Course Review: Case Reflections: Diagnosis and Treatment of 4 Professional Performers Attending a Specialist SLT-Led Performers’ Voice Clinic at a Tertiary Level London Hospital with Tori Burnay
Jody SparrowFriday 14th July 2023
This fascinating short course began with Tori giving an overview of her job role and the South London Voice, Airway & Swallow Centre (SOLVAS) team in which she works. She talked through the function of the Voice Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and the aim of an SLT intervention, and made her intro very relevant to singers and performers despite SLTs’ primary focus usually being on the speaking voice.Read More...
Course Review: Dynamic Coordination: Posture through an Alexander Technique Lens with Michele Capalbo
Jody SparrowWednesday 12th July 2023
Michele Capalbo’s hour-long short course explored both common and alternative postural models for singers, taking into account the Alexander Technique (AT), and provided some practical approaches to ‘discovering a dynamic, efficient balance’.Read More...
Student & Alumni News
MA Voice Pedagogy alumna Gökçe Kutsal to present at ISPS 2023
Voice Study CentreMonday 10th July 2023
It gives us great pleasure to announce that recent MA Voice Pedagogy graduate Gökçe Kutsal has been chosen to present a paper at the biennial International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) 2023, which will be hosted by the Medical University of Warsaw and the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland from 17th-20th August.Read More...
MA Voice Pedagogy student raises over £2,000 for local hospital charity
Voice Study CentreSaturday 8th July 2023
We are very proud to report that choir leader and current MA Voice Pedagogy student Sarah Summers recently raised £2,002 for her local hospital's charity, Brighter Futures, through the ‘Sing Out for a Brighter Future' fundraiser event in Swindon, Wiltshire!Read More...
Course Review: The Diaphragm in Voice: A Touch-Based Approach with Walt Fritz
Jody SparrowFriday 7th July 2023
Physical therapist and MA Voice Pedagogy student Walt Fritz’s two-hour short course explored the effectiveness of manual therapy in treating diaphragm-related issues as well as strategies for improving awareness and strength.Read More...
Course Review: Singing as Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise with Hayley Williams
Jody SparrowThursday 6th July 2023
Hayley Williams’ pregnancy and postpartum lecture sought to create a singing method to educate and rehabilitate pregnant and postpartum women.Read More...
Student & Alumni News
Congratulations to our 2023 MA Voice Pedagogy graduates!
Voice Study CentreTuesday 4th July 2023
We’re so delighted to announce the graduation of our MA Professional Practice Voice Pedagogy degree course at yesterday’s ceremony at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.Read More...
VSC Lecturer Sophie Scott Attended UWTSD's Coaching and Mentoring Conference
Sophie ScottFriday 30th June 2023
Earlier this week Voice Study Centre Lecturer, Sophie Scott attended the University of Wales Trinity St David's Coaching and Mentoring in-person conference.Read More...
Course Review: Training the Passaggi of Classical Genre Voices with Ken Bozeman
Jody SparrowFriday 30th June 2023
Ken Bozeman’s classical passaggi short course began by discussing acoustic and laryngeal vocal registers and the two primary register transition zones (passaggi) – lower and higher – with a focus on the lower passaggio.Read More...