10 principles on which the vision of the WeSING study is based.

Freely inspired by M ° G. Marchesi.

1) The singing teacher is a profession or better yet a service, a ministerium;

2) The human voice is the sound of a person’s soul: learning to listen to it with

attention helps to understand their needs;

3) The singing teacher’s law is the voice of his pupil and the development of his

technical functionality and human expressiveness;

4) Three figures will correspond to the different degrees of experience and knowledge:

the teacher, the coach and the teacher; to achieve these goals, the singing teacher will have to master the vocal technique, the musical competence and have practiced in each of these fields;

5) To enrich one’s teaching, an important element of a voice is its natural dialectal cadence: from the way of speaking of a person, and consequently from his origins, one can often guess the type of vocality;

6) The study of the musical cultures of other countries can contribute to forming a wider knowledge of the art of singing and its teaching;

7) The ability of a singing teacher rests on three pillars: knowledge of the instrument, musicality and human empathy;

8) The technique is the appropriate, controlled and non-destructive use of the vocal instruments most suitable for the training being performed;

9) The preparation of a repertoire requires the student’s technical ability to deal with the notes and his interpretative ability to enhance the composer’s work;

10) Since there is no absolute truth, every serious and prepared singing teacher will be able to bring something positive in the development of a voice, without thinking that his is the perfect technique, and always with the awareness that the human voice, as well as the entire universe, it is constantly changing, and that the most important thing is knowing how to listen;

Il decalogo dell’insegnante di canto