Welcome to the Body/Voice Connection. I know you are wondering, “What is the Body/Voice Connection?” Many of you already know that I have been a professional opera singer for the past 30+ years, enjoying success here in the United States as well as in Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia/New Zealand and Israel. But, what some of you may not know, is my love for the human anatomy and physiology.
In 2005-2006, I took a sabbatical from singing to get a National Certification in Neuromuscular Therapy. Since then, I have been developing a program to help singers, whether beginners or professionals, to sing more effortlessly. I call the program the Body/Voice Connection. I use a comprehensive approach to help one’s body reach its maximum potential of strength and posture in order to sing more tension-free.
My concept is taken from a musculoskeletal point of view. I work in harmony with the voice teacher, never in conflict.
During my seminars, I use Power Point, personal postural analysis, and manual resistive muscle testing to discover patterns of weakness in the body that could be preventing one’s vocal technique from working at its best. We cover every aspect of the human body, from the tip of the head to the bottom of the feet; anything that would cause more tension and stress during one’s vocal performance.
I also realize that stress is a key factor in a singer’s inability to perform at his/her best, so we offer specific diet and stress reduction advice to help the singer deal with the daily rigors of performing.
I hope you will take this journey of discovery with me and book a presentation for your university or conservatory for a Body/Voice Seminar in the near future.
To Book a Seminar:
Contact Jeffrey Wells: 423-371-9088 (mobile)
Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY Reference contact: Dona D. Vaughn
Belmont University, Nashville, TN Reference Contact: Tom Studebaker, voice faculty
North Texas University, Denton, TX Reference Contact: Dr. Stephen Dubberly (conductor/coach, Opera Department)
University of Mobile, Mobile, AL Reference Contact: Dr. Patrick Jacobs
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY Reference Contact: Nathan Urbach