Voice

Using our voice involves a large number of muscles and can be subject to tension like any other part of the body. If we habitually use too much tension in these muscles, or any other part of the body, it will affect our ability to speak, sing and project our voice freely.

A common poor vocal habit is that of gasping in air through the mouth before speaking along with the tightening of the throat, shoulders, and chest muscles. This excessive tension interferes with the head balancing freely on top of the neck at the moment of speaking. Learning to become aware of and preventing this interference will improve and positively affect voice production.

Learning the Alexander Technique will help you:

  • speak in public with greater confidence
  • improve the quality of the sound of your voice
  • overcome speech difficulties
  • learn to control your breathing whilst speaking or singing
  • prevent straining or losing your voice

 

It is a challenge to try to summarize the experience [of the Alexander Technique], as I find it (and it finds me) being the constant change, not there to be grasped. The most measureable is the sharpening of all the senses. My violinist ears react to the most subtle nuances in the sound and the experience is that of all the senses 'working' on the sound (and the means that are producing it), when I play. This has made possible the greater awareness in the moment present.

Agnieszka Opiola, Independent Violinist, Glasgow

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