Student & Alumni News

MA Voice Pedagogy student Cat Ogden starts teaching role at The Hammond

Voice Study Centre
Friday 9th February 2024

We are delighted to report that current MA Voice Pedagogy student Cat Ogden has recently started a new role as a singing teacher at The Hammond in Chester, Cheshire.

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Student & Alumni News

Meet Our Students: Jo Warren

Voice Study Centre
Tuesday 6th February 2024

Jo Warren is a freelance community musician and singing group leader (and royalties consultant – very different!) who began her MA Voice Pedagogy studies with the Voice Study Centre in October 2023.

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A Global Community of Short Course Attendees

Voice Study Centre
Saturday 3rd February 2024

Our MA Voice Pedagogy students are spread far and wide, and that notion extends to voice professionals who attended our weekly online short courses last year. We’re proud to announce that our short course programme attracted attendees from no fewer than 71 countries throughout 2023!

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Course Reviews

Course Review: Singing and Postnatal Mental Health with Professor Rosie Perkins

Jody Sparrow
Friday 2nd February 2024

Royal College of Music (RCM) Professor of Music, Health, and Social Science Rosie Perkins delivered a comprehensive one-hour presentation on ‘Singing and Postnatal Mental Health’, featuring key questions such as why postnatal mental health is important and ‘why music?’, as well as detailing recent research studies, implications and next steps.

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MA Voice Pedagogy alumna Olivia Sparkhall’s book shortlisted for Music & Drama Education Awards 2024

Voice Study Centre
Thursday 1st February 2024

We are thrilled to announce that MA Voice Pedagogy alumna Olivia Sparkhall has had her book A Young Person’s Guide to Vocal Health shortlisted as a finalist for the Music & Drama Education Awards 2024 in the category of ‘Outstanding Music Education Print Resource’!

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Blog

‘My Voice Matters’: Empowering children’s voices for Children’s Mental Health Week – and, crucially, beyond

Sophie Scott
Wednesday 31st January 2024

February 5th sees the start of Children’s Mental Health Week in the UK. The theme this year is ‘My Voice Matters’, its aim to ‘[empower] children and young people by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves’. Children, however, are born into a world the majority of which holds (consciously and unconsciously) to constructions of childhood rooted in traditional and often negative or, at best, restrictive stereotypes. These stereotypes permeate...

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Course Reviews

Course Review: An Introduction to the Buteyko Breathing Method with Kate Cubley

Jody Sparrow
Tuesday 30th January 2024

Voice Study Centre Ambassador and associate lecturer Kate Cubley’s introduction to the Buteyko breathing method focused on “breadth not depth”, covering a wide range of material including the method’s uses, benefits and potential implications for singers and other voice professionals.

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Student & Alumni News

Meet Our Students: Patricia PE Janssen

Voice Study Centre
Saturday 27th January 2024

Patricia PE Janssen is a Belgian singing and piano teacher, singer, medieval harpist, author, composer, choral director, Vocal Habilitation Professional, and singing for health leader.

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Student & Alumni News

MA Voice Pedagogy student May Oskan presents twice at APME online conference

Voice Study Centre
Friday 26th January 2024

It is with great delight that we can announce that current MA Voice Pedagogy student May Oskan recently presented not one but two papers at the Association for Popular Music Education’s (APME) 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference, which took place online on 19th and 20th January 2024.

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