Owner of the singing studio known as a ‘confidence haven’ Gia Morgan joins host Alexa Terry on this week’s Singing Teachers’ Talk Show. Find out all about how Gia uses a holistic approach to teach contemporary vocal techniques and performance skills, as well as how she uses affirmation to grow her students.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Gia isn’t trying to sell an aesthetic, she has just put her personality and world beliefs into her studio. She is devoted to creating a place you can find your ground, learn about your vocal anatomy, vocal pedagogy and where your unique voice is rooted in you. IT’s a place of no judgement and a safe space.
  • Gia believes the body is connected through different chakras. The throat chakra is used for communication and singing. All of our emotions come through the voice and larynx.
  • The University of Maryland did a study on the use of crystals and the positive effects it can have on the body and mind. The results showed that there was a placebo effect which Gia believes is a good thing, showing mind over matter.
  • The most used crystals in Gia’s studio are would be aquamarine and blues such as Lapis Lazuli for healing the throat chakra.
  • Gia works on affirmation with her younger students, getting them to tell themselves that they are good, and confident, and can achieve.
  • Even by just going to a singing lesson you are taking an affirming action, showing that you believe in yourself.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Whether it works or not and you get the result, who gives a …. You felt more comfortable right’

‘Every singing teacher, even if you’re not into the crystals, should get a nice rose quartz or jade’

‘The feelings you get through your body are static for some and nerve racking’

EPISODE RESOURCES

BAST Training

Singing Teacher’s Talk Podcast: Episode 32 – The Bio-Psycho-Social Model with Stephen King

Virtual Fireplace (for your enjoyment)

Lapis Lazuli Necklaces (as mentioned by Gia)

Gua Sha (as mentioned by Gia)

ABOUT THE GUEST

My studio in Jersey is a safe, cosy and eccentric abode to learn Contemporary Vocal techniques as well as performance skills and repertoire, public speaking coaching and artist development, whilst intertwining holistic mindsets essential for all human beings.

If we look back hundreds of years our ancestors used voice as medicine, connection and healing – as do certain animals like whales, toadfish, crickets and birds!

My holistic singing studio is known to be a ‘confidence haven,’ a place you can find your ground, learn about your vocal anatomy, vocal pedagogy and where your unique voice is rooted in you.

A few examples of the holistic side of my practice is singing barefoot, crystal healing (connection to the voice is fascinating for children), mindfulness and music as a therapy. My aim is to allow singers of all ages to emotionally communicate and express themselves in a non-judgmental space.

Opening the power within the voice and sharing your creative gift reaps so many health benefits for those who dare try.

Guest Website:

Social Media:

@vocalswithgia

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EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION

Ep.36 Healing Through Singing Energies Crystals and Creating Atmosphere with Gia Morgan

SUMMARY KEYWORDS

crystals, people, singing, students, studio, chakras, absolutely, affirmations, busier, healing, singers, smell, fireplace, sing, thinking, vocal, incense, teaching, nice, energy

SPEAKERS

Alexa Terry, Gia Morgan

Alexa Terry  00:06

Hello, it’s Alexa Terry here with a new episode of Singing Teachers Talk! The podcast that brings you great interviews, insightful discussions and advice around the topic of singing and teaching singing. Today I am joined by an islander and BAST graduate who runs a unique holistic studio, thought to be a confidence haven for singers. It’s my pleasure to introduce Jersey’s very own Gia Morgan. Hi Gia, it’s so lovely to be spending some time with you. How are things on the island?

Gia Morgan  00:35

Hello, hi, Alexa. Yeah, really good. It’s going well, the sun’s still shining in October, which is fabulous. And yeah, the studios getting busier and busier. I have to say. Since I first started in the pandemic, I opened up the studio and started online, obviously, but I was popping into town and doing some painting and putting up some shelves. And yeah, so it’s going brilliantly, I have to say, I’m very busy. And I’ve got group classes now coming in. Earth Choir’s on a little bit of a standstill. And I’ll talk about Earth Choir to you in a little bit. But yes really nice!

Alexa Terry  01:21

Amazing. Great. And you know, every time I see you, I’m just kind of in awe of, of your studio space. I mean, I can see with all your trinkets and things and your lovely brick wall. It’s quite a unique space. So I’d love for you to just describe your studio because it’s something that you’ve described as safe and cozy and eccentric. So can you paint that picture for us? Give us a good old visual.

