Singer’s Voice Therapy
As a singer and -even more- as a professional singer, you are challenged to have a great stable vocal emission. You cannot leave things to chance.
If you suffer from a vocal disorder, this vocal stability is affected. Uncertainty becomes then a part of your daily life.
Negative thoughts, strain and the huge pressure of restoring your voice as soon as possible, attempt to your sense of safeness.
During the process of vocal regeneration, acoustic, functional and sensory precision, combined with sensitivity and awareness, are the tools we will use to restore balance, re-integrate voice functions, body “ease” and return to the place where the magic happens: the stage.
In most cases, singing voice disorders occur in the superficial layers of the vocal folds. This affects the ability of the epithelium (covering the vocal folds) to move.
That’s the reason why you feel that your voice doesn’t react as usual: the onset is delayed and the sound is poor in resonance.
The causes are, in general, multiple. You can read more about Singing Voice Disorders: Symptoms and Origins here.
What do we do during the regeneration process?
Your vocal health and singing need a balanced voice-body-mind-emotion system in balance.
Healing the voice and restoring high performance, is for me as important as reactivating mental-emotional and bodily resources.This the only way to emerge stronger from the crisis, with the collection of tools needed to daily recreate your professional life.
In the sessions , we integrate the following topics:
Restoring vocal functions
Most of the time they are very subtle functions: smooth onset, the ability to sing piano or messa di voce (for classical singers), for example.
Substituting compensating maneuvers.
Singers are voice sculptors.
When the voice begins to fail, singers tend to stabilize it with compensating maneuvers. They can be subtle increases in pressure or tension.
In our sessions we bring them to consciousness and replace them with healthy and acoustically efficient options.
Technical and body integration
The body is the place where singing takes place and deserves a special place.
All steps during the process are intertwined with bodily work through movement, in order to keep the body permeable to technical transformations and develop from technique to organic.
Organic movement allows you to make your practices efficient and refreshing.
Organic movement allows organic flow on stage.
Voice Control: singing is a performing art that glides on organic flow and emerges from liminal spaces.
The voice is driven by the autonomic nervous system.
That means voice control is brain-automated: to drive your voice you need a special kind of control. Every attempt to control your voice directly, lands in vocal fatigue and frustration.
The conscious-unconscious congruence while singing might be high in order to high-perform.
The conscious-unconscious congruence gives you the rudder to drive your voice.
Mind and emotions:
All our experiences go through our nervous system. Emotions and there bodily expressions are great clues for decision taking in life and in the practice room. You will discover tools to regulate your inner critic, dismantle perfectionism and deal with stage fright.
Back to the place where the magic happens
After restoring voice functions, comes back to stage lap, where you evaluate the first steps on stage and choice of repertory.
Do not hesitate to write me if you need more information.
In most cases, singing voice disorders occur in the superficial layers of the vocal folds.
The regeneration process of your singing voice is a very individual process.
Most of the singers who come to my studio show symptoms only in the singing voice. Find out more in the free guide down below.
Vocal disorders are most of the time multicausal. Let’s see what these reasons could be. Find out more in the free guide down below.