Friday, October 19, 2018

Have you gotten rid of your vocal cord nodules, polyps or cysts non-surgically…? It’s Got To Be Vocal Science!

Case Study #1 - Sue D, former bleeding vocal cord polyp sufferer from Canmore, Alberta. Canada. 
Please read below.

The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice repair, which is a division of The Royans Professional Vocal School, for the last 3 and a half decades, has been receiving a lot of clients with various voice disorders.

The most common disorders that people have been suffering from are:
  • Polyps on the vocal cord(s)
  • Nodules on the vocal cord(s) 
  • Cysts on the vocal cord(s) 
  • Lesions on the vocal cord(s) and throat area. 
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia 
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia 
  • Sulcus Vocalis 
  • VCD (Vocal Cord Dysfunction)
The above disorders are just to name a few…

Practically all of the patients who have been suffering from the above-mentioned voice/vocal disorders went anywhere and everywhere before reaching our enterprise. Some of them had undergone conventional treatments like Botox; others took numerous speech therapy sessions doing all kinds of manipulations with the sound of their voices - blowing the bubbles, blowing the Kazoo and paying a “gazillion” amount of money for their throat massage…? To my knowledge, none of the above had ever helped anybody with their voice problem - let alone singers with singing voice problems.

One of our potential clients revealed to us that somebody in the field (however, conventional) supposedly helped him to dissolve a small polyp by undergoing “steam inhalations" and what have you. He came to us for an Introductory/Exploratory Session with pictures of his vocal cords’ condition at the present time. Within the images, it was clear that he possessed a huge polyp on one of his vocal cords and it looked like that it was a hemorrhaging one. He, before that, while making an appointment for his session with us, was bragging about that previous person who “helped” him with the first (almost non-existent) polyp - which he also showed us on the picture which was taken at that time.

We asked him why he would not want to go to the same voice professional he went to originally? He said that the previous person did not teach him anything - and therefore, by continuing speaking and especially singing in the same fashion, he felt an obvious obstruction on his vocal anatomy. And then, concurrently, he found out that he had a fair-sized vocal cord polyp at the same place on the vocal cord where the original polyp had been discovered…

The moral of the above is that “there is no change without change”.

So if there is a growth on the vocal cord, that means that the patient had been consistently doing something wrong to acquire it, i.e., most likely, overusing and misusing his speaking and singing voice, using a lot of force and trying to reach notes that are out of his range; evidently, not knowing how to properly approach it.

As I always said before, the speaker (and more so, the singer) represents the “instrument” and the “player”. Even if the vocal surgery was performed and the polyp was removed, the application of the speaking and/or singing voice had never been changed. So the “player” had never been taught how to change it to the point where the voice (speaking and singing) would work most efficiently, but without any harm to one’s vocal anatomy. Until the above is achieved, it is almost guaranteed that the polyp or nodule, lesion or cyst, will come back - and also may come back in multiple quantities!

So now, we would like to shed some light on how we could non-surgically go about it:

Our non-surgical voice repair treatment consists of a minimum of 30 hours of very vigorous and detailed instruction, coupled with the application of thoroughly-selected herbal (and some homeopathic) remedies. Once the 30 hours are complete, for the next few months, the patient should strictly follow the assigned protocol to avoid any negative aftermath. If the above conditions are not met, the voice disorder may return to its original state and prevail even further from there.

The Toronto Star newspaper, in their article Not as Easy as it Sounds (1999), said that “this regimen is definitely not for the faint of heart”. I added that it is also not for people with a low attention span and/or low stamina.

Recently, in May of 2018, we received a client suffering from a bleeding polyp on her vocal cord. We now call her our “role model”, as she was very attentive during her 30-hour Vocal Science™ course and Healthy Voice/Vocal Workshop - which she had also attended during her time with us. Even though that she left very happy and satisfied, we, however, had not heard anything from her up until the last few days (5 months later).

At this time, she revealed to us that she was given a “clean bill of health”, as her polyp was declared to be completely gone! Her speaking and singing voice got back to normal and better than before - (She came to us with a pretty raspy and hoarse voice). This person, whose name is Sue, originally was recommended to undergo a vocal surgery.

We would also like to note that her livelihood and her career all-and-all revolves around music. So she is back to her duties singing, teaching music and conducting her chorus.

Way to go, Sue!
Keep on rocking, Girl!

Below, please see for yourself her amazing post-course letter which was addressed to us!

I came to you with a hemorrhagic vocal polyp and with intense vocal fatigue. Surgery had been recommended and I was on the wait list for that surgery. I was getting hoarse quickly and my range was diminished from what I know I can produce as a singer. Speaking wore me out in no time. I went to Ontario with the attitude that if this experience did not fix me, at least I would be in a stronger place to recover after surgery. I spent 30 hours with Diana one on one, and she worked me extremely hard. It was exhausting and at times frustrating, but I clung to her words (and still cling to them) - "Ahead and only ahead".
Since that experience in May, I have not experienced vocal fatigue almost at all. (once or twice when my overall self was fatigued). My voice has been reliable and I am able to teach, direct my choir and interact with my family as I used to before the injury. My singing voice has been dramatically strengthened and is more reliable although it is still on its way back to where it was. I am blown away by the results of my time working with Diana. What's more, I went last week for another scope of my vocal cords and the hemorrhagic polyp that was so clearly there in February is entirely gone. It has dissolved completely.

