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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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IF YOUR VOICE IS BOTHERING YOU, IT COULD BE…YOUR LAPTOP!

By : on : March 9, 2020 comments : (0)

Have you heard that expression “Straighten up and fly right”?  Well, in last month’s blog we learned how to straighten up and sing…or speak…right! Posture is so important for voice, for breathing…for everything we do.  We hope everyone is using the simple posture exercises we posted in February’s blog. But there’s another aspect of posture […]

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POSTURE AND VOICE: STRAIGHTEN UP AND SING (OR SPEAK) RIGHT!

By : on : February 4, 2020 comments : (0)

One of the first foundation skills that I teach at Professional Voice Care Center in Voice Session 1 or Singing Lesson 1 is posture and alignment. As soon as I present this concept in our sessions, people look at me, sometimes with confusion, like “Why posture?”, with abject fear (“I have to sit up straight?”), […]

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STOP GIVING 150% – YOU ALREADY GOT THE PART!

By : on : December 27, 2019 comments : (0)

Let’s face it, the entertainment industry is competitive. A recent study from Queen Mary University in London revealed a not-surprising statistic: the acting profession’s unemployment rate hovers at about 90%, and only 2% are making a living in the profession.  I don’t think anyone has done a study on the “unemployment” rate of community theater […]

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MAKING DAILY VOICE CARE SIMPLE

By : on : September 24, 2019 comments : (0)

As a vocologist for 38 years, I’ve heard every excuse in the book for why my clients didn’t practice or follow my therapeutic recommendations:  I was busy with my family, work was crazy, the dog ate my homework, I forgot…and on and on. But as I always say in my office, no one is too […]

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