Professional voice

Facts and tips

Working on your conversational speaking voice can help your performance voice.

Edema (swelling) of the vocal folds can occur after overuse of the voice, and impact to the mucosa must be reduced when possible.

If you are a singer, answer questions on the Singing Voice Handicap Index-10 and the Reflux Symptom Index to see if your vocal difficulties may require intervention.

The voice of a singer, actor, teacher, or other professional voice user is a vital instrument of your image and livelihood. Your voice should be as flexible, powerful, and persuasive as possible to achieve the vocal expression of your choice. It is extremely important to take special care of your voice, particularly when your vocal load is high or when your vocal performance is compromised.With a perceptual-acoustic voice evaluation, I consider your vocal technique and professional needs. I also perform videostroboscopy if you have not had a recent laryngeal imaging examination, in order to rule out any anatomic or physiologic problem. I tailor your therapy program in conjunction with any medicine, surgery, training, or coaching that you may be receiving. I also help you adjust your vocal load when possible, including workload, rehearsal, warm-up, and rehab exercise schedules.