Both are right in assessment, but neither described how correcting this.

A person tends to develop numerous posture bad habits, so by the time you’re learning how to sing, these postures AND their supporting muscles, myofascia, cartilage, glands, and perhaps even bones, tend to be set in patterns or taut in patterns. If one tries to quickly straighten one’s habitual bad posture, these pull on taut muscles and myofascia, etc., such that the tension is even greater, making singing worse. If one doesn’t straighten this, singing is always handicapped.

This is why one teacher is saying straighten your posture (she’s saying your posture is handicapping you), and the other teacher is saying if you straighten your posture, you will sing worse. Both are somewhat accurate.

The correct way, in my opinion, is to straighten out the long-term effect of bad posture. That is, your natural posture should be a singing posture. Seen this way, both teachers will say something like: 1. Your posture is good, we can proceed with how to sing. 2. Your natural posture is also your most relaxed posture.

How to do this will be described in my blog below.

Once your posture is good and natural, your breathing will be also good and natural.


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