Los Angeles Vocal Studio
Living in Los Angeles, I frequently have new students tell me they are trouble by a dry throat. It is important to remember that you live in the desert despite the massive Pacific Ocean seated at the edge of our city. It it much drier than the east coast, where it can rain for days on end -as opposed to LA where 2 inches a year can be a big deal! This doesn't only apply to people living in the desert though! Working in a bar, dry east coast winters sleeping beside a hot heater or a fan in the summer can cause the same problem.
One of my favorite tools for fighting dry vocal cords is a facial steamer.
You simply put about an ounce water in the base, push power and within minutes it will create steam for you to inhale. Your goal should always be to hydrate your vocal cords. Drinking water is the number one solution, but this doesn't always do the trick fast enough. Sometimes after late night gigs where I had to speak to a lot of fans after singing a heavy show -I needed some instant hydration. Coming home and leaning over the steam always relaxed my throat and took some of the fatigue away. Add this to your arsenal of tools for maintaining vocal hygiene and set up a lesson with me if you have further questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org