I am currently the music director at my church, but I also love my morning coffee. This unfortunately presents a problem, because caffeien and singing do not play well together. Thus , I have a two-part question:
Part the First: What exactly does caffeine do to affect singing? I have heard something about how it “dries out the vocal cords,” but I’m not sure I buy that.
Part the Second: Is there some way to mitigate the effects of caffeine on my singing voice that does not involve actually giving up the hot, dark goodness that is my morning coffee?
John W. Kennedy? Anybody?