The Young Aspiring Singer

Debra Jean Phyland, Neil A. Vallance

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We must emphasise that we have found children’s vocal folds seem to be highly robust and resilient. Almost all use-related voice concerns can be averted expediently especially for the singing child who invariably has a greater interest or investment in vocal recovery and a unique and relatively higher insight into their individual vocal capabilities, than non-singers. High levels of vocal fitness can be achieved and seemingly extended with expert guidance, appropriate singing training, and positive singing experiences. With optimal efficiency and balance among the power, source, and filter aspects of voice, appropriate vocal repertoire and singing conditions, the young singer can happily ‘load’ the voice, singing healthily with endurance levels that may exceed our expectations in view of their size and stature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders
EditorsJ. Scott McMurray, Matthew R. Hoffman, Maia N. Braden
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030261917
ISBN (Print)9783030261900
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Singers
  • Voice training
  • Young singers in professional industry
  • Vocal development
  • Children and singing

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