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.
July 8, 2019