A frequent area of concern among voice professionals is how to take care of the instrument of your livelihood, your voice. The purpose of this blog is to share some of the excellent resources that are readily available to the everyday internet user. First of all, if you are not familiar with Edge Studio’s Talk with a Pro, you can be informed of each Tuesday night topic by subscribing to their newsletter called Voice Over Today eMagazine at Edgestudio.com and select career building. On one of the Tuesday evening talks in August of 2009, the “pro” for the evening was Dr. Kessler, an otolaryngologist (MD), who specializes in vocal problems and how to take care of your voice. Even from the point of view of a speech pathologist, some of the remedies were new information. To locate his presentation, just go to the EdgeStudio.com website, select career building, type in your name and email address and you’ll be able to listen to/and or download archived recordings of previous Talk With A Pro sessions. Look under “articulation” to find the link to Dr. Kessler’s talk on 8/11/09. Another great resource on the same website is the voice over vocal care chart. http://www.edgestudio.com/Voice-Over-Vocal-Care.htm
If you’re looking for advice from a speech pathologist who is a vocal performer (singer) and actively blogs about vocal problems, check out the blog of Joanna Cazden. You might want to take her quiz to find out how your voice is doing. http://www.voiceofyourlife.com/cm/Home.html
There are many resources out there. Some of the recommendations we read are from fellow voice professionals. It’s also helpful to know what the experts recommend. I hope you find these resources informative and helpful to you.