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Free Voice Assessments

Private Voice Lessons

Professional Vocal Health Links

Free Voice Assessments

Provided by the Barbershop Harmony Society

Voice assessments can be done live in Nashville and they can also be done via video chat platforms, such as Skype, Google Chat, etc.

The results of a voice assessment will be one of three:

  1. You will receive an "all-clear"
  2. You will receive a recommendation for voice therapy or lessons
  3. You will receive a recommendation to see a health professional, such as an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialist

If you, a quartet-mate, or a fellow chapter member has a concern about their voice, they should see a voice care professional. See the Professional Vocal Health Links section below to for more information.

Request an Assessment

To receive a Vocal Assessment appointment, please click on the button below to fill out the request form.

The Vocal Assessment form has three parts:

  1. self identification and history
  2. a self-assessment of your singing voice
  3. the S/Z Ratio

Please contact education@barbershop.org with any questions.

Private Voice Lessons

In person and online

Ask any singer, any quartet, or any chorus that has worked with our top-notch team of vocal health experts and they’ll tell you that it is truly amazing how even the smallest adjustments to head, neck, and body position can create a more relaxed, free vocal instrument, enabling the voice to perform at its maximum potential.

The Barbershop Harmony Society offers private lessons and coaching both online (using Skype, Google Chat, etc.) and in-person at our HQ in Nashville, TN that utilizes cutting-edge teaching techniques to ensure proper, healthy, sustainable singing that can last a lifetime. Whether you’re a beginner singer or a seasoned barbershopper, you will benefit tremendously from receiving this top-notch guidance towards a path of healthier, more successful singing performances.

For questions, comments or concerns, please contact Steve Scott at education@barbershop.org or 800.876.SING

Professional Vocal Health Links

While not exhaustive, this curated list of professional vocal health links can help get you started with the resources you need.

Professional Vocal Health Links

American Laryngological Association

If you need a medical professional to help with your voice, your first stop should be to a laryngologist. A laryngologist is a physician, surgeon, and specialist who treats illnesses and injuries of the larynx, pharynx, and surrounding structures of the neck.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) seeks to empower and support audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists through advancing science, setting standards, fostering excellence in professional practice, and advocating for members and those they serve.

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.

The Voice Foundation (TVF)

The Voice Foundation seeks to enhance knowledge, care and training of the voice through educational programs; to publish material for voice care professionals, the public and professional voice users; and to support and fund voice research.

National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS)

The National Center for Voice and Speech conducts research, educates vocologists, disseminates information about voice and speech, and provides referral services in order to help people around the world enjoy healthy and effective vocal communications.

Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA)

The Pan-American Vocology Association advances the scientific study of vocalization across species toward improvement of professional and recreational voice use. PAVA fosters vocolology and seeks the creation and development of standards and credentials in voice habilitation.

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

NATS seeks to encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing, and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

The American Choral Directors Association is dedicated to the advancement of choral music and seeks to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.