Diana told me to expect this but I will be honest and say that I did not expect it, and I am so deeply thankful. Working with Diana was at times very difficult, but her unshakeable confidence that we can achieve results non-surgically pushed through and has been proven - in many other testimonies and now in mine.
I wish you all the best, with gratitude.
Ahead and only ahead.

Sue Chick D
Canmore Alberta

Over many years of experience and expertise, we have non-surgically solved numerous cases with all kinds of voice disorders. Stay tuned to learn more and to be introduced to our numerous very successful stories!

For more information on how we can help you to recover and restore your voice, please visit one or both of our websites:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Vocal Science™ - Fix Your Voice, Regain Your Voice and Maintain Your Voice for a Lifetime!

We can help, employing our Best Efforts - and thus, we Guarantee the Best Results Possible!

Vocal Science -  the Best in Voice Recovery, Enhancement and Restoration

With the above said, a good voice specialist knows about your voice disorder. A great one knows what is at stake, particularly for you; and they also care about the successful non-surgical and non-invasive voice repair and voice restoration addressed to your specific needs.

The Vocal Science™ method and technique is, no doubt, truly engineered to amaze! It will give you today the experience of the 22nd century in voice/vocal innovation.

The question is – Why are people with voice/vocal injuries sometimes hesitant and, nevertheless, “afraid” of being treated or cured? Are they, perhaps, afraid to “open up” to face their not-so-very pleasant past?

We can definitely help because we advocate a holistic approach to voice mechanics as well as to the person as a whole. In fact, we are our patients’ partners in their voice restoration and voice health endeavors.  We are on their side, as our prime concern is their voice health and their wellbeing. So our suggestion to everyone... stop being afraid and get the help they need - so they can begin to love their voice all over again.

Our clients are prompted at any given times to do whatever it takes to bring their once beautiful speaking and/or singing voice back, as everyone’s voice is indeed a tool for not only communication but also for the pride and joy.

The voice is a reflection of the state of one's being which (most of the times) identifies one's personality and also defines their very own “blueprint”… in a manner of speaking.

What does this mean for you, my reader?

The Vocal Science™ method will become your “music” to the mind, soul, and voice. With a fixed ultimate voice, you will be able to unleash your inner talent. And at that time, you will be able to release what’s in you ( - What you possess - ) out to the world.

Meanwhile, you are, no doubt, overwhelmed with your voice/vocal injury and most likely, you do not even know where to begin in order to rectify it. We are advocating the Vocal Science™ method and its revolutionary technique, and we have the solution for you…!

The above means that we have the knowledge, experience, and expertise… when you need it most! We are bringing and implementing the all good classic standards of teaching to so-called, “modern society” instead of trying to adapt to the new standards of today’s times.

So we can proudly say that we are not just fixing voice, we are fixing peoples' voices!

We, at Vocal Science, "have your back" - all the way to our mutual success. We are your voice associates… By contacting us, find out how we can assist you with your voice/vocal issues in a fast and efficient manner.

By common opinion of at least 25,000 satisfied clients who came through our doors, it has become solidified that the Vocal Science™ method is the true revolution of the century!

However, in order for us to be the best we can be, we have to make an assessment of you in order to help you better… We would need to assess your personality, your loyalty, your commitment to be the best you can be, your dedication to achieve your goal(s), and thus, your ability to acquire the best voice possible regardless if it had been previously compromised or not.

So spend your life living, and not just struggling with your voice problem. We are not only your therapists and healers, but we are also your voice and vocal designers.

But please be advised that the process of the restoration of your voice is “not for the faint of heart”. So you have to be ready to “brace for impact”. Even though it might feel like “tough love”, our promise is that we will bring your speaking and/or singing voice above and beyond your expectations.

When it comes to voice recovery, restoration, and enhancement: 
You Got This… and We Got You!

If you find this article useful and want to start your voice restoration journey, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We will be happy to help.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Could you increase your vocal range without even attending any sessions at The Royans Professional Vocal School?

The answer to the above is Yes, because... we got it down to the Science!

On this note, we would like to share with you a blog with an unexpected testimonial from Mr. Brian Ellis Sales Manager of Newmarket Infiniti Nissan -  Also a guitar player and vocalist.

Please read below.

