Interview with David Aaron Katz, author of Superior Vocal Health
David Aaron Katz is a professional Opera singer, Cantor, Nutritional Consultant, Herbalist, Head of the Vocal Faculty for the Bronx Defenders Training Academy and CEO of Superior Vocal Health.com. His life mission is to help Voice Professionals from around the world to learn how to heal, maintain and strengthen their voices naturally without chemical or drugs.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for about four years. I started by publishing a blog called “Superior Vocal Health- Natural Voice care Solutions for the Voice Professional.” As that grew and people began to follow my posting, I gained more confidence in my writing. After I was being viewed in over 150 countries I felt it was time to write a book of the same content.
Who or what influenced your writing once you began?
What influenced me to write was a need for the subject matter and my personal experience as well as expertise in the field. Superior Vocal Health is the result of many years of research and experimentation with herbs, diet and supplements for the voice professional.
How did you come up with the title of the book?
The title naturally came out of the research. “Superior Vocal health- Herbs for the Voice and Throat.” This is exactly what the book is. A comprehensive guide to herbs, diet and supplements for the voice professional.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest and most difficult part of writing my book was the research involved. With this type of content and to really help people maintain Superior Vocal Health, I had to make sure everything was cross referenced and proofed many times. I also had to make sure all the herbs listed were safe.
Did you learn anything while writing your book? If so, what was it?
Absolutely! I learned that writing a book takes persistence, commitment, constant work and a sure fire belief in oneself. If a person does not have this in them, then they will really have a difficult time writing a book.
Give us three “Good to Know” facts about you. Be creative, you can talk about your first job, something that inspires you, anything fun that might grab the readers attention.
First and foremost, I am an opera singer, voice teacher and coach and a Cantor, who decided to study and become and herbalist and nutritional consultant!
Secondly, I love helping singers and voice professionals take care of their voices naturally without drugs or chemicals. This is one of the most rewarding things in my life today.
Thirdly, by writing this book, I learned how to take care of my health and live at an optimal level. This is so important. Our health is the number one priority in our lives, especially for a voice professional.
Tell us a little bit about the cover art. Who designed it? What made you choose that particular image/artwork?
The cover for Superior Vocal Health was designed by the Vendera Publishing team. I choose this image because it was very eye catching and represented the book as an image wothout on even knowing what was on the inside.