Interactive Group Classes

  • 3 one-on-one voice and movement sessions with Claire Galloway

  • Perform in 2 mini-masterclasses with

    • Claire Galloway

    • Jay Colwell

  • Daily exercises and stretches from Claire and Jay

    • Each week 3 of these will be led live on Zoom

  • Somatics and Your Body with Jay including

    • Breath Foundations Webinar

    • Breath Assessment and Q & A

    • Lead Meditation

  • Private Facebook Community

    • Daily exercises & stretches​

    • Challenges

    • Feedback from Claire & Jay

    • Community Support

    • Accountability & Wins

  • Perform in Final Transformation Masterclass

  • One month follow up

    • One-on-one movement session at the end of August

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Tier 2 - Core Adventurer

  • Weekly Interactive Group Classes

  • 1 one-on-one voice and movement session with Claire Galloway

  • Perform in 1 mini-masterclasses with

    • Claire Galloway OR

    • Jay Colwell

  • Daily exercises and stretches from Claire and Jay

    • Each week 3 of these will be led live on Zoom

  • Somatics and Your Body with Jay including

    • Breath Foundations Webinar

    • Breath Assessment and Q & A

    • Lead Meditation

  • Private Facebook Community

    • Daily exercises & stretches​

    • Challenges

    • Feedback from Claire & Jay

    • Community Support

    • Accountability & Wins

  • Perform in Final Transformation Masterclass

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Tier 3 - Core Explorer

  • Weekly Interactive Group Classes

  • Daily exercises and stretches from Claire and Jay

    • Each week 3 of these will be led live on Zoom

  • Somatics and Your Body with Jay including

    • Breath Foundations Webinar

    • Breath Assessment and Q & A

    • Lead Meditation

  • Private Facebook Community

    • Daily exercises & stretches​

    • Challenges

    • Feedback from Claire & Jay

    • Community Support

    • Accountability & Wins

  • Perform in Final Transformation Masterclass

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Who Am I?

​I teach singers, actors, and voice actors of all ages, genres, and experience levels. My clients range from hobbyists to students to professionals because they are all on the same quest: to harness the power of their whole selves through their voices. 

I am an active freelance soprano and faculty member at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore who has taught in institutions such as Music & Arts, The Music Workshop, Mike’s Music, and in my own private, Baltimore- and online-based studio. I encourage the physicalizing of sound and work with clients on understanding the body as instrument. I give clients exercises and tools to preserve the health of the voice and correct breath support so you can express yourself and communicate throughout your whole life.

My clients have been featured soloists and ensemble members with professional organizations including the Baltimore Symphonic Chorale and Bach in Baltimore, sung lead roles in musicals, and have been been accepted to Muhlenburg College, NYU, University of Maryland College Park, and many more. Most importantly, my clients leave with a knowledge of how to care for their bodies so that their voices will always express their unique sound and story.

Singers and actors are athletes that need a strong core to

~ Project effortlessly

~ Emote without vocal fatigue

~ Tell your essential story

 

Let's find your core!

 

Movement Coach

Jay Colwell

As an athletic trainer, movement educator, speaker, health activist, and founder of The Singing Body Clinic, Jay Colwell is molding a new narrative of health within the classical vocal industry. During his time as an athletic trainer, yoga teacher, and bodywork practitioner, he has coached world-class artists on the rosters of The Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, The Chicago Lyric Opera, LA Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, and others.

Along with many hours of training and coaching professional vocalists, his technique and approach are an integration and assimilation of hundreds of hours of professional continuing education, blending approaches from many influences including corrective exercise, yoga, pilates, functional range condition, and somatic movement practices.

In addition to the Singing Body Clinic, Jay is a health coach specializing in burnout mitigation. His coaching firm “Colwellness” has worked with individuals and corporations throughout multiple industries including medical, tech, real estate, and law. Jay also serves as Chief of Physician Wellness for Coast Radiology where he oversees the individual lifestyle management and professional development of a team of 15 physicians.

Testimonials

 

On working with Claire

- Christina Kershaw, Soprano

- Ishai Barnoy, Tenor

"Studying with Claire, I have developed immensely, both in my singing and in the experience of living more truly in my own skin. Our work together, geared toward singing from within a complete and active body, has taken me to places I didn't imagine reaching before."

I have been colleagues with Claire for a few years now and she is one of the kindest, most empathetic, intelligent, and present people I’ve ever met. I have learned so much from her - whether it’s watching her perform or being instructed by her. Working with her and absorbing her passion reminds me why I love what I do. Claire is one of four people I trust wholeheartedly with my body and my voice. She has added so much to my life, both professionally and personally, and I highly recommend working with her in any way possible. 

- Elizabeth Stamerra, Soprano

- Bridget Ann Johnston, Soprano

"I LOVED all three of the videos in this series! This rocked my world, and I feel excited about singing again. I was so stuck for so long, being someone who is petite and often can't visually see much movement in my core, to work extrinsically with objects and prove that yes, I *can* engage these muscles and still pack a punch as a smaller singer."

"I enjoyed this workshop so much. This helped put the other body work that goes along with singing in perspective. It has given me great tools to use for when my voice feels week and especially when I feel low energy!"

On The Find Your CORE Workshop

On working with Jay

"I have experienced a fair amount of body work and training, as have most of us professional musician-types, and I can say with confidence that Jay's approach is the most easily implemented and effective work I've done to date, giving me tools to do just about everything better. His willingness to meet you where you are, both by offering services remotely and as regards your personal practice and preferences, is unparalleled, and his endless wealth of knowledge means that he can help synthesize all of our various accrued information into a practice and system that will work every day for your body and life."

"Jay is a thorough, communicative, creative, thoughtful, on-the-ball person to work with. From our first coaching, I could tell he was paying close attention to my particular needs and issues, and that he had expert ideas for every one of them. I also never could have imagined a trainer prepared to work around my travel schedule, varying needs within show rehearsal periods, inconsistent routine, and the limiting physical issues I've had. Our coachings together have felt affirming and positive, but he has also pushed me in a variety of ways. I can feel how much more flexible and pliable my body is now than ever before, and feel that my whole-body connection when I sing has improved greatly."

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