Gia Morgan  01:50

Yes. So I’ll start from the downstairs. It’s basically on the top of an estate agents, which people wouldn’t imagine. So it’s quite magical when you walk up the stairs, and then you’re coming into this. Yeah, I’d say it’s very busy. There’s lots of plants for that oxygen that all singers need. But that’s my little come and get some oxygen and then the kids learn a little bit about the Earth and as such. Yeah, I’ve kind of brought what I… the studio looks like my house. It’s not put there for aesthetic it’s literally just all of my clobber basically, not clobber, but things I’ve collected. Trinkets and as you can see, when you walk in here is lots of musical instruments on the wall that I’ve kind of collected and been given. Lots of crystals, which I’m going to talk about candles, incense, just everything that kind of makes me, me. In here, colors, etc.

Alexa Terry  02:58

Yeah, so a really different space. I mean, when I think of some of the studio spaces I’ve been in, you know, it’s kind of your four walls, a couple of mirrors, you know, roof light, you know, I always tell my husband, please don’t put the big light on. It’s horrible. Doesn’t make you feel particularly cozy. So when you set up your space, I know you said it’s kind of you in a room. And it’s very much what you like, your house kind of inspiration. So what were the considerations there? How important was creating that particular environment and atmosphere for you as a vocal coach? And and how do you think that impacts the experience of your students?

Gia Morgan  03:44

Yeah, absolutely. Well, massively. I think even you know, going to the smell of incense, I know, it’s something that some people really don’t like the smell of, but as you come up into the studio, it’s my little bit of, you know, I come in here and it’s my ritual to put my candle on my incense. And that makes a massive difference when people come in for a taster lesson, and just smelling it as they walk up the stairs. They go wow, what a wonderful smell. This has made me feel so relaxed and that instant feeling of relaxation,  those deeper elements of the Earth that I create in here, obviously I use in my teaching, but yeah, I think when you make a space, kind of tranquil, and I guess inspirational, a lot of people, I have to say a lot of my students who came to me once with one style, maybe grungy are now coming in with crystals hanging on their neck and saying “I bought incense the other day, Gia you love the smell” and I think yeah, these sorts of spaces that are really you are not clinical and bright and nothing there that’s artistic, really, I guess inspire your students even more so. But yeah, I have to say it’s a growing progress, but it’s keeps getting busier and busier. But yeah, it really does. Even the softness of the carpet, I’ve got a really soft carpet up here. And I recommend students take their shoes off when they sing, to connect to the Earth better, feel their feet, feel that root chakra, which I talk about, not all the time, I have to say I don’t focus every lesson on let’s do this. Let’s talk about chakra healing. And actually, my lessons are very full on vocal tuition really, technique. I’ve done a lot of courses, including BAST that helps my teaching really be scientific as well. So it’s not all about kind of the spiritual side, but the elements in the room are. So that brings it into it regardless of what we’re doing.

Alexa Terry  05:56

Plus, is there a better feeling than rubbing your feet on a really nice carpet?

Gia Morgan  05:59

No? Lovely, I get lots of great, great remarks from this carpet. Everyone wants to buy it.

Alexa Terry  06:08

You’ll be endorsing them. 

Gia Morgan  06:10

Yes, absolutely!

Alexa Terry  06:13

So how does then impact you as as the vocal coach, you’re obviously very connected to these things with the candles and the incense. So how does that then impact your approach to the lesson? Does that change your mood? Does that inspire you?

Gia Morgan  06:31

Absolutely. I think it’s very calming. To teach in here. Definitely. And with my sort of values and ethics of what I’ve grown up doing, and experiencing that timeout, that mindfulness, that you know, thinking out loud, which is something we do in here, it’s not a space where if you’re feeling upset, and you’re crying, I don’t tell you to go to the toilet and wipe your eyes, you know, we as a group help you and give you a hug, etc. So me as a teacher in here, I feel sort of safe enough myself, not just my students to delve deeper into practice with students to actually be a bit crazy sometimes and you know, lie on the floor with them and laugh and have a laughing fit. Because we’re comfortable. And it’s not a school environment, or yeah, I can’t quite get the word for what environment I’m thinking in other areas, but I remember my growing up and doing vocal lessons with various teachers. And it would always be you know, you can’t cry. And if you do, you’ve got to run to the toilet or take a step outdoors and dry your tears or, you know, you can’t laugh and burst into laughter sometimes and say, “Oh, I just sung that hilariously, but it doesn’t”, you know, it was always very straight cut, and you come into singing and you leave and you go home, you know. Whereas here I allow students to make teas herbal teas while they’re waiting and see it as more of a relaxing, tranquil space for therapy really, as well as opening up their voice.

