– You have an exceptionally natural gifted voice, wow!; but sorry to say your teacher is pretty terrible and did teach you nothing, nothing at all!!
As a young voice teacher I felt uncomfortable, disappointed: this constant and unanimous feedback on my one, three, two, five years students and no student had that voice arriving, some had also certified issues and yup they disappeared working. Now as a nearly 15 years teaching I realise no compliment could be greater. The technical work we did and do prove itself so functional to disappear into the good function, to be the so difficult to find natural gifted voice. What huge recognition they were, and still are, to our technical work!
My work and research are to have a path to what is structurally and physiologically the natural gifted voice, I recently presented the rationale underlying this practice of mine in a presentation and two workshops at Pan-European Voice Conference PEVoC14 (https://youtu.be/Lg7sg1Q-cG8); knowledge will catch on what is valuable of this path.

I am a voice teacher, former soloist, author, speaker, innovator specialised in technique, development and solutions for professional singers and future professionals of the voice. I teach beginners, amateurs, professionals for all styles, help in chronic voice issues or artistic limitations (here some https://www.instagram.com/p/CUAnmjOp8HY/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=) .

I come from a soloist career in classical music interrupted by an abdominal surgery (the surgeon has been convicted for malpractice). I relate to old Italian Belcanto technique because it contains the basis with high refinement tools of a functional and trained voice, for other styles and CCM I have modified and adapted the principles to specific emission requirements, then to some exercises I invented to make a step forward in the possibility of working on voices (here the rationale on them https://youtu.be/Lg7sg1Q-cG8 ), other consolidated techniques and practices I studied. I give courses for all styles, since I mostly work on the patterns and functionalities of the voice and their use in the repertoire. I have results credited by career improvements, issues solved, from no voice to great natural voice in beginners and amateurs, in vocal issues of organic and functional origin, called by their doctors or speech therapists. These last are objective results on singers and not singers, with issues not solved by training or therapies of excellent level, the effect of which were the transforming career or simply easiness and freedom of communication in mundane life, here the page dedicated https://luciacossu.com/cossu-method-program/.

I work in a very individualised way, and in a more generic by little classes on specific abilities depending on the context (age, class, goals and level or awareness and expertise of the student or of the class). I have credits from some italian professional singers in commercial styles and classical, the thanks for our work in the cover of Surya of international jazz/world singer Eleonora Bianchini. I have a Conservatory degree in Classical soloist voice, I studied with some italian relevant voice teachers as Giannella Borelli, Anna di Stasio and Giovanna Canetti and attended courses and masters from jazz to chamber music and popular music or contemporary.

I did sing as soloist in prominent international Festivals and productions and I recorded the credits for Michele Placido Un viaggio chiamato amore in competition at 59th Venice International Film Festival. For other credits just get to listen to students: Youtube or Soundcloud.
If you have voice problems there is a low cost program to help you, click on this link to know about, practical infos below in the page https://luciacossu.com/cossu-method-program/. I am happily returning to sing something since my health issues are in remission. My courses are available everywhere online, in person in my studio in Liège (Belgium) in English, French or Italian. Write to me at cossuvoiceteacher@gmail.com, click on this link to have informations about my courses and how it works practically https://luciacossu.com/news-and-fees/.

Galil3o on our lessons https://www.youtube.com/shorts/M99rgxeCy-s

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Lucia Cossu Voice teacher online/in person
Rue Charles Morren 9 – 4000 Liège BELGIUM
TVA: BE0723776188
Mail: cossuvoiceteacher@gmail.com

Professional students

Those are some of the professionals that are and have been my students.

