What should and shouldn’t singers eat and drink?

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Confused about what you should/shouldn’t eat? Are you tired of trying to keep up with the latest diet fad or “must have” superfood? Are you wondering if you have an allergy or intolerance to a particular food? Are you unsure if you should be investing more in organic foods, supplements or that newfangled juice maker? […]

UCL’s 1st PAM UK Day

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I am please to announce I will be presenting my MSc research, An investigation of the laryngeal mechanism during vocal register transition in female vocalists at the 1st PAM UK Day being held at UCL on Saturday 17th. It’s great to get a PAM event happening in the UK. Hopefully the first of many.

Touring and the singer

Posted on Categories: Education, General Health, Inspiration, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Medicine, Personal Development, Practice techniques, Singers, Singing, Slider, Top Tips, Vocal Health

Not so long ago I received an email from a singer by the name of Vanessa Murray. She was gathering information to help her with her MA dissertation on the topic of how touring affects the voice. I thought you might find this information of use too so have published the answers I gave her […]

Did you know not all doctors are equal when it comes to the singing voice?

Posted on Categories: General Health, Performing Arts Medicine, Singers, Singing, Vocal Health, Vocal medicine

It seems more and more singers are developing voice problems as they embark on their singing careers. Several recent famous examples include Adele, Sam Smith, Jess Glynne and John Mayer. In this video, Dr. Steven Zeitels talks about surgery like Adele’s and the use of voice in the modern day. Unlike the elite singer, most of […]

Hypermobility and singing – is it relevant?

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I’ve been learning a lot of interesting things about performers and medical issues. One topic which piqued my interest and gave me an ah-ha moment was that of hypermobility aka double-jointedness This condition can be an advantage for some performing artist but if you are a singer and have it in your larynx that could […]

OMG it’s TMJD! Temporalmandibular Joint Disorder and the singer

Posted on Categories: General Health, Performing Arts Medicine, Singing, Slider, Vocal HealthTags: , ,

I recently answered a question in “Singing Coaches/ Teachers“, on Linkedin, from a teacher who has a student who’s jaw clicks and dislocates when she sings on an AH sound. This clicking could be due to Temporalmadibular Joint disorder, in other words, a disorder of the jaw joint. The symptoms can be in the form […]

6 strategies to overcome stage fright aka performance anxiety

Posted on Categories: Performance anxiety, Performance Skills, Performing Arts Medicine, Singing, Slider, Top Tips

If you haven’t already I highly recommend you read my post Warning: stage fright can ruin your performance. It will give you a background to the cause and symptoms of stage fright also known as, performance anxiety. The next step is to accept that this condition is natural and normal. What you don’t want is […]

John Mayer cancels concerts due to vocal issues

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John Mayer has just announced that he has had to cancel his up and coming concerts due to vocal issues. He stated he has “something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma.” Unfortunately, the condition is as bad as it sounds, especially to a singer or professional voice user. A granuloma is a growth resulting […]

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