Voice Training Standards

Voice teachers adhere to a traditional set of standards that underlie all forms of vocal expression.  Healthy speech and singing styles and voice healing modalities attain their highest expression when working with the natural design of the body's vocal instrument. 

These are the most important standards taught by voice teachers

Body and Mind Understanding of skills. Students have an articulate understanding of their vocal instrument with logical processes and a voice vocabulary. 

There is a specific order to voice training that builds strength upon each succeeding skill. These steps have vocabulary and specific movements that build confidence and strengthen the healthy voice for lifetime vocal health.

Articulation

All syllables are clear and distinct.

Authentic Expression

All gestures, voice tone and movements support the vocal tone.

Cadence

Tonality and speed of phrases are varied.

Intonation - Tonality

The singer is able to sing each pitch accurately. A speaker can vary the pitch of their message while maintaining a consistent tone quality. A healer can sustain a tone without tension.

Pain-free vocalization

Larynx and the rest of the body are free of tension and pain.

Projection
    All syllables are audible to the listener equally.

There are no places where the sound, “Drops out”.

Tone Quality. Clear and consistent, pleasing tone

The voice moves up and down the vocal range without breaks. The tone quality remains at a consistent volume level.

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