Eleonora Bianchini 

Weekly student 2016/ 2019, now just a little control of the stabilisation a couple of times per year. Singer and composer, ranked 4th Best female Italian voice for Jazz.it  2016, graduated and merit scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Conservatorio Morlacchi and Santa Cecilia in Perugia and Rome (Italy), international collaborations (Oscar Stagnaro, Rosa Passos, Eva Ayllon at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Queens Park in New York as well as Latinoamericando Festival in Milan and Fiestaroma in Rome Walker, Jamey Haddad, John Pierce, and has also recorded for Danilo Perez’s Panama Suite Big Band projectPortinho, Klaus Muller, Felipe Salles, Hector Martiñon, Juancho Herrera, Aquiles Baez, Leo Traversa and many more. She has a stable duo project with upstanding italian upright bass player Enzo Pietropaoli, they record for the label Fone Jazz Records.  We worked on a weekly basis for 18 months to make a deep technical work, and we obitained what was on purpose: her 5th cd produced during our work is now distributed by national stores laFeltrinelli, national radios called her to sing live (Rai24, Rairadio1, LaRepubblica web) and Rairadiorai transmitted an old concert in Ecuador. We had to work on technical solutions she was used to but not accorded to the nature of her voice, reshaping the way to look for solutions (perhaps the most difficult task with a professional singer), so freeing a hidden capacity of some characteristics she thought where just nature in some. Thanks Eleonora, and your thanking me in cd cover.  It has been a great pleasure and honour to work and shape different coordinations of your voice and your trust in me in doing so, so happy of this cd and the new repertoire and finally with big band and further. She knows I am pushing her a bit to do more and more; she is such an incredible musician and I still dream of what I have heard in class, just waiting the time she can realise this new project.


Here all news and info on her and her concerts and projects

www.eleonorabianchini.com

A talk with her on our lessons and cossumethod 


Elena Paparusso 

“Privately I had the luck

of studying with the alto Lucia Cossu,

who has been a keystone in my technique. “

Elena Paparusso

Jazz singer, we completely transformed her way of thinking voice and singing in a intense period of 6 months and then a regular weekly basis for another year. You can see part of this evolution in a video here https://luciacossu.com/cossu-method-program/

The results were that finally started a true carreer:  her first CD Inner Nature, winner at Winjazz competion 2015, many more gigs, an european tour, in november 2017 she opened a concert of italian popstar Elisa for Save the Children. Elena was one of those singer with an extremely musical attitude and the final setting of her voice is something composed by an absurd well balanced work of proper muscles of appoggio and sostegno in positions not usual for a coloured mezzosoprano as she is. We made a well sorted absurd in which she has a colour of overtones on which she loves to relate and work on, and just leaving the shades of the mezzosoprano but not the full sound, the velvet redistributed as a vibration round the attack in all the tessitura ’till the high notes. It is something very peculiar and perhaps very contemporary for italian jazz scene, and we could obtain something she did not think she could achieve even if she was dreaming about since she started singing.

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All news about her and her beautiful album here

www.elenapaparusso.com 

Elena Paparusso Noci intervista

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Galil3o 

Galil3o, artistic name of Francesco Galioto is my weekly students since september 2017. He is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Rome (Italy). Rewarded by critique prizes, sung at the national show Sanremo Giovani and at the Concerto del 1 Maggio (both worlwide broadcasted by RaiTV), opening concerts of important italian popstars as Gianluca Grignani and Marlene Kuntz, playing in the most important venues of Rome (Orion Club, Stazione Birra, Circolo degli Artisti, Piper club, Jailbreak). Previously in the FSH band as composer, singer and guitarist now has a soloist project the Galil3o. I am just giving him some technique easyness and skills to have him more singer than songwriter, trying to change nothing of his way of singing. He was excited and happy of what he could do while recording just after a couple of months of work together.

During our work he recorded his first solistic songs, won the Spaghetti Festival 2018, reached his first national radio RAIRadio1 experience, published his first soloist album that is encountering great success.



All things him here
Volevo fare un disco
Galil3omusic https://www.instagram.com/galil3o/


Eddie Monroe

Intensive work April/September 2018. Great songs and personality, not great technique but a huge potential. In few time he followed me so well. I have been kind and tough, truly tough where required on some old bad habits. Bad habits have a special place in my work because they have a bad order in the brain and a great part of our work is to solve bad roots that you pay too much. He trusted and followed me and now he is ready for his beautiful original songs in a great discographic project, a project born on his songs and voice just started between London, Sicily sand New York. To me he is still a bit too high in the larynx but it is now a question of time to gain stamina and a bit more relaxation in the connection, but yes truly good work.  And yes we have the medium voice he had not, good good job Eddie. What a pleasure and honour to be the vocal reference for those artists who arrive to me.

Enjoy just few seconds of his song during one of our lessons.

