Teaching voice

[from June 2010]

While I was attending the Voice Foundation workshops in Philadelphia earlier this month, I found myself pondering all the different things that we voice teachers actually teach.

Herewith, an incomplete list:

  • communication
  • technique
  • deportment
  • breathing
  • acting (action, gesture, emotion, face)
  • diction
  • modern and ancient languages
  • mental imagery
  • preventative health
  • collaboration with others (at the least, the pianist)
  • musical style
  • historical understanding
  • self-confidence

About Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.

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