Thursday, March 1, 2018

This is your riddle: You Have Voice Damage… How would you choose to fix it?

  1. Turn to vocal surgery?
  2. Embark onto conventional speech therapy?
  3. Choose homeopathic treatments… perhaps?
  4. Or choose an alternative method of restoration of the damaged and compromised voice via the unique and non-surgical approach to Voice Mechanics…?
Take a wild guess…

Given the nature of our business, we, of course, have been receiving numerous inquiries with respect to damaged voices which include:
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Nodules & Polyps on the vocal cords
  • Cysts & Lesions on the vocal cords and the throat  

The above is just to mention a few of the many voice issues…

We, of course, begin the conversation with trying to bring to those sufferers’ understanding that, unless they would change the application of their speaking and/or singing voice, the non-surgical voice repair will not be possible.

By the time they call us, many of them have already been attending conventional speech therapy and contemplating some homeopathic treatments.

Needless to say that none of them achieved any desirable results.

I always say: “Unless the damaged voice is lifted off of the vocal cords and off of the vocal box in general, no healing will take place.”

Usually the voice damage occurs when a wholesome voice mechanism is not in place. The breathing is usually very-much-so compromised or hardly present at all.

Similarly, if the car does not have the fuel to run on, it will not take the driver places. If also the essential components located in the hood of the car are nonfunctional, the car, most likely, will not turn on. Yes, of course, you can tune up the car, put the expensive lube and oil in it and then even wash it, wax it and polish it. With all of the above done, but with the engine broken or one of their parts like the alternator or the fuel system are not intact, the car still will not take you places.

So with the above stated, neither the homeopathy or the other alternative remedies will fix the voice damage on its own.

First and foremost, the mechanics of the voice have to be restored and put in complete balance with the physical body. The sound, as a physical material body, has to be addressed and its movement has to be defined; taking into consideration the proportions and parameters of one’s physical body - height, width and centre. 

The emotional makeup of the individual also has to be taken into account, as the restoration of the voice is indeed a delicate matter and could induce the “rainbow” of emotions. That’s where the holistic approach to Voice Mechanics and the person as a whole takes precedent.

The whole process is definitely not for the faint of heart.

So if the person with voice/vocal problems is strong-willed, balanced and thus determined to conquer all of their voice issues, it will be done! However, it takes “two to tango”… The voice sufferer has to be extremely compliant with the instructions and not only during the studio/clinic time, but also outside of our facilities.

In fact, I would like to share with you what happened today earlier in the morning during my session with one of my voice repair clients. She walked in with a hoarse and raspy voice. And when I asked her what happened and why she sounded like that, my “doomed” voice repair client admitted that she felt quite a bit of improvement in her voice from previous sessions and treatments, and thus… could not stop talking…

Go figure!

She also revealed to me that not only she was speaking all day yesterday at work, but also spoke to her cousin for over two hours last night…? However, needless to say that, two hours later, she left with a restored and much clearer voice - not to mention hopeful, happy and excited. So she was given specific instructions to “hold her horses” and speak in moderation at work and at home. 

I gave her a ‘pep talk’ about athletes being injured and recovering in rehab, and probably not contemplating right away running the marathons or jumping triple axels immediately after they felt a little better.

However, a couple of years ago, in one of my previous blogs, I highlighted a story of our Canadian figure skater named Kaetlyn Osmond
She was injured a few times and one of the times she left her treatments way too soon and enrolled herself straight to the competition. Prior to her injuries, she took the world titles and multiple other tiles. But that time, not being healed completely, she had fallen at least three out of four times while attempting difficult jumps. To put it simply, her foot and her leg were still too weak and could not hold the weight of the body to land the jumps properly… t was indeed very painful to watch. 

However, thanks to her coach who nurtured her back to health and retrained her to become an even stronger skater then before; and as a result, she won Bronze medal in this past Olympic Games! Way to go Kaetlyn!

Yes I am very much so for the use of the natural herbs and remedies, however, a little less fond of the use of homeopathic remedies.