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Margherita Rinaldi 

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Weekly session 2017/2020. Singer, graduated in vocal jazz from Saint Louis College of Music and Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome (Italy). She collaborated with pop, jazz, rock, blues, latin, reggae groups as soloist and backing vocalist, and two stable collaborations in Quarteto Malandro and BMVCabrio. In 2018 her debut album, always in 2018 she wins the audition for Emanuele d’Urso swing orchestra, some new collaborations, a new project. We are going towards her goals.

Light voice, we are working into a technical research to a personal effectiveness in her sound to support the mixture of electronic and brasilian mood of her musical soul.

All things her

MargheritaRinaldiOfficial

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Alice Robber

“When I used to write

I always foreseen, I always judged myself because

I do not know. May be I wasn’t, I don’t like while I was singing

or I felt myself not precisely or I do not know.

But now

when I hear myself, when I record myself  I feel that it is not perfect or whatever,

it’s what I want. “

                            Alice Robber

Alice Robber, artistic name of Alice Pistoia. We made a series of our technical full immersion in October and November 2018 in London, few months after she releases her first song and video. The series have been initially streamed on Youtube (where it had remained available for some months) to give a truer flavour to our work and the pressure (useful to speed a change and motor control adaptations) that the public always give to an artist, then it was correct to move further.

Here the playlist of our intensive work


This is the post dedicated Alice and me the series some others clip on Youtube and Instagram #aliceandmetheseries  #aliceandme #alicepistoia

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Chiara Morucci

Singer, composer winner of many awards and well established career. We made some five months of regular sessions to clarify some technical points in theory and perspective.
http://www.chiaramorucci.it


Laura Sciocchetti

Roman jazz singer, she came for some issues in the voice that made her not have comfort and colour of her deep and strong chords without a lot of struggle. We solved the issues in some months of intense work in 2015, she could win the vocal competition Lady Day 2015 for Ancona Jazz. She became in 2017 soloist for the Italian national jazz Orchestra of Conservatori.
https://www.facebook.com/laura.sciocchetti 


Lorena Falbo

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A short intense tune up of four months. Soul singer, winner of the 2010 Festival Estivo. First are two original songs in 2011, after four months of work together. You can hear the difference from the precedent. We gained ease in high register , the possibilities of more dynamics in medium register, pianissimi and a differently coloured high register, more ease in high and heavy rhythms. During those months she could place in repertorio Oggi sono io in the Mina version, some other difficult songs of Mina and some standards she immediately sung in Rome venues.

At the end of our work 

Before our work 

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Gianluca Grossi

Songwriter. Short and intense tune up for his debut concert in Piper club in Rome in 2011. We could work on the roots of some defaillant vocal gestures, and it was a proficous work.

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Roberta Limoncelli

My student since a couple of years, now she can be presented officially and she will have a place between the professionals since she has been hired for a show in which they are just two on scene dancing, acting and singing (mostly singing) and she has been proposed for a weekly gig at her name.

Now you hear her potential and yes she is pretty something. She sings in a precise Italian song style. Enjoy a little minute of the today lesson

Here she talks about the show

Lucia Cossu Voice teacher online/in person
Rue Charles Morren 9 – 4000 Liège BELGIUM
TVA: BE0723776188
Mail: cossuvoiceteacher@gmail.com

#cossumethod

A typical example of Cossu method results.

The Cossu method is a way to manipulate directly voice production from the body and not just from vocal tract and air. It is an amazing and at today new tool to obtain a voice in difficult objectives situations and conditions. It has had results confirmed by voice production and abilities, careers with a clear discontinuity from before it, confirmed in medical objectives exams and cases. 

