I often say that what I do with The Art of Body Singing is “vocal chiropracty.”
After a great singing session with the right approach, your voice will feel better and stronger than it ever has. And through learning a great approach to developing, aligning and maintaining your voice, you will learn to improve indefinitely, simply by doing……..with the right foundation and habits. Which, once they’re learned, don’t take anymore time to do than a poorly learned process.
Unlearning bad habits in singing is an age old reality. I was in fact “released” from an early voice teacher in my own pursuit of learning to sing because he told me I had already learned too many bad habits, and he didn’t know how to help me un-do them. It was a pretty shocking experience. It put me off of the idea of voice teachers for quite awhile and I continued on my own path and of course, learned even more bad habits. This is one of the reasons it took me so long to work out this thing called singing. Once I eventually started teaching I made a couple vows to myself. One, was to never “release” a student because they were a special or difficult case. In fact, by taking on many difficult case students over the years (often referred to me from other teachers) I have learned a great deal more about voice and teaching than had I taken only the easy cases. And Two, I would only teach genuinely responsible, medically and scientifically accurate methods that would only produce the safest and most enduring results. This methodology has also allowed me the skills to properly undue whatever bad habits a singer might show up with, in a very non evasive, time efficient manner.
Let’s face it, some singers need a total vocal makeover, and need to have a complete series of vocal assembly sessions. And some singers do not. Some, already advanced and successful singers are obviously doing something right and don’t need their process disrupted. But they do often need a good dose of “vocal chiropracty” to get their body cooperating more with them during singing to overcome certain hurdles they may be facing or to eliminate any vocal fatigue they may be experiencing, or just some great ideas to open up some new possibilities. As well as to ensure long term vocal health for working professionals.
I align singers with their body in context to how the voice works at all levels of difficulty. Higher level singing requires more coordination and ultimately, better alignment. I do this with highly effective vocal mechanics, that more often than not are fairly invisible to the student. Meaning, I don’t need the student to become a vocal scholar to benefit from the process we undergo during training. I work hard to teach individual singers in the specific way that works for them to raise the bar on their singing and general practice, without expecting them to recite the technical ins and out when all is said and done. And even though it’s not important for students to remember the technical jargon we’re using, what is important, and what does happen on a regular basic are the wonderful “ah ha” moments that students have when they finally truly understand how their voice works specifically for them. Doing the process correctly will allow the improvements to find their way into the singer, and the singing, without the need to become a brainiac voice aficionado. That said, this process should not be confused with the typically, vague, broad stroked vocal coaching most typically and readily available. The Art of Body Singing is a meticulously developed process. It’s effects have long lasting results that resonate deeply and will inspire the very best of singers from all styles and levels. And will save aspiring singers years of misdirection.
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