Voice Lessons Benefit Covid Patients with Recovery
Singing can be a powerful healing tool for our bodies and minds and voice lessons are shown to benefit the recovery of Covid patients. It’s been scientifically proven that singing can help with a wide range of ailments. For example, it can lower stress levels, increase pain thresholds, stimulate immune responses and even improve snoring! In times of the COVID pandemic, singing and voice lessons are helping COVID patients who have recovered from the acute phase of the disease, but still suffer effects including chest pain, fatigue, brain fog and breathlessness. A recent story in The New York Times tells how in Great Britain opera singers help COVID patients learn to breathe again. This is a great story of innovation in arts and medical treatment that we want to share with you. We hope that you find it educational and amusing, just like we did.
In collaboration with the London hospital, the English National Opera has developed a six-week program that offers patients customized vocal lessons. Delivered online, these lessons consist of clinically proven recovery exercises that encourage patients to optimize their lung capacity and quiet anxiety. Opera is rooted in breath and opera singers are experts in diaphragmatic breathing. The participants have reported that doing a few breathing exercises made a huge difference in their physical and mental health. Before COVID they were taking breathing for granted, now, they think of it as a gift and a special blessing. For the singing material, teachers use lullabies from around the world. The songs are soothing, enjoyable and easy to master.
Could voice lessons help you or a loved with the recovery process?
Do you know any recovering COVID patients who have been struggling with breathlessness or anxiety after the respiratory disease? What kind of activities are they incorporating into their daily routine to get stronger? Do they know about how voice lessons can help benefit them with their recovery? If not, please feel free to share this post with them. They might want to consider voice lessons as a post COVID therapy. There are a multitude of organizations offering voice lessons in Denver, and the Music Lesson Cafe is one of them. We’ve been teaching personalized individual classes since 1996. All of our teachers have university degrees and are experts at what they do. Please reach out for more information or fill out our student intake form. We would love to chat and see how we can help you attain your goals.
– Victoria Mullens, Assistant Director