An Exploration On The Essence and Art of Singing

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Author Pearl Shinn Wormhoudt releases her engaging book on singing—its psychology and how to teach it

With the release of With a Song in My Psyche, up-and-coming singers and singing teachers will now fully understand and embrace the core and art of singing. Authored by Pearl Shinn Wormhoudt, this practical and effective book will pave the way towards superior artistry and excellence.

Comprehensively analyzing the psychology and teaching of singing, With a Song in My Psyche renders a concrete description of the musical brain and looks deeper into the interaction of singer’s mind and body. Wormhoudt also provides a thorough explanation on the crucial early musical development, while considering the essential factors affecting to the pursuit of superiority—the adolescent singer, gender factors, psychology of performance, and the psychological basis for attaining greater artistry.

As an all-inclusive study, this remarkable book rigorously delves into a number of psychologically motivated factors that could either lead to poor or excellent, healthy singing: personality, temperament, managing the singer's lifestyle, building a character, perfectionism, performance anxiety, motivation, memorizing, breathing, stage movement, body messages, timing, musical and poetic meanings, self-image, confidence, concentration, consistency, and creativity. Hence, singers and singing teachers will hold the holistic approach to perfect their talent.

The exceptional insights of this educational book will certainly help up-and-coming singers and singing teachers develop their full potential as artists and as mentors to aspiring talents, respectively. For more information on With a Song in My Psyche, please log on to

About the Author
Pearl Shinn Wormhoudt, Professor Emerita at William Penn University,     and Honorary Life Member National Association of Teachers of Singing, has spent her life in the arts, as a singer, teacher of singers, and teacher of teachers of singers. In New York, she studied voice with Paola Novikova, teacher of international singers. Studies and some teaching in sculpture, ceramics, design, drama, dance, and a Columbia University M.A. gave her a broad feeling for the psychology of performance and creativity. She has been teaching voice and studying its psychology for over forty years. Wormhoudt can be reached through

With a Song in My Psyche * by Pearl Shinn Wormhoudt
On the Psychology of Singing and Teaching Singing
Publication Date: April 30, 2002
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 202 pages; 978-1-4010-4094-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 202 pages; 978-1-4010-4095-6

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