A Singing Voice Specialist (SVS) is a singing teacher with advanced training in working with injured singing voices. As an SVS, I am a critical member of the voice care team, which also includes the otolaryngologist (ENT), and Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). Although I work with the voice care team, I am not a licensed physician or speech-language pathologist, and do not give medical advice. Through a series of weekly sessions and in cooperation with the client’s medical team, I create individually chosen singing plans to habilitate injured singers.
If you are a singer diagnosed with a vocal injury (including but not limited to vocal nodules, polyp, contact ulcer/granuloma, Muscle Tension Dysphonia, Spasmodic Dysphonia, vocal fold hemorrhage, paralysis/paresis, Laryngopharyngeal/Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, etc.) and require singing voice habilitation, please contact me for assistance. It is extremely important to note that the SVS works in close cooperation with the ENT, SLP and the injured singer’s current teacher (if applicable) and is not in competition or conflict with the current teacher/student relationship.