But, yet again, Kaetlyn, for example, had a broken foot and a broken leg. So no herbs or homeopathic remedies would be able to heal such damage, as her problem was also mechanical. In her case, she required surgeries to put the mechanics of her limbs intact. And yes, of course, along with that, the above mentioned remedies would be very instrumental with respect to the actual healing of the injury.

Similarly, once the mechanics of the voice (in this case, non-surgically) are restored, the proper natural herbs and remedies will be administered to heal the throat flora, to get rid of the impurities and strengthen the vocal machinery.

Now, my reader, I would like to know what your wild guess would be…?

Please don’t hesitate to write to us and express your valuable opinion. And if you have any questions or concerns, we will also be happy to address them.

Thank you for reading.


Diana Yampolsky

Thursday, February 22, 2018

What are the causes and available treatment methods for vocal paralysis?

Vocal fold paresis (or vocal cord paralysis) is the result of abnormal nerve input to the muscles within the voice box. When it comes to the human body, the term “Paralysis” means a complete interruption of nerve impulses that cause minimal to no movement for any given body part. In the case of the disruption of the human voice, vocal cord paralysis is the result of nerve-to-muscle  interruption within the muscles of the voice box, causing the vocal cords to malfunction, or to not function at all.

Paresis can happen to anyone and in any age from different causes. The effect on patients that suffer from this problem will depend on their lifestyles. A mild form of vocal paresis can greatly effect the career of a speaker or singer.

What nerves are involved?

Vocal fold movements are a result of the coordinated construction of various muscles that are controlled by the brain through a specific set of nerves. The superior laryngeal nerve carries signals to the cricothyroid muscle. Since this muscle adjusts the tension of the vocal folds for high notes especially during singing. 

What are the causes?

The cause of vocal fold paralysis can indicate whether the disorder will resolve over time or whether it may be permanent. Some of the reasons can include:

Inadvertent injury during surgery: Surgery in the neck or in the chest may inadvertently result in vocal paralysis. The SLN (superior Laryngal Nerve) may also be injured during head or neck surgery.

Blunt neck or chest trauma: Any type of penetrating or hard impact on the chest or neck may injure the RLN (Recurrent Laryngal Nerve); impact to the neck may injure or affect the nerves of the voice box. 

Skull base, throat or chest Tumors: Tumors both cancerous and non-cancerous can develop around nerves and compress them, causing different degrees of vocal cord paresis. 

Viral infections: Inflammation from infections may directly include and hurt the vagus nerves (one of 12 cranial nerves). Illnesses can also affect the nerves to the voice box.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of vocal paralysis can range from a multitude of things like, for example: 
  • voice changes, 
  • breathing problems due to lack of airway control, 
  • swallowing difficulties. 
  • Hoarseness, 
  • breathy voice 
The above symptoms are just to name a few and some of the symptoms within the above list can potentially be life-altering (and life-threatening) for the voice disorder sufferer.

What is the treatment available for vocal paralysis?

The two strategies for treatment of vocal paralysis are as follows:

One is an operative form of treatment known as phonosurgery - an operation used to reposition or reshape the vocal folds for better voice production. This involves surgery that may compromise important parts within the vocal anatomy and can be a catalyst for other disorders that the sufferer may face in the future.

There is an alternative form of voice therapy which is conducted by a professional voice practitioner who specializes in a form of voice restoration, sustainment and enhancement. This form of voice restoration & enhancement is known as ‘Non-Surgical Voice Repair’ and it is conducted by The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair. With a 34 year track record of success with respect of helping those who suffer from voice/vocal disorders & successfully recovered their voices, their unique method has proven to be a critical component and a viable solution for all voice disorder sufferers (that includes those who suffer from vocal paralysis) that seek an alternative method of treatment that does not involve surgery.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

We are your healthy voice consultants. Psychological aspects of Voice Disorders.

I am lately receiving more and more clients which require non-surgical voice repair, possessing voice disorders like muscle tension dysphonia and/or spasmodic dysphonia. With our very hectic and stress-induced lives, a multitude of sufferers with the above mentioned voice disorders have their voice problems related to their highly stressed emotional conduct.

