Have you suffered from a diagnosed vocal injury or are recovering from voice surgery or injections?

Do you struggle with chronic hoarseness, MUSCLE TENSION DYSPHONIA (MTD) or vocal fatigue that makes singing harder than you know it can be?

 

Have you been diagnosed with neurological dysfunction resulting in vocal fold paresis, paralysis or essential tremor?

ARe YOU SCHEDULED FOR VOCAL FOLD SURGERY AND UNDERSTAND THAT SESSIONS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE WILL AID IN A BETTER RECOVERY?

 

I am an experienced singing voice rehabilitation specialist who guides disordered singers back to free and healthy singing.

Client referrals come from speech-language pathologists, voice care practices, experienced singers, colleagues and teachers all over the US and many other countries.

 

To discuss your needs, the process and rates, please contact me below. I’ll respond in a timely manner, I promise!

 

 

Our vocal rehabilitation work is based upon:

  • Evidence-based rehabilitative tools.

  • Practical application of motor-learning principles to embrace the brain’s ability to groove new neuropathways for healthy function.

  • My working relationships with licensed Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Language Therapists in the medical community. 

  • The use of meditation, visualization and whole body practices as part of the rehabilitation process.

  • My highly-trained somatic perception, highly discerning ear and leadership through emotional intelligence.

  • My experiences as a professional singer, vocal pedagogue and bi-lateral vocal fold paresis patient.

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 What You Will Need:

It is in your best interest to first be seen by a laryngologist who works with singers. You may request that copies of your records and video strobe, or images, be sent to me via email, or bring me your records at our first meeting.  

(your medical records will be deleted from my files as soon as I have viewed and read them)

Just like knee surgery requires physical therapy, vocal fold surgery requires vocal rehabilitation and reconditioning. 

You will need a plan for vocal maintenance and vocal health that may be different from anything you’ve done so far.  


Since I am both a singing voice rehabilitation specialist and voice teacher in a private, non-clinical setting, insurance will not cover your sessions. 


 Make the Choice to Cherish Your Voice! It is your sound identity out in the world and the sound of your soul.

 

Cate guided me through a difficult period as a professional vocalist that included diagnosis of a neurological dysfunction of one vocal fold and the death of my mother. Performing had become a joyless, stressful chore. Cate’s tools and manner of working brought me slowly into healing and restructuring my voice. which has resulted in more stamina, more joy in my talent and greater vocal consistency. This is an on-going process but the results prove the merits of our work together. She very well may have made possible another exciting chapter or two in my life-long career as a professional vocalist!
— Steve Washington, AEA The Steve Washington Project (jazz and R & B), Raggs and the Allstars (lead vocalist), Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra (vocalist)
I was referred to Cate by my college voice teacher, Dr. Treniece Robinson. when I was diagnosed after college with severe MTD and a vocal fold injury. I had never had trouble singing, and had trained in Sufi singing since I was 14 and taken lessons in college while I worked on a degree in another field. After seeing my Youtubes of original songs, a producer contacted me saying he wanted to work with me. The MTD and vocal fold injury occurred within 6 months of working with him. I sent Cate my medical records and she established trust with me while masterfully and patiently insisting on a systematic and slow reworking of my voice.. Our association was over a two year period, and I still consult with her. Our work together has made working with others in the music industry possible.
— Anjali Tanjali, Singer/Song-writer Artist-in-Residence, Strathmore Hall for the Performing Arts