The #NewBookoftheWeek is The Teacher’s Ego: When Singers Become Voice Teachers, by Lynn Eustis, D.M. You can find a copy of her book on the “New Book Shelf” in Waterfield Library.
Most voice teachers begin as professional singers themselves and now—perhaps facing the loss of their own performing identities—work to build and support their students in every way possible.
In The Teacher’s Ego, author Lynn Eustis grapples with these two distinct egos, those of both singer and teacher, and reveals practical implications for any professional voice teacher. Ultimately, the relationship between a singer and a voice teacher is complex. As Eustis states, “Voice teachers who understand their own motivations are infinitely more effective in the studio than those who don’t.”— GIA PUBLICATIONS, INC.