Date: September 29, 2014
Dear Colleagues - I am looking for some help with a former student/singer of mine. He was severely injured in a bicycle - van accident about two years ago. While he has had therapy for many of his physical issues, and has had some speech therapy, he needs to strengthen his speaking voice. I’ve been asked to give him voice lessons. His vocal folds have not been injured, but at this time he can only speak in a whisper. He is very bright and can read and respond in French as well as English. But at this time his brain doesn’t seem to send the correct signals for speaking strongly. If you have experience with similar issues perhaps you have effective exercises that I might use. I am planning to start with abdominal / diaphragmatic exercises. Any suggestions would be most welcome.