One presentation can be pivotal to influencing a student’s career. It is always a nice moment when, years later, a student tells you how one lecture they attended ignited their interest in voice.
This October, the BBC welcomingly celebrated the 80th Autumnal birthdays of both Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It was nostalgically heartwarming to hear the podcasts, watch the concert in Central Park again and hear the amazing songs. I don’t know if it was because I heard and sang along to Bridge Over Troubled Water several times, that the word ‘bridge’ … Read More
Gaining basic competencies brings a foundation level of knowledge to our practice. However, in voice work, even gaining basic competency prior to a clinician securing their first voice job has always been a challenge, not least because the majority of voice posts start at a point higher than newly qualified level. The same is even more true for transgender … Read More
Knowing what to target when a patient presents with a breathy voice is a general question, but equally a good one to ask. Some people will have breathy voices for a variety of different reasons and so the first thing I would do is ascertain whether or not they have a diagnosis. Generally breathy voices arise because the vocal cords … Read More
Introducing the first episode of #OnVoice with Christella Antoni OnVoice will feature frequently asked questions by voice disorder clients, performers, the trans and gender diverse community and speech and language therapists. The first episode will premiere on YouTube on Tuesday 11th February at 1pm. You can subscribe to Christella’s channel here OnVoice brings real questions and answers based on Christella’s … Read More
The Antoni Method Educating, encouraging, empowering In spite of my many years as a voice specialist speech and language therapist, rarely a day goes by when I do not have a thought about refining my voice work or an idea for a teaching course or a way of adapting an exercise to further help clients. The huge advantage of seeing … Read More
Attending the 31st World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) this August was most definitely one of my 2019 highlights. Not only did it give me the opportunity to be ‘trans-vocal’, it also gave me the chance to co-present with fellow voice specialist professionals; attend a range of presentations about voice; meet up with old friends … Read More