1. What is your greatest passion or joy as a singer, voice teacher, or vocal professional?
As a singer: to be able to touch people’s heart and soul with my voice and the story I’m telling
As a voice teacher: to help and see students discovering how much potential they have inside and see their joy succeeding a hard step
2. Please tell us the latest news about you, your studio, and your work. (This can be anything from studio news, to research, to something new that you learned about the voice, or a teaching victory you've had with a student!)
I have the honor to teach a young lady through her puberty time. She has so much emotion but had rough Times to connect to powerful coordinations , but with 1 whole year of training she’s got so much confidence and she finally find the power she wanted. The first time we discovered her powerful notes, she was so happy and literally cried.
About my journey as a teacher, i continue to work on my own voice and discover in my practice time so many interesting tools that I can understand and explain anatomically so that I can help my students to feel every little change in their voice. For now I’m working a lot with the gospel style and some rock style.
I’m teaching in a private academy and I finally found a free room where I can teach outside the school, where I am free to let my ideas grow.
3. What is an interesting or funny fact about you?
I can teach in 4 languages: English, French, German, Malagasy. And before I teach my students new techniques, it’s important for me to be able to show them with my voice how it works.
4. What led you to the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification Program?
I’m a very big fan of Justin Stoney’s YouTube shows like : voice lesson to the world…etc… so I went to the homepage of NYVC and found out that he also offers a voice teacher Training.
5. What was your experience in the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification Program?
I only have positive experience, from the content of the course to the approach and the philosophy of NYVC. A methodless methodology, keeping the joy and passion and creating a safe space for the students .
6. What advice would you give to future participants of the Program?
I recommend it to 1000%. This is one of the best choices I’ve ever made in my life. The most important point is to keep working, reviewing the lectures, and grow with the students.
7. What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as an artist, teacher, or vocal professional?
As a voice teacher: The biggest challenge was with my first student. I didn’t have enough experience in coaching and teaching, and my first student was a beginner who couldn’t hit a single note in the song and couldn’t keep the tempo, so really from scratch. It was a really tough time. But with a lot of research and a lot of work, we made it together possible for her to sing songs without an intonation problem.
As a singer/vocal professional: The biggest challenge was having to sing during 5 hours for a wedding although I was physically down because of a cold. So I had to make some technical decisions that really helped me to make it till the end. As the guests didn’t know me, they didn’t feel anything strange.
8. What was your greatest victory ever as an artist, teacher, or vocal professional?
The greatest victory as a teacher is to see my students crying for joy and happiness because they discovered something new in their voice and achieved goals that they’d never imagine they could.
The greatest victory as a vocal professional is to be at my very best vocally even after singing 8 hours a day, 2 days in a row.
9. What is one piece of advice that you would love all singers to know?
Have goals, hear and sing a lot of different music genres, and practice, practice, practice…
10. What is something you've learned on your journey that you would love other vocal professionals to know?
Dare to go out of your comfort zone, try and make a lot of experience, that’s the only way to grow better.
11. How can we find out more about you and your work?