I wanted to give some background as to where these ideas came from. Below are some of the people who have influenced me and my singing methods. I have provided links to their programs so you can learn more.
Bernard is an amazing body worker who taught me how to walk again after I broke my hip. What started as a functional rehabilitation evolved into an amazing awakening into a Somatic awakening to my body and the secrets to working with energy and stress.
Bernard is a world expert in Somatics as taught by Thomas Hanna, and in Structural Integration as developed by Ida Rolph. He also is well versed in Feldenkrais and the Alexander Technique, is an internationally respected instructor and practitioner of Liq Chuan, Taoist Nei Gung and Chi Gung.
John Baron- The Alexander Technique
The Alexander technique is a bodywork method developed in the early 1900's that has been an essential part of classical voice programs throughout the world. John Baron has been instrumental in bringing the Alexander to the Bay Area by co-founding the Alexander Education Center in Berkeley, CA, a training school for future teachers of the Alexander Technique. You can learn more about the method here:
Raz was one of the most influential voice teachers in my life and I’m very grateful for his amazing work. He has become an international authority in singing and vocal technique.
Seth Riggs, Speech Level Singing
Definitely the most famous voice teacher in contemporary music, my work with Seth during the early 90’s was the most important part of my vocal education. While his genius and track record can not be disputed, some of his later associates taught a version that was not carefully moderated and so there have been controversies about his method.
Cathrine Sadolin, CVT
While I haven’t worked one on one with Cathrine, I consider her group in Belgium to be one of the most important centers for vocal research in the world today, and have had great success employing many of her secrets to my own teaching studio. Her group seems to be at war with the Seth Riggs people, but I try to stay out of the controversies and teach my own methods.