MTD, SD, ADD, Lack of Balance, Low Level of Fitness…
In the previous years, we had never seen people who have no control whatsoever of their physical bodies; nor we had seen people who absolutely do not know English phonetics.
We do see a majority of clients who are entering our establishment and who developed very bad habits over the years; especially while trying to conduct their physical body with obvious inability to “walk and chew the gum at the same time” in a manner of speaking. The fact is that the Vocal Science™ method and its very unique vocal technique requires the person to use certain body movements while walking and talking (or singing) at the same time.
Just a recent case of an older woman who came to us to strengthen her speaking voice, proved to be very successful - and not just for speaking… Attending my recent voice/vocal workshop, (not previously ever singing a note in her life), she was very-much-so at par with the actual singers who were, along with her, attending the very same workshop.
The application of proper mechanics of the speaking voice is completely congruent with the application of the singing voice. So 40 hours of speech development with the aforementioned client opened up a whole new world for her - where now, no doubt, she will be able to express her heart and soul via the proper use of her singing voice as well. Way to go Girl!!
During those two months we had been on it together at least 3 times a week (2 hours at a time), she started to look at least 5 years younger, as she developed her upper cheekbone muscles; and thus had also gotten a younger look, smoother skin and much less wrinkles at the age of 61. She is speaking much louder now and sounds much more assertive with much greater annunciation and pronunciation of the words coming out of her mouth.
She has a lot of very important meetings ahead… I do believe that with her newly-found voice, and thus newly-found confidence, she will be sounding and looking very professional and, nevertheless, even more beautiful!
All of the above was a part of the holistic approach not only to the sound of the voice, but to a person as a whole. Practically any voice problems or vocal disorders, in order to be conquered to the max, require a lot of conversations, guidance on every level, mentoring and tutoring in almost forensic details… No doubt, you are what you eat, you are what you speak and you are what you sing!
On this note, stay tuned for my further input and output derived from my extensive experience and, nonetheless, grand-all expertise concerning the betterment of the human being in every aspect of that definition.