Bubbles

It is easy for anyone who leads to become encased in a bubble, including voice teachers. When they develop followings, there is the danger that they can be surrounded by people who do not challenge them. All the “yes people” become the bubble. Once the bubble forms, some typically soapy behaviors may increase. There are […]

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What’s easy and what’s hard

Singing well is easy. Learning how to sing well is hard. Talking about teaching singing is easy. Learning how to teach is hard. Developing the listening skills required to be a good voice teacher takes a long time. It requires hearing a lot of different people singing both freely and with various dysfunctions. There is […]

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Imitation is useful in teaching

Below is an excerpt from one of the old Italian books on singing. It contains a teaching tip that is useful for any voice teacher in any genre. Practical Reflections on the Figurative Art of Singing (1776) by Giambattista Mancini (trans. Pietro Buzzi), p. 97: The easiest way, and the one by which I have […]

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