It is a set of physical exercises and of positions associated to vocalisation or done on their own conceived to obtain a voice, and for professional purposes the correct application of Italian belcanto technique’s principles in all, even if the starting point would be very far or had been impossible with excellent training or excellent speech therapy to make significant progresses. It has shown a pretty high success rate, from beginners or yet singers with really deaf voices or no sound or no extension, in cases of vocal damages in singers or not singers, in solving the difficulties and straining in professionals, in just improving the expressive characteristics and qualities of beginners or professional voices. It has also shown a gain in efficiency on a breathing issue of genetical origin in professional kickboxer for which drugs and treatements were not sufficient to have an easy run (now she has) and on making the complete solving a of a flat foot in trained classical dance teacher (at the same time of gaining larynx elasticity and chords’s damages disappearing). General posture and breathing improvements are generally reported to me by all my students,  without previous parameters and a real measure this is actually also common in good singing lessons or in other practices as yoga or martial arts, so I cannot know if also commonly there is a discontinuity in body uncorrect functioning toward a more physiological one. This would need a specific study. The general judgement and impression after the use of those specific exercises is of  naturally gifted voices with great possibility, no sign of previous impossibilities and no signs of artificiality or of perceived orders during voice production, from that my hypothesis that they contain the way of appropriately connect some muscular chains voice related that give the appropriate larynx movement and balance of breathing forces. Those muscles are not commonly thought as involved in voice production but in all my experience working on them in a precise way make a discontinuity in voice production and make possible things not possible previously, and this happens in singers trained or untrained, and in not singers. To confort this hypothesis also the fact that the time to obtain that different voice production are surprisingly fast and on few sessions, being the successive longer work is to train properly and get used to the new image of the gesture if it was wronged by previous feedbacks. I associate those physical exercises to vocalization using vocalises yet existent, vocalises invented by me and adapted  for the specific characteristics of the person I am working with, using vocalisation the singer yet uses not to change too much what is yet good and his style when not totally wrong.
To refine and control and improve this method I have a study program (under medical control) more specific than the work with students and I continually select participants to it, candidates have to be people with vocal damages or vocal impossibilities, not solved by  medical treatements or speech therapy.  It is a program of 24 sessions of one hour in three months with a suspension of a month after the first eight weeks, with the exercises I have invented to work directly on the muscles I found being related to voice and that the medical controlled results I have had seem confirming this hypothesis. All the cases were followed by a phoniatrist and had previous medical treatements with not the resolution of the problems, some were sent directly to me by speech theraphysts. I only work with people who have yet had the medical treatments and reached what is considered their maximal gain. The program has been effective also in an organic damage not solved by phoniatrists and speech therapists.

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Two examples of the program in two singers.

The first is the one of the video above. Nine weeks to change the first photo to the second with professional singer who had excellent training and could not develop the voice without straining it. From nodules, a precontact since many years, aematoma and a whiplash injury to good vocal chords and sound finally.

In  the video (the same as above in the page) the sound improvements in the three months of the program and one year after.

Second professional singer with a recrudescence of the effects of the adduction deficit she carried since long years, at the end of the three months in four months program deficit solved. She had previously the program excellent phoniatric and logopedic treatments and training also with no resolution.

Both have a career they did not have really previously, did win competitions, cd produced etc.
The program is on three months of one hour twice a week, an accurate examination at the beginning and at the end of the program with an eminent phoniatrist and objective exams before and after (sometimes also in the middle). Generally after a year we control if the results are stable.

If interested contact me at cossuvoiceteacher@gmail.com

An organic damage solved in amateur

She had voice problems both in speaking and singing voice after a tyroidectomy. Left vocal chord hypotonic, no movement at all. The excellent speech therapy could help the speaking voice but not the singing and the chord was still hypotonic with no changes. She sings from the sixth session and never stopped since, she has been soloist also many times since. In here a post with the complete story and a better view of certifications

Other two examples

Other two examples: a kid with a lot of struggle in speaking solved with #cossumethod and an amateur singer who was so dysfunctional to be defined dysphonic.

With her we just made weekly lessons and not the #cossuprogram

Practical on the program: costs and how it works

The program is a very low budget friendly for my part: I ask a 250 euros totally for the 24 one hour long sessions if 15-80 years old and 130 euros if 6-14 (the sessions are of 30 minutes each), the candidate is asked to pay the fees of phoniatric visit and exams (a stroboscopy is required) and a consent for the videos during the sessions and their use for scientific and pedagogical uses.

Of course you can have the advantages of #cossumethod just with the usual lessons.

Contact me if interested at cossuvoiceteacher@gmail.com

* Nothing of what I do and I have worked on and that I will work on is intended in opposition or at the place of medical phoniatrics and speech treatments or advice but only according with them and as an extension of them when they had not been the complete solution. My research is to be intended to add knowledge and tools to voice teachers, phoniatrics and in speech therapy and I always work in sincronicity with medical advice.

Talks on Cossumethod

A couple of talks about the cossumethod with the singer Eleonora Bianchini and the occupational therapist Alexander di Re, both former students.

