Vocal Training means singing correctly, controlling one’s voice and directing the voice flow naturally through personal reflection and exercise.
Vocal quality is a result of developing proper habit that strengthens stability in standing, sitting and movement; proper breathing and learning how to free the body of tension; and most importantly – to learn how to listen.
The voice – the engine of singing is hidden deep within the body, far from the eye and greatly influenced by moods. In order to develop the voice and to care for it, one needs to discover its existence and location in the body.
Vocal Training lessons begin “the moment before”: the moment in which I am by myself, connected to my body and listening to the body’s natural flows. I develop awareness of the muscles that are involved in supporting the voice.
Vocal training in the Li-Ron Choir begins with laying on mattresses with eyes closed – listening to the sounds of the body. The participant is reflecting on the internal organs that are hidden from the eye.
During the process of voice training in the rehearsal hall I direct the members to discover their voices; to develop awareness of the paths the voice follows within the body; the strengths that move it; its characteristics and the ways in which it is possible to keep it healthy.
Vocal training according to the method that I’ve developed emphasizes the spiritual aspect of song. Vocal training always exists side by side with self-awareness; personal reflection and investigation. The goal is to release the sound; to distance it from where the vocal cords are located and to produce a perfect sound – precise and full in its emotional expression.
As a result of many years of experience, I strongly recommend vocal training within the framework of the children’s choir.