Alexa Terry  08:12

So would you say that it kind of challenges the kind of traditional teacher students setup that we read about the way that you run things?

Gia Morgan  08:22

Yes, absolutely. I mean, in here, it’s more of a family friendly environment. You know, I see, you know, students upset and little ones who come from school and maybe falling out with one of their friends. And I see it as a as a place I can become that friend or that mother or that father that they haven’t got to speak to yet, etc. So, yeah, absolutely. I would say it’s different to the school environment different to when I was learning how to sing when I was younger, and I was asked to go outside to wipe my eyes if I was crying. Whereas now, if people cry in here, were using song to get that emotion out. It’s not the school environment. No, it’s a place where actually, as humans, we need to be empathetic, we need to show people love. And if we show that more then our students will show up more surely at school, with their family with their mothers and fathers. So yeah, we’re giving that distraction to kids and showing them actually that you can have love in that environment as well.

Alexa Terry  09:29

Hmm. And out of interest with your certain incense smells, candles and things like that. Do you pick those according to what you think might be entering the room?

Gia Morgan  09:40

Occasionally? Yes, if I get the males in, I’ll go for more of a huskier smell because I kind of know that they’re not going to like that floral buzz. Possibly it reminds them of their grandmother or something like that. I shouldn’t say that but you know what I mean? So yes, absolutely. And the kids obviously bright colours, so I do get a lot of colours out, I have a lot of wooden instruments with colours, colourful crystals, so one that I definitely use for the kids a lot is the rainbow stone. And that just gets them thinking back to those little things that they know, that I can put into their teaching. So they might not know what turquoise is, but they know what a rainbow looks like. So I give them those stones and those crystals.

Alexa Terry  10:30

Ah nice. So it’s bringing like that kind of more tangible element to what is so very much a sensation based task, skill.

Gia Morgan  10:39

Absolutely, actually, we do. I used to do baby classes for the mothers to come in here on the lovely carpet. And I’d have lots of kind of like baby play, and baby sensory, but I use sensory for students anyway in here because I think it’s really important. For example, if a student is very nervous, suffers from anxiety, obviously the crystals are going to help them you know, I give them a crystal to have something to distract and focus on. But also soft things, soft cushions, bubbly cushions, I’ve got a few in my room. Crochet and I say you know, put your fingers in the crochet whilst you’re singing. And I think life is all about those feelings and those elements and that I guess that distraction to nature even, so yeah, absolutely.

Alexa Terry  11:32

I guess there’s a, I feel like the bio-psycho social word has been like 2021 buzz word in the vocal cosmos if you like, and we’ve got a podcast with Stephen King talking a little bit about that delving into that. But I guess with these considerations, you know, putting certain smells in the room, textures for whatever they might be feeling, kind of it is delving into that in a certain way, isn’t it? More so in the maybe psycho section of that? And I mean, I had a successful lesson recently just by putting on a virtual fireplace on the TV. 

Gia Morgan  12:16

Oh, really? 

Alexa Terry  12:17

Yeah. Odd! It wasn’t anything that I you know, planned ahead of time. I just thought, Ah, I know, I know, this person really likes, the autumnal months and they like fires and they’ve got, you know, fireplaces. They’ve got good memories of fireplaces. And actually there was there was a shift in energy. And I don’t know whether that’s because I was looking for the shift or whether there was a shift, but I felt like it was actually a good lesson and I’m deciding to pinpoint it on the virtual fireplace. So Thanks YouTube for that.

Gia Morgan  12:51

I love that. I love the virtual fireplace, especially when winter/autumn hits. It’s so nice and the fishbowl. But yeah, absolutely. I think it totally changes the mind of the student, it puts them out of whatever their worries are. Not all the time. You know, I can’t say people walk out my lesson and are cured of depression. But singing, you know, singing with someone, singing out loud is healing regardless of what you’re doing, but if you’re more connected into that moment, by whatever that moment incurs, whether it’s you touching something or watching something or perhaps thinking of that moment of emotion that is why you’re singing this song. I think it definitely plays a massive part in what comes out of the singer. So I can, I like that I need to get projector now in here.

Alexa Terry  13:45

That would be the next thing up on your wall. 

Gia Morgan  13:46

Yeah. 

Alexa Terry  13:48

So some of the holistic approaches that you take involve, you know, as you’ve said before singing barefoot using crystals and alternative therapies. So before we delve into that, I really be interested to know kind of how that came about in your life and what role that has played in your life experiences to now if you don’t mind sharing?

