How to Protect Your Voice
with Karen Lyu, Holistic Voice Coach
Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators
Vocal training and care is as important for an interpreter as it is for a singer or an actor. Interpreters deal with many of the same conditions and requirements that singers and actors do, including the need to modulate volume, project sound, enunciate with clarity, speak for long periods without rest and perform in less than ideal environments, even when sick, hoarse and coughing.
The interpreter’s voice is their tool of the trade, and without the proper care, this indispensable tool can suffer irreparable damage. If the interpreter loses their voice, they lose their job.
This workshop will help anybody who uses their voice as their tool of trade improve their diction, voice projection and resonance, clarity, stamina and vocal health as well as help reduce sick days and address the challenges of working when sick, among other benefits.
Level of the workshop
Beginner to advanced.
Anybody searching to improve and protect their voice.
- 7 Common Vocal Health Issues
- 16 Dos to Protect Your Voice
- 5 Don’ts to Protect Your Voice
- 5 Ways to Improve Your Breath & Stamina
- Extra COVID-19 Tips
* "How to Protect Your Voice” has been updated from the live vocal workshop presented on May 11th, 2019 for the Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators (TAPIT), with 7 Common Vocal Health Issues (instead of 3), plus extra COVID-19 Tips, and more!
2 Continuing Education Units via the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).
"I have always known that Karen Lyu is a master teacher and communicator. It was a pleasure for me to witness Karen present a thorough, but concise blueprint for maintaining vocal health. This webinar is of great benefit for experienced and beginner, vocalists and speakers."
Bruce A. Henry, 40-year veteran Jazz Vocalist/Voice Coach | www.bruceahenry.com
"I am so glad I attended this workshop. Learning how to care for your most important tool as an interpreter was very valuable. I loved that it was in a holistic way and also a natural way. I didn't know before that to prepare your voice, you have to prepare and relax your body and your mind. Karen is nice to work with, informative, and professional."
Gina Martell, Member - Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators | www.tapit.org
"If you want to improve your singing or speaking voice, learn how to protect it, and learn how to better use your vocal energy and range, I highly recommend Karen. She has taken my voice to a place I never thought possible. I am also amazed at how her techniques apply to my job as a language interpreter. (* Interpreter colleagues, remember that our voice is our tool, and if we do not care for it, sooner or later we will not be able to perform our job.)"
David Morales, President - Tennessee Association of Interpreters and Translators | www.tapit.org
"Karen Lyu knows her stuff cold when it comes to vocal health. Read it and heed it and watch your vocal health go through the roof."
Colleen Kitchen, Singer/Songwriter | www.colleenkitchen.com
About the Trainer
Karen Lyu, the Holistic Voice Coach, has been recognized as a voice expert by eHow.com, EzineArticles.com, VocalDisorders.org, TRCB.com, TheModernVocalistWorld.com, StarTribune.com, CityPages, and other media platforms. She is a certified John Henny New Science of Singing Vocal Coach and a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). Her passion for singing, and struggle with her own voice, have led her to over a dozen respected voice instructors—including Roberta Davis (Berklee School of Music) and Dr. Oren Brown (Juilliard), researching various methods—including Seth Riggs' Speech Level Singing and Dr. Morton Cooper's ("The Voice Doctor"), a Bachelor’s in Jazz Studies – Vocal Performance from Cornell College, various holistic health workers, and 24 years of voice coaching. She has offered group learning experiences for various topics, such as "If You Can Speak, You Can Sing", "Speak Clearly", "News Anchor English", "Singing 101", and "Empower Your Voice for Women" at the historic West Bank School of Music, Doosan Corporation, Dreamland Arts, Walker Community Church, One World Festival, Korea Improv Theater, her independent studio, on Zoom, and by teleconference. In addition, Karen’s awards include a Minnesota State Arts Board grant for musical theater, a NashvilleMuse songwriting award, and a MusiCares/Grammy Foundation emergency assistance grant. She has lived in CA, TX, MN, IA, back to MN, and also Nashville, TN, and now lives in Seoul, South Korea. Currently, Karen has over 20 one-on-one voice students on Zoom. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/karenlyu
How to Protect Your Voice
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
CEUs: 2 credits, CCHI and IMIA