A very warm welcome to the first post on my brand-new blog! With this blog I would like to create a platform where we can talk about the human voice.
So, if you’d like to add something, from your experience or otherwise, concerning your own voice you can always post something on my blog.
Apart from posting my own writing, I will also post interviews with all kinds of people that are professionally involved with the human voice, like singers, doctors, scientists and voice-teachers and talk with you about articles concerning the human voice.
I will do my very best to write in correct English but of course it is not my native language so forgive me when I make mistakes 🙂 If you write to me and want me to place your reaction on this blog, please do so in English since many of my students of the Amsterdam Conservatory come from other countries.
I studied, and I am still studying, all kinds of voice techniques like the nasal method of Pahn, EVT, CVT, etc. (see my biography). I learned a lot studying all those different methods and decided never to follow just one road but being always curious and eager to find out more. And when I teach I try to give the best exercises for the problem at hand in a way that is easily understood by the person that I am teaching.
I think that an important notice is to distinguish between objective and subjective information given to a student. For example, objective information might be information given to us by scientists; so, it is common information. Subjective information might be the way a person experiences what is happening, and therefore not always true for everybody. I think that both kinds of information can be worthwhile to talk about as long as we know what we are talking about.
I really think that a voice-teacher should be very aware of the differences between these two types of information.
So, I think after this welcome post, we can begin.
I hope that we’ll all have fun with this blog and that, at the same time, it will enrich us all by sharing information and thoughts about the great passion that connects us all: Singing!!