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Welcome, to my process in writing a book about Vocal Identity. This book (which I have no idea when I will finish) is about my personal experience and journey in understanding vocal technique. Below is the introduction. Stay tuned for more and feel free to message me to inquire about it. 

INTRODUCTION

Throughout my twenties, I focused on classical singing training and became so internally focused and neurotic about my sound that I barely paid attention to what was externally going on around me. I didn’t know who I was if I couldn’t sing. My gift eventually led to my dreams coming true. I travelled Europe performing in the dream soprano role of Maria in West Side Story. Although, my technique helped sustain me on tour, my lack of identity sent me down a path of depression and loneliness. I discovered on tour that I had the power to make my dreams come true but was terrified of what that meant when they did. I needed technique. After years of voice lessons, I thought I had technique. But technique to me is a reliable and repeatable set of actions you can physically and mentally do to sustain yourself emotionally. It allows you to be free artistically in the imaginary circumstances without comprising who you are in real life. I’m not a doctor or trained speech pathologist, so what you read in pages ahead is my personal experience and journey with understanding my voice. I’ve discovered a lot in trying to pursue my career as a singer and my goal is to share what I’ve learned with others so you may venture on your own journey of discovering: what is my true voice? My goal is to inspire you to educate yourself on your beautiful instrument given by God. I pray you become healed from all the emotional and psychological trauma that has inhibited your voice from truest expression. Most of all, I hope you find joy and freedom in your voice and learn how to use your voice from your identity so you can create what you deeply desire as an artist.