Why students need to find their neutral

We each talk at the same average volume, with the same average level of energy. That's our neutral level of speaking.

Teachers spend years asking their students to do "more" on their instruments, while students don't understand why when they do give more, it's still not enough.

That's because young singers and musicians wrongly assume that the neutral for their instruments needs to be the same as the neutral for their speaking voice. 

Teachers need to tell students that on the contrary, they have to plan their neutral differently when they play than when they speak.

The clearer the expectation, the clearer the result.

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