Claudia Friedlander applies principles from sports science to revolutionize vocal pedagogy, empowering singers to view themselves as athletes. In her book, ‘Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer’s Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy, and Biomechanics’, she delves into the specific physical requirements for excellent singing and how singers can develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and stability.
Friedlander draws upon techniques developed by fitness professionals to optimize alignment, stamina, and power in athletes and adapts them to help singers enhance coordination and physical energy for improved performances. This book is designed to assist singers in creating personalized breath exercise routines, while also educating them about the relationships between physical fitness, body composition, and vocal excellence. Armed with the right tools, singers can embark on fitness regimens that empower their voices while promoting grace, strength, and balance.