Singing voice therapy



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Description: Dr. Wicklund, who has also taught both Music Theater and Classical Voice at Western Michigan University, is a vocal technician and singer’s wellness specialist who specializes in voice building

Dr. Wicklund, who has also taught both Music Theater and Classical Voice at Western Michigan University, is a vocal technician and singer’s wellness specialist who specializes in voice building techniques including:

1. Balancing of the singer’s four systems (respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation) with attention to appropriate balance differences in each vocal style (classical, music theater, pop, jazz).

3. Healthy speaking techniques, vocal hygiene and singer’s wellness instruction (10 Steps to Singer’s Wellness/Wicklund).

6. Solo and small ensemble recital opportunities (opera and musical theater duets and scenes) for students who study at least bi-monthly.

7. Recitals are often done to benefit local and national charity organizations such as Beyond Borders, Aids Foundation and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Dr. Wicklund is a speech-language pathologist who has helped many corporate speakers with their projection, quality, resonance and optimal posture in order to make a dynamic presentation.

Dr. Wicklund is a singing instructor who is also a degreed speech pathologist, and sub-specializes in singers/speakers who have injured/dysphonic voices. Some of the injuries/conditions she assists in treating (as part of the therapy team of ENT doctor, speech pathologist and singing teacher) are functional, organic, neurological and idiopathic voice disorders and disorders of misuse such as:

  • Vocal cord nodules/thickening, polyps, paresis/paralysis, hemorrhages/ectasia, granuloma
  • Muscle tension dysphonia and functional dysphonia and aphonia, vocal cord dysfunction/laryngospasm (VCD/PVCM)
  • Voice changes due to endocrine/systemic/swallowing dysfunction
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (Ramig) for Parkinson's and other disorders
  • Resonant Voice Therapy (Verdolini)
  • Manual Laryngeal Massage (Nelson Roy)
  • Compton PSL Foreign Accent Modification

She also provides appropriate medical referrals, and assists with creating and implementing SLP therapeutic protocols for:

In addition, Dr. Wicklund works with clients who need make voice pitch adaptations such as those with:






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