This blog is primarily dedicated to our local Toronto clients.
The fact is that, opposed to our international clients, they have an opportunity to come for what we call an Introductory/Exploratory Session before they commit to any courses or treatments in the case of non-surgical Voice repair.
During that introductory session, they learn a lot about themselves; about where their voice stands right now; what could be done with it and in what period of time.
There is definitely, during that session and in a nutshell, speech and Singing instruction present - to whichever degree possible.
The majority of our clients, understandably, have been getting extremely excited when they hear the instant difference between how they walked into the session, during the session, and especially, by the conclusion of the whole endeavor.
It’s all good! - you, my reader, may exclaim...
It could be, but sometimes it can be compromised.
While experiencing the difference in their voice and some body parts, our future course attendees become overly excited and begin to practice on their own…, even though they were given specific instructions (reinforced in my book, “Vocal Science – Flight to the Universe”) not to practice on their own until they have enough substance and understanding of the newly-found Vocal Science method and technique.
I acquired a new client today, who came for the Introductory Exploratory session yesterday; saw the value, got excited and registered for 30 hours (the protocol) of singing (pre-voice repair) instruction and some light herbal treatment.
My client possesses a very beautiful singing voice, but absolutely has no idea how to take the maximum capacity of such “God’s gift”; and most importantly, not to “kill it on the root” while singing in a choir; and while at it, using the completely wrong voice application/vocal technique. No doubt that bad habits had been formed and “quite-well” adapted…
So, thinking that she already had enough knowledge to start practicing on her own, she did and… knocked down my whole message, which I instilled into her during the Introductory/Exploratory Session yesterday.
As a result, today, it took me close to an hour to restore that message back in order to be able to continue the vocal development.
My explanation ( of course, figuratively speaking ) to her was as such:
I told her today that yesterday, I helped her to “conceive a baby” – so to speak.
Due to her “unauthorized interference” with the Vocal Science “embryo”, the cell of the future “baby” was destroyed.
That “embryo”, nevertheless, has to be “nurtured and carried” for at least 30 hours of my very unique instruction - (and, when needed, to be supported with natural herbal and some homeopathic treatment).
Our aim is to have an undisturbed process described above, while working hard, and smart at the same time, to be able to bring the whole process to the best possible conclusion.
To conclude, I have to say:
Yes, the “labor” of such process could be very hard, but the reward in the end WILL BE PRICELESS!!