Care and Feeding for a Healthy and Happy Voice


“Vocal hygiene” can be thought of as the care and feeding of the voice. It refers to the things we do to keep the voice healthy. We work on improving how the larynx (voice box) works through voice therapy, but it is also important to take care of the voice by taking care of the body and using the voice well.  But there so much more to it than that.

Many know first-hand how critical singing is to our mood, but even the most avid songbirds often find consistent vocal health elusive. At this year’s Expo Elizabeth Gerbi will be hosting a workshop, where she will cover the basic tenets of vocal hygiene, explaining how the foods we eat, the fluids we drink, the air we breathe, the medication we’re prescribed, and even the feelings we suppress may affect singing and speech.

Elizabeth Gerbi is a well-known vocal educator, singer-actor, and musical conductor (150 productions). She is a Somatic Voicework Level III practitioner, a DMA student of Contemporary Voice Pedagogy at Shenandoah Conservatory, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at SUNY New Paltz.

Come to the 15th Annual Women’s Health & Fitness Expo, so much to see, so much to learn!!


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