In day to day life, we often do not think about our speaking voice unless it is causing us problems, and it is only then that we sit up and take note. I wrote about a personal experience of this following an acute bout of laryngitis that I had last year. Like many things in life, prevention is the best cure, and knowing how to take care of our voice can reduce the likelihood of voice problems. But it is not just about preventing problems, there is great value in freeing the voice and (re)-learning how to use it effectively, be it for speaking or singing.
Over the last two years, I have started to run workshops for ‘professional voice users’ and amateur singers on voice care and freeing the voice. My next workshop will be on 9th April from 7.30pm-9.30pm in Clonakilty, and is open to people who are members of Clonakilty Favour Exchange. For further information about this or other workshops, feel free to contact me directly.