BEWARE AND WARNING:
This SINGING SELF PROGRAM
is not like other singing programs.
If you prefer the same ol’, same ol’
singing and vocal instruction,
turn back now.
It’s time to tear down and rebuild your vocal house, not just put up some bright, chintzy drapes!
There’s just one question: HOW?
If you want to continue this adventure, and crack the code of your own voice, keep scrolling…
Private lessons aren’t always the solution… why?
- They’re slow and expensive. (Once a week!?! – The old days of moving in with your voice teacher are long gone.)
- Most teachers are doling out lots of information and asking you to repeat the same thing until you finally get them… but, do you? It might work sometimes, but are you genuinely learning?
- On your own, you keep trying to recreate that time when it worked, but you don’t know how. So you end up becoming dependent on your teacher for something that should be yours and yours alone – full ownership of your vocal capabilities.
- What’s missing from most voice lessons is… GUIDED, ORGANIC, SELF-ORIENTED LEARNING that leads to genuine learning and integration and models a process that you can continue to expand upon, on your own, indefinitely.
Genuine learning is discovery, neurological repatterning and integration. Practice is repetition of what you’ve learned in order to clarify, contextualize and strengthen your discoveries. If you aren’t genuinely learning, what are you practicing? Hmmm…
In The Singing Self Program, the learning happens in unusual and dynamic ways that STICK. No “practice” needed.
It’s not what you do, but how you do it that makes the difference!
Introducing…The Singing Self Program
The world’s first choose-your-own-vocal-improvement-adventure program that in just a few months will overhaul your entire body/mind/voice/spirit so that you can do what you want when you want to, adjust and grow as needed and LOVE every f-ing minute of it.
I made this program for all of the vocal rebels, troublemakers, outsiders and weirdos who dare to do something different than the rest… the future is already here, but hardly any see it yet! You have to be a bit of a rare bird to get it.
Why choose-your-own-adventure style, you ask?
Well, here’s some science for you.
It comes from Chaos Theory and Complexity Theory. We are linear/non-linear beings living in a linear/non-linear reality. Our brain is designed to organize the chaos into useful patterns and update old patterns by harnessing the chaos within and around us.
Choose-your-own-adventure style learning optimizes the process that we already operate by- but we just don’t know it.
Paradoxically, being too linear (aka most academic and traditional learning) creates a kind of chaos that leads to de-functionalization over time <– this is why exercises can lose their effectiveness after a while and why “well-trained” singers seem to get worse and worse after years and years of repetition of the same old patterns.
If you learn to harness the power of chaos in physical/vocal learning you’ll find a totally new way to be stable in the instability, confident in the confusion!
And, best of all, the entire notion of technique falls away. You do what’s natural because that’s what you’re designed to do and given the right process it’s what will automatically happen! Do this enough, with enough different learning processes and you’ll be a vocal genius in no time!
The Singing Self Program harnesses the power of Chaos to optimize learning.
Is this really for me?
you think you don’t have the time… don’t worry, at just 2 classes a week and you’ll get through the program with plenty of time.
you think you’ll never be a professional singer or vocalist… don’t worry, you’ll get so much more out of this program than just a shiny new voice. And who knows, maybe you’ll feel different about it on the other side!
you still think vocal exercises and warm-ups are where it’s at… you’ll still be able to do them (no voice police here…), but *HOW* you’ll do them will be drastically different after the program!
you think you’ve explored everything there is to explore about your voice and yourself in relation to it, think again… you’ll see, once you get into it, the learning and possibilities for improvement are endless!
This course is for you if:
- You’re ready to go on an adventure of inner and outer discovery!
- You’re an iconoclast! A rebel! Let’s break the mold! Be a REBEL WITH A GOOD CAUSE!
- You’re sick of being told WHAT to do, but not HOW to do it… Guess what?!? I’ll not only tell you how, but actually guide you through the process!
- You want to DISCOVER your voice rather than force it to be what you think it should be!
- You’ve hit Vocal Exercise “Rock Bottom” and you’re ready to trust in a higher power!
- You know that weird is the new normal!
- You know “moving the sh*t around” will never get you the clean vocal house of your Martha Stewart dreams.
This course is not for you if:
- You are currently satisfied with exercises and protocols
- A “go hard, do more” attitude is essential to what you do
- You believe that learning is linear and that is a value you hold dear
- If you think SOVTs are the only interesting thing in the vocal universe…
- You are not ready to be a co-pilot in your own learning experience
- You want deep results without participating in a deep process!
