The Full Story:
Liat Arochas – Founder of Wake the Voice
It all started in my bedroom, I used to sit on my floor and play guitar til my fingers bled. It was an outlet for me to release my feelings through my voice and guitar. I wrote my first song when I was just fourteen, not realizing that I was laying the foundation for Wake the Voice. My first band took me all over Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York City, and it was during this time that I began to truly find my voice.
As I pursued my studies in speech pathology at Temple University, I discovered a passion for vocal therapy. I learned sustainable vocal techniques and breathing exercises that I could use in my own life and later in my music therapy sessions. I was certified as a SLPA and a Registered Behavior Technician, and I began to incorporate music into all of my sessions.
Over the years, I have used my musical gifts in two unique ways. I perform my own compositions in concerts, and I use music in therapeutic contexts to help others find their voice. I bring together my music, speech, and behavioral sciences backgrounds to create something truly novel.
One of my most rewarding experiences has been leading Wake the Voice sessions. Through improvisation, meditation, and yoga, we help participants relax and open up their voices. When your body and mind are calm, your voice becomes powerful. I have facilitated retreats all over the world, helping people reconnect their mind, body, and spirit through voice.
As a music instructor, I am committed to helping my students develop their personal interests in music. I have been teaching for almost a decade, and I believe that developing skills in different areas of music is a great way to grow and be inspired. Whether you want to learn guitar, piano, or how to sing, I am here to help you find your voice.
Standing on that stage, guitar in hand, I knew that I had found my calling. I was not just a musician, but a healer. I was using my voice to help others find their own, and that was the most rewarding thing of all.
Beginning the musical journey
Speech Pathology and Vocal Therapy
Yoga Retreats and Sound Healing
Music Lessons and Music Production
To work through trauma and layers of the self to get to a deeper power of the voice. We will take a basic vocal coaching and flip it up side the head where we dive into the inner being of who you are and where you have come from. Yoga, meditation, dance, improvisation will be some of the exercises we will do during our sessions.
Imagine a life where you have the confidence and courage to finally be able to express yourself. Using your voice to sing your deepest truth.