(if you have a few minutes of down-time today, consider taking a look at these excellent, recently-released blog posts that are alllll about my favourite thing: #voiceped)
“ When we show our students kindness and help them to feel supported and seen, we send a message that their voice, what they have to say, who they fundamentally are, matters. Whether or not they go on to have a career in singing, that is perhaps the most important lesson any of us can learn. “
by D. Brian Lee
“ Almost every teacher tends to specialize, whether they admit it or not. Some specialize because of the knowledge they pursue, some by attracting a certain kind of student that they click with, others by assigning certain kinds of repertoire that they are the most comfortable with, and others by targeting a market demographic that makes sense for their business plan (if they have a plan). “
by Edward Foreman
as quoted by Justin Petersen
“It is impossible to teach voice without learning a great deal of practical psychology through observation, and it is a wise teacher who arms himself with some rudimentary behavioral information at the outset of his teaching career. “
by Matt Edwards
” What I know without a doubt is that I want my students to work for the next 50 years. I also know for a fact I do not plan on teaching any more than 30 years from now. … If I train them that my way is the only way and that all other ideas are wrong, they are going to really struggle when they get out into the real world. “
Happy reading, friends.
ps I mean, that’s a lot of words from white folx right there. And, that’s cool. And at the same time? I’d love to hear some words from other sources; who else is out there writing about voice ped that I should know?