Tag Archives: Sense

Games Voice Students Play — Past Teachers’ Failure

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I’ve been noticing lately an increasing tendency, in blogs, in facebook and on singing/teaching sites in general, towards indignantly commenting about how many ‘bad’ voice teachers there are out there. This tendency seems emphasized by … Continue reading

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Vocal Pedagogy; an additive or a subtractive art?

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden The way you answer this question is the way you teach. I’ve argued for both sides of the question, depends who’s asking. On the one hand it often feels like the voice lesson mainly consists … Continue reading

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Manipulation, Influencing-with-Integrity and my dog Fluffy

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden A bit over a year ago, our little family unit bought a dog. Fluffy. I fell in love immediately, which isn’t difficult when you look into those soulful eyes. That was the problem; if I … Continue reading

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