Avoid following the tide of Voice Training

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Modern society continues to suffer the decay I mentioned at the beginning, with the multiplier effect of digital communication speed and social panurgism. In fact, if in ancient times the singer’s “managers”, i.e. the people who handled the artists, had to make a living by offering the public “mediocre” artists, exalting them as if they were the best, imagine what could happen today where the media bombards us from all directions. 

The public is constantly misled and persuaded, little by little, that mediocrity is pure talent. Then comes the emotional aspect, the cheering, the faith, which makes it almost impossible to oppose against these yardsticks of judgment. If someone firmly believes in something, even if it’s wrong, then it’s a good idea for them to fight hard to get the results. What is sure is that if you once worked a lifetime to achieve success and maintain it, today you work at most for a couple of years to achieve temporary success before disappearing into thin air.

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August 13, 2019 By Leave your thoughts , ,

Which yardstick to use when choosing a Singing Teacher?

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Many people who approach voice training rely on chance as if they were gambling on lottery numbers. Often they do not have any means, sometimes not even an idea, for assessing the teacher in front of them and to whom they will entrust their voice. This is where it is good to explain what are the yardsticks for measuring the skills of a vocal coach. 

The first yardstick is to evaluate his/her voice. And that is where the shoe pinches! In fact, very often I find myself in front of people or other vocal coaches who want to evaluate skills based on how someone sings. Many people are surprised because they can’ t find on YouTube or other similar websites any trace of my “singing” performances as if it was mandatory to show them to be hired. They can’t find any because I have chosen not to show them. 

In fact, the ability to judge someone else’s vocal ability is inextricably linked to one’s own personal experience. Since normally people who want to learn how to use their voice do not consider themselves to be able to sing already, it should be clear to you that this may not be the right yardstick for judging a vocal coach. We might consider a voice full of flaws as beautiful and we might not like a technically perfect voice. It’s a bit like taking a first-grade child before a fifth-grade child who can do multiplication in his or her mind. For the first grade child, the fifth-grade one would be considered as a “genius” or a “magician”. 

But if we take the same fifth-grader and confront him/her with a eighth-grader things will be reversed in the presence of a second-degree equation. 

The yardstick is always relative. Few people are able to assess the skill of the master they have in front and, most importantly, when they no longer have something to learn from him/her.

Judging without a background is possible, but the final result will be related to chance, which often brings with it real disasters. A bit like judging the solidity of a bridge without knowing anything about the laws of physics, dynamics, and materials.

Since each of us can speak, it will certainly be easier to judge the skill of a vocal coach while he/she is speaking than while he/she is singing. If it has some pronunciation defects in the langue he/she is speaking, a marked local accent, apnea during speeches, haste in exposing things, reddening of the face, excessive sweating or shows that it is not at ease during a first meeting, then you will have many elements to understand that maybe, even if you like how he/she sings, he/she is not a good teacher.

Since in life you will always find a better teacher or someone who knows more about it than us, it is good to understand also when you have learned everything from a teacher. In fact, it is unlikely to be able to exceed one’s own master, in time one can only hope to equal him/her. Clearly, the better the teacher is, the faster the learning will be and the greater the final level reached.

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August 7, 2019 By Leave your thoughts , , ,

Who was born first, the book or the teacher?

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We often forget where culture originates from. Culture is born out of the man. If today we can study technical subjects such as mathematics, artistic subjects such as music or spiritual subjects such as religion, it is because some men have bothered to organize their knowledge, their ideas, in order to transmit them to disciples.

Clearly, voice education also had its origins in the same way. The great singers of the past, once reached clear fame, were followed by a few students, called apprentices, who wanted to learn their art. 

