…echos from the valley…

The WVD season kicked off last night under  fairy lights at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith, with  ‘Voices in the Valley’.

To say it was great is an understatement;
it was a beautiful, moving, emotional… and fun celebration of what it is to have a voice.

From the amazing guts and joy of the small Nordoff Robbins, Music as Therapy Men’s group, our own “Choir of Tough Times”…. to the professionalism and perfection of the AVA’s beautiful Judy Rough singing world class opera.

There was the Riverlands Harmony Choir, talented kids and young adults from the International School of Music, ….the fun of musical theatre from Blue Mountains Musical Society with Spamalot, the lovely voice of Petronie and the unique talent and passion of our very own Rapper Ivan J Zainey.

I think it’s safe to say that voice really DOES matter as we head into the week of celebrations.

Don’t forget to share YOUR events and observations with us so we can tell the world that VOICE MATTERS.

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counting down to the Masterclass

Please remember to register your place for these fabulous professional development opportunities…
Spaces are limited so check out the registration page NOW

If you are a Voice Health Professionalworking in Brisbane, Sydney or Hobart, here is                   your opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners, while celebrating                                World Voice Day.

Brought to you by the Australian Voice Association, these workshops will focus on multidisciplinary management of vocal injury, and will provide you with opportunity for discussion and questions as well as hands on practical experience.

Register now for a Masterclass near you.

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one for voice health in the west

Speak for Life is proud to present a FREE World Voice Day workshop for Speech Pathologists, Singing/Spoken Voice Teachers, Presenters and Speakers in the Perth area.

 “Recovering from Vocal Injury”

An interactive session with  video demonstrating voice care strategies,  handouts on tips for voice care, question and answer session.

 Wed 16th April

 8.00am – 9.30am or 6.30pm – 8.00pm

 Central City Health Professionals, Upper level train station,

12/378 Wellington Street, Perth

FREE

email  to register for this event

 thila@speakforlife.com.au

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ten days ..ten top tips

                                    With 10 days to go until World Voice Day, its a great  time to share                                    Australian Voice Association’s Ten Top Tips for a Healthy Voice

                      Feel Free to download   Ten Top Tips Poster from here or go to the AVA  resources site

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…voices in the valley… *newsflash*

As we finalise the program for our first World Voice Day Concert next week, the line up of voices has become even more impressive, the concert will certainly be a spectacular showcase of all things vocal.

Musical theatre performers, a classical singer, acapella groups and choirs, contemporary singers, a children’s choir, a street choir and a rapper will all perform their art and show the audience that Voice Matters.  

Our list of supporters has grown as well. With the venue provided by Penrith City Council, we also have the support of the Australian Voice Association, Sydney Voice and Swallowing, The International School of Music – Penrith, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia and Substance.Org who all believe that Voice Matters.

The concert will be happening in the beautiful glass atrium of the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith ~ starting @ 6.30pm on Friday 11th April.

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take a peek @ larynx in action

Get ‘up-close and personal’ with the larynx of Dr Per-Åke Lindestad in WVD Headquarters Sweden.

If you have never seen a vocal tract in full flight, take  a quick look at this short video where Per-Åke bears all for our viewing pleasure.

larynx in action

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counting down to the Masterclass

If you are a Voice Health Professional working in Brisbane, Sydney or Hobart, here is                   your opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners, while celebrating                                World Voice Day.

Brought to you by the Australian Voice Association, these workshops will focus on multidisciplinary management of vocal injury, and will provide you with opportunity for discussion and questions as well as hands on practical experience.

Register now for a Masterclass near you.

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just for fun

brainy kid know all

DID YOU KNOW?

Adult vocal folds (not cords) are on average the size of a postage stamp.

         Your voice is as unique as your fingerprints.

         To produce a phrase, about 100 muscles of the chest, neck, jaw, tongue and lips must work in sync like an orchestra.

         If the eyes are the window to the soul…the voice is it’s barometer – your voice is a dead ‘giveaway’ of your emotions.

         Voice is evident from the minute a baby cries – then you often wish you could find the “off button”

         Your Voice is the cheapest and most portable and unique instrument known to mankind – always on hand and ready to play (with a little bit of warming up).

         Why is it that we NEVER think about our voice until it doesn’t work…yet as we get older we have regular hearing & eye checks?

Finally can you  imagine TV & radio without  voice ?

NO hosts + No actors + NO entertainers + NO newsreaders = NO point 

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Now tell someone something trivial about the voice – because voice matters