Some of you may have come across the guy who talks about a technique that uses a sex toy (aka vibrator) to release extrinsic muscle tension around the throat and help to revitalise fatigued voices.
Crazy, huh! But it works. This guy’s name is David Ley, and the technique is called Vibrant Voice Technique.
Vibrant Voice Technique (or VVT) is a device and technique that quickly and effectively enhances vocal resonance and reduces the muscle tension that can lead to vocal fatigue.
There are many singing teachers that have adopted this technique to help singers with muscle tension dysphonia or general tension around the neck and throat. Of course, it is not enough to just get a vibrator and start massaging the throat, there is a process, and things you should know from the health and medical point of view before you take up this saucy little instrument.
If you are serious about using this strategy in your teaching studio then we highly recommend you get some training before applying it to any singers.
Vibrant Voice will be running their next Vibrant Voice Technique Instructor Training Program in Toronto beginning this July.
The VVT Instructor Program happens over the course of six months, beginning with a four-day workshop July 26th – 29th, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. Each instructor will receive mentorship and ongoing instruction after the initial workshop to deepen their knowledge and application of the technique within their own teaching practice.
To learn more about the program and to apply visit: https://www.vibrantvoicetechnique.com/p/vvt-instructor-program. Please note the application deadline for the program is April 15, 2018 and applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.
PS: There is a special discount for BAST members off the Learn Vibrant Voice online course. This is a pre-requisite for the Instructor Program but can also be taken as a stand-alone course to introduce you to the technique and give you a few strategies to get started. In the course is a series of 27 videos in which you’ll learn exercises using external vibration to target the specific muscles that tend to become tense and reduce vocal quality.