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Voice therapy

Oswald - Qui

Singing voice rehabilitation

Unfortunately, singers can sometimes experience problems with their voice. Symptoms can include: loss of vocal stamina or range, loss of one's ability to manage dynamics, hoarseness, intermittent voice loss, and even pain. 


Singers that are worried about their voice should consult with an Ear Nose and Throat Doctor, and thereafter, to seek the advice of a registered speech-language pathologist (and I can recommend some good ones!).  


For further assistance with ongoing singing health and wellness, seeking out a singing voice specialist like myself is the next step.  I can help to reduce your unhealthy singing behaviours by replacing them with healthy singing behaviours.  I can help guide your voice back to consistently free and healthy singing.

Vocal intonation therapy®,
Therapeutic singing®

& Oral-motor and respiratory exercises®

Vocal Intonation Therapy® is a Neurologic Music Therapy® treatment approach that "implements the use of vocal exercises to train, maintain, develop, and rehabilitate aspects of voice control due to structural, neurological, physiological, or functional abnormalities of the voice apparatus (i.e., inflection, pitch, breath control, timbre, and dynamics)" (Thaut, 2005).​ Vocal intonation therapy® interventions help clients regain vocal control for improved speech and verbal communication.  It is designed for individuals recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and other neurogenic diseases that affect the voice.

“Therapeutic singing® refers to the generalized use of singing tasks for a wide range of therapeutic objectives” (Thaut, 2005).  Therapeutic singing® content is targeted towards long-term skill acquisition and designed to generalize to speech.

Oral Motor and Respiratory Exercises® involves the use of musical materials and exercises, mainly through sound vocalization and wind instrument playing, to enhance articulatory control and respiratory strength and function of the speech apparatus. This technique would be used with such populations as developmental disorders and dysarthria (Hass and Distenfield 1986; Thaut, 2005).


If you, or someone in your family is dealing with a voice disorder and are interested in a singing-inspired voice intervention, please reach out.  I am a Neurologic Music Therapy® Allied Professional with expertise in the therapies listed above.  I can help!

Poulenc - Gloria - Domine Deus

"I have enjoyed working with you and I will definitely refer clients again in the future.  I think you're a fantastic clinician!"

Stefanie H., Speech-language pathology colleague

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