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Thread #114088   Message #2431783
Posted By: GUEST,JHW in the library
05-Sep-08 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!
Subject: RE: My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!
Its like this. 'Doctor, every time I do a pole vault I hurt my back, have you any tablets for it?'   
I'd sung since a toddler but a few years ago got pain in my chin, neck and collarbone. I mentioned this to the ENT specialist (who I was seeing about going deaf) and knowing me to be a singer he immediately presented me with a list of local (Darlington) singing teachers. I had to make the expensive decision whether to go to one OR STOP SINGING. Lots of friends said I couldn't stop could I so there I am.
It's a long long process that has cost me way way more than I make from my few bookings. But I can see the progress, yes the pains have gone but I'm quite hooked on it now I can see how things are building and we come back to things I could not have done and now can.
My teacher analysing what I sing and instructing me what do do is fundamental. A book or online course wouldn't work. You need that expertise.
Good Luck - let me know if any more story might help convince you!