Methodological Principles


When a baby first reaches for a toy, the whole body is engaged in the action

Functional Hearing

Functional hearing is the ability to hear the inside workings of the body when listening to someone sing.


In the golden age of singing in Italy, the Italians recorded many observations about what happened in the body, or what singers experienced when they were singing well. Since that time, beginning with the work of Manuel Garcia in the 19th century, much more information has been gathered about the physiology of singing.


"Support" is widely held to be absolutely essential to an effective technique of singing, but there is an extraordinary amount of disagreement about what it actually is.


One of the basic methods of the Szamosi approach is to ask questions often, and give direct verbal instruction seldom.