Things haven’t changed today. I was myself chosen as a Topic Expert for teaching a Communication Skill course. In fact, what I am teaching today is not yet part of any codified study “subject”. There is no book that shows it yet, apart from the one I have written. I am a pioneer of vocal coaching and have been reached by those who want to create a new type, of course, something that previously did not exist. Obviously, my fame precedes me, the results I get talks for themselves, but it is not always like that. In fact, today we find an infinite number of people who claim to be able to teach how to use the voice, sing or give speeches, yet almost no one has achieved fame for achievements related to their own voice skills.

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July 29, 2019 By Leave your thoughts

How NOT to become a singing teacher

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In the past, when the environment of vocal training was still limited to a minority, theoretical study occupied only a small part of the education necessary to become a teacher, in fact, the practical aspect was the most important one. Things seem to have turned upside down today. I have to say that they seem to be because in reality very often those who have been trained to be a teacher have no idea of the practical aspect of what they have learned. Many people hide behind specialist terms, often used inappropriately, just to give themselves credit or show that they have theoretical knowledge. The thing that is dangerous for me is that those who have obtained some degree by studying books totally lack practical experience or worse still have unacceptable vocal problems yet to be addressed.

In an ancient manual dedicated to vocal training, it was already claimed that the art of singing was in a state of “deplorable decadence”. Clearly, at that time, they only dealt with the voice in relation to singing, on the other hand, at that time there were very few jobs in which the ability to use the voice was crucial to success. Today things have changed as people can take full advantage of their voice to achieve better results in the workplace and to make a career. Those who are able to use their voice better than others already excel at oral exams during university and are more likely to get a job at their first job interviews. Afterward, the voice will be even more decisive to make a further career, to reach the elite. What has not changed is the state of “deplorable decadence”, in fact, things have remained the same, indeed perhaps in 150 years, things have rapidly worsened.

Today it is clear to everyone that human society is constantly evolving and changing over time, while the phonatory apparatus, the voice of the human being, has remained unchanged for hundreds of thousands of years.

I took my cue from history because only from history can one learn something. We learn by mistake, and if we can avoid some of the mistakes already happened in the past, it is definitely better than to suffer them first hand.

History has transmitted to us intact the greatest truth linked to vocal teaching: “those who know how to breathe and syllable well will know how to sing well”. This ancient wisdom already has an excellent reading key: the voice is only one. The voice you use to speak and the voice you use to sing are the same things. If you are capable of singing well, you are also capable of giving speeches. If you become a good speaker, you can also become a good singer. Returning to the practical aspect, there can be no vocal coach who claims to be good at teaching how to give a speech and who is not capable of singing. Likewise, there can be no one who claims to know how to teach singing and who is not able to speak in public or, even worse, shows a voice full of defects in pronunciation or with an accent.

Another great truth that has reached us intact is that “a beautiful voice, could nothing without regular study”. That is, even if it exists that thing called “talent”, this is only a small advantage at the starting line. A person who has less talent but more determination in the learning process can easily overcome someone more talented but not very resolute. This is true in all areas of life, from running the 400 meters to engaging an audience of 10,000 people.

Clearly, these “historical” sentences are very beautiful and still valuable today, but we must not forget that they were linked to the world of singing, the only form of vocal training of that era, and the resulting idea of singing. 

In those days, in fact, only Opera existed, or lyrical singing, a discipline that still today has as its golden rule the need to “strip the voice of all its agility, to make it equal to a perfect musical instrument”

This statement, however, is still present today and used by many vocal coaches, even for purposes other than the opera singing! My many battles against this bad teaching are now well known, but my desire to offer other pearls of wisdom has not changed. The very idea of stripping the human voice of its ability to express emotions and create subtle nuances is something I find despicable. To make a comparison, it’s a bit like the idea of taking a photographic image and transforming it into a “reduced” version of only 24 colors, voluntarily eliminating all the infinite intermediate shades. Clearly, the image will still be understandable, even enjoyable, but 99% of the information present will inevitably have been destroyed forever.

