The Sound Singer

The Sound Singer podcast hopes to inspire, entertain and engage listeners on a variety of topics that singers, professional voice users, recording artists and performers or presenters deal with. Hosted by voice coach and teacher, Alida, the podcast features guest experts and artists on topics related to health, well-being, vocal injury, technique, style, artistry, career pitfalls, creativity, mental health and artist development. This is a safe place for singers and professional voice users to be informed and boost motivation to live well and perform optimally. ”I started this podcast cause I love talking to people in my industry AND I needed to share our conversations!” Alida (follow @thesoundsinger on Instagram.

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Episodes

Fitness and the Vocal Athlete

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

Fitness and nutrition coach Claudia Hodgson joins us to talk about how fitness can help those in the performing arts lead healthier lifestyles and increase their energy by building a sustainable routine.
In this episode we chat about: What should singers/professional voice users/performers do to live a healthy lifestyle?  The undeniable benefits of strength training and why singers shouldn’t be afraid of it! How does nutrition affect our performance?  How the industry can be so demanding on singers physique and thankfully this is changing. Why we should prioritize health over physique or aesthetics. 
Follow Claudia on Instagram:  @coachedby_claudia
 
 

Saturday Nov 12, 2022

In this episode I interview Dr. Inna Husain who is a voice and throat surgeon based in Chicago.  Dr. Husain gives us some clarity on:  mucus (a singer's worst nightmare, or is it?), hydration, Muscle Tension Dysphonia, the two most common pathologies singers' face, what we can do to look after our instrument better and her viral video on throat clearing. This episode is intended for educational purposes only and is not direct medical advice.
 

Managing Stage Fright

Sunday Oct 30, 2022

Sunday Oct 30, 2022

In this episode, I chat with Laura Dumbleton the Stage Fright Coach, who has devoted the last decade to working with performers to help them overcome their stage fright. We discuss: 
- tools to help overcome music performance anxiety
- should singers take beta blockers to help with stage fright?
-how are singers more affected by stage fright than any other musicians
 
 

Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

In this episode, I chat with my friend and colleague singer and fellow voice teacher Monique Thomas.  Monique talks about her journey as an artist and teacher and how she is able to juggle both careers.  What it takes to be a resilient vocal athlete and embracing the "woo woo" part of life!  How to deal with tour life and how to get back into performing after a pandemic...You don't want to miss her sense of humour and words of wisdom!
@thesoundsinger  @moniquebthomaas

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