Robert Sussuma

VOICE, MOVEMENT, and…

MUSIC : SILENCE : : LEARNING : RESTING

French composer, Claude Debussy said, “Music is the space between the notes.” And while that is not all that music is, of course, the silence is a crucial part of the experience of listening to music. Although, John Cage went so far as to compose read more >

What do Singing, the Buddha, and Soap have in common?

There’s an old saying: The teachings of the Buddha should be like soap… you use them to clean and purify yourself and then you wash them off! Makes sense, right? Imagine using soap to lather up, scrub, and lift the dirt from your skin only read more >

VIDEO: DELICIOUS DICTION: FROM LISPYNESS TO CRISPYNESS #3

VIDEO: DELICIOUS DICTION: FROM LISPYNESS TO CRISPYNESS #3 read more >

VIDEO: DELICIOUS DICTION: FROM LISPYNESS TO CRISPYNESS #2

VIDEO: DELICIOUS DICTION: FROM LISPYNESS TO CRISPYNESS #2 This video explores the tongue’s placement for making consonants. The alveolar ridge remains the most potent placement for diction possibilities. read more >

VIDEO: DELICIOUS DICTION: FROM LISPYNESS TO CRISPYNESS #1

VIDEO: DELICIOUS DICTION: FROM LISPYNESS TO CRISPYNESS #1 read more >

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VIDEO: THE GREAT SCHNOZZOLA #3

VIDEO: THE GREAT SCHNOZZOLA #3 Forward placement, brightness, twang… these are all qualities associated with the Great Schnozzola. What are they and how are they different from each other? Viva la schnoz!   read more >

VIDEO: THE GREAT SCHNOZZOLA #2

VIDEO: THE GREAT SCHNOZZOLA #2 In this second video I will clear up just what the difference between nasality and brightness really is and also give you some fun ways to clarify the differences for yourself, somatically — including some funny business with a straw and a glass of water! read more >

VIDEO: THE GREAT SCHNOZZOLA #1

VIDEO: THE GREAT SCHNOZZOLA #1 This next series — THE GREAT SCHNOZZOLA — is ALL about nasality… What is it, really? And, how can we use it to our advantage? read more >

VIDEO: UNLOCKING THE JAW #3

VIDEO: UNLOCKING THE JAW #3 I trust that this final part of the series will bring more comfort to your singing and clarity to your vocal intentions so that your sound can come through unimpeded by your tongue and jaw!   read more >

Bio

Robert Sussuma, originally from New York City, is an explorer, a life-long learner and a connoisseur of connections: movement, speaking and singing, voice science, emotions, music, motor learning, neurology-in-action, and deep personal development - to name a few. His formal education is in vocal performance (Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance and Masters of Music in Early Music Voice Performance). However, early in that training, he was introduced to the FeldenkraisĀ® Method of Somatic Education and has seen the two fields as inseparable ever since. He is now a Guild Certified FeldenkraisĀ® Practitioner. Robert has taught Private Voice Lessons and Voice and Movement Classes at Naropa University (Boulder, Colorado), Haverford College (Philadelphia,

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ONE VOICE, ANY STYLE, Paris, France: February 13-17, 2017. Contact reg_olivier@hotmail.com to register

BODY, VOICE and EMOTION, Paris, France: February 20-23, 2017. Contact reg_olivier@hotmail.com to register

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