Episode 26

How to Make Progress When You're Not Feeling Well

Published on: 7th June, 2024

When you’re sick, using your voice can be painful, and even dangerous. I want you to know that it's okay to be sick, to put your feet up, to watch trashy TV, to not think about your voice beyond resting it. But if you are sick, and you're scared that you're losing time, that you're falling behind, that your performance is coming up and you're just going to faceplant because you're not prepared, there is always something you can do. I’ve developed some practices that will help you engage with the material you’re trying to learn in a meaningful way, even when your vocal instrument is sidelined by illness.

Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California. 

Yes, you can sound better! Opt-in for a free video training on my website: https://mvmusik.com

A transcript of this episode is available at mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-26. You can subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You wherever you get podcasts. If you have a question about your voice or how you’re using it, please email letters@mvmusik.com. To learn more about Michèle or to subscribe to her newsletter, visit mvmusik.com.

Our music is thanks to Katya and Ada.

The show is edited by K.O. Myers at Particulate Media.


A transcript of this episode is available at https://mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-26.

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Can't Wait to Hear You
with Michèle Voillequé
Does singing feel so difficult, painful, or embarrassing that you hide it from the people you love? Does speaking feel scratchy, exhausting, breathless, or forced?

It doesn't have to be that way. Your voice can sound and feel amazing, even in stressful situations. You just need to know how to use it.

Singer and voice teacher Michèle Voillequé teaches the art and science of sounding and feeling the best you can. If you love the sound of your ideas, but hate the sound of your voice, be sure to subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You.