The most important hallmark of VOCAL FREEDOM is that the singer is not letting the REAL PERSON INSIDE take second place to anything else– not to worries and anxiety, not to other people’s expectations, not to peer pressure, not to anything.
At the Bel Canto House School of Singing I use the mechanism of telling the story of a song to lead students into their own VOCAL FREEDOM as singers. This was not a difficult concept for the students who first came to me when I established the School in Dublin. Irish people do not need to be told what great and gifted storytellers they've always been. In fact most of them are probably too busy spinning yarns to even stop and consider just how well they can tell stories!
Telling the story allows a singer’s own mind to take control of the voice in a completely natural and unaffected way. It allows you as the singer to free your thoughts from worries and anxiety and self-consciousness and to simply be yourself. To achieve VOCAL FREEDOM, you need only to take the shackles off of your mind. Once you do this, everything else is possible.