The Voice Culture

Dogma in the Voice Teaching Profession

Episode Summary

Dogma - where does it come from? How is it supported? How can it be overcome to make way for something better?

Episode Notes

Justin and Brian begin their discussion with the rise of dogmatic thinking in voice teaching in the 19th century, how it became various "methods", and how it can hinder learning and innovation. The "Old Italian School" was not based on a method, although many current teachers advertise that they teach old Italian methods. How does the rise of science and the Information Age allow dogmatic thinking to continue? What does teaching and learning look like with more open attitudes to how to teach principles and actions of good singing?