Showing posts from July, 2013

Sculpturing an ordinary person into a vocalist… Is that possible? And if it is, what does it take to make it happen?

Teaching , producing and repairing voices for almost four decades, has brought an estimated 20.000 students of all kinds under my care. Some of them were complete beginners and wanted to do it just for fun.  Others were also beginners, but had a big ambition to become professional singers, however, sometimes; they did not show a very big talent to begin with. Obviously, I work with a lot of semi-professional and professional singers as well.  But today, we will be talking about the beginners with possession of ‘not so obvious, at the glance’ talent. A lot of them have big dreams. Are they realistic? From my point of view, they very much so could be. When I start working with them, it’s a clean slate i.e., they do not have the pre-conceived ideas or very bad habits for that matter, but just willingness and lovingness to realise their dream of becoming a singer. Sometimes, I prefer that to a big, so to speak, talent, as these, so called, ‘talented people’, not n

Is it possible to become a decent or even a professional singer in a matter of hours, and not years?

The answer to the above is yes. How so, you may ask? Everybody knows and mainly believes that you have to spend quite a few years to become a good singer and even more years to become a professional singer. That could be true in the conventional understanding of the vocal coaching and their well-known and recognised methods. I advocate my own, developed from scratch, Vocal Science ™ method and attached to it a revolutionary approach to voice mechanics.  I found a short and efficient cut to trigger the voice to work in its fullest capacity possible and with no pain or strain on the vocal anatomy whatsoever.   I do work on the brain and on the full physiology, via method of visualisation and via triggering certain muscles in the body, employing certain physical movements, which bring the intangible and abstract approach to a tangible understanding and certain feelings in the body and the voice, respectively. Once the person understands the intellectual part of the equation,

Acid reflux in General... How does it affect one’s voice and vocal anatomy as a whole?

More and more people have been calling our professional vocal school and its division, The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair, and addressing that they are suffering from a very unpleasant problem – acid reflux, which not only has been affecting their internal gastric anatomy, but also has been known to affect the quality of their voice. Some of them have been concerned about their singing voice, but a lot of them were just ordinary people, whose speech was also compromised by the nasty symptoms of Acid Reflux. The presence of this condition has been literally burning and inflaming their vocal cords. In this case, the  throat flora gets disturbed, and people also quite often experience a sharp pain in the throat.  Besides which, their inflamed vocal cords usually become thicker thus making their surface feel (by their own description) as rough as sandpaper... The recent client with the above-described symptoms revealed that she was ordered a gastr