Hello Private Voice Students and Parents,
The 2015-2016 Fall Semester is well underway and students have settled in very nicely. As the weather begins to change, I encourage students to take care. As vocalists, our bodies are our instruments. Keep warm. Wear a jacket or coat that is appropriate for the temperature. Wear appropriate rain gear and as winter sets in, be sure to wear your boots and a hat. A scarf around your neck is a good way to protect your voice. It can also be a great fashion statement! 🙂
As a professional singer, you will be booked for performing engagements. Your audience is expecting your performance on the date that it has been scheduled, whether you are feeling well or not. This is how the business works. Having a cold or a sore throat is not an excuse for not performing. So, we must do everything that we can to avoid getting sick.
In addition to dressing appropriately, some other things that you can do to minimize your odds of getting sick are:
1. Wash your hands with soap frequently.
2. Do not touch your face (eyes, mouth, nose). Germs are easily passed from your hands. Your hands have touched doorknobs, pianos, desks and other things that might have been touched by someone with a cold or virus.
3. Get plenty of rest. You should be sleeping a minimum of 8 hours per night.
4. Eat a well balanced healthy diet including lots of fruits and vegetables.
5. Drink lots of water. This flushes your system.
I am enjoying working with you. Let’s make this the healthiest year ever!
Wishing you the very best!