For many years now, I have been receiving singers, wannabe singers, public speakers and clients, (singers or speakers), who required non-surgical voice repair, from all over the world almost every state of the US, Europe (primarily UK - England and Scotland, Germany and Belgium) and, of course, Asia Hong Kong, Shanghai, Thailand , India, Malaysia and Singapore, to name a few.
In previous years, those people were coming to my school because they wanted to become the professional singers or public speakers and they did not necessarily require any voice repair or any extensive voice work.
They were just lacking the vocal technique which would preserve their voices and therefore, would allow them to enter into a professional field, while complying with the standards of professional speaking and singing.
However, some of them were already professionals, but had acquired some problems with their voices using them excessively and incorrectly, and thus required the Non-Surgical Voice Repair at its fullest.
Nowadays, the majority of wannabes or professionals do require the Non-Surgical Voice Repair and not too many of them are coming just wanting to learn how to speak or sing better, as unfortunately, not too much integrity like in the older days, has been possessed lately by the human kind.
Today, unless they have a pronounced vocal problem, they will not come to improve their craft, therefore, so to speak forensic science of my vocal technique incidentally called Vocal Science is really in demand.
Luckily for me and not so luckily for the people who are relying on their voices, (professionally or not), appears to be that any conventional vocal technique does not offer a release of the vocal anatomy from the pressure of the sound, thus continuously working on the already damaged vocal anatomy and promoting more vocal problems to occur.
This is an excerpt from our latest correspondence with our potential client based off the UK.
My most recent singing teacher bases all her teaching around thinking 'down and out' to anchor your sound. This has developed my voice well in some areas but not in others. Thinking of lifting the sound above my vocal cords is something I have never done before.
Needless to say, this person experiences vocal performance limitations, as the vocal technique introduced to him, will inevitably create, minimum to say, muscle tension dysphonia, as by pushing the sound down, he will constrict his neck muscles and they, in turn, will close on him and will trap his voice, which he will no doubts will be pushing even harder, trying to bring it to the surface and project it, and thus, even more severe damage most likely will occur.
The sound is a physical material body and it travels as such, i.e., circular direction, relatively, respectively and prospectively to the one's height, weight and the central line of their body.
The Vocal Science method promotes the release of the neck and the throat muscles.
While the above mentioned muscles become released, the other muscles become employed, (facial and abdominal in integration with each other), which will be safe to use and which will assure the proper sound lift, placement and aimed delivery upon one's command.
This approach will save and protect the voice for life, as the person who studies this method, will have the forensic understanding of the components of this wholesome mechanism, and by employing this revolutionary method, it will also allow the person to speak or sing with absolute ease while, concurrently, it will make them automatically comply with the standards of the professional voice use, be it speaking or singing.