Gia Morgan  14:09

Yes, absolutely. So from a young child, I think my house has always been surrounded by sort of the homeopathic crystals, incense, good wholesome food, plants, gardening, my dad’s a gardener and artist. My mum’s a dancer, was a professional dancer at the Royal Ballet and traveled the world. So I’ve always had that creative side in the family and my sister’s an artist and lives in India. So I did a lot of traveling when I was younger. I left ACM and went traveling and I sort of delved deep into practice there that I knew of. But yeah, definitely from a baby there’s always been, in every picture a Buddha, you know, in every picture peace and om and every picture my dad has with his hands in a peace sign. So I think yeah, I’ve brought into the studio, a piece of me it’s not an aesthetic that I’m trying to sell. It’s just yeah. But the traveling definitely was one thing that I think taught me a lot about how I wanted to teach singing. And that was the healing part and the part that heals lots of people, the Egyptians many many years ago, you singing and crystals even to heal the voice the throat chakra. And those were the blue ones that I often use quite a lot in the studio. So the aquamarine, turquoise, lapis lazuli. So yeah, it’s it’s a big part of my growing up.

Alexa Terry  15:53

Amazing. So let’s let’s delve into the crystals then and chakra and this is something that hasn’t been part of my life. So I’m totally learning here. So can you just explain what the chakras are? And kind of how and when you would apply certain crystals to certain scenarios in your studio?

Gia Morgan  16:14

Yes, absolutely. So chakras, you can go to people for chakra healing. And that’s something that I don’t actually do in here. I don’t heal chakras. But I use chakras as a base to tell the story of how the singers feeling. So where that energy is coming from, so these are the energies of the body, starting from the crown chakra making their way all the way down to your root chakra. So I work a lot on speaking about, I don’t advertise myself as a chakra healer. I have done work with the School of Natural Science Medicine in London. But I don’t… Yes, it’s something that I just always like to think about for myself, when I go to a yoga class, when I go to estatic dance on a Tuesday night, you know, these things come into me. Anyway, so it comes into my speaking. But you’ve got the throat chakra, which is communication, used for singing, obviously, all of our emotions come through the voice. And through the larynx. So when we’re singing, we’re often letting out whatever we’re holding there. A lot of singers have (clears throat), which you probably hear quite a lot. And I think all singers, all singing teachers are a bit of a, it’s hard to kind of take that out of someone. But putting that energy somewhere else is often what I use, I say when you want to do that, bend your knees go through your feet, you know? Because it makes it worse as we know, doesn’t it? So yes, and crystals are used in many different ways. Like I say the ancient Egyptians used it for wellness and curing illness. So the Maryland University did a experiment on half and half real crystals, not real crystals. And I don’t quite know the results. But I think there was a placebo effect. And I think for people who are putting their energy into this spirited practice, whatever they’re doing, it will work for them. It’s a bit like telling yourself, “I’m not ill, I’m not ill, no I don’t have a cold”, that will probably help your cold saying that. So and I always tell people, “no, you’re not ill. Tell yourself, you’re not ill” and they say that works. You know, “I went home and had bit more of my echinacea and then I went to bed and woke up well”. So yeah, I really do think all these crystals that we can pick and we can, you know, we can buy some jade one day and think right, this is going to heal me, I saw it in the shop and I felt, you know, it attracted me. So that’s what I was going to buy today. And I have a lot of students who do this now, which is quite amazing. And obviously they feel something from it. So whether it works for people or not, there is that factor of putting your mind to it and getting that higher conscious positive energy or getting rid of that negative energy that you’re wanting through these stones. And what I do in the studio is have students hold a particular crystal. And when they do this, obviously the distraction method is there. So they’re putting their focus elsewhere, not worrying about oh, I’m gonna sing this part wrong or this part’s gonna go wrong because I haven’t practiced it for homework. It’s more get that energy feeling and I ask themm, “What are you feeling? Do you feel anything?” Some people don’t feel anything. Some people feel a tingling. Some people feel cold/warmth. And I think just having someone connect to those earthly elements is special. I don’t know how to explain it’s just… when you have a five year old telling you that they feel this energy coming from this stone is just for me, it’s amazing. And it and I believe in it. I do, I really do think if you put your mind to it, and you affirm, and you shed, and you, you know, I don’t know you give your imbalances to life’s energy, it will give back to you. So it does work in teaching. And I think everyone should try it. I think that can be your new little, try it on yourself, you know, at night and see if you feel anything from it. And I’m sure you… have you ever tried it?

