My overall project in the planned twenty or so essays is to bring scientific heft to the defence of imaginative, indirect methods of vocal improvement. I firmly believe that a clear-eyed physical awareness is of vital importance to all serious singers, but that using the language of science in a singing lesson does not necessarily offer the best means of gaining this awareness.
It is also important to me that the scientific descriptions of physiology, acoustics and anatomy are just that: descriptions. An accurate, pigmental, description of a Rembrandt no more enables us to paint like him than does a description of the position of the larynx in wonderful singing enable us to reproduce that. Yes, the physical is important in singing, to a high degree of skilfulness, but no, reverse-engineering great singing from anatomical description is not possible.
The essay can be found here. Do get in touch if you have any thoughts.