Help Your Voice to Thrive During Quarantine or Self-Isolation

The global spread of COVID-19 has presented a plethora of challenges, with lesser and greater degrees of trauma, for every member of the human race.  In Australia, a tremendous response to the need to stay home in order to save lives has witnessed an extraordinary change in the day-to-day lives of singers.  This blog is designed to address the need for otherwise healthy singers to maintain their vocal capacity ready for the day they can reignite their performing, rehearsing, training and socially vocal selves. Yes, you will get to use that gig bag again!

Vocal Side Effects of Isolation:

There are a number of habits which can be nurtured to support our vocal strength and resilience, so that we not only survive this unnatural musical hiatus but thrive in new ways that will ultimately surprise us.  Here are a few ideas on how to tackle the above side effects in positive, courageous and hopeful ways.  It won’t take much googling for you to find even more!

Loss of project goals and incentives

Working from home 

Job loss or reduction

Suspension of ensemble activities, such as band, choir or theatre rehearsals and gigs

Distress, anxiety or fear about the overall situation, leading to mental, emotional and physical tension

Sources

Glengrove Studio clients who have generously shared their new work-from-home challenges in recent weeks.

Photo by Sushobhan Badhai on Unsplash

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