Thank you so much for not only helping me unlock deeper freedom in my own singing voice through simple tools and your clear, supportive guidance but also for being so supportive of my own journey as a music coach wanting to help folks unlock the power of their natural voices. Your passion for sharing your holistic approach to vocal health is very inspiring and I’m so glad to have found you!! I look forward to our next session together.
- Madeline Tasquin
I started speech therapy sessions with Maartje when I taught English and used my voice a lot in class. Speaking to a group of about 36 students is not easy. I soon noticed that I was using my voice incorrectly. I often had a sore throat and often lost my voice for days. At the time, I was also very tired from teaching and I did not have the strength to teach. Maartje taught me in weekly sessions how to use my voice better and how I could use strength from my stomach and breathing. Soon my voice improved and I had less, (much less) complaints. And Maartje helped me with more than that. Also my confidence grew and I learned to trust my inner voice. I discovered that I did not was in the right place where I lived and worked. The sessions with Maartje motivated me to make the change I needed. I moved to Amsterdam, started a new course and then started teaching Yoga. et now how I can see my voice as an instrument and now people just (!) come to my yoga lessons for my voice. I can now express the peace and strength that I radiate even better with my voice. And I am very grateful to her for that!
- Marianne de Kuyper
As a professional singer I am very dependent on my health to be able to do my work. Pain and tension in the throat area can be killing, whether from a physical or mental cause. Maartje has helped me enormously in the past during a stressful production by a wonderfully relaxing throat massage or lanrynx manipulation. The nice thing about Maartje is that, in addition to being knowledgeable and with a musical background, she also helped me on an energetic level. She is very gentle and does not work purely and only the muscles. Highly recommended for people who use their voice intensively!
Maartje is a great voice specialist who from the first lesson knew how to put me at ease and gives very good advice.
I already see a clear improvement in my voice, Maartje explained all the voice techniques but also the basics to me, who knew nothing about it. And in addition I have a blast during my singing lessons.
- Maartje Rammeloo
- Deborah Lebo
Due to incorrect voice use, including singing the soprano voice in a choir, I had nodules on my vocal cords and they had to be removed.
To avoid getting them back I had to go from an ENT docter to a speech therapist.
The hospital advised me to go to Maartje.
When I first met you, you immediately noticed how I was put together. And through the exercises you gave me, I regained my own voice.
After this we started with singing lessons. In the choir I had to sing with the Alten instead of with the sopranos. That was not easy because I was used to sing another part and I am already insecure by nature, so that was an extra difficulty in adapting to the new singing voice.
But Maartje, you immediately put your finger on this and gave me exercises, to train me to alto voice and of course also exercises to learn to sing pure.
It was also not just exercises. You, also let me choose songs that I would like to sing and then you checked whether it was feasible for me or not.
If I had a hard time finding a song, you suggested something. Which I also really liked. And then you also found songs that I really like.
The lessons were very nice and you Maartje, pay attention to everything, my posture, my breathing and breath support, pronunciation and pitch and rhythm...
And then you patiently and repeatedly indicate how things can and should be done differently, without making me feel that I am doing something wrong or cannot do something, but only how it can be done better. So I got even more pleasure in singing.
This has also made me much more secure and I am no longer so afraid to be heard in the choir.
I hardly ever get tired of singing or short of breath.
All this thanks to the exercises and lessons from you Maartje, I still apply everything I have learned every day and I still have a lot of fun singing.
I see and notice that those singing lessons have brought me so much
Thanks to you Maartje, I have become a better self.
- Anja Geevers
The tuning fork therapy has proven to be effective in soothing the chronic cervical spine pain I suffer from, that causes me migraines.
I’ve also had vocal sessions where I’ve learned to take good care of my voice and to improve its conditions, which were extremely beneficial, especially when I was exhausted from fatigue or stress. Maartje taught me how to find comfort by using simple techniques that can be practised at anytime. She a talented and gifted professional voice carrer focused on helping people to achieve well-being.