In 5 days I played and sang 9 times, practiced at least once a day, ran around on rec courses, swam, got blobbed in the lake, square danced, and hollered and ran around with 11 of my students doing zany wild crazy stuff. So my voice took a beating!
I did everything from giving up caffeine, drinking/eating honey, napping, resting, trying not to talk and yell, praying, EVERYTHING I could think of to not loose my voice and the one surprise of the week was taking these Fisherman’s Friend throat lozenges. They were recommended by a vocal teacher who was along at the camp and they were a life saver! They look like dog food! But you suck on them and they make your throat feel incredible! I don’t know much about them and will be researching what they even are but apparently they work!
Apparently, the fishermen wouldn’t leave the harbor without them and began referring to them as their ‘friends.‘ Well this vocalist now has a new friend and won’t be leaving to sing without them!