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Julie Bale


I'm Julie Bale

Founder of Hypnotherapy For Performance

I'm a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I use hypnotherapy to help singers and conductors feel completely in their power in performance and in their lives.  I've worked as a Soprano and as a voice teacher and choral conductor for over 30 years.


This is my Story 

I've always, always wondered what it would be like to be the performer I am when I'm practising in my head. Or when watching a student I would wonder if they were going to perform as brilliantly as they did in our last lesson and I wanted to find a way that a singer is not at the mercy of their nerves.  
25 years ago I gave up smoking with hypnotherapy, (what a crazy habit for a singer!). I have never smoked again from that day to this, but it took me a bit longer to realise that hypnotherapy had a lot of the answers for us in performance.
I took a yoga teacher training  a few years ago and found that I just loved giving guided meditations - which is not a great leap away from hypnotherapy and I kept looking up hypnotherapy trainings until I booked myself onto a great course!
 The course gave a qualification which was accredited to the National Council for Hypnotherapy and the most robust qualification in Hypnotherapy which is a HPD. I wanted to do this because having the highest qualification I could get was important to me. The NCH have a code of ethics and professionalism which I fully endorse.
The more I studied, the more applications for singers I could see and I became very excited to try out these tasks with singers. I did, and the results have just been uniformly excellent! For me, what is so great about working with this model of hypnotherapy is that it is evidence based and knowing there are so pretty much as far away from "Woo Woo" as you can get (though to be fair, I do like a bit of woo!!)
With hypnotherapy I've found tools that work for me and for the singers, conductors and performers I work with and I'd love to share them with you too. I want to share them with all singers because I really feel that we spend so much time, effort, energy and money on our art and the addition of some of these tools can make a great difference both to our performances and our lives.



A bit more about me..

I've worked with singers at all levels of the profession. After a first degree in Music & German, a PGCE and a diploma from the Royal College of Music, I trained for over 20 years in Singing and Vocal Pedagogy with the amazing Janice Chapman AUA MOA and I've been Resident Singing Teacher with a number of prestigious choirs including London Oriana Choir. 

I've sung extensively in Opera and Oratorio.


In opera I've sung Leonora Fidelio (Dorset Opera - Cover and Opera Herts, Conductor Phillip Thomas) and Helmwige Die Walküre (Berwick Festival Opera, Conductor Peter Selwyn) as well as the Mozart Heroines Donna Anna, Fiordiligi and Countess Almaviva. I've done a lot of recitals and I regularly perform Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder, most recently at Ely Cathedral. I enjoy leading workshops with choirs all over the UK on Vocal and Performance Technique and I am also the conductor of Northwood Choral Society.


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