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“Tune In To Tune Up” Episode 6: Muscle Tension & Your Voice

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“Tune In To Tune Up” Episode 6: Muscle Tension & Your Voice

How to Conquer Vocal Tension, featuring Joel Portnoy, MD and Kathleen Brooks, PT. If you’re a singer, or someone who makes your living with your speaking voice, then you won’t want to miss the next episode of Tune In to Tune Up with Karen Sussman, MA, CCC, voice therapist and singing voice expert. Have you […]

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“Tune In to Tune Up” Episode 5: Stress & Your Voice

This Isn’t Just for Singers If you’ve ever been sidelined by stress or anxiety (and who hasn’t), especially as it relates to performing or public speaking situations, you won’t want to miss the next episode of Tune In to Tune Up with Karen Sussman, MA, CCC, voice therapist and singing voice expert. On Wednesday August […]

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How to Have a Dog Without Losing Your Voice

Ah, man’s best friend (and woman’s too!) – a dog. Dogs enrich our lives in so many ways. An endless source of unconditional love, loyalty, and support. A companion, a protector, and a pal to take away sadness or pain…. we get all this and much more from our dogs. I should know: I’m on […]

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“Tune In to Tune Up” Episode 4: Vocal Cord Pathology

To Cut or Not to Cut – That Is the Question! In their fourth Facebook Live episode, voice therapist and singing voice expert Karen Sussman, MA, CCC-SLP and laryngologist Joel Portnoy, MD explore the treatment of vocal cord pathologies. If you’re a singer or use your speaking voice professionally as a teacher, actor, public speaker, […]

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The Teacher’s Voice

Get an A+ for Healthy Vocal Cords By Karen Sussman, MA, CCC-SLP Voice Therapist & Singing Voice Specialist Director, PVCC, Hicksville, NY The buses pull up, discharging loads of students. The bell rings. Bulletin boards are decorated, lesson plans are being created. I know, it’s too early to mention that “s” word, school, but it’ll […]

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Transgender Voice Training – Not Just Another “Pretty” Voice

As a voice therapist, speech trainer, and singing voice specialist, I’ve been called upon many times to assist transgender women in discovering and stabilizing the voice that conforms with their gender identity. As you will see in this Washington Post article, this is not a quick fix or a one-step process. Unlike the hormones taken […]

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“Tune In to Tune Up” Episode 3: The Singer’s Pharmacy

The Good, the Bad, and the Drying If you’re a singer or professional voice user, you won’t want to miss Episode 3 of Tune In to Tune Up, featuring that Winning Pair in Voice Care, Karen Sussman, MA, CCC, voice therapist & singer-specialist, and Joel Portnoy, MD, laryngologist. They be discuss medications and supplements that […]

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“Tune In to Tune Up” Episode 2: Speak Right to Sing Better

Maybe the Problem Isn’t My Singing Voice The “Winning Pair in Voice Care”, Karen Sussman, MA, CCC and Joel Portnoy, MD, laryngologist, are back, this time to discuss what can happen to your voice before you ever get to your singing gig. These two voice experts will help you solve the problems that plague the […]

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“Tune In to Tune Up” Episode 1: Singers’ Complaints

With Karen Sussman & Joel Portnoy, M.D., the Winning Pair in Voice Care!! Karen is joined by Joel Portnoy, MD, laryngologist, who is one of the only experts on Long Island specializing in the art and science of caring for the voice. Joel and Karen will be addressing the topic of Singers’ Complaints…and you don’t […]

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Our Student of the Month: Linda Sussman Releases Her CD

No Relation, but with Her Talent, I Wish We Were Related! Linda Sussman is a Huntington-based folk singer/songwriter who had hung up her guitar and stopped singing for about 10 years while back-to-back care-taking of four parents and dealing with her own health issues. A couple of years ago, she was reunited with her music and […]

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