Some of the emotional stress is related to their business lives, but even more so common, it is related to their family lives. To give you an example, I have been presently working with two beautiful middle-aged women, (but still fairly young) who have their dysphonia disorders (one of them had been diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia and the other, who has joined recently, had been diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia). The former has ben suffering for 5 years prior being under my care.

She has been extremely stressed at work (working 3 jobs simultaneously) and mainly (and more so) at home - not getting any required and/or desired attention from the spouse. Also having 3 teenage children is understandably stressful on its own. 

My business associate who is also a natural health practitioner, likes to ask her clients, especially those who also have voice or other health problems, “What do you think that you can not swallow?” I really like this question because all those emotions can greatly effect not just the voice itself,  but also other related health issues.

Trying to bare all the duties and responsibilities at home and at work, these above-mentioned women (for almost 20 years) were trying to “hold on" to their work and family lives; no doubt, surpassing their emotions (like anguish, anger and just disappointment) which, eventually manifested in their physical body and became a cause of not only their voice disorders, but also the cause of other related and non-related health problems.

While ones’ emotions are suppressed, the thyroid is effected & the neck muscles, along with the thyroid, are holding on to the sound of the voice.

In the holistic teaching, the thyroid represents suppressed emotions, causing (due to limited expression of the voiced feelings) tightness in the thyroid and the neck muscles. If the voice drops down a level below the above-mentioned parameters, the Muscle Tension Dysphonia will most probably turn into Spasmodic Dysphonia.

The main part of my work is to identify and address the cause of those above-mentioned disorders. I have always said: “The voice is an expression of who you are and the reflection of the state of your being”. So once the emotional makeup of the person is disturbed (and not happy), the person may acquire all kinds of disorders and one of them is the voice. Interestingly enough, while my voice repair clients’ voices are getting stronger, their self-esteem, self worth, mind strength and body health are rising along with the voice-acquired health and strength.

Thought this, however not-very-easy, process, they began to feel better about themselves and those who had not been living a healthy lifestyle, changed their diet to a much healthier one, lost or gained weight (if it was needed), began newly-found physical activities and got rid of the bad habits like smoking, drinking and even the use of drugs.

In the interim, their spouses began to sense their newly found mental, physical and vocal strength; and thus began to act and behave accordingly, i.e., with more respect and newly found attention towards their partners.

A few years ago, I had a client from the UK with serious voice/vocal issues who I was attending to within a 2 and a half year span period of time. Especially since she had lost her singing voice and partially had a problem with her speaking voice, her love life was, the least to say, very unsuccessful and (to put it mildly) quite dramatic and traumatic. Over this 2 and a half year period of time, while she was travelling to me here in Toronto, Canada, and me also travelling to her to the U.K, I not only had been attending to her voice, but also to her emotions concerning (with her permission) her private life - boosting her confidence and self-worth to the point that she was able to finally find a (worthy of her standards and expectations) steady boyfriend and is still living with him now, happily ever after. 

On this note, I will wish her, and you my dear readers, a Happy Valentine’s Day! Attending to the voice repair clients holistically, I work on the person as a whole. Besides the voice repair, the counselling for the physical and emotional fitness is definitely present practically within all of my sessions.

In Russia, we have a saying: “In a healthy body there is a healthy spirit.” And since I have always declared that the voice is your spirit which we have to discover, uncover and make it flown straight to the universe where the sky is the limit.  

To conclude, our wish for you and your loved ones is stated below:

Give your special loved one the gift of best health and the best voice!
When you care for and love that special someone, they will love you more; and thus they will be able to express their love (with a much healthier and clearer voice) through a love poem or a love song.

For more info, contact us: | 416-857-8741 |

Friday, February 9, 2018

Vocal Science™ - Voice Disorder…? We can help you and your voice “rise to the occasion”, so to speak…

What do we mean by that? Let’s find out!

If I could say so myself, The Vocal Science™ method and technique is truly “engineered” to amaze! 

For many years, we have been attending to all kinds of people with all kinds of voice/vocal disorders (speakers and singers). Our voice repair clients, nevertheless, are experiencing today the 22nd century in voice/vocal innovation.

Our non-surgical voice repair methods are very unique and totally holistic. We are not just working on a person’s voice. We are working on their mind, body and soul; and then treat the voice as a significant part of their anatomy, as well as their psychological makeup.

