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Vocal Narcissism - Me, Myself and I... AND... MY VOICE!

Written by Diana Yampolsky Let me tell you, my reader, that music is often called the world's greatest communication tool. An effective piece of music crosses national boundaries, and a good song transcends any language barriers. With that said, a common problem that I have found which afflicts many aspiring singers is that because they do not realize that singing is a great vehicle for communication - ideas, emotions, lust, pain, frustrations, love, etc. Through singing, you can communicate those emotions more efficiently and also, more personally than with any other art form - be it film, writing or dance. But, evidently, not everybody is able to effectively communicate a story through the musical form. Some of the artists, unfortunately, appear truly self-absorbed, self-centred and purely egoistic, to even being able to share themselves with the audience.  Needless to say, that they are primarily thinking only about themselves, their appearance and their voice. That's what I

The Conclusion of the Year 2021: Accomplishments and Success vs. Challenges, Turbulence & Tribulations...

  It's been still a pandemic year - with many openings and many closures, not to mention uncertainties and hard times in general.  In our observation, people became more disturbed, definitely mentally as well as physically, and, nonetheless, more unstable than ever.  Needless to say that it became much harder to convince them to get help and, nevertheless, to get them to actually embark on receiving help. Therefore, it became harder to provide any services to them, as a lot of those people have been (to say the least) distracted, worried and, moreover, depressed.  For the record; Needless to say, that they, to begin with, have become much more suspicious, disbelieving and utterly insecure.  Simply speaking unstable and, definitely (what I call) out of balance - on every conceivable level.  However, with the above said, we have overall achieved a lot of success with people who were more stable, or at least have been understanding about who we are and what we could do for them via ou

Case Study of our recent attendee of an introductory/exploratory voice repair session:

  Is your compromised voice your problem?  The Answer is... The Problem Is YOU!! How so, you, my reader, may ask? Let’s find out, shall we? Dear reader, due to the confidentiality code, we will not be disclosing the name of the person of interest the story of whom is described below: A week ago, in our studio here in Toronto, a female in her late 30’s/early 40’s walked in ready to embark onto our introductory/exploratory session, concerning her voice disorder. She revealed that (some time ago) she was diagnosed with what’s called Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD). I asked her to tell me her story in more detail.  And the more I spoke to her, the more I was amazed how this person could actually exist on this Earth and consider herself that her life was actually somewhat normal….?   To her credit though, (looking quite shy and introverted) she was somewhat open to tell me about herself revealing her shortcomings….(about her voice and her life patterns in general). She volunteered to tell m

The Inspirational Journey of Aubrie Morris (Up-and-Coming Singer/Songwriter of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)

  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:   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

Latest 40 Hour Super Accelerated Voice Repair Course Journey Video

Dr. Vera C of Detroit USA - Voice Loss/MTD Sufferer  On August the 19th Vera just completed her 40-hour Super Accelerated Voice Repair Course journey during which she recovered and enhanced the quality of her voice.  Her voice loss was caused by enormous emotional stress, strained vocal cords, whereas all of the above, in turn, had caused Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD) disorder.  See and witness Vera's successful journey in our video link posted below: 

From a "Vocal Impotent" (in a manner of speaking) to a "Vocal Casanova"...

 In a previous article titled "Vocal Impotence - In Need of Vocal Viagra?" I provided important points on how to use your voice correctly and properly. I also enlightened my readers on how to comply with the standards of professional singing, which is a very important variable. Most importantly though, I also highlighted the key actions on how to protect and also save one's voice from any vocal damage and thus avoid succumbing to (figuratively speaking) "vocal impotence". With that said, I also explained how to use, in a manner of speaking, "Vocal Viagra" in order to cure any existing voice problems and, nonetheless, assure that the sound of the voice will last longer and also will sound fuller and stronger. In this article, I would like to talk about how to use your newfound or recovered 'instrument' (body and voice) in such a way that you will truly be able to "satisfy" any kind or type of audience... After all, figuratively speakin

Medical Doctors and Speech Therapists had, Once Again, Failed the Patient with the Sulcus Vocalis Diagnosis!

How so; you, my reader, may ask? Our answer is; what else is new…? This story is about our former non-surgical voice repair client, Issac H – a Jewish community leader from Brooklyn, New York.  Once medical doctors had diagnosed Issac with such a disorder as Sulcus Vocalis ( a gap between the vocal cords), they strongly suggested to Issac to undergo a vocal operation.  On that note, Issac visited numerous speech therapists and speech pathologists…  Needless to say, he did not receive any meaningful help. Being only 36 years old at the time, he nearly lost his hope to be able to speak – using his normal voice again.  When he contacted us, he became very emotional and claimed that he was looking for somebody like us for quite a few years now.  He mentioned that he is a very significant person in the Jewish community and jokingly said:  “You know, Diana, we Jewish people are a very loud nation…”   Listening to his story, we, with absolute certainty, said that our claim to fame (so to spe

Vocal Paresis - The Causes and Consequences.

Get this: From Strep Throat - To Laryngitis - To Vocal Cord Paralysis... Isn’t that peculiar? More and more, in my practice (close to four decades), I have been hearing about the devastating vocal disorder - Vocal Paresis, also known as Vocal Paralysis. The interesting thing is that a lot of other vocal disorders are usually caused by speaking and/or singing in the wrong (and often aggressive) way. - Vocal Paresis, as well as, (for example) Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD) , quite often have additional reasons for their occurrence. Interestingly enough, I hear a lot about some kind of a virus (or even a simple cold) that had produced vocal paresis affecting one or even both vocal cords. When a person is under a lot of stress, their immune system subsides which means that they become more susceptible to all kinds of infections, colds, and needless to say viruses. A couple of years ago, a client from Atlanta, Georgia came with one paralyzed vocal cord, which occurred after he experienced a real