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Hoarseness, Soft/Airy High Notes, Forcing/Pushing Volume is NEVER Normal. It's a Warning Sign. I Can Help!

Hoarseness, Soft/Airy High Notes, Forcing/Pushing Volume is NEVER Normal It's the Beginning Signs of Voice Damage. I Will Help Before it's Too Late. I as a Vocal Coach and Singing Voice Specialist will analyze and diagnose your voice to identify the pit falls that are holding back your voice and dig to uncover the best and most unique qualities of your voice. Don't miss out!

WWW.VOCALCOACH.CA 416-436-8063

As someone who has worked with singers for decades, I hear it all the time. I love to sing but when I do, I get hoarse and need to shout to be heard after only a few hours. Some days I just want to give up. What am I doing wrong? What can I do about it?

Sadly, this is an all too common problem for many singers. The good news is that it is not your fault. Many people sing from a place of passion without having the control to protect their voice. We are encouraged to do so from other musicians, choir leaders, friends, our audience etc. Oh yes, and because we love to belt out our favorite tunes. It is no wonder we forget that the voice is “our” instrument and that it is to be treated with care and respect.

Some singers are born with a gift to sing but most need to work at it. Singers need to understand how their voice functions naturally and take considerable care not to sing in a way that cuts off that ability.

Anything you do that does not maintain the integrity of your voice will cause you to get hoarse, trigger things like coughing, take away your ability to bring out the rich tone qualities a voice makes when used properly, and will reduce your high notes. As a singer you need to take responsibility for your voice because nobody else will.

What are you doing wrong you ask? While you are probably doing many things right, I suspect you have developed one or two bad habits throwing everything off track.

Remember, the voice has the ability to get stronger and better as it matures rather than deteriorate. If that is not happening you need to stop all vocal scales, excessive singing, and rest your voice.

I offer two FREE Kick-Start videos that will tell you what you need to know. It covers area for all voice types, genders and ages. They help you pin-point things about you and your voice. It is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn. You can find them at www.vocalcoach.ca

My extensive education in voice both as a Vocal Coach and Singing Voice Specialist gives you the calibre of information not found anywhere else. I invite you to watch my free videos and read the articles on my website. Then when you are ready give me and let’s start taking about your voice – 416-436-8063.

TESTIMONIALS -- What People are Saying:

- You didn't try to change my voice. Instead you helped me bring out the best in the voice I already have. I don't sound artificial or like other people anymore.

- My voice opened up completely. Now singing is easy especially the high notes.

- You helped me overcome my fear of singing. You got me to do what I have never been able to do from any of my other training.

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- You tell me the truth about my voice. I was confused from all the different voice methods. You didn't just explain things to me you got me to do things differently and properly.

- One lesson with you is like ten with someone else. I have never worked with anyone with your level of credentials before. I respect your knowledge and appreciate what your coaching has done for me.

A Little About Me and My Background:
As a Vocal Coach I am lucky to be involved with many interesting projects. I have helped with searches for vocalists for EMI Records, Canadian Idol, award winning producers and the Hummingbird Centre to name just a few. I have worked with vocalists from Sony/Curve and EMI Records preparing for recording, performing and touring.

My work has been published in the book "The Perfect Rehearsal" written by Dr. Timothy Seelig, Ph.D from the USA in his latest book entitled "The Perfect Rehearsal" in his chapter "Vocal Health in Rehearsal". I am the only Canadian voice expert asked to contribute to his book so I am very appreciative to have been included in a book written by a man of his stature and musical accomplishments. In addition, I have over 170 writings and articles published worldwide.

I have facilitated Voice Clinics at the Mohawk College -- Careers in Music Conference, Winterfolk Folk & Blues Festival, Corporate Public Speaking Conferences, has facilitated training sessions for artists with stage fright, ADD, ADHD and anxiety issues and has acted as judge for TIMA (Toronto Independent Music Awards).

I have trained privately through the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, have extensive training in Speech Level Singing and have attended the University of Pittsburgh's Contemporary Voice Care Group training to help others maintain and rehabilitate the health of their voices. I also have my certification in Educational Kinesiology which speeds up the learning process and creates a balance between the technical and creative mind. Incorporating that balance while singing is important to bring out your best and full voice. I am a member of SOCAN.

Because the voice is complex it requires expertise that knows all the aspects of the voice in order to train it properly for life-long use. I am grateful for all the courses and doctors who have taught and mentored me particularly the University of Pittsburgh whose expertise on voice greatly enhances my role as a Vocal Coach. Topics learned include:

- Laryngeal Stroboscopy
- Transnasal Esophagoscopy
- Functional Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing
- Phono Microsurgery
- Laryngeal Framework Surgery
- Vocal Fold Injection
- Contemporary Voice Therapy

I have also received training from UPMC University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Needless to say, when it comes to the overall health and longevity of your voice you have come to the right place!

When I help a vocalist develop their instrument "vocal" and "style" techniques are used allowing the voice to reach its greatest potential. Some people overlook that and simply imitate singers or styles, which never develops the voice properly or produces the unique qualities of their voice. Often they receive voice information not relevant to their specific voice needs. This results in confusion about how to sing which does not produce results, only frustration.

Perhaps you want an occasional lesson to fine tune a few things or maybe take lessons more regularly. Regardless of your goals you need a “professional, educated, and experienced trainer” with the knowledge to develop your voice properly for life-long singing. I'm here to help you based on my years of in-depth study of the voice. You can reach me at 416-436-8063.


Donna Flynn
Vocal Coach & Singing Voice Specialist
416-436-8063

WWW.VOCALCOACH.CA

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