Transgender voice practice

Some people want to change how their voice sounds as part of their gender expression. Other people do not. It is your choice. Those who do often start with practice.

Free choices

  • Some people can change their voice by watching free videos or using free apps and software.

Paid choices

  • Some people work with a voice coach or voice instructor, either in person or by video. Some of us only need one lesson, but others pay for many lessons.

Medical choices

  • If you can not find your voice through practice on your own or with a coach, you might consider voice therapy. This is with a trained specialist called a speech-language pathologist (SLP).
  • I feel that you should not get voice surgery if possible. It costs a lot of money and might not work. Only get it if nothing else works. If you want surgery, meet some people in person who have had it with the surgeon you want to use. That may change your mind.

Good free resources

I started writing about voice in the 1990s. In 2002, I made a video called Finding Your Female Voice (FYFV). It became the top voice video for many years. I have more free voice resources at the link below:

http://www.genderlife.com/voicetutor

I show how to use a spectrogram to see your voice as you practice.

You can see more videos on our YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/deepstealth

Voice coaching

Some people find it helpful to have a lesson with a voice coach. This can help you find your voice, which can be hard to feel on your own.

I offer voice lessons via video or phone:

Details at http://www.genderlife.com/consult

Zheanna from TransVoiceLessons.com has an great series of videos on voice:

Books

Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Transsexual Client

Resources

Transgender Voice Lessons (transvoicelessons.com)

GenderLife (genderlife.com)