Gwyneth saved my voice! I hurt my voice at a singing class and perhaps I didn’t realise how many bad habits I had vocally until I had injured myself and went to her to seek help. She’s very patient and helped me learn how to better use my voice, heal my voice and teach me about sustaining my voice because I have a high vocal load as a performer and teacher. I am so grateful for the healing that has come with her and have been able to use the tools she’s given me for my shows, classes, voiceovers and work. She really wants the best for you and your voice and I have benefitted greatly from working with her.
Shanice is a professional stage performer/host and dance teacher. She was referred to me by her singing teacher. Her singing teacher was quick to identify that Shanice was experiencing changes in her voice. When Shanice first saw me, her voice had breaks and jitter. The pain and vocal tension that she experienced was brought about by a combination of having a serious upper respiratory tract infection and a continued vocal demand in her teaching and performances.
Shanice’s vocal tension was brought on by her speaking roles more than her singing. (This is a fairly common scenario among singer/performers) Unfortunately, singing tipped the balance and that caused her to lose confidence in singing.
She saw an ENT and her stroboscopic examination cleared her of any vocal pathology.
We worked on her speaking and acting voice when taking on various animated roles. With her awareness of her voice type and what she could do healthily, the pain gradually subsided. Thank you for sharing insights into the acting/performing world. It was a nice collaboration between therapist and performer. With this awareness, I encouraged her to return to singing and build her confidence again.