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Welcome to singershealth.com, a comprehensive source of health information for singers and other professional voice users. Here you will find timely references regarding all aspects of vocal wellness, as well as onsite and online wellness, therapy and instruction services for singers, corporate speakers, actors, lawyers, teachers and other professional voice users.

 

Karen Wicklund

wicklund@singershealth.com

Voice Lessons, Corporate/Public Speaking

Singing Voice
and Speaking Voice Therapy

VOICE LESSONS AT FLORIDA 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. LESSONS AVAILABLE ONSITE OR ONLINE VIA SKYPE.


recently relocated to:

Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton, Florida)
wicklund@singershealth.com
www.singershealth.com;
voicemail: 941-251-6694

Dr. Wicklund, who has also taught both Music Theater and Classical Voice at Western Michigan University, is a vocal technician and singer’s wellness specialist who specializes in voice building techniques including:

1. Balancing of the singer’s 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 singer’s wellness instruction (10 Steps to Singer’s Wellness/Wicklund).

4. Healthy Broadway (Belting) Singing techniques.

5. Audition preparation techniques.

6 . 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.

CORPORATE/PUBLIC SPEAKING

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 FLORIDA 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 (for more info see Transvoice
  • Puberphonia/mutational falsetto

Dr. Wicklund re-balances the injured voice with attention to:

1. Pitch
2. Intensity
3. Resonance
4. Duration
5. Quality

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING SINGING VOICE/SPEECH THERAPY,
PLEASE CONTACT DR. WICKLUND AT:
wicklund@singershealth.com or 941-251-6694

*Speech/voice therapy is covered by some insurance programs; singing voice therapy/training is not.

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