Once we succeed with all of the above, our now former clients had often been asked: “Is that…magic?” No… it is Vocal Science, they exclaim!

However, the restoration of a damaged voice could be a very tasking (needless to say) detailed and intense process.

Vocal Science…. 

“I will love again, stronger then before” - sings Canadian pop star, Lara Fabian.

Let’s hope that you too will love your voice again, especially once its fixed and restored back to its natural beauty, strength and beyond…

Your voice is your tool for communication, your pride and joy; not to mention that it is a reflection of the state of your being, which does (majority of times) identify your personality and even reflects on your very own “blueprint” in a manner of speaking.

In this case, it is clear that we are not just fixing voices; we are fixing people’s voices.

We promise to “have your back” all the way to our mutual success!


We are your voice associates!

We can state with absolute confidence that we can assist you with any of your voice/vocal issues in a fast and efficient manner.  We will utilize all of our experience and expertise (of nearly 4 decades) to rectify any of your voice/vocal issues.

However, we cannot produce any results without your cooperation and commitment to be the best you can be. We cannot do it without your dedication to achieve your goals and your ability to acquire the best voice possible (whether it has been previously compromised or not…).

As for singing performers, please note: 

Regardless of how healthy or unhealthy your voice may be and regardless of whether it will become any better via our combined efforts, if you don’t have it in your “persona” so to speak, and are unable to connect your voice to your “persona”, your effort to become any sort of performer will most likely be obsolete; and all of your efforts to chase that “wonderful voice” will be (the least to say) wasted.

So find yourself, open your heart and soul, connect to yourself and find the way to connect to other people while communicating (speaking or singing…).

Don’t be selfish and self-centred, as with those qualities, you will never become a performer, and thus will NEVER rise to the occasion… 

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

If you embrace and adapt the latter…, 
WE will promise that YOU will rise to the occasion… 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Why are vocal students (former and present) of well-renowned vocal coaches keeping "close relationships” with their renowned ENT Doctors?

My answer(s) and point of view was inspired by a news article from CBC News | Entertainment, titled: 

However, to start elaborating on the above editorial, I would like to bring to your attention a comment by my former voice repair student, presently singing student under my vocal care - Mary Ellen Stoll of Brockville, Ontario.

Please read below and get her point of view on the above-mentioned article.
I believe that she said pretty much all of what needed to be said:


“Hello Eli:

I listen to and enjoy your reporting on CBC all the time. 

I also listened with great interest to your report on what's robbing singers of their voices. I have a very strong and personal interest in this topic and thought I might share some of my story with you, as a way of rounding out the perspective on the coverage.

Forty years ago at the age of 22 I had surgery to remove nodes from my vocal chord -- I had damaged my vocal cords through strenuous use of them in both singing, public speaking etc. Over the next forty years my ability to sing deteriorated, as did my speaking voice, with a very busy and strenuous career in the Ontario public service. However when I retired in 2015 I wished nothing more than to return to singing and joined a women's barbershop chorus. It quickly became apparent that I would need help not only to repair my voice, but to be able to endure the rigours of our practices and performances without further damage.

I was extremely lucky to find a Toronto-based vocal coach/voice repair specialist named Diana Yampolsky who has been working with singers and speakers from around the world for both voice repair and the improvement of their voices for almost 40 years. After a number of hours of learning her technique -- first for speaking and then for singing -- I can tell you that I am seriously amazed at my repaired voice. I have been told that my voice sounds like a twenty year old again and friends, family and fellow chorus members are astonished.

Diana uses some herbal treatments and definitely no steroid injections like (mentioned by you) Sophie Milman who, in fact, is a former student of Toronto Vocal Coach, Elaine Overholt.

On this note, I have to state that Diana's instruction and treatment is entirely unique.

I thought that a quick followup to your original report could help singers or speakers focus on Diana's technique and successes; and therefore, it might help round out your previous report.
Happy to speak to you and give you further insight."

- Mary Ellen Stoll | Brockville, Ontario |


I can only add that once the voice/vocal student is being taught the right application (technique) of the speaking/singing voice, no “close relationship” with any ENT doctor, or speech therapist/pathologist for that matter, will need to take place.

