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Barclay McMillan has been creating opportunities for people to discover, or recover, their singing voices and explore them in a context of healing and well-being since 1991. He offers courses and singing gatherings in Ottawa that facilitate voice emergence.

“When we learned to speak, we gained symbols that could communicate emotion without our necessarily having to feel it. As Paul Newham, the world’s leading authority on the psychology of the voice and one of my teachers puts it, ‘When God gave humankind the gift of speech he gave us a language of the mind and we took it in celebration and delight. But in our excitement we came to forget the song of the heart.’ To reach our potential as speakers we need to get back that song.” –Barclay McMillan

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