A summary of my experience as a student of Michael Rocchio:
My progress as a cantor hinged on a significant improvement in my vocal capability and my understanding of what I'll call "intentionality". Throughout my lessons, I improved my breath control and the vocal quality of my sound. In my mind, it became much more resonant. However, as a cantor, I needed to be more conscious of what I was singing as well as how I was singing it. I learned about how prepare each psalm in a way that allowed the intention of the psalmist to come out and then proclaim it to the congregation. That is what I'm calling intentionality."
Michael A. ~ Tenor
private voice student