Okay teachers: hands up if youâ€™ve ever lost your voice! After a sports carnival, a performance rehearsal, playground duty or even just a regular day in your classroom? Youâ€™re not alone! Research shows that teachers are three to five times more likely to experience voice problems than the general population, with up to 20% of teachers acutely affected each year (Pemberton, 2008). Despite this, many of us havenâ€™t learnt much about our voice, let alone how important voice care is for teachers.
Itâ€™s important for us to understand a few key things about our voices so that we can take care of this crucial tool.
Today Iâ€™m joined by voice coach, Sally Prosser and weâ€™re going to talk to us about vocal style and later, voice care.
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