- You crave structure as a way to avoid personal responsibility and agency
- You are satisfied with linear approaches
“Robert is THE best teacher I’ve ever had…in any discipline! And we’ve literally never met in person (all our lessons have been virtual)! I had little formal voice training when I started working with Robert 5 years ago. I can now sing with my whole voice and my whole spirit! Do yourself a favor and take all the learning you can get from Robert Sussuma!”
Learning with Robert has been life changing and has completely changed the way I think about singing and voice lessons. Between bursting into “hallelujah!” tears of joy during private lessons, or pausing a recorded lesson from the library to exclaim “the man’s a magician!!” out loud – to an empty room – I’ve gained more freedom over the course of a few months than I could have ever even imagined possible.”
“Working with Robert on voice is a uniquely explorational and inspiring experience. His approach to understanding and discovering your own voice’s specific gifts, unlocking them, and using them with ease and enjoyment is unlike any teacher I’ve ever worked with. Robert generously shows you the method behind the magic and puts the power of vocal knowledge directly into your own hands with the Singing Self Program.”
“At first Robert’s work seems to be magic. “Turn your head like this, stick your tongue like that…” and presto! That stubborn problem you had with your high notes disappears into thin air. As I have gone deeper in the learning process, however, I have begun to understand that what this work really is about has nothing to do with magic. The Singing Self Program is a journey into yourself through awareness and movement accomplished with maximum enjoyment. Playing? Really? No sweating? No repetitions for the rest of my life? Apparently, learning is supposed to be FUN, ladies and gentlemen! Understanding the role that my emotions played in the behavior of my body has been most amazing for me. Behind every tension, every odd posture, was stored a gift waiting to be released. Decades of stagnant shame, anger, and sadness have flown out the window and that space is now filled with compassion, joy… love. I’m not done. Like Campbell’s hero’s, every journey ends where the next begins. But I’m more myself every step of the way!”
Sample Videos and Classes from the Program
I’m Robert Sussuma, creator of THE SINGING SELF PROGRAM. This program is my valentine to every singer and voice teacher who’s tried all of the popular vocal techniques out there—and found themselves whispering, “Is that all there is?”
After a harrowing escape from a vocal cult, I realized that the best singers need a different, fresh take on their voices and how to improve them. The same ol’, same ol’ would never get them there. There is a Vocal Learning CODE and I cracked it!
When you enroll in THE SINGING SELF PROGRAM, you’ll find yourself presented with an array of adventures in the form of lessons that challenge your fundamental understanding of the voice… leading to better singing, teaching and, dare I say it… a better you. You’re into the same ol’ same ol’ voice stuff.
THE SINGING SELF PROGRAM is a blend of linear/nonlinear learning. There are aspects that are laid out for you to do in a particular order (introduction and class series) and other aspects that are left up to you to choose how you want to navigate your way through—choose-your-own-adventure style! Don’t worry— there are no wrong choices… but, at any point, you can go back and re-choose, just in case.
Here’s how it works…
A thorough and enlightening introduction to the course including tips and hacks about how to get the most out of the program. Then 2 Introductory classes tear you apart and put you back together again (mentally and vocally) and give you the basic learning and awareness tools that will aid and guide you in the journey ahead!
You are presented a series of 5 choose-your-own-adventure options for GLOBAL REBALANCING that blends global, full-body awareness learning with particular, local vocal learning. The result is an integrated sense of body/self/voice while feeling acclimated to this new way of learning and being. You choose one, then move on to…
A deep dive into another choose-your-own-adventure array of particular vocal areas of focus – also 5 options. With your new whole body/self/voice connection and awareness all set up, now you can dive into the particulars of technique, style, vocal function and vocal learning – the nitty gritty without losing sight of your whole self! Start with what’s easy and/or most interesting for you. Choose one.
Then, you can go back and forth between what’s left in phases two and three until you complete all of the material in your own order – ideally alternating between WHOLE/PART/WHOLE until you’ve completed all of the material in both phases.
Once phases two and three are thoroughly completed (all 10 options in whatever order you choose), the door to the secret bonus library opens to you, one that is filled with a treasure trove of new classes and experiences only for the well-initiated. I’ll keep adding to this library as new classes are recorded. Once you complete the whole program (Phases 1-3), you can continue to have access to just the library for a reduced rate, year after year.