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In March of 2015 The Voicercise Technology was passed onto our 3rd generation of Voice Specialists, Naomi T Kaye's Daughter, Roxy Miller after 10 years of Voicercise Instructor Training.
As a singer, it is important to know what types of things to consume, or not consume. to keep your vocal cords healthy. And because we at Voicercise care about your singing health so much, we are going to give you some tips!

Why Water?

First things first, water needs to be your best friend as a singer. Like your best friend, it should always be right by your side and keeping you strong and ready for whatever. So if water is not your BFF already, you need to reevaluate what you keep around your vocal cords. Keeping your vocal cords moist with plain, room temperature water is the key to singing at your best. Water is absorbed in our stomachs and distributed to body parts that need it. For the water to get to your larynx (where our vocal cords are located) it takes about 30 minutes, so it is imperative to drink water constantly. You could not just drink water right before you hit the stage and expect your cords to be prepared. This brings me to the importance of hydration. Because you are a singer, that means your body is your instrument. Keep your instrument as clean and healthy as possible or it could cause problems. Dehydration can lead to your vocal cords not vibrating properly, which means your singing voice is not at its’ best. How do you know if you’re hydrated enough? It may sound a bit gross but check your urine color! If your urine is a dark yellow color then you are not hydrated enough, it should be a clear/very light yellow coloring. If your voice becomes dry and scratchy or you constantly feel thirsty, that is another sign of vocal dehydration. The solution to this problem is, again, water!

About Caffeine

Now, what should you stay away from? Now that you know water is your friend, let me tell you why caffeine is your foe. Yes, caffeine is a liquid so you would think that it moisturizes but really it acts as a drying agent. It actually pulls water out of your system, which defeats the whole purpose of the water you’ve been drinking all day. Caffeine is in coffee, energy drinks, and sodas. Now I’m not saying to never consume caffeine again, I’m just saying how much you consume and when! Consuming too much of this drying agent can increase your risk of vocal injury and it will be more difficult to recover from. Another important thing to know as a singer is how to take care of your voice when you have a sore throat. A sore throat can be caused by illness, overuse of your voice, and even yelling. To avoid a sore throat, always be sure to warm up before singing! You don’t want to just jump into all your cool vocal techniques just yet; you must wake your voice up first.

Ginger and Honey Does Wonders…

If you do get a sore throat, best thing to do is drink warm tea and ginger with honey. Ginger increases blood flow to anything that it touches, which warms up your vocal cords. Ginger is also anti-inflammatory; this means that it can soothe your sore throat. Honey is also something that soothes your throat with its thick coating. Honey is high in nutrients, and the darker the honey the more nutrients it contains.

Warm Tea

Warm, green and herbal teas are also very soothing for your voice. Peppermint tea is good for energizing but still soothing due to its warmth. Some teas do contain caffeine so it is best to stick to these types for the best results! Now that you know how to maintain a healthy singing voice, what habits do you need to change? Remember, it is never too late to begin your vocal health journey! Written by: Airis Kemp (Instagram: @loveairisstyle)
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    Roxy, you’re the best. We’re so thankful for you as a teacher and to your Mom (Naomi T Kaye) and Grandmom (Amanda Ambrose) for their legacy of guidance to artists.

    • Carli & Marnie Trainor
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    "I’ve improved a lot. My transition's a lot smoother. I feel like I've extended my range so much in the few classes I’ve done. I’ve made tons of progress, and I’m very happy about it."

    • Brittany Mkpari
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    Thank you for everything Roxy. Seriously, through these singing lessons, I feel like you unlocked a whole new confidence within me. I found me again. And I really can’t thank you enough. It means the world.

    • Alfredo Perdomo
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    Roxy is definitely Naomi T Kaye's daughter having the wisdom and knowledge to know what you need even before you do. These lessons made me more comfortable, confident, and creative with my voice.

    • Emily Walker
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    I was real skeptical going in for the first time. She gave me a piece of advice that answered a question that’s been bugging me forever now. Thank you so much Roxy! I’m really excited now!

    • Frank Bui
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    Within 3 months, I've seen my daughter’s confidence get much stronger & heard her voice skills improve tremendously. Sayrah's always eager for her voice lessons, which makes this mother very happy.

    • Sherry Hatch
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    I used to sing high notes all the time. But when my voice started changing, I though I would never sing them again. Using Voicercise, I have been able to reach my high notes again. A really big deal for me.

    • Adam Twaalfhoven, 12yrs
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    So far, Naomi’s Voice Studio has helped me so much! I have started to gain more confidence in myself and she makes me WANT to improve. She believes in me.

    • Jamie Gillespie
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    I was singing in the car today and my dad was super shocked. I was singing with a lift, and my mouth open wide I feel so much better about my singing. I wanted to thank you for setting me up with Roxy!!

    • Jessica Sheynin
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    Awesome vocal coach. Helps you work with what you have and gives you the tools and support to drastically improve.

    • Jamal Dutton
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    Naomi’s Voice Studio taught my son SO much during just the consultation. He was so excited for his first lesson. They are patient, professional, and genuine.

    • Julie Stevens
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    My daughter quickly learned how to get her voice to a higher range and she has learned how to sing intricate RnB runs. Her singing has definitely improved and she has so much fun during her lessons.

    • Alahni White
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    I’ve been blown away with how quickly I was able to connect and relate to the teacher which is huge for me. She loves what she does and it reflects onto how she teaches.

    • Jacob Lopez
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    My daughter has been attending classes here for just a few months and they have done an awesome job. She’s built her confidence and learned new techniques. She always has such a great time with during her lessons too.

    • Betty Nolan
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    This was the most amazing experience for my daughter and I. Not only did we find an amazing vocal coach, but they helped my daughter write songs and recorded them and make a really nice youtube video.

    • Katelyn Coon
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    Voicercise is an excellent product and even better than I expected! I have just gotten started with it, and I can already sing SO much better and much louder if I want.

    • Jill Lumsden
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    I’ve been getting compliments on my voice, how it sounds beautiful and it’s because of you and your technique.I want to thank you, I’ve been getting compliments on my voice, how it sounds beautiful and it’s because of you and your technique you taught me with your Voicercise.

    • Tatiana Michailova
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    Naomi has helped me so much with singing and music in general! I’m so confident with my singing now and I say that proudly! I don’t care when or wear but I’ll always be willing to sing and feel great about it thanks to the Voicercise exercises!

    • Mitchell Wilbush
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