Yes, of course, I agree that it is still a big demand on a singers’ voices; but being well and properly trained, they should not be thrown off of their performing careers and “off of their vocal shoes” so to speak.

In this instance, being a big fan of figure skating (nevertheless skating semi-professionally myself for over a decade), I can add that this sport is very much prone to serious injuries. However, well-trained skaters like our dance "Royal pair" Tessa Virtue &  Scott Moir, never had been injured as they always assured they obtained the best training from, nevertheless, the best world-class trainers.

For 21 years, since they were kids (7 and 9 years old), they have been together, taking care of each other, loving themselves, loving and respecting the audience and loving (more then life) their craft. We will soon witness them at the Olympic Games in South Korea and quite possible will see them the last time as Canadian competitors.

In this instance, they will be greatly missed by a big sport and, nevertheless, by me.

On a separate, but quite related note, a few years ago, one of my former voice repair clients who, after the voice restoration, became my singing student, and whom I made a professional singer  (signed with INTERSCOPE Records in LA), said exactly this: “Thank you Diana for putting me back into my vocal shoes”.

From my point of view, it is needless to say more then what has already been said.

Love your voice and love yourself!
And please remember, that your voice is a part of your anatomy and is an essential part of you! 

Now, my dear reader, given the above-written, I would like to ask you for a favour…

Please do not EVER ask me if your damaged voice can be fixed remotely…? Please do not insult your (or my) intelligence for that matter! Maybe in the 22nd century, you will be able to send your voice via e-mail to a repair shop, get it repaired and have it sent back to you… so you can download it back into your vocal anatomy… LOL. 

Wouldn’t that be nice? Yes, it would be..perhaps. But would it EVER be realistic…?
I highly doubt it. 

So, on this note, I suggest, if needed, that you read more of my actual blogs which highlight my unique and holistic approach to voice mechanics and to the person as a whole.

Thank you for reading.

Diana Yampolsky

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Communication Difficulties and Treatment for Post-Stroke Survivors.

Written by 
Tushar Shukla of

One in three stroke survivors can experience difficulties in communication. Even after an extended time period of post-stroke, survivors can achieve major breakthroughs in communication with regards to the improvement of quality of life and the quality of their voice. This can be done with the use of intensive and alternative forms of speech therapy. Difficulties that arise due to a stroke affect everyone in different ways.

Here are some major points that you need to know:

After a stroke, you may have difficulty in speaking, it may also be difficult to understand others when they speak.

Reading and writing may be difficult.

Your alternative speech therapist will work with you to develop a rehabilitation program. They can also suggest ways of  how to communicate more easily, and aids that can help. 

Types of voice difficulties post stroke

Aphasia: Difficulty in talking, reading, or understanding other people when they speak. It can happen if your thinking, memory, and judgment are unaffected by a stroke. This can also be called dysphasia.

Apraxia: Difficulty in coordinating with muscles for speech. Your brain has trouble planning the moments, making it difficult to say the words. 

Dystharia: Weakness or paralysis of the muscles used after speaking. Your speech may become slurred or difficult for others to understand. 

Dysphonia: Weakness or paralysis in the muscles in and around the vocal cords. Your voice may sound rough, hoarse or whisper-quiet. There are also chances that you can't make any sound at all. This situation can be known as aphonia.

Cognitive difficulties: When you have difficulties, your memory, thinking, and judgment are affected. It may be difficult to pay attention when people talk to you. You may find difficulties in speaking or understanding any complex sentences. People may misunderstand the message you are trying to convey.


Communication difficulties affect everyone differently. An alternative voice specialist will assess your talking, listening, reading, writing, and understanding. After all these assessments, they will work with you to develop an individualized rehabilitation program to meet your needs and goals. They can suggest you ways to communicate more easily and suggest aids that can assist you. You will be advised on how to work on making sounds and improving the rhythm and speed of your speech as well. 


While most recovery takes place in the first few months, you can continue to improve for few years. After you leave the hospital, you can visit a rehabilitation centre to practice your communication. The more you practice, the more you will improve. 

