Susan Lambert knows a thing or two about voice.
She’s studied it her whole life. When she was a kid, living in a rented house in Boston, she cut the fingers off her wooly gloves, put on her hat and winter coat, and climbed the stairs to the attic where the landlord’s old upright piano stood.
In the falling light and air so cold she could see her own breath she sang memorized poems to the melodies she created on the ivory keys. Months later when her mother discovered her secret after-school passion she took her to a piano teacher who was so impressed with her talent she offered to teach her for free. “My joy was to be inside the life of music, inside the heart of the lyrics, and to sing the stories.” Thus began a creative life exploring voice – singing, performing, educating, teaching – and finally becoming a psychotherapist.