"I have had the honor of experiencing research with Lynn Marin and Robin de Haas on the work of breathing coordination, an approach that was initially developped by Carl Stough.
This work is directly related to many of the Old World concepts of the Italian School, yet it delves more into the pure function of breath management more deeply.
It is wonderful work on helping singers to release the 'push reflex' and to find vocal freedom. This is especially helpful to those singers who over-compress and do not release enough breath in their singing."
" Dear Lynn, it was a great pleasure to be worked on by Robin and you yesterday, and I can't thank you enough. He is an extraordinary young man and it is wonderful that you have found him to work with. I hope he comes back soon. The work made me feel terrific. I look forward to working more with you. Love, John. "
" Dear Lynn, Robin is terrific. The lesson was wonderful. You have made a great choice of student " Suzanne.
" That boy is something. I have waited for years to go on with this work. I'm so happy about what we did this summer "
" Robin, we are investing in you. " Mary.
I met Robin de Haas in the summer of 2006, when he came to New York City to study voice and Breathing Coordination.
It was then that we thought we might teach workshops together in Lausanne.
Robin responded immediately to the concepts of easy, fluid breathing that are the essence of Breathing Coordination.
At that time he sang two musical works for me, a Mozart aria from "Idomeneo" and the song, "You'll Be In My Heart" from the musical show "Tarzan."
It was clear that he has the ability to communicate through singing directly from his heart and from his many musical gifts, in a technically proficient, yet also natural, straight-forward way.
Over the past year, I have had the privilege and pleasure of teaching numerous workshops about the relationship between Breathing Coordination (the work of Carl Stough) and voice with Robin de Haas in Lausanne (Robin's voice Studio) and New York (Sarah Lawrence College, NY).
These workshops included theories of the human breathing mechanism, anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, along with imagery, applications and practice.
First of all, Robin organized every aspect of the workshops, with total efficiency and attention to detail.
As we worked together, it became clear to me that Robin is an excellent and perceptive teacher.
He has an unusually subtle ability to discern the needs and desires of students and to innovatively seek and discover ways to meet those individual goals.
I feel that our ability to work together in complete harmony and with a sense of open inquiry expands the positive possibilities for all concerned in these workshops -- for our students and ourselves. I look forward to our future workshops.
Instructor of Anatomy
New York University