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

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

The Way of the Voice

After a long wait and following the many requests coming from my clients and my collaborators, I finally gave birth to my book which tries to explain in simple words and within everyone’s reach, the philosophy behind my teaching method: Inborn Voice.

With this book, anyone can taste the enormous complexity that sustains the world of the voice, spoken and sung, and how the ability to harness one’s own voice is the only real secret to personal success and happiness in one’s life.

Learning to sing, to speak or to communicate in the right way, without doing any physical or “spiritual” harm, succeeding moreover in making emotions flow from one’s own depth in a natural and spontaneous way, is something extremely difficult and far from the classical or modern vocal teaching, that is, through vocalizations, warbles and the like next to a piano.

I am confident that you will like the book and help you to glimpse your Inbon Voice!

The flagship, the Way of the Voice, has been included in the bibliography of the course of Communication Techniques of the Catholic University of the Holy Heart, which makes me even more proud of all the efforts I make every day to carry out, as a pioneer, this vocal revolution.

If you want to read it, you can order it directly from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or even the iBook Store on your Apple device.




January 8, 2018 By Leave your thoughts

Join the NYC Marathon!

Boston has a marathon as beautiful and famous as the one in New York, but the big apple offers something extra, especially for us Italians.

This year I went to New York by bus, to avoid queues and expensive parking.

This year all the newspapers are talking about the fact that, after 40 years, an American has finally won the most famous marathon in the United States.

I have always been fascinated by people who practice sports with perseverance and passion. Of course, to get to run a marathon you need something bigger. The NYC Marathon is a unique event for runners. When they share their experience with me, I see their eyes illuminate and the energy that shines through them makes me want to run too! Through their words I can imagine running through the streets of the world’s belly button and it’s a real magic.

An interesting fact, among all those presented is that the marathon is slowing down. Today more and more people face the marathon and although they are “super” men and women, most of them “ruin” the average. In 1980, the average of those who completed the competition was just over four hours, today we are over four and a half hours. That’s more than twice as many as the first ones. Almost all those who officially participate in the event arrive at the finish line, then there are those like me who participate only to see some glimpses of the city otherwise unreachable.

I still congratulate the winner: what you earn with hard work and determination has a true and eternal flavor!




November 6, 2017 By Leave your thoughts

Live and let go your voice

It is increasingly frequent to watch comedies or movies in which, through parody, the naked and raw reality is placed right under our noses.

If you look at the first seconds of the trailer for this movie, you will be clear what I mean.
Here in the United States, the wealthy population periodically goes to the “shrink”, or psychotherapist. Not that in Italy it’s too different.
The necessity of modern society is to name things. When a person suffers for some reason he does not find peace until someone labels his problem with a diagnosis.
At that point, the problem is no longer a problem, but has a name and becomes something to talk and brag about.

Stopping to speculate on the reasons for a suffering, the work of the “Shrink”, or getting to give it a grand name, the work of the “specialists” doctors, in no way solves the suffering.

My work very often leads me to work with people desperately looking for the reason for their suffering or a diagnosis that labels their problem.

None seems to want to solve the sickness, the problem.
If a bird has been poking into your ear, one of my voice workshops might brighten you up!

Molti di questi artisti sono autodidatti e pensano che

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November 1, 2017 By Leave your thoughts