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THE PERFORMING ARTS – NOW AND POST-COVID

By : on : March 3, 2021 comments : (0)

There is no denying that the Coronavirus Pandemic has really shaken up the performing arts world. Broadway shuttered. Local theaters in danger of closing for good. Concerts online-only, if that.  Sure, actors, singers, and musicians immediately come to mind when we think of careers that have been curtailed suddenly and dramatically (excuse the pun) by […]

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Goodbye, Vocal Dryness & Mucus! Hello VocalMist!

By : on : February 16, 2021 comments : (0)

We singers, actors, and professional voice users have been known to be very careful about our own voice care and training.  Well, OK, FANATIC about our voice care and training!  While others are carousing and being loud, we’re being a little bit Diva about avoiding phonotrauma (i.e., forceful behaviors like yelling or shouting over noise). […]

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Goodbye to 2020 by Karen Sussman

Goodbye To 2020 – What I’ve Learned

By : on : December 31, 2020 comments : (4)

To say that the year 2020 was challenging is an understatement. The nation, and the world, faced a pandemic unlike anything in most of our lifetimes. The devastating virus known as COVID-19 wreaked havoc across the globe, sickening and killing far too many people. Lockdowns shuttered businesses and took away millions of jobs, but may […]

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OOVO STRAWS: TAKE CARE OF YOUR VOICE AND THE PLANET

By : on : November 23, 2020 comments : (4)

If you’re a voice professional, voice student, or just someone who works on improving your voice, you’ve probably heard about straw exercises or straw phonation. That’s where you vocalize slides or scales through a straw. People say that straws are the way to save an injured voice. But how do they work so well to […]

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SPEAKING THROUGH A MASK: WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER

By : on : September 23, 2020 comments : (0)

Remember when the only people you ever saw wearing a face mask were your doctors and maybe your dentist? Not anymore. Now it’s everyone (or it SHOULD be everyone!). Cloth masks, medical masks, N95’s, face gaiters, bandanas, face shields…you name it, someone is wearing it. And with good reason: the Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed […]

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PRESERVE YOUR VOICE WHILE VIDEOCONFERENCING

By : on : September 16, 2020 comments : (0)

Welcome to the new way to communicate during the pandemic…non-stop use of videoconferencing platforms for conducting business, taking or giving classes, personal conversations with friends and family, and even telehealth visits with your healthcare providers. After long days and weeks of doing this, have you noticed that your voice is suffering? Maybe it’s getting fatigued, […]

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ENJOY THEATER AND SOCIALIZE – SAFELY!

By : on : September 10, 2020 comments : (0)

As a bona fide theater lover (stage and concert performer for over 35 years and audience member), I know I speak for many when I say it’s devastating to be without live theater for so long. We miss the laughs, the tears, the inspiring moments that stay in our memories long after the curtain comes […]

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VOCAL PROBLEMS? YOU NEED A GPS FOR YOUR VOICE

By : on : August 3, 2020 comments : (0)

If you’re like so many of our clients here at the Professional Voice Care Center, you’ve experienced some problems with your voice. Maybe you’ve never liked your nasal, airy, or unpleasant voice quality. Perhaps people tell you they can’t hear your voice on the phone or in a noisy social setting. Or like so many […]

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR ONLINE VOICE OR SPEECH SESSION

By : on : July 7, 2020 comments : (0)

Have you been feeling a little nervous about the whole telecommunications situation that we’ve all found ourselves in now? Are you the type of person who thought you’d never need anything but a flip-phone and a Rolodex? Did you think “videoconference” meant a meeting with a movie? Does your expertise in electronic equipment go no […]

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Sensible Suggestions For A Successful Time Coping With The COVID-19 Crisis

By : on : April 13, 2020 comments : (0)

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that we are all going through a very stressful time right now, as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis for which most of us have no precedent. The situation is unpredictable and downright scary. Many of us are experiencing feelings of dread, fear, anxiety, and helplessness. […]

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