Looking after your voice
Despite using our voice constantly, and often in unusual and athletic ways, we take it for granted. And like the rest of our body, your voice will change as you age. This process can be slowed if you look after your voice, just as cleaning your teeth everyday or exercising regularly are not only beneficial but necessary.Click here for some tips for looking after the two small vocal folds housed inside your larynx.
If your voice has sounded different or strained for at least a week, or if you have recovered from a recent cold or illness but your voice has not returned to normal, please get in touch for a consultation. As a speech and language therapist with over three decades’ experience, I am trained to assess and treat vocal problems, and can refer you to an ENT specialist via your GP.
Sessions and workshops are tailored to your individual requirements.
Sessions are currently held via Zoom/Skype, however I can also run in-person sessions at The Albany Centre, St Albans, which has COVID compliant procedures in place.
Interested in a workshop or session?
Vocal Wellbeing Workshop for Teachers
Vocal problems greatly affect pupil listening, learning and behaviour. Teachers can
continue to struggle with a voice problem, and absence due to voice loss can stretch into
weeks and months costing the school on several levels. There is still little or no vocal
training in undergraduate or postgraduate teacher training and yet voice is the tool of a teacher’s trade. This course can be held over 2-3 hours or over a whole day. You will learn:
- to produce the voice you need – breath, resonance, articulation
- warm-ups and relaxation exercises for your voice
- vocal care and preservation – habits, irritants and environmental factors
- a voice toolkit for the classroom – varying your voice for different situations
- other communication strategies for the classroom