I had a singing lesson last week and my teacher had me perform a breath exercise and he said “did you never do anything like this in therapy?” My answer, “not even close.” He was disgusted. He said nothing but I could tell that he was disgusted by the look on his face. My most recent speech therapist, who I adore and love, taught me a lot about breath support but had me do NOTHING like what I do in my singing lessons. My first speech therapist taught me nada about the breath and I DO NOT love and adore him. The opposite, actually. I am a physical therapist. A PT’s education is about physical stuff. Muscles and bones and whatnot, but good God a LARGE part of a PT’s education should be focused on breath work and how different breathing patterns can influence physical movements. A speech therapist’s education is about SPEECH and the breath is the foundation of speech soooooo…..what the hell? These exercises should be a part of every speech therapy and it’s ridiculous that they are not.