|Credit: Edward J. Walsh, |
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Humans can "roar" as well, with a little training. And every HICP instructor should be able to do it. In the Lessac system, the key benchmark, the "watershed" of the training, is achieved when the student can perform "the call," such as with the phrase, "Ahoy there!" It is done with complete abandon, no vocal stress and loud enough to be heard for (literally) a couple hundred meters, at least--even coming out of the most petite of bodies. It is a often a life-changing experience, one understood well by opera singers and (before the age of electronic amplification) most successful politicians.
Stressing your voice? Need a little more authority in your classroom? Have trouble getting students' attention? Try "calling" on the Lessac system, either from a licensed practitioner or get the book and do it yourself (recommended--takes about 3 months.)