“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 
One of the most devastating things that can happen to a performer is to develop a problem with the voice.  In 2006, it happened to me. For a while it looked like I might never recover my singing voice fully, if at all. I began experimenting with my own voice to see how I might rehabilitate myself back to performance.  Much to my doctors’ surprise, I returned  to singing professionally. 

Since that time, I have worked with numerous clients who have developed issues with the voice. Many of these clients are direct referrals from laryngologists (medical doctors who specialize in the voice), other voice teachers, music directors and theatre directors.   

How the voice developed problems is important to how, together, we begin to work for a return to performance.  Where  you want to be in your performance, what genre, what level, is also important. But mostly, where you are right now matters the most. 

In the Himes Studio, I will meet you where you are in your voice, genre and style as we work to get you back to performance.  As a Licensed, Certified Speech Pathologist, I am knowledgable regarding the Voice Therapy techniques.  As a versatile musician, competent across many genres, I am not at all a “classical only” teacher. 

 I’ve been there.  I’ve done this. I have both the professional and personal experience.  Let’s go!