Isn't it wonderful when we have good voice lessons? What makes for a good lesson? For me, enough rest, water, and practice the correct way. If we don’t hydrate, our vocal folds cannot adduct (come fully together) properly, leading to misuse of the voice. If we don’t rest, we aren’t allowing our vocal folds to abduct (stay apart) long enough. If we practice the wrong techniques, we can damage our voices forever. Take it from me, you want your voice to last as long as possible and every step backward leads to years of recuperation and losses of vocal use.
I want to practice excellent rest, hydration and proper practice so that every lesson is good and feels like a step forward. That doesn’t come easy, but it’s worth the small sacrifices to reach bigger goals.