What you wish you knew vocally at 17?
I wish I had known I wouldn’t be limited to the vocal range (and label) of a “mezzo-soprano” all my life. Funny enough, I didn’t always feel comfortable singing up there, even though I had access to those higher notes. If I had known expanding my range was a matter of play and exercise, it would have blown my teenage mind!!!
What has been your most memorable singing moment?
I was incredibly grateful beyond belief to get the chance to sing my original tunes for a New Years Eve special at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Colorado. Being the headliner of the night with a sold out house had potential for massive anxiety, but it was a house filled with theatre patrons I had grown to love as a second family, having worked there a handful of times. I didn’t need to prove anything and I was singing music I had birthed. With the pressure off and the energizing love in the room, I was unstoppable and felt like a folk country pop star! Even at 8,600 feet above sea level - woof!
What should the world know about singing?
Any one can sing. If you can speak, you can sing. We all have the same muscles; it’s just a matter of learning how to use them! WOO!
What’s your favorite One Voice theory, concept, or technique?
Our vocal mechanisms are more resilient than we think — I was relieved to learn the difference between damaging my vocal folds and “maxing out” with feelings of fatigue the next day. All muscles need rest after a work out before your next day of exercise, even the vocal folds. ;)
Is this considered a One Voice concept? I certainly think it helps demystify the voice: It’s just another set of muscles.
One Voice is simplification. That’s why I love it.
Online Private Sessions
Matilde delivers online private sessions to singers all around the world.
Shows performed at and where?
Performing “Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver” IN Colorado will change your life.
Gigs and locations played?
I’ve performed my OG tunes a few times at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village, NYC. Definitely a favorite: the village rocks, good people, an intimate room and woo, if those walls could talk…
Yes - an EP senior year of college, but currently producing an EP that will be out late 2019 that I’m pretty stoked about.
Other fun things?
I have access to super rumble coordination and can biphonate! WHAT!?!
Artist Website: www.matildebernabei.com