Specialized Voice Work and Healing Your Voice
I learned many things in the process of healing my own voice. Combined with my years of experience in bodywork, CranioSacral Therapy, yoga, performance and teaching, these techniques allow me to do specialized work with the voice, and earned me the title of The Voice Coach’s Voice Coach.
This work is always one-on-one, and can be in-person or by video chat.
- Learn to project your voice so you can be easily heard in the back of the room (and in noisy environments) – without yelling.
- Release body tensions that are causing your voice to strain, preventing you from speaking loudly, or making your voice tire easily. (You’ll be surprised at some of the places we’ll explore. They include your jaw, tongue, and diaphragm, among others.)
- Learn techniques to increase volume, pitch variation and expressive range – safely.
- Soften a “nasal” voice quality.
- Overcome stage fright and performance anxiety. (I used to have such stage fright, that my throat would close up, and only half my voice would come out. I overcame it, and so can you.)
- Transform a “little kid” voice into an adult voice.
- Speak with confidence and authority in the appropriate range for your instrument – without straining. (I’ve had many women clients, especially in the corporate world, who drop their voices lower so they will be taken seriously by the men. Most of them can’t talk by the end of the day. This is dangerous – if this is you, you’re heading for a voice injury. Let’s talk.)
- Re-train your listening and your brain with The Listening Program (TLP). This was part of my recovery. During my voice injury, there was a time when I could not hear that I wasn’t on pitch in a certain part of my range. It wasn’t true hearing loss, but a brain dysfunction that was corrected by listening to specially filtered and engineered music that restored my brain’s ability to process all the frequencies in my own voice accurately again. TLP is used successfully with singers, and those with learning difficulties, ADD/ADHD, and more.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a Speech Language Pathologist or Speech Therapist. My work is an excellent complement to speech therapy. If I believe you need to see an MD or Speech Therapist, I will tell you so.