Most voice teachers teach voice – period. Technique, technique and more technique!
After 26 years in the voice business, I know that your Mindset – the way you “set” your mind – your beliefs, habits, programming and behaviors – is the most important part of your singing. It’s your conscious and especially unconscious beliefs that can derail your singing progress or take you to greatness. (to Kate: You can break it here and have the rest be in the drop down as per StoryBrand and the video I made you).
That’s why all my students, whether pros or aspiring pros, recording artists or hobbyists, movie stars, Broadway stars or anyone who just wants to sing better, have to get their mind “set right” so that everything else flows freely and naturally. Whatever your level.
This may come as a surprise, but there’s no secret to good technique. It’s easy and predictable if you’re willing to focus and do what it takes. I know you probably feel like your vocal challenges are very unique to you, (I was totally the same way) but I can assure you that they are most likely very normal things that are easy to correct. For instance:
* Yes, these are all easy if – you know what the steps are and you’re willing to take them.
And, you do them in the right order.
The recipe is very important …just ask anyone who’s ever baked a cake. (-:
The cool thing about these steps is that they too are easy and mostly fun! Come on this is singing not digging a ditch in Arizona in the summer time! Smile, you can do this!
Yes we do have fun around here. (-:
After nearly 30 years in the voice business, I have discovered that our Inner Life is the most important part of singing. That’s why everything we do at the Inner Singer is fueled by nourishing our Inner Life.
Authentic performance is the second most important component of singing. This is the ability to be private in public. It is being present with yourself first, and then being present with your song in performance.
It may seem funny to list technique as the third most important component of singing, but it is! The truth is that mastering singing technique only allows you to achieve a minimum level of competence with your voice.
By experiencing rather than performing, you allow yourself to create an honesty and vulnerability that is very powerful and compelling for your audience, and amazingly joyful for you!