teachers … your chance to WIN

A teacher’s voice is one of their most valuable assets, but prolonged daily use, in often ‘less-than-ideal’ environments, can lead to voice strain and long term damage. However, this is not inevitable; and with proper care a teacher’s voice can be just as strong at the end of their career, as it is at theContinue reading “teachers … your chance to WIN”

fun ideas for school teachers

start planning an end of school term World Voice Day activity…. below are some fun ways to wrap up the term. * try a “voiceless lesson” … teachers AND students finding other ways to communicate their message….WITHOUT speaking… Then discuss how important voice is in every aspect of our lives. * raise some funds ….startContinue reading “fun ideas for school teachers”

vocal tune up

If you are a singer, vocal performer or professional voice user, World Voice Day is a perfect time for a tune up. Sydney Voice & Swallowing @ St Leonards are happy to open their doors and provide FREE vocal assessment by Specialist ENT and Speech Pathologist, complete with high quality recordings and analysis. You willContinue reading “vocal tune up”

a teacher’s voice matters

Across the globe, teachers are by far the biggest group of occupational voice users; and yet frequently they are not trained in the proper use of their most valuable asset. While the attached article was produced and circulated for WVD last year, it acts as a reminder of the importance of good vocal habits, soContinue reading “a teacher’s voice matters”

how the voice works

Here’s a link to simple multimedia introduction to how the voice works, using video, sounds, sound tracks, spectrograms etc: http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/waves-sound/human-sound/ There’s a lot here, but it’s fun. The site comes from Prof Joe Wolfe and the team at UNSW, who do research on the voice and musical instruments. They have won several international awards, not onlyContinue reading “how the voice works”