Nurturing Sunshine for Your Vocal Garden

Allowing the warmth and vitamin enriched power of the sun to penetrate our expressive vocal gardens is tantamount to choosing the best pieces of rhetoric, dramatic literature, poetry or song to apply our voice. These things give opportunity for one to measure how strong one’s seedlings are and what may yet need to be done to transform them into more resilient, supple and emotionally potent blossoms.

Sometimes picking the correct piece of literature or music to work on can be tricky. Yet, a capable gardener of his or her own garden of the voice has a criterion for accessing the most sunshine possible. The first measure on the list would be: does this piece suit my voice? Another measure would entail: does this piece challenge my voice, and if so, how much and it what ways? A third measure digs a bit deeper: what meaning does this piece have for me? Finally, an effective measure includes: knowing what I do about my inner self and my voice, what do I have or want to say to the world and does this piece give me fodder for doing so?


If the good gardener pays attention to these elements, then the sunshine of their vocal garden will illuminate health, growth, wisdom, and a vision for the further blossoming of one’s voice!

Watering Your Vocal Garden

Water is the energy we give to our expressive vocal gardens. It is the oxygen that fuels the seeds in order to allow them to turn into seedlings. We feed our garden internally from the hard work accomplished by way of preparing the soil—externally from the good things we do to bring health and nourishment to our hopes and dreams of a fully potentialized vocal expression.


One of the best things we can do for ourselves is drink water. It is so important to hydrate the voice, and, of course, the more one uses the voice, the more hydration is needed. What dehydrates us is everything from caffeine and sugar to stress and a lack of sleep. If one wishes to have a healthy voice, they have to work at it. The garden of our vocal expression needs an attentive gardener who makes sure we do not do anything harmful to its possibility of a liberated fruition. The gardener (that’s us) stands guard against fungus, disease and insects, as well as gives special focus to health and nourishment by watering and feeding appropriately. Only then can the garden of our vocal expression be all that we hope is can be!