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Adam Lloyd, M.M., M.A. CCC-SLP
I became interested in performing at an early age. I was the only boy in my sixth grade choir, who could sing higher than most of the girls! When I started high school I also became involved in theater. I was in many theater and musical theater productions throughout my adolescents. I was always fascinated with how the voice worked. I can remember having many discussions with my other singer friends about vocal technique and watching their eyes glaze over, as I would drone on and on. This interest led me to study vocal performance at Florida State University where I studied with Dr. Jerrold Pope. It was at this time that I became interested in vocal pedagogy and teaching. I had a chance to test out my teaching chops in graduate school at the University of Tennessee, where I was a graduate teaching assistant. I fell in love with teaching during my time there. After graduating from UT in 2006 with a Masters in Music, I taught voice and music appreciation at Pellissippi State College for 2 years. While in Tennessee I performed many operas, musical theater productions, and operettas.
I have always gravitated toward working with singers that feel like they are having vocal “problems”. I not only enjoy the challenge, but it is extremely rewarding for me to help someone “find” their voice again. It was this interest that led me to the field of speech pathology and voice care. In 2008, I matriculated into the Master of Arts program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida. It was there I met Dr. Bari Hoffman Ruddy and I was fortunate enough to work as Dr. Ruddy’s teaching and research assistant for three and a half years. I also had the privilege to spend that three and a half years at the Ear, Nose, Throat, and Plastic Surgery Associates Voice Care Center as a student clinician and later as a singing voice specialist. It was there I met and had the great fortune to learn from Dr. Jeffrey Lehman, the medical director of the Voice Center.
During my time at UCF, I attended the prestigious Summer Vocology Institute with the Center for Voice and Speech and earned a certificate in Vocology in 2010. In 2011, I did an externship at the University of South Florida’s Center for Swallowing Disorders under the mentorship of Joy Gaziano. I completed my clinical fellowship at the Ear, Nose, Throat, and Plastic Surgery Associates under the mentorship of Vicki Lewis in 2012, and remain there working as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Singing Voice Specialist. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Rollins College, teaching applied voice lessons. My research interests include: laryngopharyngeal reflux, singing health, physiologic based voice therapy, and head and neck cancer.
I am an active member and presenter for the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA), American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Voice Foundation, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). I regularly participate in community outreach, including conducting vocal health screenings for college voice majors, pediatric voice clinics, oral, head, and neck cancer awareness and screenings, and presenting vocal health lectures for college and high school music and drama departments throughout Florida. I enjoy staying fit as well as continuing to perform and study singing.
“I am committed to developing new and more effective ways to help foster vocal wellness through the use of technology, and am particularly excited about growing the internet based resource you are currently exploring.”