Some singers who come to me for non-surgical voice repair are not necessarily the professional singers. Which means, that a lot of them have a daytime job or even their own businesses. Some of the professions require speaking on the phone all day, running meetings, doing presentations, and what ... Views: 36
Apparently there is! And yes, it is possible and it is fixable… however, with great difficulty.
For comparison, let’s look at classical ballet dancers: Everybody knows that ballerinas have to have a certain arch in their feet, especially females. It is detrimental to their careers if their ... Views: 42
I have to say that, in the past, the above sentences were not even up for discussion.
Everybody (or almost everybody) were more then willing to “spread their wings, in a manner of speaking; and thus, unleash their voices and their spirits. Of course, to unleash the voice/spirit is easier said ... Views: 75
Lately, more and more phone calls and e-mails from various church leaders are pouring our way. Interestingly enough that those requests are primarily coming from the US.
The US people seem to be very devoted to their church, religion and faith, which is definitely very commendable! Not only ... Views: 50
Lately, I guess due to the recession, and the market of the employers (and certainly not employees), I often attend to people who are very unhappy professionally and otherwise; and desperately looking for desirable employment, but failing (over and over) numerous of interviews.
There are ... Views: 70
Why People, who’s Lives Depend On Their Voice, Especially Singing Voice, Thinking That ENT Specialists Will Be Able To Conquer All Of Their Voice/Vocal Problems?
Getting all these inquiries, it never ceases to amaze me that (especially) singers rely on ENT specialists to treat and cure their ... Views: 96
You are experiencing voice problems:
Sore throat, hard to swallow, burning vocal cords, difficulty speaking/singing, etc.
“Should I ignore all of this and hope that my voice will come back on its own and will be as good as before or better?”
“Should I agree for a surgical ... Views: 76
More and more, my practice seems to consist of non-surgical voice repair cases.
The speakers, the singers and the wannabe singers, are pouring into my studio in Toronto as well as in my alternative location in UK.
Nevertheless, people always had problems with their voices and perhaps not ... Views: 76
When I reached Canada in 1980 and almost right from the start began teaching voice (speaking and singing), I noticed that, in general, nobody per say paid attention to the way they were speaking/singing or, for that matter, even conducting a proper posture while trying to deliver a message. Some ... Views: 93
A HOLISTIC Approach To A Person's Vocal "Instrument".
What do we mean by that?
Throughout the last 33 years, I have been bombarded with phone calls and e-mails from people who have experienced voice or vocal problems. Some of them thought that it had happened to them "out of the blue", so ... Views: 67
If you think that it does not, ask us how you can obtain it!
Everybody lately is speaking about a “WOW factor”.
During the vocal competitions like American/British Idol or shows like America Got Talent or Britain Got Talent, judges constantly looking for that WOW factor in their contestants. ... Views: 71
When the person ends up with some voice/vocal disorder, his/her life is definitely altered in one way or the other. Just like a person who, after the tragic accident, became disabled, his/her life would definitely take a drastic turn. Now those people had to learn how to live their life in a ... Views: 59
Everybody knows that the private one-on-one singing or speech lessons are very beneficial to ones’ development. All of the instructors’ attention is drawn to one individual and catered specifically to the person in front of the instructor.
If the student is not a novice and has a strong ... Views: 98
This blog is my point of view on my non-surgical voice repair clients, who lately, I have no lack of...
Yes, more and more people are approaching me with various voice disorders (speakers and singers). Some of them have tried everything, but nothing worked and they ended up suffering for ... Views: 87
One day, you wake up and you notice that suddenly, your voice is not the same as it normally is. You think to yourself; "maybe, its just morning raspiness and it will go away later in the day". Five (or more) days pass and you realize that your voice is not getting any better. It’s actually ... Views: 176
This Holiday season, we wish you the best of voice and the best of health and prosperity for this upcoming New Year, and always!
For the last 42 years, I have worked on a lot of voices; fixing them, restoring them, or just turning amateur speakers and singers into professionals. I have noticed ... Views: 154
Do not ever give up hope! Do not ever listen to the, so-called medical professionals prompting you to accept your voice condition and learn how to live with it!
How pathetic is that?
Those medical professionals do not offer any solutions and could not care less that you had spent most of ... Views: 154
Conducting voice repairs for so many years, I have never seen so many people who not only had their voice compromised, but also their whole life (their mental and emotional state), appear to be quite challenged. Some of them, of course, were more stable and more present then others.