Alexa Terry  20:35

I don’t think I have, you know, I remember that we used to have like magazines as kids. And this is a very kind of blurry memory. And they used to send you like whoever it was, the company to send you a bag of little crystals. And I remember my sister having an amethyst, quite, I remember this amethyst, but I mean, I never connected to it. Other than knowing it was part of a membership or something, she got us a gift. But no, but I can understand, you know, putting your mind to something. And if someone tells you, You know what, you’re going to go on stage and you’re going to feel way more comfortable if you hold this thing. Whether it works or not and you get the result. Well, who gives a shit. You felt more comfortable, right? So, yeah, it’s not something I’ve tried personally. But maybe I will. Yeah.

Gia Morgan  21:35

Amethyst is used for calming quite a lot. So there are so there are different crystals for different sort of needs. But I think you know, there’s so many out there now. Not now, they’ve always been there but they’re more accessible. For example, my years 6, 7, 8, nines, it’s a big thing at the moment is to collect crystals and to be it’s kind of a, it’s like a trend. 

Alexa Terry  22:00

Yes, that’s it.

Gia Morgan  22:00

Yeah. And it’s great. I think they’ve got those little energy rings and they crack and you know whether that works or not. I’m sure it does. For them. I’ve never had one but I can imagine it cracks in some sort of way with the heat from the hands. I’ve never really had any of my crystals crack, but they’ve never been on my skin for that long. Stones more so.

Alexa Terry  22:25

Do you have a Himalayan salt lamp?

Gia Morgan  22:28

Do you know what I have loads in my house. I have about four. Because we don’t have cats, they’re not good for cats. But in here no, actually, just because my sockets. I wish I had more sockets actually. But I’m quite happy I don’t because I think there’s enough energy in here.

Alexa Terry  22:48

Yeah, I just read something about it was an article. I don’t know where it was from. If I find it, I’ll make sure I put it in the podcast description but it was saying I think it was back in 2018 that it was I think it was the Himalayan salt lamps which were one of Amazon’s most brought products or something. 

Gia Morgan  23:08

Yes. 

Alexa Terry  23:08

Don’t quote me on that.

Gia Morgan  23:10

Yes, well, I can imagine they’ve got lovely light. And I love the Himalayas. So I think that they’re very peaceful light to have in your house. I definitely recommend having one in your bedroom even, you know in your long day of teaching and just coming back to that calm I think as teachers we need that calm as well. I think there’s so much energy we give, so much life we give to our students. We need that time as well I think.

Alexa Terry  23:41

So what would be then your kind of top three most used or most successful crystals in your studio?

Gia Morgan  23:51

Definitely for throat chakra would be the blue crystals. So you’re looking at turquoise/ aquamarine. I’m wearing my aquamarine top today in this podcast and lapis lazuli. So actually, I did a little post for people there’s a lovely lady on Depop and Etsy who sells little lapis necklaces. And it’s just nice having it close to the throat chakra. That’s the that’s the healing crystal for that chakra. Any blue or green colours, bluey green. That will bring that communication and that. Yeah, so definitely blue. Even if you see anything that’s blue, that’s a crystal I think that will work. It’s that colour that sort of bit like purple, is the colour of calm and so yes, all of the blues lapis, definitely lapis lazuli.

Alexa Terry  24:46

Okay, great. Great. So, because of your involvement here with the alternative healing, do you find that you attract particular clients with particular obstacles or experiences or problems? Is there a pattern? Or is it kind of just anyone kind of comes in?

Gia Morgan  25:06

At the moment? I mean, I teach lots of lots of different people from most people want to sing. So I don’t get people in here who aren’t singers and just want to come in and enjoy the vibe. They definitely want to sing. Perhaps I attract more people who want to safer space, and a place of no judgement, because that’s what I you know, they as people know, me in Jersey, it’s quite small. They know me as being open to that, open to people coming in, even if they can’t sing, but they want that life from me. So yeah, I definitely I mean, a lot of school kids. A lot of adults. Adults who are in bands, adults who are recording, DJs, I teach quite a lot of personal trainers. I teach about five personal trainers out of about 60 students. So that’s quite a high number. I’m not sure if there’s just lots of personal trainers in Jersey, but they like to work on their voice because they’re using it a lot. So yes, I’d say different people but yeah, I don’t have people who, who just want the healing aspect because obviously I am still a singing studio.

