Sounding hoarse, croaky or husky? Uncomfortable or strained throat? Tired voice? Losing high notes or struggling to project? Throat clearing regularly?
If any of the above apply to you it may be comforting to know that these are very very common complaints. That said, you do not have to continue experiencing these symptoms, and it is worth fixing any voice problem before it gets nastier.
I help patients pre and post-operatively, with recovery, maintenance and to prevent recurrence of voice problems including: • soft vocal fold nodules • muscle tension dysphonia • posterior glottal gap • oedema • psychogenic voice loss • vocal fatigue • vocal abuse styles.
I work with adults and children. I have trained in the area of child and adolescent voice change. I fully understand the biological and emotional complexities of voice change.
I am not a speech therapist & I don’t work in a clinical setting. I recommend that clients presenting with voice problems also seek medical advice & referral to a voice clinic for laryngoscopic examination. I work alongside laryngologists and speech therapists, and I have the advantage of fully understanding both the singing voice, as well as performance and music industry expectations.
For more information, contact me either via my contact page, or on 07842 141436.
“When I met Fran, I had the smallest hope that my voice could be rehabilitated, after years of miss-use and in turn- vocal fatigue. Not only did Fran achieve this for me, she inspired and taught me how to become a vocal coach myself. Fran’s approach and teaching methods, along with her impeccable knowledge of the voice has enabled me to reach goals I never thought possible. Fran is an astounding teacher! (“they are as tight as a drum, it doesn’t get much better than this” – Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2. See their latest videos, gigs list, live on Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Chris Evans’ TFI Friday Show. Get their music on iTunes)” Hannah Wood, Professional Singer/Songwriter, Sound of the Sirens