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 , , ,

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 1 Comment , , , ,

Your voice speaks about You. An App can improve it


Sanremo has always been linked to the world of singing, not only for Italy, but also for all Italians around the world. I too, very young, was able to be part of it. Unfortunately or luckily, if you’re dealing with music or singing, this is the best showcase in which to be noticed.

Obviously I now live and work in Boston, but also this year I was present with some part of me. Only the people in charge of the sector have heard about it, but apparently something has reached the public level too!

On Tu Style, the magazine of the Mondandori group, of February 7, 2018 appeared this small article that reads:

Together with your look, your voice determines the first impression you leave on others. To get to know it better, download the free app Singing Lessons: it analyses your voice and puts you in touch with a Vocal Coach who works via Skype and, if necessary, suggests you exercises to improve it.

All my students from all over the world who have chosen to release a video testimony will be very happy: now they will be seen by a few hundred thousand more people!


February 7, 2018 By Leave your thoughts ,

CNBC feature a reportage on me

The international television network CNBC has recently broadcasted an excellent service about my work, the uniqueness of the Inborn Voice method and my latest book, The Way of the Voice.
If you want to see the video in its entirety you can do it from my app that you find on the Apple store.

Here I’ll put some small extracts, just to enjoy the event!

Molti di questi artisti sono autodidatti e pensano che
Molti di questi artisti sono autodidatti e pensano che
Molti di questi artisti sono autodidatti e pensano che
Molti di questi artisti sono autodidatti e pensano che
Molti di questi artisti sono autodidatti e pensano che
Molti di questi artisti sono autodidatti e pensano che
Molti di questi artisti sono autodidatti e pensano che
Molti di questi artisti sono autodidatti e pensano che
Molti di questi artisti sono autodidatti e pensano che

So far the videos of Mylena Vocal Coach have been viewed 35,265 times on YouTube! Thank you all!


February 3, 2018 By Leave your thoughts , , ,

The Press Agency Omniapress is talking about Mylena Vocal Coach!

Following the release of my new book, The Way of the Voice, some news from the press about me and my work starts to spread.

I’ll add some excerpts that make me particularly happy!

“Thanks to the original method Inborn Voice©linked to the traditional canons, Milena Origgi is one of the greatest international experts in the field of voice training and vocal coaching.”

“a deep vocal transformation capable of helping people to achieve a greater awareness of themselves and their own expressive capacity through a path of Voice Realignment®”

My job as a vocal coach is to identify the talent hidden within the voice and emotions of people and help them to make it flourish again”

Thank the journalist Pietro Cobor, if you want to read the full article, you can find it here!


January 30, 2018 By Leave your thoughts ,

A Vocal Coach with a 32-hour working day

This morning, standard time has finally come into effect here on the east coast of the United States.

Each week I am lucky enough to travel the world and enter the homes of my students who are scattered all over the world. But this means having an agenda that must take into account the various time zones and the different adjustments that occur behind the scenes. I will talk to you about the different holidays that each country observes in a next post!

I prefer customers from Hawaii. Partly because of the colors of the rooms and voices, and partly because they never change the time. They always use the Hawaiian time so with them I just have to be careful of the time of the country where I am, that is, in which of the six time zones in the United States or in which of the eleven time zones in Europe I am.

The Hawaiian Islands are in the time zone minus ten hours compared to Greenwich Mean Time, which is the zero time zone.

Then I have all the customers scattered around the U.S. ranging from the time zone of the West Coast, for example Los Angeles, minus eight to that of the East Coast, like Boston and New York, minus five.

Obviously there are two americas and I’m lucky enough to work with Argentines and Brazilians, other countries with very involving colors and rhythms, which are in the time zone minus three.

Then we move on to Europe, with England in time zone zero and the bulk of my Italian, French, Swiss and German customers in time zone plus one.

Then we move on to another hot country, Saudi Arabia, which stands at more than three, and Oman, which stands at more than four.

Russia is a complicated country, the Moscow area stands at more than three, while the rest of the country reaches even more than twelve. Luckily my customers are all mainly Muscovites.

My most demanding customers, those who are in “modern” China, essentially Hong Kong and Beijing, follow closely. Like the Hawaiian islands, they never change their legal/solar time and they stay in the time zone plus eight. I’ve also had customers in Japan, but generally they prefer to come here to the United States for Full Immersions.

Last, but not least, my favourite customers arrive, the New Zealanders who are in their time zone plus twelve and who are the first, or last, to change daylight saving time and solar time.

In practice, my typical workday takes place in 32 hours of work, scattered around the world, in three different languages!

The time changes for this year are also over. It starts again on March 11th when Canada will be the first to adopt daylight saving time and will end on April 1st with New Zealand.


November 5, 2017 By Leave your thoughts , , ,

This is what was 60 years ago a singing lesson!

In the 1960s, the idea of what a singing lesson should be, is exactly what you can see in this gag by Jerry Lewis. A teacher, more or less pompous, entrenches himself behind a piano and pushes the pupil to ruin his voice.

We can really laugh at that still 60 years later, but there are still people who believe that this kind of scene is a real Singing Lesson!
In my career as a Vocal Coach, I met a lot of people who thought they had learned to sing in this type of lesson.
They all realized that they had not learned something a little too late.

If you recognize yourself in this type of lesson and you are aware that you are not getting the results you are looking for, or worse, you have already developed vocal problems (you lose your voice, you have frequent sore throats, you feel choked) it doesn’t fall to you!

Your voice is something delicate and precious, I can help you genuinely improve it!

As of today the videos of Singing Lessons have been displayed 35,265 times on YouTube! Thank you all!


March 17, 2016 By Leave your thoughts , ,