The aim of every singing technique is to gradually free the voice to express its full range and dynamic ability by keeping the original timbre alive.
Every voice must start its work with me through a segment of classical training. For singers in the field of popular music I add specific exercises to enable them to "belt" without vocal injury and encourage them to use singing styles with mixed registers.
Once the voice is developed, its quality has to be maintained especially during intensive concert-tours or work on stage.
I consider conscious body-work like yoga a big help and support for developing vocal abilities and keeping a healthy, happy mental state while facing the challenges that are a normal part of the singing profession.
The great voice-expert Cornelius Reid summarized the main aspects of a healthy vocal technique:
The Technical Ideal
"In an ideal technique of singing all functional elements responsible for the generation of vocal tone are well-developed and maintained in a state of equilibrium. In such an instance the constituent parts of the vocal mechanism would be so integrated that all "breaks," gaps and/or transition points within the tonal rage would be imperceptible.
The concept of a seamless voice is valid provided all of the muscular systems involved in phonation are well-developed and in a state of equilibrium. However, since this is rarely the case, pedagogic procedures designed to improve vocal skills on the basis that "seamlessness" must be established and/or preserved without regard for the condition and capability of the participating muscular systems "seal in" vocal faults and, consequently, permanently arrest technical development.
From the standpoint of vocal pedagogy, therefore, a seamless voice, while an ultimate good, is not a desirable objective until all of the muscle systems comprising the vocal mechanism are functioning at optimum efficiency."