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Vocal Remedies that Really Work

What should you take when your throat feels scratchy, phlegmy or just plain awful? Science has an answer for you! Listen in to learn what the research says about honey, lemon, ginger and a host of other remedies. I also share what works for me, including some of my favorite recipes. 

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CONFIDENCE, CHANGE

I throw things at my students

Well, we throw things back and forth. It helps more sound to come out of the body.

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VIDEO, CONFIDENCE, HOW-TO

How we sound to ourselves isn't how we sound to everyone else!

Play along at home as we conduct a science experiment! If you’ve ever hated the sound of your recorded voice, this video is for you. You’ll want to listen without headphones to get the most benefit.

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Change, Podcast
Episode 28: My Top 5 Tips for Singers
Tune in to hear the five pieces of advice I've had for nearly every singer I've ever worked with. Speakers, do not despair! Your top five tips are coming soon!
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Change, Resources
Tongue Twisters
Tongue twisters can be a fun and useful addition to your vocal warm-up, whether you’re a singer or a speaker. They encourage flexibility in your articulators (your tongue, lips and teeth). Flexibility is important because a flexible instrument gets tired less quickly.
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Episode 27: Committing to a Year
It’s been a little more than a year since we hit publish on the first episode of Can’t Wait To Hear You, so let's talk about commitment! The emotional, mental, and physical I had to do to pull off a year of episodes has a lot in common with committing to vocal change.
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Confidence, How-to, Podcast, Vocal health
Episode 26: How to Make Progress When You're Not Feeling Well
When you’re sick, using your voice can be painful, and even dangerous. I want you to know that it's okay to be to put your feet up, but if you are sick, and you're scared that you're losing time, there is always something you can do.
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Change, Podcast, Vocal health
Episode 25: Geeking Out about the Voice with Michèle and Matthew
Today, my friend Matthew and I geek out about the parallels between voice teaching and rehabilitating from brain injury. I hope you find them as fascinating as we do!
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Episode 24: The Only Way to Improve is to Embrace Failure
Few things make me happier than the annual return of major league baseball. This year, as the season gets into full swing, I’ve been thinking a lot about baseball and the role failure plays in getting better at a skill.
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Confidence, How-to, Podcast
Episode 23: Harmony Singing Q & A
This one is for all my singers out there. (Don’t worry, speakers, I’ll be back for you soon.) Many of my students are either singing in groups or are hoping to get into a group situation, so they’re nervous about blending in with other voices.
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Harmonizing isn't about "getting along"
Harmonizing – when it comes to music – isn't about "getting along."It's not about giving in so that someone else can have it their way.It's not about denying that you have a preference when in fact you do.It's not about accepting you're not the center of the universe.To harmonize effectively, we each need to feel solidly centered in ourselves so that our differences can be fully revealed and celebrated.

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