Voice Care and Breathing

An instructor’s voice can be strained when projecting or speaking to a class for extended periods, such as when lecturing. To help prevent vocal injury, instructors can take measures to care for their voice. The following resources offer suggestions.

  1. 6 Vocal Myths: Practical Therapy Applications

  2. Voice Health Conventional Wisdom: Unknown, Plausible or Confirmed?

  3. World Voice Day Warm Up Exercises

  4. The Mechanics of Respiration (isolated view of the diaphragm in motion)

  5. Learn the Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique


McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous people whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

L'Université McGill est sur un emplacement qui a longtemps servi de lieu de rencontre et d'échange entre les peuples autochtones, y compris les nations Haudenosaunee et Anishinabeg. Nous reconnaissons et remercions les divers peuples autochtones dont les pas ont marqué ce territoire sur lequel les peuples du monde entier se réunissent maintenant.