A Canadian voice coach has claimed he can improve his students’ harmonies by using a sex toy on them while they are singing.
No, it’s not what you’re thinking though – Professor David Ley uses the handheld device to massage his pupils’ throats as he says it relaxes the larynx and widens the singer’s range.
The University of Alberta drama teacher, and his actors and singers, can look forward to this alternative way of improving their voices.
He places the vibrators, which he discovered while on a trip to a sex shop, against their throats.
‘I know it’s a bit different. I know there’s a giggle factor, but it works. It relaxes tension in the larynx, it improves range and projection,’ he said.
The professor was apparently stumped after several students said they didn’t like the feel of his fingers on their throats – so he came up with this novel idea.
He added: ‘Not only did it free tension in the laryngeal muscles, but it seemed to stimulate vibrations in the vocal folds.
‘What I’m trying to do is to help the person hit that high note or harness their emotional energy.’