Lessons and the Method
I teach a technique based on the knowledge and use of the natural bridges in the voice, allowing singers to vocalize with a connected tone from low to high. Traditional vocal methods are limited to using exclusively chest voice for pop and theater styles or head voice for classical styles. These methods offer no connection between the chest and head voice, limiting singers in range and style. Forcing the chest voice up or the head voice down can also lead to strain and, ultimately, vocal damage.
I teach my students three areas of resonation:
The chest voice, mix voice (a blend of chest and head), and head voice. Between each of these areas is a bridge or passaggio, a spot where the resonance shifts from one area of the body to another. Each singer will learn how to smooth out these transitions, connect through the bridges and strengthen their weak spots, allowing them freedom of range, repertoire and style. Each student is individually assessed for his or her specific problems, and given exercises to work with to achieve their goals. You can learn to sing with the same comfortable, easily-produced voice you use when you speak, no matter where the note is in your range. When you know how to use your voice correctly, you can have it working great forever!
This technique will result in:
Endurance; a voice that lasts hours and hours, night after night
Connected sound; consistency of tone with no apparent breaks
Greater fluidity and agility throughout one's range;
Flexiblity to sing wherever the emotion of the song takes you, without range limitation