“Everyone has a beautiful voice. You just have to know how to use it.”
Can it be any simpler than that? And “vocal beauty” is defined by you – not anyone else. What would having a “beautiful voice” mean for you?
- A voice that commands the attention of crowd?
- A voice that sounds like your favorite recording artist?
- A voice that works hard all day on the telephone and still feels great for an evening out with friends?
The ability to explore the full range of expression in the human voice, but not at the expense of vocal well-being by promoting “Most Comfortable Vocal Effort” at all times.
Efficient Voice Training separates Craft, Artistry, and Performance Magic
Craft is learning how to control the various structural components of the voice. Each structure contributes to sound and feeling of the voice. Control of these structures leads to unlimited options for changing – or maintaining – voice quality, without vocal strain. Craft is the foundation.
Artistry requires knowledge and demonstration of the stylistic elements of a performance practice. Artistry gives you the know-how to make your performance vision a reality. Commonly this principle applies to dramatic and musical endeavors, but there is also “artistry” in effective communication in a lecture, sales presentation, or customer service call.
Magic encompasses the indescribable experience of becoming one with your audience. Magical performances are breath-taking, goose-bump-raising, transformational experiences for both vocalist and audience. But these magic moments can be rare, unpredictable, and fleeting. Having a strong foundation of Craft and Artistry improves your chances of experiencing performance magic, finding that “zone” more frequently.
- Replaces mystery with knowledge
- Reduces performance anxiety
- Promotes confidence
- Empowers students to make choices
- Provides vocal variety
- Leaves nothing to chance
- Leads to a balance of vocal health and aesthetic freedom