Vocal Health Education for teachers.

Topics covered:

-General health and well-being
-Food and diet re the voice
-What can we do if our voices/ throats feel sore, hoarse or uncomfortable?
-Environmental factors
-The voice itself – the mechanism / anatomy

-How we think about our voice – Our everyday voice and our work voice, our
‘Setting up’ of the vocal ‘instrument’ (speaking or singing)
-Posture / Breathing / Resonance –
How we can help our voice to grow, and produce our sound healthily.

Factors that can potentially be harmful to our voices.

Fun, physical and vocal exercises, rhymes, warm ups – the use of straws and
glasses of water, balloons – and a song or round to finish.

Polly Beck