About Laura

Laura Stavinoha. Foto: JVA Fotografie

Welcome to my website, I am Laura Stavinoha. My last name may suggest otherwise, but I was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Nevertheless, I have a large international network and a broad view of the world. At the moment I work as a musician, performer, writer, producer and coach, with the voice at center. I have a university master’s degree in musicology, a minor in private law and I am trained as a classical singer. After my education, I took on various professional identities: project manager, business manager, copywriter and booking agent for a voice agency. All these previous experiences turned out to be the perfect preparation for what I love doing most: coaching people with their voice, and expressing my own creativity through making music.

My incentives

As a vocalist, I’ve been involved in many styles: from classical to house music and from experimental to my own pop songs. For years, I have studied the spoken and unspoken rules of various music styles and singing traditions, to conclude that I no longer want to conform to certain styles or singing traditions. For myself ánd for the people I coach, I aspire for an authentic, intuitive speaking or singing voice that communicates from the heart.

As a voice coach I not only have a lot of knowledge about the voice as an instrument, but I also use behavioral therapy and personality theories to put voice coaching in a broader context. Here you can read more about the methods I use. The voice is one of the most direct ways to to communicate and to express yourself creatively and emotionally. Genuinely connecting with others gives me a lot of energy. As a coach, I experience working with people from this same principle as creative and meaningful. Creating awareness and connection through the voice; that is what I want to contribute to this world.

My inspirations

I would not be a good coach if I had not gone through an intensive, personal growth and development process myself. During my own process I have increased my awareness, identified triggers and causes of blockages, and clearly formulated my values. The following methods and teachers have inspired me during the process:

For me, a meaningful life consists of connecting warmly and deeply to others, enjoying music, dancing, (preparing) tasty meals, experiencing nature and – whenever needed – sufficient stillness. I respond to my boundless curiosity by always learning and doing new things. However, my pace of life is a bit slower than that of most people in the western world. This helps me to maintain the connection with myself and an open, calm attitude to everything that I encounter on my path.

My music

In recent years I have performed a lot abroad, and released several EPs with my own compositions. With my live looping program I have played several concert tours through Mexico and California. If you want to know more about me as a musician, go to www.laurastavinoha.nl

Personal growth

Let your voice activate personal growth.

Voice coaching

Communicate with more decisiveness and expressiveness.

Workshops

Find your voice and make it heard!

Free stuff

Download my eBook or watch videos about voice coaching.

Singing lessons

Anyone can experience the joy of singing.

USE YOUR VOICE

  • Laura Stavinoha
  • +31 (0)6 295 416 45
  • laura[at]useyourvoice.nl