"I have been playing music for over 23 years and singing for the last 5 years somewhat seriously. I met Diana as a customer at Newmarket Nissan when she came in to look at purchasing a Nissan Juke, which if you have met Diana is the perfect vehicle for her personality!  As it turns out, from my time playing in bands over the years we actually know a few of the same people and ended up having a lot to talk about with regards to the music industry. Through this conversation and speaking to Diana about how she helps her clients, I picked up a few singing tips that I decided to try out on my own. Just implementing the small amount of knowledge I picked up through these conversations I was able to increase my range by about two tones, which is something that I hadn’t been able to improve on at all over the previous 5  years of trying! I was convinced my range was just limited to what I could previously sing, so the ability to increase it by two tones was very intriguing to me. I look forward to doing a few full sessions with Diana in the future to see how much more I can improve my singing ability and range!"
- Brian Ellis


Below is the pre-history of our meeting with Brian Ellis:

Last year, I was attending to my vice repair client (named Ben Lee) who happened to be a finance manager of Nissan Canada. Needless to say, I successfully fixed his speaking voice and, through my workshops, even taught him how to sing.

Ever since Ben Lee has been traveling across North America with motivational speeches for Nissan everywhere.
In the interim, driving a hard-roof convertible (the Volkswagon EOS), I managed to hit a dear (or more accurately, a female dear had actually 
ranacross my car and hit my car - and respectively, me in it).
The car was immediately towed to a Newmarket body shop...?
That action initiated by my insurance company really puzzled me.

Why you may ask?

Because my whole front (the hood), after the impact, was totally raised up and all of the mechanical parts of the car were out of wack -The engine, the breaks and everything that was located under the hood.
Given the above, I would assume that the car had to be towed to the Volkswagon dealership, so the mechanical parts of it would be addressed first before fixing the body of the car -  and before making it clean and shiny...
Needless to say, the body shop was unable to fix the car and had sent it to Volkswagon three times over. However, in the final analysis, the car was never the same after the accident.

In fact, on a parallel track, when I hear that people (especially singers) run to the speech therapists (who never sung a note in their entire lives) to fix their singing voice, that makes me wonder...
That is basically consistent with a car which needs the mechanical issues to be addressed, being sent to a body shop...?

It would indeed be funny if it was not so sad!
So my former client, Ben Lee, (finance manager of Nissan Canada), witnessing me being upset about the latter, offered to help me to buy, this time, a new Nissan car.

That happened to be the Nissan Juke.

And as Brian had mentioned in his write-up, this car indeed fits my personality.
So Brian and I met to put the deal together and hit it off right away, speaking about music, singing and life in general. In fact, I have to say that I had many cars over the 32 years that I have been driving and thus attended many dealerships including the Mercedes ones.

On this note, I have to say that the Nissan dealership in Newmarket is the most pleasant and welcoming place out of all of them, not to mention Brian Ellis himself. So if any of you are looking for a new car and wonderful, very knowledgeable and very helpful people, call Brian and you will get the service of a lifetime!

I am extremely pleased with my car, with getting to know Brian and the rest of the dealership, including people in service and parts.

Way to go guys! I will recommend you to anybody and everybody at all given times!

Friday, September 7, 2018

How can Vocal Cord Problems (Vocal Cord Dysfunction) cause Problems with your Speech? What can be done to fix it?

Your vocal cords (within your voice box) are not just strings… They are a delicate form of fold tissues (muscles) with a very thin lining on the outside. And just like any other tissues within the body, if not taken care of properly, they can get damaged. Normally, when people start to exhibit vocal cord problems, they don’t notice or find the need to address it until the problems (like strained vocal cords, bleeding vocal cords or other forms of vocal cord damage) becomes severe enough to warrant a visit to the doctor or a qualified voice specialist.

Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) happens when the vocal cords are unable to open properly. This is also referred to as paradoxical vocal fold movement. VCD is sometimes confused with asthma as some of the symptoms are very similar.

With VCD, the vocal cords close instead of opening up, when you breathe in and out. This closer of your vocal cords makes it harder to get air in and out of your lungs.  

Signs and symptoms

  • Feeling short of breath 
  • A frequent cough or clearing your throat
  • Inability to speak loudly
  • Breathy voice
  • Choking or coughing while having your meal
  • Limited pitch and loudness variations
  • Voicing that last only for a short interval of time

Many clients who complain about one of the above problems can consult with their doctor to determine the underlying cause. However, they have been told that they don't have any physical problems. There are no cures or pills to stop the aforementioned vocal issues. In order to take care of your voice, you must know how to use it wisely and accurately - especially, when you are a voice professional like a teacher, singer, actor or a broadcast personality.

What can cause VCD?

There are many different causes of vocal cord problems which are often hard to diagnose. The reason behind this dysfunction can be an upper respiratory infection, tobacco smoke, post nasal drips, acid reflux, reaction to strong odors or fumes, etc.

Treatment for VCD

The best way of finding out what can be done to treat VCD is to consult with a voice and speech specialist who specializes in the treatment of voice problems - and this is where The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair can help.

With specialized treatment methods (created by the master non-surgical voice repair specialist  Diana Yampolsky), they provide an alternative form of voice/speech therapy that is specifically designed to treat many of today's vocal problems - especially problems that involve vocal cord dysfunction. With nearly 45 years of experience under their belt, they can assure that the techniques you'll learn under their care will help you to restore and improve the quality of your speaking (and if needed singing) voice.

For more info about how they can help treat vocal cord problems like VCD,  Contact us at 416-857-8741 or