March 31, 2019

My Listening Centre Experience

I went to the Listening Centre in Toronto, Canada, in 1999, curious about the effect Tomatis’ listening training would have on my voice, and came away with my life changed. 

The vocal change was immediate. I got off the plane after the 60 hours were completed, sat at the piano and vocalized, and couldn’t believe my ears. There were two notes on the top and bottom of the scale that hadn’t been there before; and while my voice was much more equalized, the thing that really struck me was that I felt different in my own skin—a big deal to a guy that had been hiding his stuttered/stammering since 4th grade.

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March 24, 2019

The Mixed-Dominant Voice Teacher


I know something about Mixed-Dominance. Why? I am Mixed-Dominant myself; that is, I am left-handed and left-eyed (9 out of 10 people are right-handed and right-eyed). 

Funny thing is: I was clueless about mixed-dominance and how it affected the voice until I went to the Listening Centre in Toronto in 1999. There, my right ear was awakened, which brought about an immediate change in vocal function. That it took another ten years for me to fully comprehend what I had been given? Par for the course. I consider those ten years as giving me a post-graduate degree.

What are a few of the things I have learned?

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