Our Pedagogy

Pedagogical Excellence and Vocal Health: Our Philosophy


An alternative approach to pedagogy

Our philosophy is based on an innovative teaching approach called Resonance Pedagogy (Phenomenology of Sound). Founded by pianist Elizabeth Sombart under the guidance of Jordi Mora, Resonance Pedagogy blends the teachings of two well-known musicians Sergiù Celibidache and Hilde Langer-Rühl. This teaching method is the culmination of over three decades of scientific research into the essence of music.
Resonance Pedagogy isn’t just about hitting the right notes; it’s about embracing a whole new way of listening to and feeling music. It’s a philosophy that fosters not only musical growth but also profound personal and social values. It helps us see music as a universal language, fostering generosity, reverence for musical silence, and an awareness of our own growth and development.
By delving into the essence of sound, our students gain a rich understanding of how music interacts with our emotions and consciousness. Our approach empowers our students to merge musical expression with breath and movement, resulting in authentic and deeply moving performances.

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Nurturing Vocal Health and Technique

At our academy, we prioritize the well-being of our students and their vocal health. Vocal health is often overlooked in educational settings, which can lead to serious issues, particularly for young singers whose vocal cords are still developing.
Like athletes, singers face a host of challenges due to improper technique and vocal strain. This is the reason why we take into consideration each student’s unique physiology and vocal range, focusing on classical techniques that have stood the test of time. We believe this approach not only preserves vocal health but also ensures longevity and quality in our students’ voices.
Our academy prioritizes teaching the fundamentals of classical vocal technique to safeguard the vocal health of our students. This method is recognized as the only reliable and scientifically proven way to prevent premature vocal cord damage. Our goal is to ensure the longevity and quality of our students’ voices throughout their lives.
We also promote the prevention of vocal disorders by providing practical advice to students. For instance, proper vocal warm-up before singing, adopting good posture, and employing appropriate breathing techniques can help prevent vocal damage and accidents such as aphonia, vocal cord tears, nodules, polyps, edema, dysphonia, and vocal fatigue.

Our Core Values

At Singing Tree Vocal Academy, we value:
Authenticity because every voice is unique and deserves to be heard in its full expression.

Creativity, because it is through exploring the artist within that we can discover who we truly are.
Co-creation because music is a universal language that brings us together and enriches all of us.
Discipline because artistic excellence demands total commitment and unwavering rigor.
Success because we celebrate and encourage our students’ dreams and goals.

"Being a singer goes beyond technique and talent. It involves a deep connection with self and the will to dive into your emotions. There’s a sense of transcending oneself to tune into frequencies that express the very essence of music."
Nandita Natarajan
Nandita Natarajan
Founder of Singing Tree Vocal Academy

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Rue Louis-Auguste Curtat 11
CH – 1005 Lausanne

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