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Thread #114088   Message #2431907
Posted By: GUEST,highlandman at work
05-Sep-08 - 11:44 AM
Thread Name: My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!
Subject: RE: My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!
This puzzles me:
"I ... work full time at a private performing arts school. One of the main things we concentrate on is musical theatre..."
And there are no professionals available among your colleagues to consult? Or are you keeping the problem hush hush out of concern for your job?

It would seem to me that if this school is worth the name, they should be well aware of the vagaries and hazards of a career built upon the voice, and should be both teaching and exemplifying care of the instrument! If they are so short-sighted that they can't put you on a recovery/training regimen (professional sports teams realize that their athletes are investments and treat them accordingly, at least the worthwhile organizations do), then perhaps you should be looking for another position.

At 20 years old your whole career is at stake. Don't risk it for the sake of a few weeks' paychecks. Get professional treatment and if the doctor/trainer orders rest, REST! There will be other employment opportunities, but only one voice.

-Glenn