Some years ago, I stopped singing. It’s true. I, like so many others chose mundane goals and objectives that did not resonate with who I really was. It took years of precious lost time before I realized in order for true happiness in my life, I needed to pursue a career in the performing arts, because that has always been a calling; that is one of My Heart’s Desires and part of My Sacred Contract.
So, when I began to sing again, I thought, “Man this is hard! I don’t remember it being this difficult!” I remembered that singing came easily and natural for me, but this experience was different. I realized I had two concerns: Firstly, I needed to heal and strengthen my physical body. Second, I needed to re-learn how to sing. Regarding the second concern, I found the Speech Level Singing (SLS) Technique in Jan. 2000, via Master Instructor and former SLS CEO, Dave Stroud in San Francisco. After two years of training, the ease of singing began to return and Dave asked me to become a Certified Instructor. What I learned through 8 years as an SLS Certified Instructor, reshaped my life forever.
In March 2013, I joined The Institute For Vocal Advancement (IVA). IVA has taken what was learned in the past and has improved upon vocal technique. I am certified with The Institute For Vocal Advancement as an Advanced Certified Instructor. IVA’s vocal technique is based on the 17th Century Italian Schola Cantorum Technique. IVA seeks to push the envelope further, building on what has already been learned. To Learn More about IVA
I have been learning and teaching this technique since January 1, 2000, over 15 years. I have worked with many who have experienced improvement in their Vocal Tone, Strength, Range, Ease, Agility, and Confidence, as it allows for Free Voice, and supports any genre. By the way, I’ve learned a lot about health and diet and I do share this with my clients.