Silvia Berghammer                                                                       

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Silvia 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).

The 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.

The 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.

Healthy 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.

"Philosophy 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.