I teach these things during my lessons through various breathing, emission and rhythm exercises, very often designed by me and sometimes conducted as a ‘singing game’. Of course technical exercises are only a warm-up. The aim of the workshop is usually to learn songs connected with a particular country, epoque or style. Learning a song is accompanied with work on correct expression, characteristic rhythms and ornamentation.
I think singing may be a way to express our deeply hidden emotions, which sometimes are easier to sing than to say… To make the expression really free, however, we need to have technique, which will allow us to sing easily.
I am still searching – I am all the time learning and gaining experience. I am encouraging everybody to do the same because I am sure that sining opens new, often surprising ways in our lives.