Berghammer is trained in the teaching of the Swedish/Italian School of
Singing (which produced such
excellent singers as Kirsten Flagstad and Jussi Björling) in
Europe and in the USA. She works with classical singers, jazz singers
and rock singers (professionals as well as amateurs).
Swedish/Italian singing technique has a long tradition, beginning
in the 19th century with Manuel Garcia, continuing with Dr.Gillis Bratt
( Swedish singing teacher - of Kirsten Flagstad and Joseph Hislop, among
others - opera baritone, student of psychology with Sigmund Freud, and
ear, nose and throat doctor), Inge Borg Isene, Jussi Björling and
Birgit Nilsson, up to Alan Lindquest and David L. Jones. Silvia
Berghammer himself studies this singing technique with David L. Jones, a
pupil of Lindquest.
principles of this method are a free voice with efficient resonance and carrying
capacity, flexibility, a
large vocal range, a pleasant individual timbre, and a well-balanced
vibrato combined with clear diction. These principles enable the singer
to communicate freely with the audience through the medium of music.
singing is a matter of awakening the natural reflexes of special significance.
By means of purpose-designed and individually adapted vocal
exercises, but also by body work (using a choice
of exercises from the Alexander Technique, Eutony,
Terlusology and Bioenergetics) a balance between body, voice and
soul is achieved.
of Teaching" by Alan R. Lindquest: "It is important to know
that you do not simply teach the voice, you embrace the entire person,
spirit and voice together, by inspiring vocal progress and knowledge,
nurturing the entire being, and by becoming a master psychologist in the
kindest sense of the word. Every singer must be helped to establish a
feeling of peace, joy, safety and inspiration. This is the only road
forward toward lasting vocal progress."
This singing technique is especially recommended for
the repair of vocal damage.