Teaching now for over 40 years, I could right away sense if the child, or now adult, has ever been taking any activities which require mind/body coordination, like for example: Ballet, Gymnastics, Figure Skating and, of course, participating in some of the other recreational or professionally oriented events and sports. Those who did not do it I their childhood, could not literally â€œwalk and chew the gum at the same timeâ€, so to speak. Some of them could not walk a straight line, let alone on their tippy toes with their arms up, as per the requirements of Vocal Science Method and Technique.
Some of them simply do not possess any motor skills.
Their brain is not trained to give a command to their bodies, which in case of the voice training and voice powering, it requires a great deal to visualize how the physical sound travels, and then connect the sound to the upper back muscles, upper diaphragm and lower abdomen, to achieve the total
voice performance, speaking, or furthermore, singing.
Obviously, since the person's vision is improving, as well as the person's focus, nevertheless, the total coordination between the brain, sound and the body is achieved.
Once the person is in control of their actions and motions, needless to say, the person becomes more balanced, and thus gains confidence and self-esteem. The aforementioned person, (child and/or adult), learning how to listen and then how to hear the instructions, coupled and balanced with self-analysis.
And lastly, once the person has achieved all of the above mentioned skills, his/hers emotional makeup becomes that much stronger. Needless to say, that the social skills will be also improve exponentially.
So even if the parents think that their child might not become a professional Ballerina, professional Figure Skater or professional singer for that matter, the benefits which the child acquires during the training for whichever field, will be priceless and, nevertheless, will be carried throughout the child's lifetime. As the foundation which the child gets while growing up, will define the quality of the child's adulthood.
Give your child or yourself the gift of skills and thus, a better quality of life.