To give you a better view of this example, look at these images:

Original image, with millions of colors

Processed image, with only 24 colors

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July 15, 2019 By Leave your thoughts

Intro to the Art of Keeping a Healthy Voice

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For me, it is important that people can understand and therefore make well-informed choices about who to entrust their voice to. It is also important to know what may be the consequences of incorrect learning

Today more than ever I feel the responsibility of doing a little clarification on the world of voice training. The job of a vocal coach is to help people improve their voices, to speak, act or sing. That seems clear to everyone. What is often underestimated is that no result can be achieved if the health of the vocal cords is not preserved intact. In fact, it is impossible to develop a conscious and harmonious voice when the vocal cords have suffered any form of damage or abuse. Let’s take for example the soft and silky hands of a child, capable of giving very delicate caresses. Only when you care for your hands, even after 30 years, they will maintain the same delicacy. If on the other side, the hands are exposed to mistreatment, they will develop a whole series of modifications that will make them rough and calloused: they will always be able to give caresses, but no longer with the same delicacy. Our vocal cords must be absolutely preserved and, fortunately for us, if we know how to use them correctly, they don’t get damaged, they don’t develop nodules and they allow us to grow up to centenarians with an enviable voice.

Thanks to my popularity, every day I receive dozens and dozens of emails from all over the world. Many are written by people who for one reason or another find themselves with some serious voice problem. Only a very limited minority of them have already identified their causes in prolonged and incorrect use of vocal cords. The vast majority are unwilling to understand or accept the idea that the cause of their problems is to be found in the very way they use their voice. In fact, many of them have followed some specific training in the past, so they are convinced that they are already “ skilled “ and that they have never mistreated their vocal cords. There’s no such thing as a skill when you develop vocal cord problems.

The art of using voice, elocution, rhetoric, dialectic, and singing is something as simple as it is complex. All these words I mentioned have a very precise meaning, but essentially they aim to express the same idea: to communicate effectively the feelings of the soul

None of these words refers to or implies, any technical ability, any particular talent or any miraculous education. These are all capabilities available to every human being! So it should be easy to understand that any teaching aimed at something other than effectively communicating one’s feelings to others should be avoided.

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July 8, 2019 By Leave your thoughts , ,

The Art of keeping a healthy voice

Recently a big publisher asked me to prepare a manual to be included to one of its monthly magazines to share my experience with readers.

The manual is ready and waiting for publication I decided to make it available as an e-Book also to readers of my website.

You can download it completely for free, just click on the cover and follow the instructions

Good reading to everyone and I look forward to your comments!




April 9, 2019 By Leave your thoughts , , , ,

Big Vocal Coaching event in New York!

This new year opens with big news ahead. In fact, just after my re-entry in the United States, I will be in Manhattan, New York City with an event of great international relevance.

I will be interviewed in a public presentation by La Stampa correspondent Francesco Semprini, in an event that will also bring my Vocal Coaching revolution to New York. From that date, in fact, I will start with my new studio’s adventure in the Big Apple, the first Italian Vocal Coach to succeed in this great achievement. In addition to Milan, London and Boston, I will also have a studio in Manhattan!

The event will take place at the Urbani Truffle Lab, another Italian excellence in the world.

If you happen to be in the big apple at that moment, contact me and if possible I’ll send you an invite!




January 28, 2019 By Leave your thoughts

Little Big Italy in Boston!

I had the pleasure and the honor to be selected as one of the three Italian “Expat” of Boston to be a judge of the 4th episode of the TV show Little big Italy, with host the “Brooklynman” Francesco panella.

Here you can see some of the Backstages and the promo of the airing with me!

You can check the full episode for free on the Discovery Channel website.




April 29, 2018 By Leave your thoughts

Finding your Inborn Voice

This is the title given by Elle to my interview.

I’m so proud that such a famous magazine has chiose me to spread the voice on how important is the Vocal Health and the correct training of the voice.

