This approach to singing was initiated by Mrs. Valborg Werbeck Svardstrom, a Swedish singer who developed this in cooperation with Rudolf Steiner. It is based on the belief that every human being has their own unique singing voice. Through uncovering or unveiling our voices, we can learn to connect more fully to that which wants to speak through our voices: to our deeper, inner ideals and impulses which we are looking for in our lives.
The process of uncovering the voice is guided by intensive listening. Teachers develop the art of listening to such an extent that they can hear the voice not only as it is, but as it could be, in development towards its ultimate form. Each student is carefully guided through an array of widely differentiated exercises through which her or she is taken away from a self-critical state of being, and learns to forget him/herself completely in singing.
Christiaan Boele is a master in the art of listening and guiding.