Michael Hanko

2018-04-25

You suck at hearing yourself

F.M. Alexander wrote about a phenomenon he called debauched kinesthesia, a tendency to misinterpret how our own alignment feels to us. I can get so used […]
2018-04-19

Master Class update

At last night’s class, we welcomed a new member, Jim. He shared his beautiful, free voice and his open, friendly vibe with us and gamely threw […]
2018-04-14

What to do instead of “placing” your voice

As I explained in my previous post, I don’t like the term “placement” because it implies that we are to carefully put our voice in some […]
2018-04-13

Vocal terminology that could use an update: Placement

Certain terms that are traditionally used in teaching voice have unfortunate connotations that can trigger undesirable vocal habits. I’d love to propose a new way of […]
2018-04-06

Help—I’ve forgotten my lesson!

One of my overseas students, John, whom I’ve been teaching online, recently requested that I allow him to record his lessons. He was concerned—this is a […]
2018-03-14

1st Anniversary of My Weekly Master Class!

My next class is a celebration! We’ve been meeting weekly now for a year—since my first class on March 1, 2017. And what a wonderful year […]
2016-07-07

How to listen to voices while teaching

In this post, I will answer a question posed to me by my student Paulo J., who is a voice teacher as well as a singer. […]
2016-03-03

How to take in the sound of your own voice

This post is almost identical to my last one. I changed a few words to show how the skill of listening can be applied to your […]
2016-03-03

How to take in information

Your mind is designed to keep you safely where you are. Pay attention to your thoughts as you are reading (like this post!) or listening to […]
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