Teaching voice

by Jeffrey Carter

While I was attending the Voice Foundation workshops in Philadelphia earlier this month, I found myself pondering all the different things that we voice teachers actually teach.

Herewith, an incomplete list:

  • communication
  • technique
  • deportment
  • breathing
  • acting (action, gesture, emotion, face)
  • diction
  • modern and ancient languages
  • mental imagery
  • preventative health
  • collaboration with others (at the least, the pianist)
  • musical style
  • historical understanding
  • self-confidence

I love being a voice teacher!