There is an instrument within you.
I believe that your body is a creator of musical sounds, some of which are speech. That this voicing is utilized for precision work, connection, and communication. I believe that we use voice as a means to an end. By multiple definitions, that is an instrument.
Singers get this but speakers sometimes struggle. Instruments are musical, aren’t they? Surely, One must need specialized talent or a gift in order to have an instrument. Well, no.
This instrument can work haphazardly, communicating within a limited scope. Or, this instrument can be an agent of change.
The vocal body can change how efficiently you breathe impacting overall health. It can change how you connect with other human beings. It can, through the intentional application of thought, change anything in this world.
I get that many people still think of the voice only in passing — Never realizing that the voice has never been just two muscles for the making of sound. The vocal folds are an air valve, that learned how to sing because humans needed more tools.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.