Tracy Starreveld BA, CTABRSM, VMTR
Registered VOICE MOVEMENT THERAPY Practitioner
London, United Kingdom
Tracy is passionate about creativity, communication and expression in all its forms and loves to support others to be and express more of who they are. In her writing and her voice practice she is drawn to exploring internal conflicts and contradictions, sub-personalities and alter-egos; the multiplicity of energies and emotions that make up who we are.
She writes and performs her own creative material which explores the boundaries between spoken word, song and theatre. Since early 2014 she has written, developed and performed two solo pieces, The Prune & the Plum, and Loony Lefty, with scratches at the Brockley Jack Theatre & Battersea Arts Centre.
She enjoys working with fellow creatives & performers, from any genre, who wish to develop the way they use their voices in their work and/or the way they bring their authentic selves to their work.
In addition to her VMT client practice, Tracy is also a classically trained piano player and qualified piano teacher, certified by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She has substantial experience working creatively and therapeutically with primary aged children - as a play-based piano tutor, a voice practitioner and as a Volunteer Counsellor for UK children's charity, Place2Be.
After completing her VMT training at Martha’s Vineyard (Massachusetts) in 2006, Tracy returned to the US to undertake an internship, supervised by movement therapist William Freeman and senior VMT trainer Anne Brownell. Based at an elementary school in rural Vermont, she worked with pupils and teachers alike - both individuals and groups. She wrote a thesis entitled Making Friends with Feelings through Voice & Song and went on to qualify in 2009. Since then, Tracy has been an active member of VMT's international community: offering performances, presentations and workshops at events in Austria, South Africa and Australia, and organising two conferences in the UK. She served on the board of directors for the International Association for Voice Movement Therapy from 2009-2012, including two years as President.
For more information on Tracy's writing and performing work, including performance videos, please go to: www.starreveld.co.uk