Despite many years of performing professionally, I was having problems with my voice. Performing daily can take it’s toll if you are singing without an understanding of what is happening physiologically. I was getting away with the performances but I knew on a physical and emotional level that I was trying too hard and it should have felt easier. I felt I was battling, especially for the high notes and I didn’t want to loose.
Wanting to perfect my own singing, led me on a journey of study that I have been on for over 15 years and will continue for the rest of my life. The voice is a fascinating subject and as vocal technology advances so does our understanding. The mysteries that have surrounded singing can be solved scientifically. We now know that there are different modes of phonation. We understand what needs to happen to the vocal folds to change pitch and reach those high notes.