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I was recently taught a new definition for sound. Sound(v): to express or convey, to measure. I love this!
This week, I will be sharing shorter entries and a few videos as I am attending. a six-day workshop in Fitzmaurice Voicework. I’ve done this before so I know a little of what to expect, six days of practicing the art of autonomic connection and allowing vibration to play. This method has completely shifted the way in which I apply physical modalities in the voice and speech studio, and how I work with voice users.
I wanted to share a little about what it is and why I practice it. From the Fitzmaurice Voicework site:
“Fitzmaurice Voicework is a comprehensive, holistic approach to voice training. Originally developed for actors, its now used in many fields to help people with a wide range of needs.
Fitzmaurice Voicework focuses on the whole human voice.”
The modality uses the body’s own autonomic function to induce and explore involuntary movement (tremor) in dynamic postures. It feels sort of like yoga but where the challenge in vibrational and the goal is freedom of breath and through that, freedom of sound. I cannot seem to stop exploring it and learning what my voice/body is capable of while exploring the myriad choices available. It really is playful, intense and powerful work. This is day one.
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 professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.