In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Michael Ricciardone from NYU talks about the life of a professional singer and how important it is to maintain proper vocal health. He explains that it’s easy to develop bad vocal habits. He discusses how he helps students rehabilitate their voice when they’re doing a show. He believes a student can only change a habit by changing the way they think about it. Yelling, singing too high for too long, and carrying the chest voice too high are all examples that can lead to vocal damage.