EMST150 for Vocalists and Musicians

Vocalists & Professional Voice Users

The voice and spoken communication is an essential to Professional Voice Users. These voice users are at greater risk for developing voice disorders. The consequences for even a minor voice disorder can have a significant impact on their lives. The EMST150™ has been shown to improve voice quality and decrease voice handicap.

The range of improved capabilities leveraging the EMST150 and traditional voice therapy includes improved volume, tone, range, voice recovery, power (Maximum Expiratory Pressure or MEP) as well as reductions in the Vocal Handicap Index (elements of vocal delivery that detract from performance quality). This array of improvements can assist vocalists and other professional voice users in achieving vocal and professional objectives.

Professional Singers and Musical Theatre Performers that trained with the EMST150™ demonstrated a significant increase in maximum expiratory pressure with an 84% average increase by the end of the treatment phase. Additionally, significant decreases in breathlessness and significantly longer durations for singing were observed.  

EMST150 Key Benefits for Vocalists (and Other Professional Voice Users)

  • Improved Sound Quality, Volume & Range
  • Improves Maximum Expiratory Pressure (MEP)
  • Enhanced Voice Recovery
  • Reduction in Voice Handicap Index Elements
  • Significantly Longer Singing Duration with Decreased Breathlessness
  • Improved Voice Capabilities in as Little as Two to Three Weeks of Using the EMST150
  • Easy to Use, Drug-Free, No-Risk Solution to Enhanced Vocal Capabilities



The EMST150 inventors were the first to successfully test the effects of expiratory muscle strength and expiratory pressure outcomes on musicians. Brass instruments require a high breath pressure to create a sustained and quality tone. The EMST150 has been shown to increase the breath pressure and aid instrumentalists.

“In the first studies to target musicians, in 2002, University of Florida researchers, led by Dr. Christine Sapienza, divided 40 high school band students into either an experimental group or a control group. The experimental group participated in an expiratory training program that consisted of 24 breaths per day on a high-resistance expiratory training device. After training five days a week for two weeks, the experimental group saw an average improvement in maximal expiratory pressure of 47.5 percent.”

Wind Instruments

Wind instrumentalists require a sophisticated functioning of their respiratory system. In addition, they place an incredible demand on their respiratory muscles, particularly their expiratory muscles. To be able to excel at playing a wind instrument, you must be able to have adequate power and control to effectively maintain the proper pressure and flow of air required by each type of wind instrument. The EMST150 was invented at the University of Florida and its first proven practical usage was by the wind instrument musicians of the University’s marching band nearly twenty years ago. The EMST150 has been shown to improve wind instrument musician’s expiratory pressure and balance through expiratory muscle strengthening.

Playing a wind instrument has been described as a breathing activity of the respiratory system. The EMST150 is the most clinically validated expiratory muscle trainer and has become the ‘turn-to’ solution for wind instrument users and band leaders managing wind instrument artists. The EMST150 can build respiratory strength, increase playing endurance, and reduce breathlessness for wind instrument musicians.

What makes the EMST150 so special for wind musicians?

Simply put, by increasing expiratory muscle strength, musicians can improve expiratory pressure capacity, increase their ability to sustain the expiratory pressure, and better control expiratory airflow. Improved expiratory airflow control results in improved support for tone, allows the player to control their notes and increase their range. The result is a better performance.  

EMST150 Key Benefits for Wind Instrument Musicians

  • Significant Improvement in Expiratory Pressure
  • Improved Pressure Control
  • Enhanced Player Endurance
  • Reduced Breathlessness
  • Enhanced Breath Strength in as Little as Three to Four Weeks of Using the EMST150
  • Easy to Use, Drug-Free, No-Risk Solution to Achieving Musical Objectives

Anyone using the EMST150 will be able to adapt their training routine to achieve improved effectiveness and better results in less time. The EMST150 device is so lightweight and compact it can travel anywhere with you, in your music bag, handbag or even your briefcase. People of all ages, from singers to clergy, from professional athletes to musicians can enjoy the benefits of the EMST150 wherever you go!