"Your work is the real sunshine as it comes from the depth of your soul where no one can see. You are a blessing." -Student's Mother When we enter the world of autism, see from their perspective of 100% non-ego attachment, we do indeed see the divine. The result is breathtaking. In my vocal studio, I tailor each lesson to meet the individual needs of every student. My son, who has autism, has been my greatest teacher. I have a quest and ability to help other parents of children with autism find their child's unique strengths, their inner and outer voice. By approaching teaching through the lens of autism, I can show parents how to apply teaching techniques incorporating visual, sensory, and auditory inputs. The end result is increased focus, eye contact, concentration, ability to sing, and reduction of sensory overload. It is so fun to see excited parents watching their child's attention span and eye contact dramatically increase and blossom. The benefit for the parent is a better connection to the child with less exhaustion and frustration. I am teaching the parent by giving them the necessary tools and how to use them. It's teamwork! Look for future posts about how homeschooling my autistic son has informed my teaching ability to help students of all kinds. If you are not in Austin, check out my videos online that demonstrate singing, breathing and the mind-body connection in the Beginner's Bundle. About Julie Brown Voice Studio The Julie Brown Voice Studio is an internationally acclaimed salon located in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. The studio’s proprietor, Julie C. Brown, is an accomplished performer and instructor in voice technique, singing, and vocal control. In addition to Julie Brown Voice Studio, Ms. [...]
Have the willingness to see clearly: Be Your Best Fan and Achieve Your Goals. I often tell my students to will themselves to be calm, and see clearly while visualizing their success. Combine this with the Acapelladiva method of proper breathing, support, and clear sound placement. Employing these tools, I remind students to ease their negative thoughts or performance anxiety by conquering their thoughts. Often we let others who criticize us determine our destiny, or we become our worst critics in our minds and undermine and sabotage ourselves. This totally limits our potential as singers. There are plenty of critics out there so choose be your Best Fan Not your worst critic! Conquer self defeating thoughts acknowledge your successes each and every day. Master your mind as well as your voice. When mastered you are a singer who knows infinite possibilities the universe has to offer. About Julie Brown Voice Studio The Julie Brown Voice Studio is an internationally acclaimed salon located in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. The studio’s proprietor, Julie C. Brown, is an accomplished performer and instructor in voice technique, singing, and vocal control. In addition to Julie Brown Voice Studio, Ms. Brown is also President and CEO of Sing Your Best Julie Brown Voice Studio, an online instructional website featuring many of her unique vocal teaching techniques in video format. An international opera singer and performer, Ms. Brown is also known by her stage name of Acapelladiva®. She is the creator of the genera of music that combines heavy metal / gothic rhythm with opera overlays know as Gothera®. Her students include celebrity artists and singers from established and upcoming bands in all genres from all over the world. Ms. Brown does not just give vocal instruction, but creates singers. You can also follow Julie Brown Voice Studio on Twitter at @JulieBrownVoice, on Facebook at Julie Brown Voice Studio, on Google+ [...]
[S3VIDEO file='VIDEO 7 EXERCISES FOR MOTOR.mov'] VIDEO 7 Exercises for Motor Conscious Breathing from different positions: lying down, sitting up, and standing. Conscious Thought and Posture notes. How breathing influences vocal projection.