About Fit for the Stage

How it began

Many singers face the same struggles with nerves, body tension, and lack of focus. Unfortunately, they don’t often have the opportunity to collaborate and connect with other vocalists to fully explore and learn how to solve these issues.  

Leigh Graham decided that it didn’t have to be up to each singer out there to ‘reinvent the wheel.’ Fit for the Stage was born: a live workshop series (with an online program on its way) delivering a comprehensive mind-body training system to singers. Leigh’s goal is to maximize the effectiveness of each vocalist’s mind and body to achieve their greatest impact and freedom on stage.

Leigh Graham, Founder

Since 2003, Leigh’s full-time fitness coaching, mindset and meditation studies and certifications, combined with her  performing, have led her to draw some valuable conclusions on how to build a consistent singing practice.  

Leigh has practiced yoga, rock climbing, martial arts, meditation, pilates, triathlon, and strength training, among other forms of mind and body fitness. Through these challenges, Leigh became acutely aware of how certain methods of exercise can help, and how some can hinder one’s singing approach and ability.

Leigh’s Experience

Music

  • 3-year Artist’s Diploma in Vocal Performance
  • Performing jazz and classical/opera music professionally for events, festivals, outdoor stages, and clubs (from duo to big band) since 2003, including TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Summer Serenades, Taste of the Danforth, and Mel Lastman Square.
  • Performed as lead singer in various bands (Rock, R&B, Folk, Jazz, Blues) since 1992, age 17.

Mindset

As a Fitness for Mental Health Specialist, Meditation coach, and Certified NLP Practitioner, Leigh’s Mindset Coaching expertise will guide you to a new way to joy, freedom and impact when you sing.

Fitness

Put 4-year Kinesiology Degree to use with 15 years as a full-time fitness trainer for individuals and groups in functional fitness, rehab and mind-body training.

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Fit for the Stage1 week ago
Fires me up to hear how the mindset tools we use really change the game for performers! This star @sachavisagie is so accomplished but knew she could show up on a whole other level for her audience and herself if she layered in some mindset tools for success, and love the journey too. Kudos to @roberta_michele_vocal_coach for recognizing what her singers need ❤️❤️❤️

Sacha says it best:

"Performance is a mindset! I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with Leigh to enhance my ability to perform with ultimate peace of mind. At times I have been overwhelmed with anxious thoughts and emotions, but working with Leigh from a mental standpoint of a performer has really served me in my ability to tap in to the moment and perform with ease and a sound mind".

Reach out to me for private or group zooms to get your own breakthroughs for performance 💥
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Fit for the Stage3 weeks ago
Very excited to have had the chance to work with some incredible artists this year!
It’s awesome to see more and more performers understanding that getting the mind right for the stage is a key aspect of an effective and enjoyable(!) performance, for both the performer and the audience.
I love this work!!!!
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Fit for the Stage1 month ago
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Fit for the Stage2 months ago
Christmas is near!
Side note: Conducting looks pretty easy. 😜
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Mr Bean
Turn up the volume 🔊
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Fit for the Stage3 months ago
This work is not new...
How awesome is it that once we get clear on what it is that we desire and keep our eye on the prize that these miracles do unfold. The subconscious mind will work alongside your conscious action to get you there.
I always say ‘use your imagination for good!’
Want to know how? Hit me up!
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Fit for the Stage3 months ago
Our first virtual workshop with @fitforthestage 💥! Loved meeting some of the many skilled and talented students of @roberta_michele_vocal_coach! What an epic treat for me to work with each of you and to hear your unbelievable hearts and voices loud and clear. ❤️
With the tools you’ve learned, I know you will continue to work on sharing your singing voices with confidence and vulnerability, allowing your audience to always remember the pure experience you gave them💫❤️💥🙏👏

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