In working with the singing voice we meet adventures, obstacles, struggles and wonders. I believe that through singing we can walk a path that guides us to inner development, social development and health.
I work with the School of Uncovering the Voice, Die Schule der Stimmenthüllung, initiated by the Swedish singer Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström (1879-1972). One of the main basic assumptions is that everyone has a singing voice that needs only to be uncovered and freed from hindrances in order to sound freely in space in a healthy way.
The healthy human being is a sounding organism, but often we are not ‘sounding’ to our full potential. This causes blockages and illnesses in our instruments: ourselves. In daily life, we are exposed to circumstances that affect our physical body, our feelings, our thinking, our actions, and energy levels. These circumstances are both beneficial and challenging to our system. They demand us to care for our instrument, by taking care of ourselves. By working on our instrument, we work on ourselves. This brings challenges to overcome, but great possibilities as well!
Presuming that we have to strive for a reconnection with the cosmic forces, and that we should move with the processes of the cosmos and the earth, we can through singing reconnect to these forces and work and create in this world as healthy-sounding human beings.