Tips and advice for learning how to speak, sing, perform and live the dream of being a professional entertainer (speaker or singer) and performing artist, along with common sense commentary and rants on the state of today's music industry. Written by international master vocal coach, Diana Yampolsky, creator of Vocal Science (TM).
Repair Your Voice and Protect it for a Lifetime.
More and more, I am getting inquiries from people who
have problems with their voice.
Some of them ruined it due to wrong application of
their voice while incorrectly speaking and/or singing.
Some of them acquired some kind of a virus-like strep
throat infection or random various respiratory inflammations. Others had weird accidents, like bicycle, car or
construction; the results of which actually, physically, damaged their vocal
anatomy. Some people have had even unrelated surgeries where
the breathing tubes were installed incorrectly and thus, their throats were,
However, independently of the cause, all of them have
had some similar symptoms like 'raspiness', hoarseness, difficult and slow
speech, and in some cases, slight or heavy stuttering/involuntary spasms. So, independently of the cause, all of them have been
in need of a voice repair, and needless to say, all of them were hoping for a
Is it possible, you may ask?
My answer will be that, in the majority of cases yes,
but sometimes, a surgical procedure may be required, but the crucial point then
would be is to acquire a post-surgical care, to help the vocal anatomy to heal,
and mainly, to relearn to speak and then sing, (applied to singers) properly,
not excessively engaging into the use of the actual vocal anatomy itself. The
rule of thumb is to learn how to use the alternative set of muscles, (like the
facial and abdominal muscles), which will take the pressure of the sound upon
themselves, and thus will relieve and release the vocal box from the pressure
of the sound and will then allow it to heal.
Once that is accomplished, the voice will sound healthy,
and mainly will be protected for life, as it will be lifted all together from
the once injured vocal anatomy. The facial muscles memory will be established and, so
to speak, indexed, so as the abdominal muscles’ strength and memory, and thus,
the sound will be secured between the coordination of the former and the
and the unique method of visualization, as well as integration and synergy
between all of the muscle groups, will protect and secure the speaking and, if
needed, singing voice for the lifetime
Hi Everyone, Some of you are already familiar with the name of Aubrie Morris of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA who originally came to us in November 2019. She came to us with the diagnosis of Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD). Please read the beginning of Aubrie’s story by clicking the link below: https://www.vocalscience.com/aubrie-m-muscle-tension-dysphonia-survivor Her voice repair course and natural herbal treatment was supposed to be administered for 6 consecutive days in order for Aubrie to receive 30 hours of our revolutionary voice/vocal instruction by advocating by us our very own Vocal Science™ method. Unfortunately, we were unable to finish that course as Aubrie caught a cold and thus we were forced to cut our course short (24/26 hours). However, with the above said, her Muscle Tension Dysphonia disorder was almost gone by the time she left Canada. But, due to the pandemic, she was not able to see me until just recently. Due to that fact, waiting for almost a year and a h
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