VOICE LESSONS AT CHICAGO CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL VOICE:
Healthy Belting techniques for music theater singing; also classical, pop and jazz taught by Dr. Karen Wicklund, D.M. teacher of voice, MHS-CCC in Speech Pathology.
Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60605
Dr. Wicklund, who has also taught both Music Theater and Classical Voice at Western Michigan University, is a vocal technician and singers wellness specialist who specializes in voice building techniques including:
1. Balancing of the singers four systems (respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation) with attention to appropriate balance differences in each vocal style (classical, music theater, pop, jazz).
2. Cross-training techniques for singers wishing to sing in more than one vocal style.
3. Healthy speaking techniques, vocal hygiene and singers wellness instruction (10 Steps to Singers Wellness/Wicklund).
4. Healthy Broadway (Belting) Singing techniques.
5. Audition preparation techniques.
. 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.
SINGING VOICE THERAPY/SPEAKING VOICE THERAPY* AT CHICAGO CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL VOICE:
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
Dr. Wicklund is also certified/trained in the following voice therapy techniques:
- 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:
- Post-surgical vocal rehabilitation following thyroplasty, laser surgery and entubation trama.
- Dysphonia caused by GERD and Allergies
In addition, Dr. Wicklund works with clients who need make voice pitch adaptations such as those with:
- Transgender voice reassignment
- Puberphonia/mutational falsetto
Dr. Wicklund re-balances the injured voice with attention to:
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING SINGING VOICE/SPEECH THERAPY,
PLEASE CONTACT DR. WICKLUND AT:
email@example.com or 847-776-4911
*Speech/voice therapy is covered by some insurance programs; singing voice therapy/training is not.