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Body and Voice

Morning Routine - Body and Voice

Posted on May 7, 2012
Your morning routine sets the stage for your day. For instance, if you are running late, your day will likely feel rushed and uneasy. On the other... read more

First Impressions Count

Posted on May 9, 2012
First impressions are so immediate and significant you must always stay alert and beware of yourself.Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "What you are speaks so loudly... read more

Campaign Voice Survival

Posted on May 9, 2012
If you are on the campaign trail or using your voice for an unusually extended period of time, you might find the following tips helpful:Use... read more

Day-to-day Voice Care

Posted on May 9, 2012
Taking care of our voice is an ongoing process. Below are some techniques you can use every day. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per... read more

Warm Up Your Body and Voice

Posted on May 21, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPhSp1M4Zas&w=560&h=315]Your morning routine sets the stage for the rest of your day. If you warm up properly, your day will flow smoothly and positively. Dr.... read more

You don’t have to be signed to a record label to injure your vocal cords!

Posted on September 14, 2012
It seems that every week or so, another well-known singer makes headlines for undergoing vocal cord* surgery. From Julie Andrews to Adele, the voices of... read more

Vocal Fold Paralysis for Google Executive

Posted on May 21, 2013
    Larry Page of Google recently addressed his longstanding voice difficulties, attributing them to vocal fold paralysis.  You can read his story here: http://goo.gl/JnynH.   The vocal folds... read more

What is it if it's NOT asthma?

Posted on May 28, 2013
Having trouble breathing?  At your wits end trying to solve the problem? What is it if it’s NOT asthma? Paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction (vocal cord dysfunction, laryngeal... read more

An Amazing Story of Vocal Persistence

Posted on June 8, 2013
  Optimal voice function is dependent upon multiple factors, not just a pair of vocal folds. This story about opera singer Charity Tillemann-Dick demonstrates that for all... read more

Voice Changes from Parkinson Disease and Aging

Posted on July 23, 2013
A new preliminary study out of Australia presented at the Movement Disorder Society International Congress (http://www.movementdisorders.org/) suggests that even mild changes in speech abilities for... read more

Vocal Performance Medicine

Posted on August 7, 2013
I had the pleasure of attending Dr. Michael Benninger’s lecture on “Vocal PerformanceMedicine” at the recent annual Shenandoah University Vocal Pedagogy Institute in Winchester, VA.... read more

When They Notice Your Voice Instead of Your Accomplishments

Posted on September 20, 2013
Victoria Duval, a 17 y.o. US professional tennis player in her first US Open appearance, beat Samantha Stosur, the 2011 US Open champion, in the... read more

Does Hillary need voice lessons?

Posted on November 25, 2013
Comedian Sarah Silverman in the NY Times http://goo.gl/548dBq advised Hillary Clinton to take a voice class. Sarah said about Hillary: “She’s so smart and has... read more
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