My teaching method
"Vocal Technique is a path, which takes the artist from a known place to an unknown one, but that has always been his natural point of arrival".
I like to introduce this page with a metaphor, that I often use with my students, about the eternal conflict between technique and natural talent, because I think this is one of the crucial issues to be addressed as soon as possible in the study of singing, as well as in the arts in general.
Is it good to sing "instinctively", so to simply stay where you are once you start to be a singer, and rely solely on the talent, or do you need to study vocal technical and change?
The answer to this question is very simple, although not obvious at all to young students: there is no talent that can be expressed without the support of the technique, as there is no technique that produces great results without the presence of the artist's talent.
Changing is in the middle and it's a just the only way for being an artist not for one day, but for an entire life.
Vocal studies are an exciting and intense experience, which lead us to explore ourselves every day even before exploring the discipline itself.
Personally I approach vocal coaching with great seriousness, enthusiasm and commitment, experiencing empathy with the path of my students but always providing them with a solid point of reference. Obviously I require my students equally seriousness, enthusiasm and commitment, to learn what is a real discipline, as well as an art of expression that gives us a lot of satisfaction.
Below I have summarized some of the concepts that I believe are the pillars of my educational and professional approach, concepts that are never absent in my program of study, regardless of the particular path chosen by a student, a solo singer or a band.
Singing affects your whole body, not just the vocal apparatus, or worse, only your vocal cords. Singing is therefore an exercise that requires control and coordination of many muscle apparatus and therefore a perfect physical and mental shape.
That's why I named my method VOCAL FIT
Failing is winning
Embark on your voice training with the serene knowledge that every week you will fail in whole or in part in the given exercises.
It is absolutely necessary to make mistakes, face with a smile your failures in the studies, because failing is the first step to success.
Technique is not a goal
In singing studies, like in all music, we should not have the only aim of achieving technical perfection. Vocal technique is a medium that allows us to express our talent, our sensitivity and artistic vision, not our goal.
Never forget then that a sound or a note not connected to your heart, has no value.
Manage your emotions
An artist is not liable unless it is continually overwhelmed by his/her emotions, is this particular sensibility that makes us precisely artists.
Your emotional world is your primary value, but you have to be able to channel it into your music without losing the control of it. Once you manage this you can consider yourself a true professional.
Be a complete musician
Too often, singers think that they don't have to study music or music technology, because they are sufficiently satisfied by the mere singing.
The singers instead (like any other musician) should not be separated from being complete musicians, able to read music, and more and more: to compose it, arrange it and produce it.
Success & Music Business
Success is to be achieved first of all with humility and respect. In art you’ll never stop learning, so considering yourself "arrived" is therefore the worst obstacle to your success.
Said that, it is good to be aware that no one will find you in your room or in the rehearsal room. It is therefore necessary to know the music business, its operation and its professional roles, to be able to use this great machine in your favor, rather than spending years waiting for the stroke of luck.