Threshold Choir Chapter Member
Sing for Your Soul
When I started working with the voice in 1989 teaching private vocal lessons, my students began to report strange and wonderful benefits that they linked to singing, some, singing for the very first time.
Lesson 1: Remember how to breathe the way we were born to and how to sing using the waistline muscles, the same muscles we laugh with, naturally.
Lesson 2: Remember how to open the throat from the inside, relaxing those muscles to feel the natural vibrations of your beautiful tones.
Lesson 3: Using the mixed voice we discover tones that can be healing.
Lesson 4: Rediscovering how to speak like we sing, the true authentic voice can be used as a powerful force in our lives.
Bonus Tracks: Advanced Exercises that increase strength and awareness in the Head Voice and the Chest Voice separately, then in our Mix!
Plus Study Guide and Songs
I finally learned how to breathe properly, a procedure I had tried to learn several times without success. Now my voice sounds nicer; I have lots more air; I can sing very softly when I need to; My voice never gets tired, to name a few benefits. I am grateful for being able to sing this way. -- Dorcas Trueman, Threshold Choir
I thought I was speaking naturally, but realized I was not breathing deeply nor using the stomach muscles fully (never really knew to do that!) I realize that as soon as I felt any type of fear, anxiety, etc. my throat would tense, and thus my speaking voice (and singing voice too actually). So by making a point to practice speaking and singing with low deep breaths and engaging the stomach muscles I can see in addition to producing a harmonious sound, I am also keeping myself centered....thus the healing effect you speak of! Amazing!! --Anita
The lessons are almost like meditation. By focusing on the lessons my mind is there completely... Through moving the mind from daily turmoil to focusing on the lessons, getting the sound into the right space in the head, breathing the other disappears. -- Rand
I practiced a few of your techniques in late Jan and early Feb. I'm sure that, in part, is why my singing to my bride got such good reviews on our wedding day! Thanks! -- Kevin, Ky
Your singing workshop has done me wonders... I can sing about 25 or 35 songs pretty well and always remember to breathe. I love it. -- Roy D. Fisher