Functionality of Voice Teaching in Tertiary Institutions and Remedial Measures


Voice technique teacher
voice coach
vocal strain
vocal physiology

How to Cite

Ugoo-Okonkwo, I. (2013). Functionality of Voice Teaching in Tertiary Institutions and Remedial Measures. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 13(2).


Voice as a musical instrument invariably refers to singing and this instrument of expression and interpretation is taught like any other musical instrument. The purpose of the research therefore was focused on the views of voice teachers with regard to their teaching techniques and the problems associated with the subject. The research was carried out in two Universities and one College of Education. To determine how voice is done in the schools, twenty voice teachers’ perception and methodology of teaching were noted and analysed from the structured questionnaire they responded to. Interview and direct observations were done to cross-check the responses and arrive at a conclusion on how voice is done in the schools. The investigation revealed the state of voice teaching in schools, the problems experienced by students during voice teaching and remedial measures to be taken especially the therapy against voice strain.

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