Lucia Cossu Voice teacher online/in person
Rue Charles Morren 9 – 4000 Liège BELGIUM
TVA: BE0723776188
Mail: cossuvoiceteacher@gmail.com

Not professional students

Some of my students.

6 years lessons amateur student Eleonora 

Eleonora Braconi

Eleonora is a young singer, composer of some songs, my student for a complete course when I let her go as our work was completed. Weekly lessons from 2010 to 2016. Here you can listen a demo with some covers. Enjoy, she is pretty special.


2 years lessons amateur student Agnese Agnese Piola

Weekly student 2014/2017, now a monthly session. She arrived with a technical problem that made here not being well in the pitch and a too much air in the sound. We worked just technically for 18 month and then I could convince her, who always refused, to perform in a class Recital. This is her first demo recorded in three hour in autumn 2016 after the summer pause. She is now involved in composing her first songs,  she is in a band, they are looking for a producer.


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2 years lessons semiprofessional student Rita  

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Rita is a young singer, my student  October 2015/ December 2017. Great personality, great voice, she sings since she is very young. We have worked to start giving her a voice for a career, she is now understanding if she wants to put into this project true commitment and daily energies.



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3 years lessons amateur student Giorgia 

Weekly student 2008/2011. Winner of some singing competitions, she participated to tv shows for teen singers and has been called to open concerts for professionalson a regular basis, she sung the song closing the show at the Christmas concert of teens 2011 for Sky. We worked on italian repertoire (Elisa, Laura Pausini, Mia Martini, Claudio Baglioni) and international (Sara Bareilles, The Beatles, Elton John,Withney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Robbie Williams and others).
Here when she was 15.


2 years lessons amateur student Irenea 

@Irenea__ Listen to her here  

and here the audio during an online lesson singing with an exercise that wants a pen being hold horizontally between her teeth while singing and not let it fall for all the song. 

Another happy ending from struggle. She arrived to me not being able to sing without strain and breaking the sounds. Younger she was a natural voice, then some voice lessons and her voice did not improve but collapsed (that is why training of young voices must be of the finest level of knowledge for functionality and voice development, so easy to slip down fast and put dysfunctionality just for too much pretension too soon). It developed in a dysfunctional voice with struggle and breaking the sounds, impossibility of singing more than half an hour every other day.  Logopedic treatments and other different voice teachers useless. She did not contact me immediately because skeptical of Skype lessons. Then we started, we made 11 months weekly lessons, a pause of one year due to her scholastic tasks. Another 11 months of weekly lessons and here she is preparing the first gigs, no need of my lessons now. She seems to develop in a talented professional, now it is her choice and path, but not anymore struggle for unknown reasons. Very very happy.

Now you can hear others improvements few months later and in her Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/B37fULzB6Qg/?igshid=11kwonl2ulfwb

https://instagram.com/irenea___?igshid=1rjvzm202jla1

 

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2 years lessons amateur student Maria Sofia 

Maria Sofia, my weekly student september 2015 / november 2017. She has a great talent for contemporary composers as Birdy, Lorde, Taylor Swift, High school Musical and Tracy’s character in Hairspray and some 90ies stuff. After one year of lessons, at 15 years old, she represented her renowned highschool in a national show celebrating those Institutions devoted to excellence singing Gloria Gaynor – I will survive. It was her first performance, the song is not exactly a song for her but she did it. You can hear her at 1′ 38”

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6 months lessons amateur student Camilla 

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Camilla here 17 years old, weekly student February 2016/ July 2017

in the class recital in July 2016, her first performance.



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3 years lessons amateur student Alex 

Alex , born 1992, my student 2009/2012. Singer in the group Fading Lost. Here an original song and two covers. This is the result after two years of lessons.With the first song they were selected for the final round of the Festival Estivo 2011. They are usual to have concerts and the determination of the group is here evident. He sings songs original from his band and Oasis to Muse, U2, Bacharach and Gershwin.

He is now an occupational therapist and this is a little talk from his medical point of view on Cossu method. 

Lucia Cossu Voice teacher online/in person
Rue Charles Morren 9 – 4000 Liège BELGIUM
TVA: BE0723776188
Mail: cossuvoiceteacher@gmail.com