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


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