master your mind,
transform your voice,
perform with confidence
What is Vocal Psychology®?
The Vocal Psychology® program is customized coaching
in all the things YOU need to succeed as a singer:
holistic vocal coaching, performance coaching, mindset coaching & more
In the Vocal Psychology® program you will learn how to sing like a professional AND build up the confidence you need to perform at the level you want. Don’t settle for less than your full potential any longer!
We are here to turn singers into confident performers.
Book your free strategy session here, and let me know: How are you holding yourself back?
Apply for the Vocal Psychology® program
Here’s what you can expect:
find your unique sound
develop your artist brand
perform with confidence
Maruja Retana is a success coach for singers & songwriters.
After obtaining her Master’s Degree in Cognitive Psychology, she began a career in psychology in The Netherlands.
Her passion for music led her to step into a second career as a professional singer and songwriter. She signed a management and publishing deal with Sony/ATV in 2011 and has worked with several top producers, DJ’s and songwriters ever since.
Around the same time, she founded a vocal coaching / artist development company, and launched the Vocal Psychology program. With this program she has successfully coached hundreds of singers (beginners & professionals) since 2008.
I help singers get into peak performance shape, also known as ‘the flow’
My mission is to help you sing your heart out,
express yourself in an authentic, confident way,
and share your gifts with the world.
Curious how I went from being an ‘ok singer’ to getting signed, releasing my original songs internationally, getting national radio airplay, performing weekly for large crowds… and actually ENJOYING myself instead of feeling embarrassed?
And wanna know how I’ve coached many others to do the same?
Maru is a fantastic vocal coach! She listens carefully, digs deeper, opens you up and breaks through mental barriers that keep you from singing in full effect. Once you’ve worked with her you’ll feel your sound will be clear, powerful and coming from the depths of your being, without any restrictions!
When I started the Vocal Psychology program, I had a complete lack of confidence that I could ever be a solo artist. I felt like I didn’t belong on stage, even though that’s where I wholeheartedly wanted to be. Now, I perform regularly (all over the world!), signed with a record label (currently recording my second EP!), and…I finally feel AMAZING on stage. Maru has such a kind and generous approach to coaching that I value highly. She has always seen the best in me and helped me to find it for myself.
“Before I started working with Maruja a little over a year ago, I had no confidence in becoming a singer, I couldn’t even get any pitch right. She convinced me anybody can learn to sing, and I’m amazed at how much, and how fast you can learn. Only one year later and I’m performing live as a singer! I believe because Maruja really understands what I want to learn, and what way of learning is best for me, progress is super fast. The Vocal Psychology® program is the best way of vocal coaching, because Maruja shows you how to overcome both physical, and mental obstacles with ease. Within a year, people went from telling me I shouldn’t try to sing, to telling me I sound like a professional singer. Besides, I went from struggling with an E to belting out high Bb’s! I can’t wait to discover what there is left to learn!”
Maruja is a special and talented person. In my very first lesson, her unique gift and the mind-blowing effects of the Vocal Psychology® program became apparent… she has the ability to see into someone’s heart and she uses her intuition and skill to pull out the very best of you. I felt like she “got me” immediately, recognizing my strengths and weaknesses and addressing each of them with an impressive mix of vocal techniques and personal connection. She pushed me to connect emotionally in a way I had not done before. I am so grateful to have found a special person like her.
The only real way to fully ‘get’ the magic of Vocal Psychology® is to try it.
Sign up today!