Registers of the voice is a complex topic I only begin to introduce in this short 4-minute video, yet I bet you’ll find it super helpful: 

Here’s a little physiology background I didn’t get into in the video. Musculature changes as the larynx moves between registers; for example, when going from the 1st to 2nd registers, the thyroarytenoid muscles pass control over to the cricothyroid muscles, as the vocal folds are pulled tauter. Also, the back of your tongue goes down as you shift down through your register “gears”.

I told you – complex stuff!!!

We won’t be getting that complicated in my two upcoming group voice workshops:

Four Vocal Superpowers Most Pros Don’t Know

Learn to:

  • Harness the power of the Breath to create maximum vocal impact without weakening your voice or your throat getting hoarse.
  • Avoid harsh Onsets, which can cause damage to the vocal cords. (Internationally renowned pop singer, Adele, had to have vocal cord surgery due to this issue, not once, but twice.)
  • Create vocal Resonance, so your voice carries to the back of room without a microphone, and without pushing or straining your voice.
  • Speak in your natural, authentic Pitch to avert vocal fry.

October 5, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 pm:

Dance with Joy Studios

8051 SE 16th Ave., Portland (Sellwood) OR

October 26, Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm:

In Partnership with Brenda Bryan and The Speakers Club

Location TBA

I hope you can make it to one of them!

In the meantime, love your voice and voice your love,


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Laura has helped me find my true, authentic voice. She’s given me music I didn’t know I could sing to help me realize I’m truly a singer, not just a person who can sing. -Kenyon A.

Lake Oswego’s Transformational Voice® Teacher (Transformational Voice® is a registered trademark of Transformational Voice® Training Institute, LLC, and Linda Brice.)