Empirical vs. Theoretical

Empirical: “1. originating in or based on observation or experience” and “2. relying on experience or observation alone often without due regard for system and theory” – merriam-webster.com It is sometimes written that voice instruction before the advent of “voice science” in the mid 19th century was “empirical”. Based on surviving writings, it seems that […]

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The teacher’s breathing

There are hundreds of articles, chapters, and videos about breathing for singers. How about breathing for the teacher? Specifically, how about breathing while the teacher is listening to the student? When I have observed Jeannette Lovetri teaching, I and those around me have always been aware of the peace that pervades the room. She is […]

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