Rehabilitation of the Voice

Hello dear beautiful Singers,
sometimes a Singer enters my Studio and is in vocal difficulties.
I understand that it is a scary situation for the Singer.
My approach is to find out what the cause of this condition is.
There can be severel : Overuse of the voice!
For example, too much singing, not using a healthy vocal technique, singing in a wrong vocal fach, singing on an infection…
It can be the result of hormone change, e.g. Menopause
It can be psychological causes.
Very seldom the root is a serious physiological cause.
Then I work together with a very good team of laryngologists and a clinic.
But the number one in this state of a singers voice and mind is:
KEEP CALM
BE OPEN MINDED TO THE CAMINO OF REHABILITATION
There will be no magic pill. When you allow yourself to take the patience and caring for yourself with an excellent voice teacher and the team it might need, in most cases you will recover. CORRAGIO!
Take care and trust also in this time your inner voice.
With appreciaton
Yours
Vera

Caught a cold!

A singer with cold symptoms is very very unhappy …
Especially before an upcoming performance.
Here are emergency tips. Yeah!
If you feel you get a cold take lots of vitamine C
during the whole day and Zinc. A good thing is also to start with an immunebooster like Echinacea. Gargle with salty water and drink a lot of warm tea or ginger water. If you feel you are really down with an infection ,rest your body and most important rest the voice ! .Do not go to the piano every half hour and check if the voice is still there .. I know this is crucial – just to accept the cold. When I was singinc Sieglinde Walküre , I got a cold but instead of freaking out, because I love this role soooo much , I told myself meditate , send positive vibes to your body Vera and take immunebooster. Guess what in 4 days the worst was over and I could sing the Walküre performance.
The secret to get better quickly is to relax and trust nature and the body that it is already on the way to healing.
I urge you not to force the voice to sing pitches, which it does not want to do at the moment.You can damage the voice by doing this. The less you use your voice the quicker it recovers and the tissues around it. It is better to cancel a performance then to sing on a throatinfection. You only have one voice and it is serving you every day ; so treat yourself and your voice with respect and appreciation ; the same as you would treat a.good friend, when he or she is ill. And as you know in a week the cold is mostly over. Good news. Have a wonderful day Vera