Those ... Views: 123
Not only a great amount of people are losing voices these days, but also a lot of them are experiencing severe pain in their throats.
Before, we had complaints, primarily from singers; but more and more, just regular people (speakers) are complaining on extreme discomfort in their vocal box ... Views: 112
Due to this digital and very chemically polluted world, we are receiving more and more inquiries about various vocal disorders which people experience on a day by day basis.
Our fruits and vegetables are chemically altered and our chickens (for example) are double-sized, due to be fed and ... Views: 144
Vocally Speaking – If You Own The Car, You Probably Will Guess That Topping Up The Fluids, Will Not Fix Your Car’s Mechanical Problems!
More and more, I am getting requests to have a video chat (Skype, FaceTime, WeChat and what have you) with my prospective clients who, on top of it, asking ... Views: 131
Lately, I have been attending to more and more voice disorders of all types and kinds.
Majority of them have had similar symptoms, but, needless to say, not necessarily the similar causes.
The symptoms usually consist of hoarseness, sore throat, pain while talking and/or singing, burning ... Views: 829
Lately, I have more and more inquiries about almost all kinds of growth on the vocal folds (vocal cords). The most “popular” inquiry is about vocal polyps. Over the years, I, non-surgically, have treated all kinds of unpleasant vocal disorders, and I have to say that the polyps are the most ... Views: 1368
Lately, I've noticed that my business is starting to consist of almost 90% of voice repair clients (speakers and singers.)
In fact, more and more, I am getting inquiries from people who have problems with their voice, and some of them more severe than others.
Many of them ruined it due to ... Views: 1115
Evidently, and independently of age, social background or education, the majority of people like to sing, some of them recreationally, but a lot of them have dreams of one day becoming a professional singer/performer.
Some people think; how hard could that be?? Let’s just open the mouth and ... Views: 1338
While talking to one of my European clients the other day, who has been diagnosed with quite serious vocal injuries, I found out that he went to one of the most renowned voice institutes in Europe where they promised that they will fix everything non-surgically, and after that he will sing and ... Views: 1021
The answer to that question, luckily, would be no, not always.
Sometimes, people using their speaking and their singing voices in the not exactly safe and correct manner. In fact, the misuse of the human voice begins from the lower drowned position of the voice, which also results in a lower ... Views: 904
Over almost three decades of the existence of my vocal school, I had in my possession, estimated, close to 20 000 students to date, and that not to count numerous workshops and seminars I've conducted around the world.
My "claim to fame" for all these years has been: Beginner to pro-singer ... Views: 1395
It never ceases to amaze me when people are only talking about the actual songs, i.e. how good they are, how original they are, how well produced they are and how catchy they are...
Very rarely, you hear the comments about the singer, for example praising him/her about the strong vocals, ... Views: 1111
Nowadays, my practice consists of at least 85-90% of Non-Surgical voice repair clients.
It is unfortunate, but it is a fact.
One of the reasons is that people, overall, are getting to be not as healthy as they used to be.
Our earth is deeply polluted and respectively, the food we eat and ... Views: 480
This blog is my point of view on my non-surgical voice repair clients, who lately, I have no lack of...
Yes, more and more people are approaching me with various voice disorders (speakers and singers).
Some of them have tried everything and have been suffering for years.
That category ... Views: 540
With respect of the voice disorders and voice problems, the symptoms are pretty much similar - the hoarseness, the difficulty to speak and/or to sing, raspy-ness, cracking and spasming voice, mucous-y and crackling voice and thus, unclear enunciation and pronunciation and sometimes a very muddy, ... Views: 411
Just several days ago, I celebrated the 29th anniversary of what once was called, The Royans School for the Musical Performing Arts.
In 1987, the school changed its name and profile and became the world renowned, The Royans Professional Vocal School, specializing in singing, speech and voice ... Views: 742
The social skills psychology.
In part 1 of the same titled blog, we were talking more about the voice as a tool for a successful communication and its application for a successful interview for the future desirable employment.
Outside of the voice, the potential employee needs to know ... Views: 565
Lately, I guess due to the recession, and the market of the employers and certainly not employees, I attend to people, who are very unhappy professionally and otherwise, and desperately looking for desirable employment, but failing over and over numerous of interviews.
There are several ... Views: 523