By: Danielle | September 24, 2017

Singing, animal voices, sound effects, vocal explorations, and more...a music teacher’s voice certainly gets a lot of mileage! When I first began teaching, I didn’t realize just how much of a beating my body would take (I often joke that my music teaching job is the best gym plan ever, especially with being on a cart!) and that body beating certainly included my voice. I also found that when germs bombarded my body, the inflammation would always target my throat….*ALWAYS*. This meant getting laryngitis multiple times during the year. After getting through those first few overwhelming years of being a new music teacher, I did eventually hit my stride and improved in balancing tasks and taking better care of my body in general. More recently...

Category: Health 

Tags: Vocal Health, Body Health 

By: Danielle | February 02, 2017

Normally, I’m not prone to injury. In fact, I usually try to go out of my way to make sure I don’t get hurt (though I’m not always successful). And after suffering with painful tendonitis in my late high school/early college days, I’m a BIG advocate of spotting tension in my students (especially with my private piano students) and helping them recognize the warning signs so that they can adjust accordingly and stretch properly to avoid injury. However last year, I let my guard down and the result was an 8-month-long sloooow going recovery from an injury I received while teaching music on a cart. Here’s what happened…

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Tags: Body Health