Voice Messenger of the Day: Hannah Marie Gatt

We're so grateful to the growing community of vocal experts, performers, teachers and voice enthusiasts who have contributed to our Indiegogo campaign, helping us make our documentary film about the unsung power and beauty of the human voice.  You're truly making it possible to finish our film.  Meet today's "Voice Messenger" of the day!


Hannah Marie Gatt


Founder of Sing with Hannah / Voice Teacher


Regina Spektor was a huge influence on me as a teen- I loved the way she played with words and sounds, using her voice as an instrument. As a teacher, my students continuously inspire me. It takes guts to share your voice with people- it's not about being perfect all the time, it's about connecting with others.


I love the quote by Earl Nightingale — 'Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."


I am a massive vocal geek so supporting the documentary was an exciting prospect- the more information we discover and share, the better off we all are! I am thankful to all those who have already broken ground and shared their discoveries with us..


I passionately believe that music belongs to everyone- we all have a voice, and like any instrument, you can learn to play it! Singing is a powerful and beautiful means of expression, and one available to us all. This belief informs every aspect of my teaching- whatever your age and ability, you can improve your voice, and most importantly- you can enjoy it!!

Website: www.singwithhannah.com 

Twitter: @singwithhannah

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Voice Messenger of the Day: Jocelyn Dueck!

We're so grateful to the growing community of vocal experts, performers, teachers and voice enthusiasts who have contributed to our Indiegogo campaign.  You're truly making it possible to finish our film. 

We have begun to put the spotlight on these vital "Voice Messengers," to highlight our gratitude. Introducing our first Voice Messenger: Jocelyn Dueck


Jocelyn Dueck


Pianist/Coach/Language Specialist

Who is your personal vocal mentor or inspiration?

Margo Garrett, collaborative pianist, and the many opera singers I work with daily

What's one piece of advice you'd give to someone who wants to do what you do and is just getting started?

Collaborative piano requires a broad culture base, but cultivate one niche (operatic languages, conducting, Alexander Technique) during your many years of training. It will pay off later.

Tell us why you contributed to the Voice Messages Indiegogo Campaign.

I am a pianist who is deeply moved by the human voice. It is why I chose collaborative piano.

Tell us more about you and/or your organization.

I was fortunate to have mentors in the field of language diction who helped me understand optimal vocal resonance: Pierre Vallet and Thomas Grubb shaped my thinking and my method. I started the Center for Language in Song in order to train young singers in the art of singing well in English, French, Italian and German. I coach and teach these languages at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, and Bard College. I also premiere many works by living composers at the piano. More Info: www.jocelyndueck.com.

Would you like to be a featured Voice Messenger?  After you contribute to our Indiegogo, simply send us a photo and the answers to these questions to info@voicemessagesdocumentary.com! 

Choirs: Win $300 and Appear in a New Movie

Would you like to star in a film about the unsung power and beauty of the human voice? We’re making a documentary about that very subject! In conjunction with our crowdfunding campaign, we are holding an open call to choose the choir or singing group that will step into the spotlight as the singers of the closing song of our film.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges who will base their decision on talent and presentation.

The judges are:
Martin Zied (Voice Messages director)
Dr. Tim Sharp (Executive Director of the American Choral Director’s Association and Artistic Director of the Tulsa Oratorio)
Stacy Horn (Author of Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others)

In addition to appearing in the film, the winning organization will get $300. All non-professional singing groups are encouraged to submit.

How to Enter:

  1. Send us an email with a link to a video performance from the past year or so.
    Include a sentence or two about your group including your name, where you’re based, and anything else you’d like us to know.

  2. Share our campaign link on your personal page or your group’s social network (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram).

The song you submit need only to be any song that you feel best represents the talent and presentation of your group.

Dates of the Contest:

All submissions must be received by 7/27/2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Additional Information:

The winning group will get to record the song that closes the film. You’ll be videotaped singing the song by a professional film crew (timing TBD based on your availability and other factors). The song for the film is to be determined based on your input, but ultimately up to the director’s discretion.

If you have any questions, please contact info@voicemessagesdocumentary.com.

Thank you!


Are you a Voice Messenger?


Finishing our film would not be possible without the support of a growing community of Voice Messengers, as we like to call our supporters.  We want to return the favor by putting the spotlight back on the many voice pros (and enthusiasts) who are lending their support! 

Every day, we're featuring a different Voice Messenger on our blog.

Want to be a featured Voice Messenger on our blog?

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Contribute to our campaign

2. Type out your answers to the questions below

3. Email your answers and a photo to us at info@voicemessagesdocumentary.com

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Thank you! Here's an example of an earlier Voice Messenger blog post. 

Voice Messages Indiegogo: It’s Go Time!

HUGE NEWS: Our Indiegogo campaign for Voice Messages is now live!

Voice Messages is a documentary all about the wonder and beauty of our most powerful instrument: the human voice. Check out the amazing group of experts and performers we’ve already interviewed--with many more lined up for future shoots. In order to expedite making the best possible film about an important topic, we need you.

Please visit the campaign page today and show your support for Voice Messages. We’ve got a wide range of perks to fit any budget level. Many are limited edition, so hurry! 


We’re calling on members of the voice industry as well as voice enthusiasts: please help us get the word out about our campaign. Follow us on social media and share our Indiegogo with your networks. We promise fun videos, blog posts, discussions, contests, and--oh yeah--way too many voice puns.

On that note, we invite you to put your money where your mouth is, so to speakand check out the Indiegogo page right now!