Teachers’ Voice Problems: Exploring a Possible Solution

by Lesley Mycroft

This journal article considers what it is like for those reliant on their voices as part of their job role. It reports the impact of vocal problems on classroom teachers and shows the potential of the Technique which F.M. Alexander originated in response to his own voice problems.

An exploratory comparison conducted in a biomechanical laboratory enabled us to replicate general vocal demand and to obtain recordings with a number of  student teachers. Detailed measures of voice quality were made and these denoted some changes attributable to the Alexander Technique.

You can access this article from the Teacher Education Advancement Network website HERE. If you scroll through the list of contents, you’ll find a Teachers’ Voice Problems PDF file close to the top that you can read or download.