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

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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 1: Singers’ Complaints

By : on : May 1, 2018 comments : (0)

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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Why You Never Ignore A Serious Symptom

By : on : January 25, 2018 comments : (0)

An Inspiring Story About a Fellow Speech Pathologist Who Lost Her Voice I wanted to share a fascinating story of a fellow speech pathologist, Erie Louison, MA, CCC-SLP, which originally appeared in the ASHA Leader in October 2017. It touched me because her story involved a voice disorder. Not only that, this story highlighted how […]

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Voice Therapist Helps World’s Largest Animal Rescue Organization

By : on : October 4, 2017 comments : (0)

Walk & Wag Event Raises $1000s to Help Homeless Animals This past Sunday, October 1, I had a unique experience. For the first time ever, I participated in a fundraising walk for animals, namely, the North Shore Animal League America’s Walk & Wag event in Port Washington, Long Island, NY. The walk, held in beautiful […]

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Straw Phonation and the Vocal Straw Exercise

By : on : September 27, 2017 comments : (0)

We’d like to share this great article with everyone. Straw phonation is used to improve the efficiency of the vocal mechanism, balance the alignment of the vocal folds, and reduce vocal fatigue while improving the quality of the voice. http://www.voicescienceworks.org/straw-phonation.html Here are some additional videos on the subject we think you’ll find helpful. 1. Instructional […]

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A Very Special Day!

By : on : April 16, 2017 comments : (0)

April 16, 2017 is World Voice Day. But it’s also another very special day to me: my parents’ 67th wedding anniversary! My parents, Abby and Stan Sussman, each turning 87 this summer, met at the age of 17, and married at 19. They have 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and their first great-grandchild on the way. […]

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

By : on : April 5, 2017 comments : (0)

Did you know… April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day. This date is chosen because it is the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson. Parkinson was an English physician who first documented symptoms of the neurological condition that we now call Parkinson Disease. His report called “An Essay on Shaky Palsy” was published in 1817. This work […]

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Voice Therapy Techniques for Speaking and Singing

By : on : February 10, 2017 comments : (0)

Our singing student April Lindevald, a classically-trained mezzo-soprano, has been a professional singer for 35 years, and has always had a strong healthy reliable voice with excellent vocal stamina. April has a very successful career that has included appearances with the New York City Opera, the Gregg Smith Singers, and many other musical institutions, as […]

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From Creative Kid to Playwright/Performer

By : on : October 20, 2016 comments : (0)

Every singing teacher wishes the best for his/her students… we hope they get the chorus solo, the lead in the school musical, the top score in their NYSSMA competition, and maybe even… a role on Broadway. Of course, we are happy for even the small accomplishments, because they mean so much. Our students learn, grow, […]

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Got Stress?

By : on : October 11, 2016 comments : (0)

Reduce the Effects of Stress on Your Voice Who, in this day and age, does not experience some form of stress? Pressures at work, financial woes, raising children or caring for elderly parents, even the upkeep of your house… all of these issues contribute to what seems like non-stop stress. Many of us turn to […]

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