Communication difficulties after a stroke can make it hard to connect with the people around you, It can be difficult to communicate how you are feeling. Communication difficulties can be isolating and frustrating and people with the above mentioned difficulties are at more risk of depression than other stroke survivors.

With the above described in mind, we at The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair offer a unique and powerful method that facilitates the restoration of the voice by utilizing both proper masterclass voice/vocal instruction and the application of natural herbal remedies. We have great success in non-surgical treatments for post-stroke survivors and many other factors that can cause voice/vocal disorders.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Surgical and Non-Surgical Care for various Voice Disorders...?


Can any voice/vocal disorder be treated non-surgically?

Conversely..., can any voice/vocal disorder be treated surgically?

To kick things off, let's find out the answer(s) for the above!

Let the controversy begin!!!

My answer(s) and point of view was inspired by an article from The Guardian Newspaper, titled "Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?" (here is a link to that article

A few months ago, this article (mentioned in the link) was brought to my attention by two of my clients.

Both found similarities in the content of the article above with what I have been teaching them as well as with the content of my two websites.

For the last 34 years, I have owned an international professional vocal school in Toronto, Canada. My vocal school is a division of a non-surgical voice repair institute

The Vocal Science™ method, which I originated, is a vocal revolution that consists of a very unique and holistic approach to voice mechanics and the person as a whole. It has been taught and delivered to thousands of students and voice repair clients since 1984 when The Royans Professional Vocal School was founded; and shortly after became a part of The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair. The Vocal Science™ method was officially trademarked with the Government of Canada in 2002.

One of my websites ( has been in existence for over 20 years. And my second website ( has been in existence for at least a decade now.

Both women in the article who are talking about voice repair without surgery are, for the most part, saying the same thing what I have been saying for almost three and a half decades.

They also stated that: “For more than a decade, they have been pushing for a revolution in the way that almost every modern performer has been taught to use their voice. After years of painstaking research in musical archives, early scientific journals and the classroom, Brilla and Paglin say they can deliver what medical science has failed to: a permanent fix for vocal burnout.”

One of those women’s main ‘claim to fame’ is that they suggest that any vocal disorder can be treated without surgery.

In my opinion, it is absolutely not true and cannot be true.

For example, Adele herself had a very complicated, bleeding polyp when she lost her voice the first time. It required a very high-risk medical intervention—a ‘vocal cord microsurgery’. 

I would state that it could’ve been prevented with the proper application of speaking and singing techniques. However, with the lack thereof, undergoing such surgery, in Adele’s case, was an absolute must.

Since the previously mentioned surgery for Adele had to take place, certain post-surgical care should have been immediately administered via, first and foremost, specially designed and advocated speech and singing exercises which, in turn, would be directly applicable to Adele’s style of singing. The latter would have been very instrumental and, no doubt, would have played a major role in her voice/vocal recovery. Furthermore, if Adele had acquired the aforementioned proper technique, the second vocal injury, which recently occurred, would have never taken place.

On the contrary, vocal disorders like acid reflux, muscle tension dysphonia, or spasmodic dysphonia should not be addressed surgically. However, recently, spasmodic dysphonia patients have been offered some surgical interventions… Nevertheless, the outcomes of those suggested vocal operations are definitely not very desirable ones.

Nevertheless, in my opinion, those aforementioned voice/vocal issues should be treated non-surgically and, most importantly, holistically—i.e., via certain voice/vocal technique coupled with herbal and, when needed, some homeopathic remedies as well.

Thank you for reading.

I hope that my feedback can shed some more light to readers on surgical and non-surgical voice repair matters.

Diana Yampolsky B.M. Ed.
World Renowned Voice Repair Specialist,
Specializing in Extreme Voice Disorder Cases and

Alternative and Holistic Methods concerning Voice Mechanics

Monday, January 8, 2018

Whole Lotta Fakin’ (And Shakin’ too) Going On…

"Does It Smell In Here? A look at the current state of the speaking, coaching and consulting industry." by Larry Winget and Randy Pennington: (Click HERE to see the article.)
- Our article is inspired by the one above -

I have been consulting, teaching, coaching and repairing voices close to four decades now.

