WHAT CLIENTS SAY
Working with Maartje has been so profound I can't even put it into words. She combines kindness, patience and technical and spiritual expertise all into one. The work has changed my life. So grateful! Thank you!
- Laurann J. Brown, Canada
Maartje is nothing short of magic! She has transformed not only my voice, but my work and my inner world as well. When I began losing my voice during astrology readings, I had a feeling that it wasn't something wrong with my anatomy, as the voice loss only occurred in very specific situations and then would regain strength shortly after. I scheduled an appointment with my western medicine ENT to have a scope done, but I knew that nothing would be found, so while waiting for the appointment date, I began searching for voice coaches/therapists on Instagram, which is when I stumbled upon Maartje. I immediately felt so drawn to her work because she goes beyond just the vocal folds and neck muscles - she dives into the nervous system as well! Low and behold, that's where the roots of my voice loss were stemming from! I immediately went from only getting through 1.5 hours of astrology readings without losing my voice to getting through 3 entire hours of readings! I am simply mind blown. I am forever grateful for Maartje and her incredible knowledge and work that is nothing short of magic!
- Adrianne Munz, Wisconsin
- Maartje Rammeloo
Maartje is exceptionally caring, thoughtful, intelligent and perceptive. I walk away from every single session with Maartje feeling energized, inspired and ready to move through my day with so much more ease, gratitude and joy. Whether she is helping me with my vocal technique, everyday vocal hygiene, or physical/emotional/energetic healing, I benefit immensely from each session I have with her. I think I have become a more capable, knowledgeable, and balanced person, vocalist, and teacher because of Maartje. I am deeply thankful that I started working with her and highly recommend her.
- Máire Witt O'Neill, Chicago
I wanted to tell you that yesterday I sang all day - my voice was lighter than it had been in years because you took the energetic weight off of it. And freed the story that it was broken. I sang last night into my higher range without the same break and warble. I felt like a soprano again. And so it is possible!
Only one session invaluable worth a million dollars because it is changing my perception of everything moving forward! I have so much love for you.
- Melissa Guttman, New York City
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, Californië/Canada
As a professional singer I am very dependent on my health so that I’m be able to do my work. Pain and tension in the throat area can be killing, whether this comes from a physical or mental cause. Maartje has helped me enormously in the past during a stressful production by giving me a wonderful relaxing throat massage/larynx manipulation.
The nice thing about Maartje is that, in addition to her expertise and musical background, she also helped me on an energetic level. She is very gentle and does not focus only on the muscles. Highly recommended for people who use their voice intensively!
- Maartje Rammeloo, The Netherlands
I started seeing Maartje virtually after a vocal injury left me unable to speak for long periods of time without losing my voice. As a teacher and an avid participant in my community theatre, this was understandably a huge problem! Maartje helped me build the skills I needed to be able to teach and act again with minimal difficulty and I can’t thank her enough. She has such a positive attitude and she brings so much joy to each session. She treats the whole problem and focuses on big picture solutions, not just small mechanical issues and she has been extremely flexible with my schedule. She’s great! Thanks so much Maartje!
- Amanda VanOsdol, America/France
I started speech therapy sessions with Maartje Monné in 2009 when I taught English and used my voice a lot for the class. Addressing a group of about 36 students is not easy. I soon realized that I was using my voice incorrectly. I often had a sore throat and often lost my voice for days. At that time I was also very tired of teaching and I did not have the strength to teach. Maartje taught me in weekly sessions how I could use my voice better and how to use the power from my stomach and breathing. My voice soon improved and I had fewer complaints. Maartje even helped me with more than that. My self-confidence also grew and I learned to trust my inner voice. I discovered that I was not 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 in 2010, started a new education and then started teaching yoga. I now know how to see my voice as an instrument and now people come to my yoga classes precisely (!) for my voice. I can now express the peace and strength that I radiate even better with my voice. I am very grateful to her for that. Now many years later, Maartje helps me again to take growth steps as a yoga teacher and coach. She motivated me in April '21 to let go of a number of initiatives and to reshape my work to fit who I am today. Maartje supports and motivates me and she always gives honest feedback and ideas about the plans I have. Thank you Maartje for all the beautiful coaching moments with you and all your strength and love!
