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ERIC Number: EJ977214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Voice Savers for Music Teachers
Cookman, Starr
Teaching Music, v19 n4 p28-30 Jan 2012
Music teachers are in a class all their own when it comes to voice use. These elite vocal athletes require stamina, strength, and flexibility from their voices day in, day out for hours at a time. Voice rehabilitation clinics and research show that music education ranks high among the professionals most commonly affected by voice problems. Unfortunately, music teachers don't typically learn about speaking-voice optimization and care during their college years, which places them at a huge occupational risk because they regularly endure back-to-back hours of demanding rigor. The author has sat across the therapy table from many music teachers afflicted with career-altering voice problems who cope with constant throat pain and hoarseness that interfere with the job they dearly love. Presented in this article, are 10 tips for music educators to improve vocal health in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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