THE NEW VOICE
The New Voice, created by Allen Greene, is a genuinely new and original approach to voice training. In contrast to conventional "singing" lessons, which rely on sound production exercises and imitation by the student of the teacher's sound, and a teacher's evaluation of the student's sound to achieve results, The New Voice offers a faster more direct approach.
Training in The New Voice, the students learns to consciously and directly control the intrinsic muscles of the vocal structure. This is done through a step-by-step, logical progression of silent, physical exercises. The student physically constructs the optimum vocal instrument first; when the correct structure is maintained during sound production, the sound is "correct" because the structure is correct. Because The New Voice exercises are silent, the student does not learn by imitating the sound produced by his teacher. Therefore the student does not take on the style of the teacher. Instead the student is able to apply his or hers "new voice" to their own style of singing in their own way. This way we don't have Jazz or Blues singers sounding like opera singers.
The New Voice has proven to be a fast and exceptionally effective training process for singers, speakers, brass and wind instrument players, and people recovering from vocal surgery or trauma.
L.A. Jones began studying Allan Greene's "The New Voice" method with J.H. Blumert in 1989. Blumert learned the method directly from Mr. Greene in 1976.
In 1990 L.A. Jones received Mr. Blumert's blessing to begin teaching the method.
"Before I learned The New Voice singing was a constant struggle for me, I was losing my voice during every show. AFTER learning the New Voice not only do I NEVER lose my voice, I also gained a full octave in my range. I can sing when and how I want to. I firmly believe that ONE YEAR of determined practice of The New Voice is equal to, or better than FIVE YEARS of conventional 'singing' lessons. In fact I think it's the best thing to happen to vocal training in the last 200 years". - L.A. Jones