Everyone gets some form of laryngitis every now and then. Whether it is from illness or from voice use, the cause of the voice loss/hoarseness is pretty much always the same: swollen and irritated vocal cords. Here are some strategies to help.continue reading
Hack your posture to strengthen your voice
Over the years a number of clients have come to me because their voice was tired, strained, scratchy, unreliable, or generally thin-sounding. For some of these people, the only thing we needed to address was their posture.continue reading
Is your voice optimized for winter?
We winterize our cars, our homes, our wardrobes, and even our kitchen pantries.
But do you know how to winterize your voice?continue reading
Is acid reflux secretly messing with your voice?
Me: Hi, welcome to voice therapy!
Client: I think my ENT is crazy.
Me: Why is that?
Client: She says my voice problems are coming from acid reflux, which is nuts. I don’t even have heartburn!
This scene has played out in my work enough that it’s time for a post explaining the sometimes mysterious relationship between VOICE and REFLUX.continue reading
Classical Singer Magazine reviews our second edition of “The Voice Book”
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How to allergy-proof your voice
Pollen or dust, cats or mold. Allergies can make you hoarse for a number of reasons:
Allergens irritate the vocal cords (just like they do the nose or eyes), impairing their function.
Allergy medications like antihistamines dry out the vocal cords, irritating them further.
Post nasal drip can irritate the vocal cords even more, and obviously make it harder to breathe easily.
But wait! There’s hope!contine reading