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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.

#38. How’s Your Relationship Mindset with Self, Others and Your Job?

Every human being has the capacity to live an extraordinary life of joy, success, vitality, and achievement. However, so many people make silly excuses or give absurd reasons as to what they can’t have, don’t have, and about what they deserve. The three biggest decisions we make in life are how we think about ourselves, who we give our love [...]

Episode #37 – Elina Winnel: Sleep for Restoration and Rejuvenation

Do you have problems with falling sleep or do you wake up during the night and have trouble falling back to sleep? It seems you aren’t the only one because, as a society, we are currently in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis and this is partially due to a new level of high stress we are experiencing [...]

Episode #36 – My Life as a Touring Rock Singer

Over the past few years, there has been much adverse press about touring singers suffering vocal fold pathologies; for example, in 2018 the pop icon Pink had to cancel a number of concerts in Australia due to illness. She was confronted with sensationalist media criticism and how can we forget all the negative press and public outcry over Adele’s vocal [...]

Episode #35 – Heidi Moss Erickson: When Science Meets Voice: My Serendipitous Life

Heidi Moss Erickson is an acclaimed performer, voice educator and scientist, who prefers to describe herself as a seeker. In this episode, we get a rare snapshot into Heidi’s personal and professional life as she opens up about what she defines as her serendipitous life. Heidi holds a double biology degree and a master’s degree in biochemistry from the [...]

Episode #34 – Living with Stress: In Good Times and in Bad

Stress is a word we throw around rather loosely in our everyday lives. We use it to describe those moments when we’re busy, overwhelmed, dealing with a new situation or just simply dealing with day to day life. But, what does it truly mean to be stressed? Life is full of unexpected situations or scenarios that create an unexpected set [...]

Episode #33 – Sarah Marshall: Performance Anxiety: More Than Just Sweaty Palms

Performance anxiety has been described as fear about one's ability to perform a specific task, usually in front of a group for people. Sarah Marshall describes performance anxiety as those random intrusive thoughts that flood our brain prior to and during a performance. Sarah is a singing teacher, examiner and adjudicator with degrees in music performance, psychology and counselling. [...]

Episode #32 – Dr Dann Mitton: This Moment in Time

Dann Mitton is a classical bass singer, voice teacher and voice researcher and for many of us, we know Dann as founder and one of the moderators for the Facebook group, The New Forum for Professional Voice Teachers, where he inspires conversations, arouses our curiosity, and creates a safe space for voice professionals to express themselves, share their thoughts [...]

Episode #31 – The 5 Key Steps to Developing a CEO Mindset

Are you the CEO of your life? The chief executive officer (CEO) is the top position in any organisation and they are ultimately responsible for its success or failure. This needs to be you in your life. Most people want to improve their lives but don’t know where to start, so in this episode we are going to look [...]

Episode #30 – Dr Nidhi Krishnan – Mythbusting COVID-19

Over the past many, many months, we have been inundated with news, views, perceptions, misconceptions and conspiracy theories around COVID -19. To be honest, I am just as tired of it as most of you are. Much of what we read is based on hearsay and what the media wants us to know and not being drawn from rigorous [...]

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. [...]


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