Thanks for the class and DVD's. They are very
helpful. The hardest part will be to actually do the exercises on a
regular basis. Perhaps we will meet again. Thanks again for your
I'm excited about the possibility of improving (and
maintaining) my voice by using the DVD three times per week without
even leaving home.
~ Kate Kelsall, Shake,
Rattle and Roll!
I have watched the DVD in order to review it for the
journal and it's excellent."
~ Carolyn Loveless, European
Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA)
We have used the Voice Aerobics DVD for about 3
weeks. It is very informative and fun. It gives a good workout of
controlled exercises and you really feel good afterward. The amazing
thing is we find ourselves humming or singing along with the radio,
which we didn't do before. I would highly recommend it to anyone with
speech or muscle control problems.
~ Terrill and Ruth Nederveld
The best part of the cruise? I enjoyed the voice
aerobics so much. It's right up my alley and something I really
needed. The woman was kind and attentive, and we even received her
voice aerobics disc in our goodie bag. I've played it at home and can
see a real difference.
~ Bill O'Keefe, Ft Lauderdale, Florida (PRF
Bahamas' Cruise 2010)
I attended your October 30, 2010 presentation
of Voice Aerobics to learn more about supporting my Parkinson's
friends. Well, the invaluable information was wonderful for
them, but also for me, personally. As someone dealing with
Post-Polio Syndrome including upper body and respiratory system
deficits, your Voice Aerobics added fun and focus to my overall
exercise routine. Thank you!
~ Bonnie McPartland, Post-Polio
Hi, Mary! Wanted to thank you again for your vibrant
and enthusiastic presentation at the Voice Aerobics workshop this past
Saturday! It was informative and thought-provoking, while at the same
time a barrel of fun!! If only, the more traditional aerobics classes
which I attend were half as engaging!!
As one of those who did not previously think I had any voice or speech
issues which necessitated any concern, I now realize, thanks to your
workshop, that even if this is true, all the more reason to commence a
daily "practice" incorporating the techniques which you have pioneered
to insure that this continues to be the case in the future.
~ Valerie Graham, DBS Voices of the Rockies
Love your Songbird DVD. I use it in class at
Lee Center for Rehab & Wellness. Are you considering putting out
~ Kathy G.
Hi Mary, I love your blog and enjoyed you so much at last
weekend's retreat. My husband and I immediately did the songbird CD.
My dad has lots of exercise for Parkinson’s DVDs but
yours is the one he does everyday. My mom likes to join him because
it’s a fun class and the exercises are easy and help lower her
stress. Dad enjoys feeling part of your workout group. Thanks for
your enthusiasm and sincere spirit.
~ Patricia W.
Hi Mary. Thank you for your response and advice. I
received the amplifier, and it is so great and wonderful to be able to
hear me again. Thank you again for your help!
Hi, Mary! I meant to send you a thank-you for the
wonderful articles you write about Parkinson's disease. I think you
must be an awesome person as well as an awesome speech therapist!
Thank you so much for sharing your literary expertise with my readers
of the Parkinson Foundation of Harris County (Houston) monthly
~ Sarah Malcolm
We all love seeing you. I can't tell you enough
how much we appreciated your visit. We had a very large turnout
yesterday based on the fact that you were coming. The class has
been a hit. It was like having our very own celebrity in the
~ Executive Director PASF
I left my Songbird disc in Florida. Drat! I miss it and would
like another. The one I'm referring to is the one on which you play the piano. I
call it "The Fun One." It has glorious patterns which keep the beat as you
October 9, 2012
Your voice aerobic tape and songbirds CD are great and I
purchased them to share with any Parkinson's patients I work
with now and may in the future. If they like it, I will have
them order it.
~ Gail, Speech-Language Pathologist
Mary, Recd the DVD and we are doing the exercises every other day.
By the end of the DVD we feel our voices are stronger and hope the
improvement carries over to all the time. Also, the upper body exercises
is so good for Arnie as he had emphysema and his right lung has permanent damage to one lobe.
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Dear Mary, I had hoped to tell you how much I like your video. I
do quite a bit of exercise so it is perfect for me. I will do it almost every
I was out with some friends a few nights ago and
someone said you have improved so much from a year ago (I had all the
signs then, but was not diagnosed) and the other person said it is her
voice which has improved the most. I thought you would like to know that
because I am making real progress with you. I love how committed you are
to helping people. You are indeed a wonderful person with all that you
are doing, and your passion clearly shows.
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I am thoroughly enjoying your dvd, cd and the amplifier. You
have done a great job in making it easy to use the products and made it very
helpful. The amplifier allows me to communicate better with everyone of my
family and friends and also it is very portable and manageable. The dvd and cd
are fun to use and also have been very cleverly designed to promote speech and
as well do a lot of stretching exercises.
God bless you, I have had Parkinson's Disease for the past 12 years and have
taken a lot of speech therapy sessions and your products have made it easier to
continue with my speech exercises. I would highly recommend all three products
to anyone who has speech problems. Keep up the good work Mary, and Thank You
Kindly for making it easier for me. Best Regards,
~ Hari, Ontario Canada
Mary, November 7, 2011
Thank you! I have been meaning to check in with you and well...time just gets by
so quickly! I am nothing but pleased!!! I will continue to pass the information
on to other contract instructors....and apparently students are interested too!
Voice is back to normal and I am doing what I can to make sure to keep it that
~ Annetta, Seminar Leader
I could definitely feel that my voice was not nearly
as "tired" at the end of an all day seminar. I could speak to a group
all day without constantly worrying where I was looking when I was
speaking; it made it easier to walk around in the room or point to my
slide presentation and everyone could still hear me. Superior to lapel
mc or fixed mic since the voice amplifier "follows you" or "moves with
you" - you aren’t controlled by it.
~ Gail M. Sudderth, RRT - Clinical
I picked up the amplifier at the post office Monday. It was such a relief to have the freedom to move around the classroom and know that the students will hear me. I also feel more confident when I go to staff meetings in the library. I had actually stopped talking during meetings because several teachers had mocked me when I tried to speak, but wasn't able to project.
Thank you again for expediting my order Mary!
Sept 15, 2012
I wore my amp both days at the meetings, and I was relieved not to have to worry
about projecting my voice. Because it took less effort to speak, I spoke more
frequently. What a nice benefit.
~ Kate Kelsall, DBS of the Rockies
I have looked for these on-line, and I can't find one with a boom mic, only. I train seminars
for my living, and I now use your amplifier a lot. I was a vocal major in college, and I can fill
a room with sound, but at the end of the day, or week, my throat hurts. Since using your amplifier, I
have had no problems, and I can just talk in a "normal" voice, and everyone can hear me.
To my Parkinson's friends, I just received Mary Spremulli's
Voice Aerobics CD and DVD. I, like many other people with
Parkinson's have been having voice problems. For an author and
motivational speaker that is even more important. I found the CD
and DVD to be a great way for PWPs to exercise your voice and
have fun at the same time. If you aren't familiar with Mary
check out her web site.
~ Richard London, author
I love your product. It has saved my voice. I can feel the strain on my
voice from projecting to the audience today. Your voice amplifier has
helped me tremendously.
Hi Mary, I love my Voice Amplifier! I mean really LOVE IT! I am a
professional speaker/trainer representing Park University. I travel all
over the country speaking & training to very large groups & my voice was
becoming stressed. I tell all of my audiences about the Voice Amplifier,
show it & direct them to Voice Aerobics & tell them how great it is for
meetings, training & presentations. I also had my line dance instructor
use it & he loved it.
~ Gerry Grinold, Pres. Nex Step Solutions,