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Local Cafe

A community of independent voice pros

When I first started teaching in a real studio in downtown Chicago, I made a friend.

She had just opened a private voice studio across the hall from me. She was a classically trained soprano who had recently completed a master's in voice from Northwestern University.

Her name was Sheri. She had no idea what she was doing. We had a lot in common. 🤭

We met regularly in a local café. We got to know each other as we talked about our students, our singing gigs, ways of teaching singing, and the business side of running our studios.

30 years later we still meet regularly. We share what we're learning about running our voice businesses, teaching voice, and personal things. The support this relationship brings has been incredibly valuable to me.

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I'm offering a local café to voice pros who have completed NVM training.

This exclusive group is only being offered to NVM fam...my favorite voice pros & people.

We'll meet weekly for 90 minutes on Mondays from September 18, 2023, through June 17, 2024 (38 weeks total with holidays...)

What it is

In a nutshell?

  • A safe space to be an independent voice pro with other independent voice pros.

  • A chance to talk with people who get it.

  • A collective that shares insights, experience, and wisdom.

  • An opportunity to learn from other people's mistakes... so you don't have to make your own.

  • A place to talk about our business, students, our own singing, and teaching for PM styles.

  • A group to process the hard stuff with.

It's much better to be in a group than on a mountain by myself.

Brittany McMains

indy voice pro

NVM teacher

What it is not

A business group for creatives. If you want that, I highly endorse The Speakeasy Cooperative.

A marketing group. If you want that The Savvy Music Studio is all about indy music educators.

An artist development group. If you want that, you definitely want Jess Baldwin.

A group focused on how to make money as a singer. For that, the queen is Danielle Tucker.

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The deets

This is a beta test with a beta price. Several NVM people have suggested this to me, so let's see if:

  • you want it

  • it meets a need

  • it serves you

  • Dates: Mondays, September 18, 2023 - June 17, 2024. (No meeting on December 25 or January 1.) 38 weeks total.

  • Length: 90 minutes per week

  • Times: 9 PT, 10 MT, 11 CT, 12 ET, 5 BST, 6 CEST, 9:30 IST

  • Min/Max: 6 people / 10 people

  • Communication: Private group via facebook or flock 

  • Price tag: $1,600

  • Billed: $135 monthly for one year

I'm in!

I have more questions!

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