It's a long shot, I know... but I'm getting very frustrated. And internet search engines were designed to mislead me, it seems. Here's the situation; I'm a singer, and earlier this year, I took voice lessons with someone who's methods I did not agree with - and now I have incredibly painful tension problems as a result. All of the muscles of my mouth seem to fight against every sound I make. Even thinking about singing makes my jaw ache and my soft palate drop. Singers on this forum will know - when you are truely, freely warmed-up, you get this feeling of the sound resonating somewhere just behind the soft palate (you know, that squishy thing right behind the roof of your mouth). That feeling no longer exists for me - it's like I've lost control of the muscles that allow resonance. I am desperate. I've seen one voice doctor, and a dentist who's secretary said he knew about mouth muscles, and both just took a glance at my vocal chords and said, "They look fine". They haven't felt/heard the horrible, devistating tension I feel every time I open my mouth now. Does anyone know what I can do to stop this tension?