All previous years, being true to my cause, I kept saying to people that I did not think that I had any competition with respect of what I have been doing for many years… At least, that’s what I thought at the time. I knew that I was producing unprecedented results with respect to the voice work; and to my knowledge, nobody at all (of those who had similar claims of success) could live up to my level of results, expertise and experience.

Then came the internet… and now it is in full bloom!

All of a sudden, everybody is a voice/vocal coach  and even a voice repair specialist…?

A lot of them, I have never heard about before.  But those who I did hear about, primarily were self-made with no former education and, quite certainly, with no music education whatsoever. Some of them literally did not know (and STILL DON”T) where the middle “C” was located on the keyboard!  They’ve called themselves singers, performers and composers…? And they STILL do not know any music notation of any sort!

Obviously, the internet gives them the opportunity to call themselves the “greatest” (just like The Russian Czar - Peter The Great. LOL), and act as if they are…! Why not, if nobody ever asked them to confirm even their high-school education, let alone their music education…? So now, in my profession, those self-righteous so called vocal coaches (and so-called vocal specialists for that matter) begun to work on people’s vocal anatomy…? 

How scary is that??

It is very scary indeed, especially for their clients whom, nevertheless, not only they’ve been charging quite a bit of money for their (in a manor of speaking) incompetence; not only they have not produced anything tangible with respect to promised results, but in the interim, they, as a side effect, had also ruined their vocal anatomy!

I had a case where the young girl came to me with obvious singing voice problems. She told me the story that, on her own and without any vocal training (obviously possessing some talent), she ended up getting signed to a major record label; and thus realizing her lifelong dream. The record label addressed her to one of Toronto’s well-known vocal coaches who had managed to ruin her voice exponentially, with very little hope of its restoration. Since she could not perform anymore (or even record for that matter), she got dropped from the roaster of such label. She was so distraught that she could not even collect herself together enough to embark onto the voice repair sessions with me and decided to drop her prospective singing career all together and to get married and raise a family instead.

Now it gets even worse, as people are bombarded with a lot of useful and mostly non-useful/false information via the internet.  A lot of them, unfortunately, are looking for instant gratification; and only after not finding what they were looking for, they begin to finally look for something real. And even then, they are not always successful, as a lot of so-called “professionals” build their false reputation by using false names with whom they “supposedly” were working with, or some big names who they had met in passing and, at best, had brief sessions with them “perfecting” a couple of notes; and then bragging about their known (and somewhat known) clients, as if they played an instrumental role in their success…!

Now let’s talk about people with voice problems…

One of the most nasty voice/vocal disorders is what’s called Spasmodic Dysphonia. Believe it or not my reader, there are “voice practitioners” and “specialists” who actually have that very disorder themselves, but have been claiming that they can treat (or even cure) it successfully. And what never ceases to amaze me, that the sufferers actually believe the fact that if the “specialists” having the voice/vocal disorder(s) themselves, they would know how to treat those disorders…?

Go figure!!

Those specialists claim that they were worse before (still obviously suffering from it), but they had gotten “better”. And thus, they could treat the voice disorder like Spasmodic Dysphonia and even cure others from it! Mind Boggling!!  

Needless to say, (to date) servicing an estimated, over 20,000 people throughout my career, I have seen a lot of frustrated speakers, singers and just regular people with various voice/vocal problems. Was I their(s) first choice? In majority of cases, I, unfortunately for them, was not.

My, so-called “competition” have had much better marketing skills and resources while I had been busy creating the Vocal Science™ method and technique, to be able to coach, and (even more importantly) fix the voices and even the lives of voice/vocal disorder sufferers. I saved numerous people from vocal operations and returned them back to their regular and improved lives and their everyday careers.

Those who’ve lost their singing careers were able to “get back into their vocal shoes” - as one of our former singing voice repair client’s stated in her testimonial.

Please also check out the testimonials by various voice repair clients below…

The above listed are our former and present clients -  just to name a few.

So the proof is “in the pudding”, so to speak.

I hope that you, my readers, have been enjoying reading both articles; and therefore, on this premise, you will become even more-so selective with respect to whom you can trust your voice, your career and ultimately…your life.
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