Study Tips and Guides

Study Tip: Develop a Schedule

Voice Study Centre
Friday 29th September 2023

A well-structured schedule promotes efficiency by minimising wasted time and preventing procrastination. When you have a clear plan, you are less likely to spend excessive time on non-productive activities or become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work.

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Course Reviews

Course Review: Vocal Health in Children and Young People with Olivia Sparkhall

Voice Study Centre
Monday 25th September 2023

Olivia Sparkhall’s two-hour course drew considerably on her book – 'A Young Person’s Guide to Vocal Health' – which was published in 2022. She started off by pondering questions around young voices, sharing examples of some she has been asked in the past such as “is it OK to drink coffee?” and “why is it hard to sing after swallowing?”

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Student & Alumni News

MA Voice Pedagogy alumna Lisa Price to present at SMEI conference

Voice Study Centre
Sunday 24th September 2023

We are thrilled to announce that MA Voice Pedagogy alumna Lisa Price has been accepted to present a research paper at the 11th Annual Conference of the SMEI (Society for Music Education in Ireland) in November 2023.

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Blog

Defining Terms and Learning to Essay

Sophie Scott
Friday 22nd September 2023

Language and its use are ever evolving. The spoken word shapes meaning through vocal prosody in addition to word choice, order, and context. The spoken word, also, frequently has an interlocutor with whom immediate or swift repair can be made if misunderstandings occur. The written word doesn’t have access to the same support. It’s a different medium, requiring different care.

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Course Reviews

Course Review: Reconsidering Traditional Tactics: Respiration, Placement, SOVTEs, and the Master-Apprentice Model with Brian Manternach

Voice Study Centre
Wednesday 20th September 2023

Associate professor, research associate and private voice teacher Brian Manternach split his two-hour course into four different areas of focus and aimed to offer new perspectives on some traditional techniques.

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Student & Alumni News

MA Voice Pedagogy student Samyukta Ranganathan to be published in Australian Voice

Voice Study Centre
Monday 18th September 2023

We are very proud of current MA Voice Pedagogy student Samyukta Ranganathan, who will be published in Australian Voice – the official journal of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS) – later this year.

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Student & Alumni News

MA Voice Pedagogy alumnus features on Be A Singing Teacher (BAST) podcast

Voice Study Centre
Saturday 16th September 2023

Vocal coach, arranger, producer, artist and MA Voice Pedagogy alumnus Jono McNeil has recently featured on an episode of ‘Singing Teachers Talk’, the weekly podcast hosted by Be A Singing Teacher (BAST) Training!

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Course Reviews

Course Review: Vocal Fry and its Application to Singing Voice Training with John Nix

Voice Study Centre
Friday 15th September 2023

What is 'vocal fry'? University of Texas Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy John Nix began his two-hour short course by answering this very question. It is perceptually defined as the lowest vocal register for males and females, with a frequency of below 70 Hz (Keidar, 1983).

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Study Tips and Guides

Study Tip: Don't Be So Hard On Yourself

Voice Study Centre
Thursday 14th September 2023

Students often find themselves under immense pressure to excel academically, socially, and personally. This pressure can sometimes lead to students being overly critical of themselves and losing sight of the joy that should accompany the pursuit of knowledge. If you feel like you have lost your mojo a little, here are some tips:

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