On the article you can read, that the Inborn voice «is the one that everyone has “inside” and would like – but we are not able – to let it emerge. Mylena Origgi, vocal coach from Boston, will help you find your Inborn Voice. And this is not only for singers or speaker, but for everyone! Letting out inborn voice free means finding your real essence.»

You can continue reading «Some people will listen to the voice recorded and say: “That’s not me!”. Some people run away from karaoke, some have a such “noisy” voice that no one will ever leave a voicemail for them (making them feel bad!), some speak with very low volume, some even stutter. And there is also who want to seduce, to enchant or, why not, to sing, but they simply feel this is not for them.»

The Interview continue with this question: What is the miracle you do to people’s voices? Tone deaf that sing in tune, shy people that become confident, how? «There is no miracle. Everyone has an “outer” voice, the one that we don’t love and that don’t resonate within, and everyone has the “inner” voice, the one we would like to sound out in the world but we are not able to. My job is to help anyone finding their voice: the cleanest, the natural and the most energy voice».

The last question of the interview is: What is the best outcome of training a voice with you? «Self estime. You are finally in tune with yourself. You listen yourself and you recognize yourself in your voice. Your voice is the mirror of your soul».

I suggest you to buy the magazine to read the full interview, but you can preview it by clicking on the cover image.

Here is a photo of me with the magazine in Brooklyn, NY! Do I look happy?




March 22, 2018 By 8 Comments

How to have a sexy voice?

The female Magazine “Donna Moderna” publishes in the issue dedicated to Valentine’s Day an interview of me where I explain how to acquire a sensual voice!

How to get a sexy voice? This question is very common to me, so it seems useful to write a few words about it.

Well, what’s a sexy voice?

In the common imaginary is the voice that we have heard over and over in the movies, during the romantic moments of some films that probably have been dubbed in post production.
Actually, that kind of voice is not the one really being used by the actress, but the one “faked” by the voice over artist, not even involved in the scene of the film.
Many times we are inclined to associate the voice to the images, so one of the voices we have heard, for example in the films of Marilyn Monroe or Clark Gable, have defined a standard of fact of “sensual” voice. Instinctively you are led to associate that kind of sound with sensuality, but if you could hear the original voices of the actor in a real moment of romance, you will be shocked to discover how much what you hear has nothing to do with the idea of sensuality that you built inside.

Well, once you have established that the sensual voice you hear in the movies has nothing to do with the sensuality expressed by the actor’s body, you must therefore define what a sensual voice is. A concept that is not easy to place in the modern era, linked by a double thread with rationality. To understand more, it is enough to discover what is a sense, that is, something that does not belong to the intellect, something primordial, far from logic.

Petrarch wrote, “Where the senses reign, reason is dead.”

And here is were my method,Inborn Voice, reigns supreme. In fact, the sensual voice is the one that arises spontaneously when you are in perfect harmony and in perfect tune with your self, without inhibitory restrictions or preconceptions related to the mind. It’s the voice that springs spontaneously in intimacy, when you don’t use your mind to place yourself in narrow and narrow boxes like “I’m fat”, “I have cellulitis”, “I’m bald”, and so on. Whenever you don’t use your mind to communicate part of yourself, of your soul, you use, by definition, a sensual voice.

The voice you hear in the movies is therefore an “artificial” and ” fake” voice. It seems sensual only because of the images that pass as you listen and the suggestion that is created. So the golden rule is not to copy it! It would immediately appear false, in moments of true intimacy. Among other things, that kind of voice is so-called “airy”, and is one of the most dangerous types of phonation for vocal cords, since it dehydrates them a lot.

So if you are a voice actor and want to learn how to make a ” sexy ” voice for the cinema, I can definitely help you to grasp all the secrets of this type of phonation, but if you are looking to be REALLY sensual, then my Inborn Voice method is what you need to be able to use all the sensuality of your being in tune and in sync.

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February 14, 2018 By Leave your thoughts