Mental Health Coach

empower your inner voice


Does recording in the studio feel nerve-wracking?

This simple 10-step simple vocal production process guarantees magical recordings. No more mic anxiety. No more 'surviving' in the booth. No more mediocre results that you don't love. Follow this process to make the most of your vocals and actually enjoy your studio time!


Hi, I'm Maru.

I'm a singer, and a songwriter. I'm also a Master of Cognitive Psychology, a coach and a speaker.

I love music. I love singing. I love voices. I love positive psychology. I love a good story. I love connection. I love making people feel good. I love supporting people in their journey. I love seeing what happens when you give people the tools to get in the flow, and the space to explore self-expression.

The Vocal Psychology Program
A 12 month online 1:1 coaching program

Holistic Vocal Coaching
Performance Coaching
Mindset Coaching

The Vocal Psychology® program is customized coaching in all the things YOU need to succeed as a singer. you will learn how to sing like a professional AND build up the confidence you need to perform at the level you want.

Online courses

Since 2008, Maru has successfully coached hundreds of singers (from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals) to bring out the very best in themselves, honoring the mind-body connection.

The Mindset Coach (for singers & songwriters) Podcast

In this podcast I share ideas, tools, stories, exercises… everything I’ve learned about how to create a super strong mindset that helps you deal with all the things thrown your way as a singer/songwriter.


In Maru's workshops and trainings, you will dive deeper into your mental health challenges. How do your resolve inner conflict? How do you start and keep thriving? In order to answer these questions, we work with the most effective exercises and tools rooted in psychology and therapy.

Ideal for artists, employees and leaders that are looking for concrete skills and high level emotional empowerment.


Most popular workshops:

  • Vocal Psychology®: Master Your Mind, Master Your Voice

  • Inner Critic Intervention: A Powerful Mental Health Strategy

  • Once Upon a Mind: Befriend Your 3 Inner Voices


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Hire Me As a Speaker

Maru is an enthusiastic speaker, who delivers playful yet impactful programming on mental health, mindset and music.

Her Vocal Psychology® method has been appreciated by hundreds of singers and songwriters around the world, ranging from Grammy winning artists to new artists in search of their best voice.

Her unique perspectives on mental health & wellness have inspired and supported the well-being of creatives, music professionals and entrepreneurs.

Most popular keynotes:

  • The Terrific Trio - Your 3 Inner Voices & Your Mental Wellness

  • Vocal Psychology® - Is Your Mind Holding Back Your Voice?

  • Living With Your Inner Critic

From the Blog

8 tips for singing on an off day

  Flashback. Back in the day, your girl was part of a female a capella group. (Yeah, I was pretty cool.) Seriously though, we were like the Pentatonix of the Netherlands (in our minds). I’ve had some of my best moments of my life with these girls. And one of the worst. I remember it …

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SINGING IS COMMUNICATION: A mini-training in connecting with your audience

  Emotions How does the song you’re singing make you feel? Name all the emotions…and this can change per line, so really take the time to identify all of the emotions. Is the first line bittersweet, or just sad? Is the second half of the chorus overjoyed, or pretending to be fine when you’re hurting? …

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Why you don’t need to find your voice

Why you don’t need to find your voice Confession: The phrase ‘find your voice’  kinda makes me cringe 😖 Simply because it’s inaccurate. I mean… did you wake up speechless? Did it disappear in the washing machine, chilling with your favorite socks? Or did you leave it in your jeans pocket? Darling… you already HAVE …

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