What it's all about...
THE SINGING SELF PROGRAM
Over the last 4 years, Robert has recorded 250+ hours of live classes (1-2 hours in length) on topics ranging from specific vocal techniques to refining overall somatic (whole physical system) vocal integration. This library is at the heart of the new SINGING SELF PROGRAM that combines access to this extraordinary library with 1-on-1 consultations (online) with Robert, a personalized workbook (see details below), a monthly live class (also online) and email access into a process for guided learning in the comfort of your own living room. This program is designed for singers, actors and performers of all kinds and is appropriate for both beginners and professionals alike.
Topics in the SINGING SELF Library include: Belting, Warming-up, Musicality, Breathing, Balancing Breath and Tone, Vocal Acoustics, Understanding Standing, Freeing the Tongue and more… Though there are three “Intro Series” (“Beginner,” “Basic” and “Deeper”), the remainder of the library is not “linear;” you can continue with whatever classes interest you or seem most useful for you at any given time.
After the initial consultation, Robert will create a Personalized Workbook (e-book) just for you that will include a specially designed order for going through the video classes that will address your personal vocal needs. With each selected video, there will be a personalized process that will help you frame and contextualize the class content and apply it to your particular interests and learning goals. But, of course, along the way you can and must self-regulate and self-direct (and must!) throughout the learning process according to your own life schedule, learning styles and rhythms, interest levels and needs.
In addition to being part of the full SINGING SELF PROGRAM, what makes this Online Video Learning Library different for other video subscription programs is that it is not just a series of short videos about “what you should/would/could do” if you practice on your own. Each video in this library is an actual class (that was previously recorded live) that introduces you to a topic then takes you through a complete Vocal Integration Lesson (or two), with lectures and discussion if/when appropriate. In other words, each class, each lesson is a complete process of learning from introduction to integration. This allows you to get whatever you are working on with your learning goals in the class “into your system,” then and there.
This library of classes, in combination with the other aspects of THE SINGING SELF PROGRAM (monthly classes, consult call(s) and email access), is designed so that the learning accumulates over time and little practice (often none at all) is needed beyond the class – because if you’ve learned something, you’ve learned it! Depending on your habits and prior experiences, some classes may seem challenging while others more simple and pleasurable. You may want to revisit some classes from time to time, of course. You may also want to play with what you’ve learned in a class later, on your own, of course. (I consider this to be different from “practicing.”) It’s up to you. But the real aim of this library (and each class) is for you to find the pleasure in the challenge and challenge in the pleasure of learning to move, sense and think about your voice in totally new ways! In the Somatic Learning tradition, this approach brings deeper understanding, greater skill and faster integration.
For more details about THE SINGING SELF PROGRAM, and to register, see below…
P.S. I am always adding new classes and videos to the library so don’t worry about running out of materials to keep learning with!
P.P.S. I am also offering special Voice Lesson Packages that integrate the Video Learning Library into Trimesters (4 months) of private voice lessons. To learn more about those options, visit www.robertsussuma.com/work-together/
Here’s a little video tour of the library and how it works…