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A Voice and Beyond is a podcast hosted by Marisa Lee Naismith, PhD. It has been inspired by Marisa’s own personal and professional journey within the music industry as an award-winning singer, voice teacher, voice researcher, and music industry mentor. It is focused on the singing voice community and it takes a holistic approach to the singing voice. The podcast will be focused on topics related to personal growth, self-care, and personal development.

“We all know that as singers, our whole body is our instrument. And our instrument echoes everything that we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally. I am going to help you learn how to optimize your ‘instrument’, take care of your ‘instrument’, and take charge of it, and help you become your best every day!” Dr Marisa Lee Naismith.

Episode #29 – Duncan Rock: Time to Walk Towards Optimum Health

Duncan Rock is a nutritionist who specialises in promoting good health for performing artists, a registered exercise professional, a member of the Royal Society for Public Health and a professional baritone who has been touring internationally with numerous opera companies for many years. After a life changing event, Duncan decided to transition into the health and well- being field. [...]

Episode #28 – Your Voice is Your Right: Creating a Safe Space to be Heard

At present, not only are we in the midst of a global pandemic, but we are also in the midst of a mental health crisis and a social revolution that is affecting everyone globally, including those in our singing voice studios, the music industry and beyond. As a voice community I know we can do so much better. This [...]

Episode #27 – Embracing Self Care: A Meaningful Perspective

At present, not only are we in the midst of a global pandemic, but we are also in the midst of a mental health crisis that is affecting people of all ages, including children from all around the world. The RUOK organisation, is a non for profit harm prevention organisation that encourages people to stay connected and have meaningful [...]

Episode #26 – How to Power Up Your Brain & Beat Mental Fatigue

Right now our society is experiencing an epidemic of mental fatigue because there are so many people who are worrying about their families, their jobs, their livelihoods while having to take care of their children and some are having to take care of aging parents also. The pandemic has caused us all to feel mentally exhausted, sapping our motivation, [...]

Episode #24 – Nadine Manion: Practical Approaches to Train & Support Transgender Singers

Today’s guest is Nadine Manion who is an established and highly sought after singing teacher, vocal coach, presenter and researcher. In 2020, Nadine was awarded the Dr. Iain C. Medgitt Churchill Fellowship to investigate vocal technique and care of the transgender singing voice in the applied voice studio. In this episode, Nadine discusses her research work in the field [...]

Episode #23 – Emma Ferris: Breathing: The Power to Survive and Thrive

Today’s guest is Emma Ferris from The Breath Effect. Emma is a trained physiotherapist, acupuncturist, and Pilates, trauma and breathing coach who has made it her life’s mission to help others learn to thrive and reach their full potential. She has had the opportunity to work with thousands of clients over the years, helping them heal their discomfort, chronic [...]

Episode #22 – How to Beat Procrastination and Start Taking Action

How often do you begin an important task and you suddenly find yourself standing in front of the coffee machine five minutes later? Are you feeling as though you're are going nowhere fast because you simply can’t get started on that one task you keep putting off? Instead of moving forward, it feels like you’re stagnating and could be [...]

Episode #21 – Part II with Nancy Bos: It’s Menopause, Not Vocal Death!

This is part II of my interview with the inspirational Nancy Bos. Nancy is an international speaker and clinician on singing and speech, as well as the acclaimed author of a number of best-selling books, including The Teen Girl’s Singing Guide. She is also co-author of the book Singing Through Change: Women's Voices in Midlife, Menopause, and Beyond which [...]

Episode #20 – Part I with Nancy Bos: You Have a Right to Use Your Voice!

Nancy Bos, is an acclaimed author, international speaker, and owner of StudioBos Media, who has taught voice for over twenty years. As a globally recognized voice expert, Nancy truly believes that everyone has a right to sing and to use their voice. In this episode, Nancy explains that voice teachers are incredibly lucky people, because they have the opportunity [...]


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