The Kaleidoscope Voice

Mucus Matters

“Mucus is our body’s equivalent to fly paper, it lines the nose trapping the dirt and germs stopping them from damaging the lung. But it does better than just sticking to them – mucus is…

May 23, 2021

How to Cheer Safely

Top Tips on preventing voice loss at school swimming/athletics carnivals. I have lost count of the number of times a school-aged singer has arrived for their after-school lesson with so much hoarseness following their sports…

February 3, 2021

Singing with Allergies

As a singing teacher, I spend a reasonable amount of time talking about the perils of too much and too little mucus (not as gross as it sounds, trust me).  It is currently spring in Canberra,…

October 23, 2020

Why Does Water Matter?

Why is it that your vocal coach often asks you about how much water you’re drinking?   Is it really that effective in helping the voice? The body? The brain? Can I count juice, soda, tea and…

July 23, 2019

When Am I Too Sick to Sing?

Human brains love to have patterns, formulae, methods for working stuff out.   We search for reliable ways of making decisions for our own welfare and to enable us to live the life in front of us.  But…

May 21, 2019

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