"...'Breath support, transition through the passagio, resonance placement...' all of these were just terms that teachers and colleagues used to help me negotiate my voice. They meant very little until I actually experienced what differentiating the individual muscle groups felt like. My voice used to feel like two distinct instruments with a huge hole in the middle. I had excellent agility, but it was hard to sustain any pitch with control and power. Cantors rely on a form of improvised coloratura and our music while it works out the range significantly, few have the ability to negotiate the fine-tuning of registration and resonance through the higher ends of the tessitura. Now I actually FEEL how to "support"... FEEL how to transition seamlessly through my registers... FEEL how to increase and decrease volume in any pitch... these are concepts that can be explained until one is blue in the face, but never realized and actualized until the causes (not the symptoms) of the imbalance is dealt with.
Because of the significant acceleration in my technical progress, I have been appointed as a cantor in many highly-respected synagogues. As well as being honored with international recognition for recording my debut album with Dr. Mordechai Sobol and releasing my first album, I have been invited to sing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and have been invited to take part in many European Culture Festivals which were aired on prime time national TV. I strongly feel without the training, inspiration and support I received from WVS this would not have been a possibility."