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).
Vocal Science™ Separated, divorced, feeling lonely...? This Is A Riddle.
Separated, divorced, feeling lonely...? This Is A Riddle.
Feel like it is hard to speak and to even swallow? Feels like you have a lump in your throat?
We can help, and not only with your voice being strangled but also with the stuffed-up emotions you have been experiencing due to the above! We promise that we will take care of you, holistically speaking…
For quite a few years now, I have been working with a lot of middle-aged women primarily age 45 to 65; the majority of whom were separated or outright divorced from their spouses… The most affected (vocally and otherwise) were those women who did not expect it at all…
Their spouses made it financially (not without their wives’ help). And due to that, they had acquired the power of wealth and some “mostly-fake” status.
On that premise, shortly after, they left their wives and children to stat a newly-found life with a new, younger female partner… Meanwhile, the original partner got very-much hurt and ended up with highly stuffed-up emotions which literally affected their health on every conceivable level and, evidently, closed their neck and throat - making it difficult to speak, swallow and, sometimes, even to breathe…
Obviously and unfortunately, those doomed women were looking for help - attending speech therapy and, prior to that, pleading with ENT doctors they were prior referred to by their physicians. A lot of them were concurrently seeing psychologists and even psychiatrists, but none of them were able to find what they were looking for… None of those so-called “specialists” were able to help those individuals.
At best, they were listening and witnessing a lot of tears from those badly hurt women..., but they never offered them practical advice, let alone - so to speak - holistically trying to solve their emotional and nonetheless vocal problem(s) which, without a doubt, being derived (circumstantially speaking) by that very hardcore induced emotions.
So the moral of the above is… Unless all the history of one’s lifetime is addressed leading to those horrible voice disorders, no result, let alone “cure” can be expected.
To achieve the above, the voice specialist has to know the anatomy, physiology and psychology of the human being - and then also to be capable to apply the above to each individual based on their personal story.. and, of course, based on their voice disorder.
Our prominent Toronto newspaper “The Toronto Star“ once had written an article about myself and the developed-by-me “Vocal Science”™ method and titled it “Not as easy as it sounds!”
Case Study: This story is about Vera D of Barrie Ontario, whose vocal cords got damaged during her open heart surgery… Vera came to us in the year 2015 when she hardly could speak, and mostly was whispering. She told us her story whereas before coming for our non-surgical voice repair services, she had undergone open-heart surgery, after the completion of which, she fell in a life-and-death coma. It took over 45 minutes to revive her. Thank God, luckily for her, she survived the ordeal. But when she woke up, she discovered that she had no voice to speak. It clearly was damaged due to intubation and, perhaps, some other internal surgical procedures related to the main cause. She was told that she would never regain her normal speaking voice ever again. She underwent some very painful and useless tests that revealed that her vocal cord damage was permanent. On this note, she was offered not one, but two vocal operations with absolutely no guarantee that her voice will ever return b
- My close observations and beliefs. - For at least a decade, about 90 percent of people have been coming through our doors to conquer not only a voice repair but, as experience shows, first and foremost, to acquire a new and improved lifestyle… Our Toronto prominent newspaper, The Toronto Star , once said - “ It is not for the faint of heart ”. And I would add that it is also not for people who will be expecting change without change, so to speak. If those who are seeking help are not willing to open up and tell us their true story, then it would be very difficult to offer them the lifestyle modification - and thus the successful results of their voice problems and issues. I’ve said it numerous times that the human voice is an expression of the state of one’s being and the identification of who that person really is… The voice on its own is a “ tool” for communication and, needless to say, that if that very “tool” is broken, the communication also s