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Goodbye to 2020 by Karen Sussman

Goodbye To 2020 – What I’ve Learned

By : on : December 31, 2020 comments : (0)

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 : (0)

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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IT’S NYSSMA TIME – DON’T PANIC! READ THIS!

By : on : December 12, 2018 comments : (0)

Your child has come home from school and announced that he/she would like to participate in the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Festival voice evaluations for this coming spring. You look at the forms and immediately get that helpless feeling of “Uh-oh; what do I do now? My child has never even taken […]

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

By : on : September 21, 2018 comments : (0)

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

By : on : August 28, 2018 comments : (0)

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

By : on : June 23, 2018 comments : (0)

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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Voice Care with a Latin Flair – Karen Sussman’s Workshop for “Tu Experiencia Broadway” in New York City

By : on : February 15, 2018 comments : (0)

International Singers & Actors Meet Long Island Voice Therapist in New York City They Make Beautiful Music Together! On Saturday, January 27, 2018, I had a unique opportunity to meet some international talent up close and personal – in a workshop I conducted in New York City, entitled The Singing Voice – Factoids, Myths, and […]

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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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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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