Voice and Ear, Nose & Throat
Clarissa Hardaker is a London-based Speech Therapist, Voice and Accent Coach, highly specialised in voice and vocal rehabilitation with actors, singers and professional voice users.
She offers skilled assessment and treatment for people with speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders. This includes but is not limited to adults with speech and articulation disorders and voice disorders.
Her MFA in Voice Studies has given Clarissa the skills and qualifications of a voice coach and teacher and she specialises in helping elite voice users with breath, phonation, resonance, and articulation. Online or face-to-face sessions are available, tailored to your needs.
Problems and conditions helped with include:
Vocal nodules, cysts and polyps
Muscle tension dysphonia
Dysarthria and apraxia
Vocal trauma or loss
Lisps and stutters
Poor articulation and clarity
Accent softening and dialect coaching
Clarissa has experience working with trans clients who wish to work on their voice.
Clarissa is a singer and non-professional actor herself and has worked with over 100 clients in the performing arts and has conducted research into the importance of providing voice training for teachers as standard as part of initial teacher training.
Vocal coach and expert in vocal health and vocal rehabilitation for professional voice users. Lecturer for Voice Workshop and the Performing Arts Medicine MSc course at UCL. Teaches singing to adults and children. Experienced working with laryngologists and speech therapists in NHS Voice Clinics and as a private coach. Consultations in London, Guildford and online.
Laryngology – voice assessment, voice surgery. Worked with over 1000 professional voice users of all types. Experience dealing with: Inflammatory: reflux, systemic conditions. Vocal fold lesions: cysts, polyps, nodules, scars, sulci, mucosal bridge, granulomas. Neurological: vocal fold palsy, Parkinson’s. Muscle Tension and Kinetic Chain imbalances affecting the voice. NHS Specialist Voice Clinic at Lewisham Hospital. Private appointments available at Lewisham and London Bridge Hospital. Mr Gibbins treats all aspects of general and paediatric ENT conditions. He also has an interest in thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland surgery. BAPAM can provide further referral guidance 020 7404 8444 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Hutchison is a specialist Vocal Rehabilitation Coach and singing teacher working privately and as part of the pioneering NHS Multidisciplinary Voice Clinic team at Lewisham Hospital. Her coaching work with singers addresses pre and post-operative voice problems, muscle tension imbalance, breathing problems, related emotional and psychological issues. Linda was a professional singer for many years before taking up teaching so she possesses a wealth of practical knowledge of the profession.
Mr Conor Boland is an experienced audiologist who helps musicians and performers with hearing loss and tinnitus. Conor also runs a record label and plays guitar and has a thorough understanding of performance professionals’ hearing needs. Can provide hearing tests, in ear monitors, tinnitus therapy, earwax removal and advice on hearing protection and hearing aids.