Finding your voice – the necessity of singing: Katie Kat at TEDxJerseyCity

Why is it necessary to sing? The human voice is an incredible superpower we all have. Science is just beginning to understand how good singing is for our bodies, hearts and minds! Be inspired to sing every day to improve your connection to yourself and the world around you! Soprano Katie Kat is a performer, voice teacher and ‘opera-preneur’ expanding audiences for opera with her performances and researching the amazing capabilities of the human voice.

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26 thoughts on “Finding your voice – the necessity of singing: Katie Kat at TEDxJerseyCity

  1. I love singing, i just don't have what i call the sound space to feel i can use it to it's full potential. Sometimes i wish i could move to the middle of nowhere just so i could. Tell me i'm not the only one afraid of what the neighbors will think.

  2. Listening to your voice in a tape is horrible
    Makes you don't want to open your F mouth again
    Imagine hearing you own voice singing in a tape as a bad singer.
    I did thanks to this
    Well I suck

  3. Like you said people who have had a stroke can sometimes sing much better than they can talk. People who stutter can also sing fine even though when they talk they stutter. People often with neurological disorders have a good ear for music.

  4. music heals when medication can't. I have epilepsy and I love music. When I was at school when my epilepsy started my education turned upside down but my music could never be taken away from me.

  5. Alzheimer's patients often can still sing in stead of talk, especially if it is songs they knew in their youths. Also we have had reponses from non-responsive patients in hospice care in the last days of their lives.

    PS What a shame about the microphone she is using at the end when she sings Dvorzak and the mike can't handle the volume. Beautifully sung otherwise.

  6. I teach singing and I am very happy to know that these ideas, which I employ in my work, are surfacing all over the place. Singing is a human right and everyone should make it their own. Singing does not exist as a "thing" – it only happens when someone starts to sing. She is doing a good thing, telling people about the power they have, but do not always use. I love the idea of saying 'making noise' rather than 'warming up the voice' … it's true. Most people have wonderful noises that they make that simply don't have the "singing" label. Moving away from destructive self-criticism is the most important message!

  7. i can feel your passion through your speech and i thoroughly encourage you to continue following your passion and you're right , singing can help people get though bullying , i was bullied but through singing became confident in myself and so wasnt bullied singing is a true gift which all should use 

  8. "most people who claim to be tone deaf are just unfamiliar with their voices. most of our wrong notes are really just the result of nervous tension"
    "You do not have to write your own lyrics to sing. Reinterpretation offers you the opportunity to say something deeply personal through words and music that you identify with. With that framework already in place, you don't have to search blindly to express what's inside of you, and you gain the opportunity to learn about yourself"
    love it.

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