Educating the voice
Educating the voice does not mean anything more than developing and refining its innate qualities through teaching or exercising. Said like this makes it seems really simple, but in reality, we are limited in our capacity as conscious "human" beings, none of us can stop and control all parts of our body consciously without interrupting the action itself!
This is a key point of teaching that only a few people manage to fully grasp. Rather than you being able to learn the theory perfectly, you must then put it into practice in the correct way.
At this delicate stage, the teaching method comes into play: it is used to guide the student towards learning without the use of the conscious part of their brain. You will understand then that it is vital to trust their Vocal Coach who knows the ins and outs of what they are doing.
Each exercise should be specific to the individual student: It is not possible that every student needs the same exercise! Anyone who tackles the study of voice with this philosophy will be a bad teacher!