Michael Hanko

2018-05-19

My voice teacher superpower

You probably are super-skilled in ways that you don’t even notice, because it’s just how you are. Other people notice these skills and admire you for […]
2018-05-17

Last night’s class: a powerful paradox, free vowels, a new art form

On May 16th, at my weekly master class, we continued to explore a vocal paradox we’ve been discussing a lot lately: In order for your voice […]
2018-04-27

A historic lesson

My voice teacher, Donna Reid, and I felt as though we had made history at my voice lesson today. Together, we arrived at a higher level […]
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 […]
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