Caffeine and singing

Contrary to popular belief, caffeine consumption does not contribute to fluid loss or dehydration. So drinking coffee before singing should not be an issue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_and_health#Laxative.2Fdiuretic http://www.cosic.org/coffee-and-health/kidney-function Also, keep in mind that when swallowing liquids do not come in contact with the vocal folds. The folds are hydrated by your body’s hydration system.

Inspiration for the day

1977: Martha Rosacker: “Mr. Lindquest, what is your philosophy of teaching?” Mr. Lindquest: “You inspire the entire person. Singing is much more than just teaching “a voice”. Singing is the voice of the soul, and the spirit of the person must reflect through their singing.” Source: http://www.voiceteacher.com/management.html