Fear, Control, and “Technique”

We've already said that vocal function is an athletic event, in essence a physical act of coordination than an intellectually attained and cerebrally oriented achievement - the voice emerges by itself when interferences and inhibitions are removed - then we begin to see the simplicity of the vocal event in all its glory. Once we realize that the mind, intending communication, sets [...]

Spontaneous Action in a Voice Lesson

The buzzword of the past couple weeks in my studio has been spontaneous. This can be difficult for some singers who are married to a certain way of making vocal sound. They often have a tough time "letting go" of a way of doing something because they are (often erroneously) attached to an incorrect aesthetic conceptualization of their [...]