- Marianne De Kuyper, The Netherlands
Due vocal misuse I had nodules on my vocal cords which had to be removed. The ENT doctor advised me to see a Speech Language Pathologist in order to prevent myself of getting them back. The hospital advised me to go to Maartje.
When I first met Maartje, she immediately noticed my charactar and understood how I was functioning. And through the exercises she gave me, I regained my own voice. After this we started with singing lessons and Maartje advised me to sing Alto instead of Soprano in my choir, which was much better for my voice, but not so easy. Because I was used to sing Soprano and I am already insecure by nature. But Maartje, she immediately put your finger on this and gave me the right exercises to train and develop my voice in the Alto range. It also wasn't about just doing exercises. Maartje 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 appreciated. And then you also found songs that I really like. The lessons were very nice and Maartje paid attention to everything; my posture, my way of breathing and breath support, pronunciation, pitch, rhythm...
And then she patiently and repeatedly indicates 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 afraid to be heard in the choir. My voice hardly ever gets tired, nor am I short of breath, while I'm singing. All this thanks to the exercises and lessons from Maartje. I still apply everything I have learned every day and I still have a lot of fun when I'm singing. I see and notice that those singing lessons have brought me so much. Thanks to you Maartje, I have become a better version of myself.
- Anja Geevers, The Netherlands
The Tuning Fork Therapy has proven to be very effective in soothing my chronic cervical spine pain and migraines.
I’ve also had private sessions where I’ve learned to take good care of my voice and to improve its conditions. They 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 is a talented and gifted professional voice specialist focused on helping people to improve their overall well-being.
- Eliana Guelfi, Argentina/France
The Energy Clearance Session by Maartje was a magical, energetic experience. Beforehand, I had absolutely no clue as to what was going to happen. This felt a little bit anxious, but I’d like to add immediately that I have full trust in Maartje as an energetic therapist, based on her knowledge, skills & empathy. We started the session with a short ‘briefing’ on the proces, and the blocks. In my case, there were three existing blocks, all heart chakra related. The healing started and I saw, and felt the energy ‘coming’: in the form of colors, smell (floral) and images. It turned out te be a very magic and visual journey, in which Maartje offered me all the space to reflect and feedback on what I was experiencing. I felt safe to do so.
At the end of the session I felt really tired, yet very tranquil, as if a ‘cleansing’ had been put into motion. The day after was a ‘post-session’ day: i felt tired, a bit moody and not good in my energy. However; after this, the energy started flowing as little ‘whirlwinds’ in my body and I was very much in tune with my energy and I experienced a high level of ‘aliveness’. I was ‘open’ to the world. Today marks a week post-Clearance-session and I still feel great and good in my energy (physically/emotionally/spiritually) and also it dawned upon me that I am better able to define, express, and process my emotions (and hence coping with them). I am very grateful for Maartje & her Clearance session!
- Karin Ammerlaan, The Netherlands
My session with Maartje was really a gift to myself. The things she mentioned touched so precisely the topics that mattered to me at the time. After the session I felt happy and aligned with myself, it gave me courage, confidence and a really good boost about myself. I was really happy after that. And even though I partly do the same work, it is always nice to have another mentor or coach who helps you further to see the things you don't see or maybe don't want to see. Maartje, I am very happy that I met you, I absolutely recommend doing a session with you, even if you work in the same field. It's so nice to work with you. It feels very familiar and safe. Thank you!
- Manuela v/d Horst, The Netherlands/Aruba
Maartje is a great voice specialist who, from the first lesson, knows how to put me at ease, explains all the vocal techniques (also the basics, that I didn't know about yet) very clear and always gives me very good advice.
I really see a clear improvement in my voice. And in addition I have a blast during my singing lessons!
- Deborah Lebo, France
Maartje came highly recommended from my singing teacher, Georgia. I took a package of five lessons from her. Each lesson began with a drill, repeated at the end of the lesson enabling me to hear the improvement. Maartje gave me a simple facial massage routine which can be done in the shower, plus a system of exercises which if done properly, take no more than ten minutes a day. She answered all my questions using an anatomical face model - she really knows her stuff. On a personal level, Maartje is pleasant, good-humoured, extremely positive and fun to work with. Worth every penny.