Thus wrote Alfred Tomatis in 1977, in the first edition of his autobiography "L'oreille et la vie", on page 284:
"My work has been much plagiarized, much plundered, but I harbor no bitterness for it. I would even say that if the counterfeit of the devices I developed could be used to cure more patients, I will applaud the first. What annoys me, what pains me, is that most of the forgers do not just use the ideas of others; they still want to testify to the face of the world of their own genius - like a painter who, wishing to plagiarize the Mona Lisa, would add a big hat and umbrella to it because in his opinion "that's good". As a rule, these scroundrels worked in vain: recording very few therapeutic successes, they did not make a fortune as they hoped. This manifestation of a kind of immanent justice can be explained, once more, by the lack of modesty of the plagiarists, who could not simply reproduce the model purely and simply. Assured to be much smarter than the inventor himself, they wanted to beat him on his own ground. Each time, it is this concern of "improvement", based on a lack of knowledge of the psychophysiological realities, which caused their defeat"
AudioVocal/AudioInstrumental Course - AAVAI
Spoken-Sung Voice and Instrumental Sound
from 7 to 9 May 2021 in Verona
An AudioVocal/AudioInstrumental Course in accordance with the Tomatis Method will be held in Italy, one in May 2021 in Verona by Dr. Concetto Campo.
The AAVAI is based on Tomatis studies on the function of the phonatory organ and the instrumentalist's motricity under maximum performance and minimum effort conditions. The AAVAI helps to put into practice all that Tomatis discovered in his over fifty years of clinical and didactic work with opera singers, instrumentalists, actors, orators and monks who use the Gregorian chant.
The course is open to all those who desire to perfect their own vocal potential simultaneously carrying out a personal growth study by working with the voice in accordance with the discoveries made and put into practice by Dr. Alfred Tomatis.
It is a practical course that aims at helping the student to use his own vocal potential and instrumental potential in a more complete manner by means of particular exercises especially formulated by Dr. Tomatis in order to rediscover one’s own voice and a more economic and efficient personal motricity when playing an instrument.
The AAVAI helps to use better your body-instrument to produce a better quality sound with your voice and with your music instrument.
A better use of the body in producing sound leads to a reduction in vocal and playing instrument effort and consequently the voice becomes softer and less tired and musical expression is more fluent and simple. This makes speaking a pleasure while the listener’s attention is held longer. The singer increases the possibility of emitting a quality sound with less effort. The musician improves the mastering of the instrument and the quality of the sound produced with less effort.
The use of bony sound leads to a reduction in vocal effort and consequently the voice becomes softer and less tired and expression is more fluent and simple. This makes speaking a pleasure while the listener’s attention is held longer. The singer increases the possibility of emitting a quality sound with less effort.
The myth of breathing in singing
Reducing vocal effort
Good posture and bony sound
Self-confidence via better voice
Vocal energy and personal energy
Audio-motor control of your music instrument
Quality of produced sounds and brain stimulation
The importance of a good pronunciation
Reading aloud exercices according to Tomatis
Speaking, singing and playing an instrument with different ethnic listenings
Maintenance and progress exercises
The AVAI will be held by Dr Concetto Campo, at the Sezano monastery on the hills near Verona, via Montecucco 28, on
7 - 8 - 9 May 2021.
From 4,30 pm to 7,30 pm on Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2,30 pm to 6 pm on Saturday and from 9 am to 1 pm on Sunday.
There will be a mid-morning and a mid-afternoon coffee break and a lunch break.
The course cost is
€ 220,00 if you pay by the 25th of January 2021
€ 250,00 if you pay by the 8th of February 2021
€ 280,00 if you pay by the 1st of March 2021
€ 310,00 if you pay by the 29th of March 2021
€ 330,00 if you pay by the 28th of April 2021
€ 350,00 if you pay after the 28th of April 2021
Participants may enrol by depositing the sum corresponding to the option you have chosen into the following bank account, registered to Dr. Concetto Campo, c/o Banco Popolare, Verona branch:
The available places will be on a first come, first served basis.
Enrolment closes on 4th of May 2021
For information and application form, please, contact:
An attendance certificate will be given out at the end of the course.
If the course is cancelled, the enrolment deposit will be fully reimbursed.