Short Course Student Showcase: Hannah Smikle
Jody SparrowMonday 21st August 2023
Hannah Smikle is a professional vocal coach and vocalist who attended and completed Kerrie Obert’s 10-week ‘Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy’ course earlier this year. Hannah established her 'Vocal Performance Coaching' studio back in 2010...Read More...
Course Review: Theatre's Best Kept Secret: An Introduction to The Meisner Technique
Jody SparrowFriday 18th August 2023
Founder of The London Meisner Company Robyn Paterson delivered an insightful and interesting masterclass on the Meisner Technique, fusing entertaining anecdotes with foundational information and practical tips.Read More...
Study Tips and Guides
Study Tip: Schedule Time for Self-care
Voice Study CentreThursday 17th August 2023
Embracing self-care isn't just a luxury; it's a vital investment in our well-being, a way to nurture both our physical and mental health. Integrating self-care routines into our everyday routine can produce significant outcomes. Here are some suggestions.Read More...
Course Review: Trauma-Informed Voice Care with Dr Geneva Mayne
Jody SparrowWednesday 16th August 2023
Dr Geneva Mayne’s course on ‘Trauma-Informed Voice Care’ was inspired both by her own background (diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia in 2016) and by her research (on associations between trauma, discrimination and voice disorders) carried out during her doctoral studies in speech-language pathology at Kean University.Read More...
Student & Alumni News
MA Voice Pedagogy student elected as Editor for AOTOS
Voice Study CentreMonday 14th August 2023
It gives us great pleasure to announce that current MA Voice Pedagogy student Louisa Morgan has recently been elected to council as Editor for the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS)!Read More...
MA Voice Pedagogy student features on Be A Singing Teacher (BAST) podcast
Voice Study CentreSaturday 12th August 2023
We are very excited to report that current MA Voice Pedagogy student Sarah Summers has recently featured on an episode of ‘Singing Teachers Talk’, the weekly podcast hosted by Be A Singing Teacher (BAST) Training.Read More...
Course Review: Vocal Rehabilitation with a Multi-Disciplinary Team: The Strength of Collaboration in the Successful Remediation of Voice with Margaret Baroody
Jody SparrowFriday 11th August 2023
Highly respected singing teacher and Singing Voice Specialist Margaret Baroody delivered a fascinating presentation on vocal rehabilitation starting with a discussion around what the term ‘Singing Voice Specialist’ means and its relevance in the context of vocal injuries and medical licensing.Read More...
Q&A with… Christa Durand
Jody SparrowWednesday 9th August 2023
Christa Durand is an arts educator, vocal technician, breathing coach and musician who has been enrolled on our MA Voice Pedagogy course for almost a year. We caught up with her to find out more about her career and some of the exciting things she’s been up to recently…Read More...
Course Review: Progressive Procedures: Applying the Alexander Technique to the Voice from Release to Re-engagement with Michele Capalbo
Jody SparrowFriday 4th August 2023
So, who exactly was F.M. Alexander? Michele Capalbo started her practical Alexander Technique (AT) workshop by answering this question and describing the ‘breathing man’ behind the technique in a little more detail. She then went on to discuss...Read More...