Why do I dance? My best voice teacher saw me in a eurythmics class at the UW – Madison doing a routine with classmates. She was taken with how I moved. She was keenly aware of how movement influenced her singing. So, she put me on the spot in a master class and made me sing and dance simultaneously on the stage before my classmates. The improvement of my singing was remarkable, and the voice projection much greater. The entire class noticed it, and I noticed how much easier I sang with a fuller sound and greater projection with less effort. Suffice it to say, I did not ignore this. I have found that when teaching students, if they are uptight and tense, the sound is not free. If they dance, it’s quite natural and wonderful to see and hear.
Random Thoughts of a Creative Mind and In Boca di Lupo—both selling on Amazon and internationally.
Next Book: How to Maintain a Beautiful Voice to an Advanced Age. Outskirts Press, eventually selling on Amazon and internationally.
Hassel is available for hire to perform in concert as a recitalist, in opera (depending on repertoire and location and allergic time of year). And she also is a very find coach of singers, having taught many master classes. In terms of any interest for the above, contact Sue Hassel directly with your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org Hassel will respond with her availability, location and general tenor of the services of interest to those who contact her. Any and all fees will be agreed upon via telephone call between Hassel and individuals contracting for the service. Payment will be via personal check to Hassel (made out to Susan Hassel with a notation in the comment box on the check submitted for payment with a cover note to Hassel for her records). Snail mail is the preferred method for transactions.