Voice Aerobics® is a 60-minute guided program that combines voice practice with movement. The program was developed in 1999 by Mary Spremulli, CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist. In the video program, Mary leads a class of individuals who experience speech and voice changes from Parkinson’s disease.
- Part 1 Breathwork©
- Part 2 Power Up Your Voice
- Part 3 Cool Down
The program is suitable for anyone who wishes to practice at home and strengthen their voice with focus on: Posture, Breathing, and Voice. Always check with your physician before beginning any exercise program.
The Voice Aerobics® programs were not designed to take the place of formal therapy, but they can definitely support the goals of formal treatment with focus on posture, breath support and voice.
When participating in a live class, it typically takes people about three classes to learn the program. So, when using the DVD for the first time on your own, I suggest you use Part 1 (Breathwork©) approximately 3 times so that you become accustom to my teaching method.
Then, I suggest you use Part 3, (Cool Down) several times. You may want to combine part 1 and 3 for 27 minutes of practice.
Finally, use Part 2 (Power Up Your Voice). Once you are familiar with the whole program, you can mix and match the sections so that you are doing something at least 3 times per week.