Alexa Terry  26:29

Yeah, so it’s, you know, as you say, you use the scientific pedagogy as well, you know, as your, your main basis of stuff. And this other considerations is coming from your life experiences and your background and your beliefs and the power that you believe it can, you know, benefit people? 

Gia Morgan  26:49

Yes, for sure, for sure. Especially when I was in India and Bali. I went on many retreats, I didn’t actually pay for them. I met a guy, Punnu Wasu. And he took me there, he heard my voice, and he said, “You must come and sing”. And we did Bhakti healing and care to meditation where it’s singing and meditating. And the gua sha as well that I wanted to talk about is really good for the throat massage. So just something that I wanted to get in there today is that’s another crystal and this one’s great and Jade. Sorry, you can get it in Amethyst as well. Rose Quartz, sorry. And that stemmed from my sister asking me to get one she says, “Gia you’ll really want one for your face, it will plump it up, you know”, and I actually use it here on my neck. So I’m going up and down my neck with the gua sha. Obviously, you’re pulling it like that. And it’s a fabulous tool. So I think every singer and singing teacher should invest even if you’re not into the crystal thing. Just get a nice rose quartz or Jade (gua sha). Jade’s more sturdy. But that for a little vocal, and larynx massage is really good for the jaw as well.

Alexa Terry  28:05

Amazing. So at the beginning, you kind of mentioned your Earth Choir and, you know, getting your feet into the ground. So how does that… How has that impacted your students and your choir, you know, kind of getting down into their roots, and what was the inspiration with Earth Choir.

Gia Morgan  28:23

So the inspiration was singing in a group. Because, you know, going back to when I was traveling, I knew how healing singing was as a group. Emotionally, letting go, getting into that trance of vocal, where you’re not really thinking about vibrato, tone, texture, anything, you’re just singing and it’s coming straight from the heart through the feet. So that was my inspiration. That was where I said I need to do this and I need to do it in Jersey. There are lots of lovely dance groups in Jersey that use the same sort of thing. So shamanic and ecstatic dance. And I just knew there was a place for me here to do something. I did do it. And I kind of put it on hold because of we had that second wave of COVID. And I wanted it to be a bigger group. But that was sitting around in a circle lights off, lights on, very dim lighting, candles and we started off with tribal music, whatever that was, whether it was Indian or South American, and we chant whatever came out our mouth. So at times, we would do a vocal warm up, you know, and then after or before, but it was bringing back those ancient traditions that really entices me into my teaching as well. I definitely think all of the people who inspire us these days, people who are going to deeper practice with themselves, were doing all these things than they didn’t have vocal lessons. They were just doing them as their healing, as their day to day life, their rituals.

Alexa Terry  30:12

And you mentioned a deeper practice, can you just go into that a little bit more about what that is?

Gia Morgan  30:18

Yeah, so the feelings you get when you’re singing, the feelings that are coming through your head, through your body, you know, a ecstatic for some, nerve racking for others. And it’s understanding, it’s becoming conscious of that feeling. And some people, it takes people on journeys, some people see their past and their future. And so the deeper practices, the affirmations, as well, and the deeper consciousness into how you’re feeling when you’re singing. So for example, with students as well, which I haven’t touched upon yet, but I’m sure you see on my social platforms is affirmations. So for younger students to affirm to themselves, I love my voice, you know, I am good enough. And all of these things play a massive part in to deepening their knowledge of themselves. Their healthier outlooks, their confidence. So yeah, it’s hence why I said sort of the studio is a place where you can gain confidence, more. So I think, actually, my childhood of singing lessons was tainted by, you know, favorites and teachers who didn’t allow us to cry and to scream and to shout if we needed to. Not that, you know, many of us would, but it was very structured and textbook, whereas I think the deeper practice is allowing that to flow out, allowing people to express more.

Alexa Terry  31:54

Is affirmation that you do, is that linked with any work that you might do on manifestation?

Gia Morgan  32:00

Yes. So you can manifest through your affirmations and manifesting, I mean, even coming to a singing lesson, you’re manifesting for yourself, you’re giving yourself that opportunity to learn, to sing, to open. So absolutely. Affirmations are a key to success, because you’re believing in yourself and the only person who can really believe in yourself is yourself fully, because it’s you who steps forward and does whatever you do. So yes, I think manifesting is something you can do as well as affirm.

Alexa Terry  32:39

Oh, well, Gia, it’s a dream to talk to you. And I look forward to all the things you put up on your social media. It’s really interesting. So thank you so much for giving me your time and I’ll speak to you soon.

Gia Morgan  32:53

Thank you. I’ll speak to you soon. Thank you so much.