Recently, I was presenting at a singing convention teaching an Advanced Class in bel canto. Following the session, a gentleman reached out by email to say how thrilled he was to have been present for the experience. He then told me that half the class were computer engineers from Silicon Valley. It seems that my structural approach to teaching the mechanics of stable singing, which impacts intonation, quality, control and effective performance, worked particularly well for this more analytical group of folks.
So often we assume that our ability to sing has more to do with our DNA, then it does our understanding of the how the whole thing works. It is always a joy to share that we are built to create and amplify beautiful sound without force, just like an optimal, acoustic, resonating instrument. When we understand our overall singing objectives, and just a few body mechanics, we can often experience our free, well-tuned voices in a matter of minutes.
It is always thrilling to see that look of surprise that inevitably passes across each person's face, when they feel their own voice ring. As an Instructor, I wait for those moments and smile!