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Prenatal Music, Mom’s Voice and Language Skills

With every day I realize more and more that I need to create as many articles as I can about prenatal music singing and why it is so incredibly important.

Here are some of the reasons why your voice is so crucial for giving your baby enhanced prenatal music with what I call the Your Baby’s Voice Advantage™.

pregnant momThese particular reasons are based on an article written in December of 2010 about research done at the University of Montreal and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre.

Using electrodes to evaluate what happens with a newborn within 24 hours after birth when women speak to her (or him), the researchers discovered that female voices other than her mother’s voice stimulate only the voice recognition parts of her brain, but that….

….her mother’s voice activates the language development parts of her brain!

Wow! This is fantastic and begins to prove what I have been saying for years, which is this:

MOM, YOU HAVE THE MOST POWERFUL VOICE IN THE WORLD TO INFLUENCE THE SINGING AND LANGUAGE SKILLS OF YOUR CHILD, STARTING IN THE WOMB.

Now, think about how you speak and sing and how you sound.

Do you want your child to sound like you?

Maybe, maybe not.

You may have a fabulous natural voice or had all kinds of voice training to improve the sound of your voice.

If that’s you, you are lucky and you are rare.  But it doesn’t meant that you should not improve your voice!

Let me tell you a story about my own voice to demonstrate what I mean.

I have a family that came out of poverty.

At one time, my sisters, my mom and I had to forage through garbage cans on a regular basis to find food and other household items.

I can remember going out super early in the morning with my sisters on trash day in our city.

I was a young teen so was totally up for making this fun instead of depressing.

But when I saw how other people lived, it was extremely embarrassing for me.  I never wanted to talk about my family because I felt ashamed that we had to eat from garbage cans and had to get our clothes from the Salvation Army.  This was before it was considered cool to get clothes from a thrift shop.  When I was very young, it was something you wanted to keep secret from people.

My mom was a great person in spite of her hardships and she taught us to laugh at our circumstances and not feel sorry for ourselves.

It worked to a point.

As I grew into my older teen years, I wanted something better for myself.  I wanted to do something that would improve my life.

I decided to work my way through college, which I did, and since my mother had scrimped, scrapped and save to give piano lessons to my sister and I before our deadbeat dad left us in poverty, I majored in singing, got a B.A. and then a voice scholarship for graduate voice studies at the University of Southern California.  Later, I went on to earn a Master’s Degree.

You see, I had a pretty good natural voice, but without the training that I received, it would never have gotten any better than it was at first.

The knowledge and experience I gained from this education changed my life because it built up my confidence levels, and more importantly, it changed the way I used my voice, which in turn, changed my life.

Our families, and especially our mothers directly impact the way we speak and sing.  It’s always been true even though research has only recently begun to prove it.

But for me it has always been common sense:

“If you are surrounded by a certain type of voice, one that is raised in poverty or violence, for instance, or one that reflects a great home life with plenty of love and financial security but still surrounds you with plain old mediocre speech patterns with less than excellent grammar and tone quality, chances are you will grow up sounding the same way and people will perceive you a certain way because of these voice patterns.”

I know, it’s not right that it should be that way, that people might judge you by how you sound and communicate, but it is simply the reality.

Because of this reality and because science tells us that child imitates what she hears, I decided that I wanted to do something to share my vocal knowledge by utilizing prenatal and infant/toddler music voice training with pregnant women and mothers.  I wanted them to have a tool for giving their children – a baby in the womb, an infant or a toddler – music that focuses on improving voice quality.

And that became the major reason I created my exclusive SingBabySing® CD in collaboration with Michael Silversher. It’s for pregnant women, mothers, fathers, grandparents, early childhood educators, childcare providers, nurses and anyone else who works with babies and toddlers.

Now, back to my story.

In my case, the language skills of my family were not particularly well-developed.  They were average, mediocre, but definitely not something that would help to create a beautiful sounding speaking voice.

What happened to me is simple.  I spoke like my family before I took voice lessons.  After I began my vocal studies, particularly because of classes for diction in singing that I took, I completely changed the way I sound.

I didn’t do this intentionally, it just happened because train the vocal cords and your body and mind to do certain wonderful things that improve the quality of your voice.

From the time I finished my voice training until now, people who meet me the first time often think from the way I sound that I am from some place other than Los Angeles, and they usually guess England.  I love it!

So here’s my point.  How my mother sounded is how I sounded.  She was a wonderful person, as I said, and I loved her dearly (she is no longer alive), but her grammar was not so good and her tone quality was not something that held your attention in a positive way.  That did not make her any less of a person, but I cannot help but wonder if she might have been better able to rise to her highest potential if her speaking skills had been better. I think she would have because she was always trying to improve herself.

That is another reason I want to give you FREE access to the Baby Voice Advantage™ Secrets so that you can begin to understand the importance of your voice and start to enhance the way you sound because, like it or not, you are the primary example of how your child will most likely sound.

And it’s really no secret that how you communicate impacts the way people respond to you.

So, if you don’t really care about how your child will grow up sounding, then do nothing about your voice.  Just be happy loving your baby as you should and will.

However, if your love for your baby compels you to find the best possible ways to improve your own voice for the sake of her language development, then get started now so that you can give her the best possible voice for her future.

I have the knowledge and skills to help you, so take advantage of my Your Baby’s Voice Advantage™Secrets FREE report!

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