If you become masterful at how you use your voice through well tailored voice exercises, body awareness, knowledge of vocal function, and commitment to practice, you provide a solid foundation for singing. I call this “mastery”, and it is something that is acquired and developed by the input of the teacher and the dedication of the student. But this is not the complete picture… there has to be space for the invitation to “mystery”, the stuff we can’t quite quantify or put our finger on.
This is ultimately the thing that will set one voice apart from another – the soul intent of a singer. To unlock this takes more risk than mastery because it requires vulnerability and honesty, and a willingness to risk and share. This can be unlocked from coaching, philosophy, acceptance, awareness and the gradual letting go of ego.
With mastery and mystery you will be empowered to thrive no matter what hurdles may come your way. You will develop a sense of empowerment to sing and perform that reflects who you are and how you want to express. You will become an “Empowered Artist”