'The voice is the perfect musical instrument'
When Lisa Paglin and Marianna Brilla met, Marianna was questioning everything about the voice. Years of lessons with world-renowned teachers, degrees from prestigious schools and a Fulbright Award proved to her that clear criteria for achieving ease, perfect intonation and direct communication through the word in singing was no longer available anywhere.
Despite personal dissatisfaction, she was sought after as a singer and began a successful career. But, determined to rediscover the foundations of fine singing, Marianna left the stage and began challenging fallacies, inaccuracies and misinformation.
Lisa was an accomplished pianist and singer from early childhood. As a young soprano at the Vienna Staatsoper, she drew much praise for her voice and musicality but confusing vocal instruction, combined with a period of poor health, threw her off-balance. Longing to return to effortless and joyful singing, she consulted prominent teachers, to no avail.
Lisa joined Marianna in her research on the physiology and acoustics of the voice, which little did they know would span the next 15 years. This meticulous work led them to rediscover and understand completely the essential concepts set forth by the great teachers from the Golden Age of Italian singing that allowed the artist to have freedom, spontaneity, beauty, and vocal health.
Their methods for voice training and vocal rehabilitation, Vocal Balance™ and Vocal Restoration™ were born. For many years, they’ve trained, restored and re-balanced the voices of singers, actors and voice professionals from around the world.
'Why shouldn't singers and actors achieve the same high level of technical proficiency as any instrumentalist?'
VOCAL BALANCE Brilla-Paglin™
Vocal Balance beautifully coordinates the three elements of voice : Air, Tone and Word. All difficulties in singing and speaking derive from an imbalance of one or more of these three basic elements.
When correctly balanced, they become the backbone that can support an unlimited number of musical and artistic variables: intonation, resonance, words (consonants and vowels), nuance, dynamics and projection.
A Balanced Voice is the most highly sensitive, flexible instrument there is, always ready to respond to the demands of the artist.
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VOCAL RESTORATION Brilla-Paglin™
An efficient vocal technique is based on a balanced, healthy, voice.
Today, many professional performers and physicians accept vocal exhaustion and injury as an inevitable part of the singing and acting professions. Nonsense!
Balance prevents vocal illness and injury.
As Voice Specialists, we have seen first-hand how singers and actors who finish our customized re-education studies acquire permanent vocal freedom, stability and autonomy.
This includes those who had been suffering from acute voice abuse due to past vocal practices.
"This work is not for everybody. It is only for vocal artists who require freedom, spontaneity and beauty"
What people say about us...
“The voice goldsmiths.
Working with Marianna Brilla and Lisa Paglin has been a complete life-(and voice!)-changing experience. I went to them after a car accident left me with a twisted larynx, my voice seemingly destroyed. As a professional singer, with more than 30 concerts a year, I was shocked to learn that my vocal problems were not only due to that accident, but also because of vocal abuse.
Through their absolute knowledge, care, love, dedication, accuracy, truth and professionalism, I corrected my vocal approach. Some months later I was able to go back on stage singing with more comfort, ease and freedom than ever before. I will never be grateful enough to these two teachers, who devote their lives to taking care of and saving voices."
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MASTERCLASSES and WORKSHOPS:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, New Voice Studio must postpone the Madrid Masterclass until further notice.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but look forward to rescheduling this exciting event in the future. In the meantime, we are still teaching in-person and online. Please reach out to us if you would like to schedule a consultation or lesson.
For those of you who cannot travel to see us at present, we still look forward to seeing you on Skype, Zoom or Facetime, for consultations and lessons.
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