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VOCALS Ryan Luchuck (voice coach) and Melanie Tapson (CCC-SLP/Singing Voice Specialist) are busy vocal professionals in Toronto who love working together as part of a voice care team whenever possible. Find them at www.ryanluchuckvoice.com and www.melanietapson.com. By Ryan Luchuck & Melanie Tapson T Why You Need a Voice Team he idea of a singer engaging a voice team is relatively new in our field, but it really shouldn’t be. Any serious athlete has a variety of different experts around them to help them excel in performance. Why should you enlist the help of a team of experts to train and care for your voice? Because the human voice is an incredibly complex instru- ment, which makes it very hard for any one person to completely understand. Plus, a range of differ- ent perspectives, approaches, and techniques is extremely important to help you fully explore everything your voice is capable of doing. Simply put, a voice team is a group of profes- sionals dedicated to maintaining and developing the health and growth of your instrument. If you are serious about your singing, optimal care of the voice is delivered by an interdisciplinary team with specialized knowledge, training, and experience. 1. Singing Teacher/Coach This is the obvious one; however, many people are not quite solid on what to expect from their singing teacher. To add to the confusion, there are many different kinds of voice teachers. Because there is no required certification, anyone can put a sign on their door and start teaching singing, so you have to do your research! In our opinion, a great teacher should have a solid understanding of how to develop your vo- cal coordination in a healthy way. They should be able to train your voice using an efficient approach that’ll help you get what you want out of your sing- ing, without excessive tension. At the same time, you want your voice teacher to help you develop your style and musicality in a big way. Coaches are often stronger in either technique or style, so don’t be afraid to ask them about their strengths. Because of this, it’s possible – and often encour- aged – to have ɔѡՍѽȁѼх)مхѡȁх䁅ɕ́ȴ)ѥ͔ȁᅵԁձٔѕȁѼ)ԁݥѠȁH́ѡȁѼɅ)ȁѕ̸(ȸM1ՅAѡЁȁM)YMЀ%䰁ѡͅ)%ͥ́ݥѠٽɥ́ȁɽ̰Ʌ)ɕхѥѡͥٽ́ɥѥ(ȃ 8$84TL$ $8)ɕЁɽѡ݅ͥ́ɔɵ䁥)ՍѕٕѡЁՅɥ)ٽѕȁɔɴѡѡ)ɔЁхݽɭݥѠͥȁݡ)́ٽ䁽ȁɝ丁Q́́ݡɔ)ՅѡЁȁͥٽ)Ёٕ́䁡)ՅѡЀM1@́ȴ)ѥ͕Ѡɔɽͥݡ)ѥ͔ɕѥչѥͽɑ̃L)ՑٽɕѕՕ̸%ͥ)ѡɅаЁȁȁٽQЁͅM1@)ɽԁeЁյM1ÁɔɅ)ɥȁхɥȁ)ݥѠٽɽ̸Q͔ѡЁՈ)ٽٔͽ՝ЁЁ́х)Ʌѡɽ٥ɔͥٔхє)ѡЁɕѵЁȁٽͽɑ́ѡѡ)ɅM1@%ӊéݽѠȁݡѼȁɕ͕ɍѼ)ѡɥЁM1@Ѽхɔȁٽ)ͥȁM1@ԁ䁉Ս䁕՝)ѼͥٽЀMYLQ́́)ͽݡ́ɕٽəȴ)ȁ䰁ѕͥٔəɵ)ѕɥɄɅѡд)䁅ͥ䁽ѡɵͽɑɕ)ٽٔ役ݡЁɅѥͥ)ѕ́䁅եɔѡȁɅQ)ݽɬ٥ɽЁͥM1@)9PݥѠݡٔٽɥ̸) ݅丁 ͔ЁͻeЁɕձѕѥѱ)ѡ͕ٕ́MYL%ӊéхЁѼ)ͬՕѥ́Ёѡ́ɽͥéɅ)ݱѼɔѡ䁅ɔи)Qѥѥ́ѥ͕)M1@ݡ́ͼMYLЁѡ͔չɹ́ɔ)ɐѼ)YͥЁ5QͽٽѡɅļ)ȵѡՉȁ܁Օѥ́ԁ)ͥȁͭM1@ȁMYLѼЁ)ѡeɔѡɥЁЁȁԸ(̸9P1幝)=ѽ幝аȁ9PȰ͔ѡɽФ)ѽȁݥѕݽɬѡ́ͅ)M1@Q́́ѡͥՅѥ́ѡݼ)չєݥѠ͔Ʌєȁٽ)ɔ%Ёх́ѥѼЁѡՍ)ѥͅѼ锁ͥٽ)ɽ̰ѽȁݡ͕́ѡ)ȁ͔ͻeЁѼЁиeԁ݅Ёѡѡɽ)ѽȃLѡӊé幝и)Q́ɽͥ́ѼѼѕѡ)ɕݕձ̰̰Ʌձ̰)ѼЁɕѼݱ)Ё͍ѕͥٔɽ)ݱѡѡȁՙ)ѡЁѼȁٽɑ̸Qݥ͔)ѡȁ᥉͍ѡɽ՝ѡ͔ȁɥ)͍ѼЁЁѡ᥉)͍́ɕЁѼЁ܁ȁٽ)չѥݡԁͥɥ)͍ٕ͔́ͽ)٥܁ѡՍɔѡٽ́ѡ̸͕ٕ)%䰁Ѡɔ͕ȁєمՅѥ)ѡٽͥɽ͍ЁѼͱ)ݸѡѥѡ٥Ʌѥ) ЁI养é͍ eԹ)Mѩ)̸)eȁ幝Ё䁅ͼəɴɝ)ѡЁչչѕ䰁ͽѥ́ͅ)ЁɔԁЁȁѥ́Ё)ԁѡɽ՝䁥ѡ́́ͥ)ɅѥͬݡѡȁٽѡɅ䁥́)Ёѕ]ɔͥѼЁݥѠ)幝ЁѡЁ́ɥݽɭݥѠ)̸ͥQ́ݥЁ܁ѡ䁍͔Ѽɕ)ԸAL%ԁeЁ݅ЁѼ͕ѡ́ͽٕ)ѕ͔āȁٕݕ(и]͔)ձ䁡ѥɽѼͥͻeЁ)ݥѠȁٽɑ̄%Ё́Ѽ役ѡݼ)Յɔ́ȁѡɽиQɔɔ䁽ѡ)ɽͥ́ѡЁ׊e䁹Ёѥ)ѡȁѼȁٽɕЁ͡M)ѡЁհ́ȁٕͥ́ٔ)Ёѥ̰ɽɅѽȀѥձȰѡ͔)ݡՅѡɅ䁽ͽЁѥՔ́ݕ́ѡ)ɔɅѥѵ̤ͽɅȰ)ɥѥаѕѠͥѡɅЀ)䁄٥ȁЃL䰁ѡ)ٕȁЁ͔ͽ卡)ȁѡɅаٕ彝ȁѕ́Սѽȸ)役ѡЁԁɽٔȁ̴)ɔахѥѠ)ɕѠаɔɕѠٕɅɅ)ѠݥٔѥЁȁͥ