Online Courses & Events

“The Chandler Curriculum for Training Pop Singers” – a deeper dive
Thursday 25th July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

“The Chandler Curriculum for Training Pop Singers” – a deeper dive

Kim Chandler

Adhering to the curriculum, key areas explored in this session will include posture, breathing & support, tone & registration, diction, rhythm, vibrato, pitch, harmony, range, agility, musicianship, interpretation, performance, amplification & technology and vocal health as they apply specifically to the CCM singer.

That’s What He Said: Gender Inequity in Sound Perception Research
Tuesday 30th July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

That’s What He Said: Gender Inequity in Sound Perception Research

Kristen Murdaugh

This course will detail the historical roots of gender inequity and bias in sound perception research, contrast that against present day research methods, and explore cutting-edge research that highlights the many roles that gender may play in sound perception, as well as in singing, and why those roles may impact research outcomes.

Habilitation for the Aging Avocational Singer
Tuesday 6th August 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Habilitation for the Aging Avocational Singer

Dann Mitton

Join us to enhance your skills as a voice teacher and make a meaningful impact on the lives of aging singers. Equip yourself with the expertise to support their vocal journey and ensure they continue to enjoy singing with confidence and joy.

Teaching the passaggio and high range of tenor, baritone and bass voices in Western Classical and contemporary genres
Thursday 8th August 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Teaching the passaggio and high range of tenor, baritone and bass voices in Western Classical and contemporary genres

John Nix

This course will explore strategies for successfully teaching tenor, baritone, and bass voices how to negotiate the passaggio and to access the extension above it for both Western Classical and Contemporary genres of singing.

The Sounds and Ornamentations of Indian Classical Music
Tuesday 13th August 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Sounds and Ornamentations of Indian Classical Music

Samyukta Ranganathan

Given the global presence of the Indian community, it is essential for both teachers and singers to understand and learn from this style to better serve Indian students while staying true to the authentic form of the music while also gaining insight on how to diversify and cross-train within your own singing practice.

A Strategic Approach to Developing Mix and Belt
Thursday 15th August 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

A Strategic Approach to Developing Mix and Belt

Matt Edwards

Mix and belt are vocal qualities found throughout commercial and musical theatre styles of singing. While some singers naturally develop these vocal qualities on their own without the need for a structured approach, others need to fine tune their motor system with a strategic progression of exercises to fully coordinate their instrument.

The 4 P’s of Accent Acquisition: A Knight-Thompson Speechwork® Approach
Tuesday 20th August 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The 4 P’s of Accent Acquisition: A Knight-Thompson Speechwork® Approach

Andrea Caban

Master Teacher Andrea Caban will present a comprehensive and systematic approach to accent acquisition for actors. She will lay out an accessible and effective set of tools, exercises, and theoretical frameworks grounded in current linguistic science, as well as more than two decades of teaching, actor training, and coaching developed by Knight-Thompson Speechwork®.

Nutrition and Exercise for Singers – The Missing Link in Vocal Health and Longevity
Thursday 22nd August 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(London Time)

Nutrition and Exercise for Singers – The Missing Link in Vocal Health and Longevity

Duncan Rock

Discover the essential role that nutrition and exercise play in enhancing vocal health and ensuring a long-lasting singing career in our upcoming seminar, "Nutrition and Exercise for Singers – The Missing Link in Vocal Health and Longevity."

The Neuroscience of Stammering
Tuesday 27th August 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Neuroscience of Stammering

Dr Michel Belyk

This lecture will provide brief revision of neuroscience generally, and use this knowledge to develop an understanding of why we stammer. We will demystify neuroscience and take you beyond merely looking at colourful blobs and brainwaves...

Bitchin’ Pitchin’: Teaching the ‘tone-deaf’ singer
Thursday 29th August 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Bitchin’ Pitchin’: Teaching the ‘tone-deaf’ singer

Heather Baker

This course will dig deep into why some singers struggle to match pitch and how voice teachers can help them develop this skill.

Psychological Influences on Voice Production: An Exploration of Emotional and Cognitive Processes
Tuesday 3rd September 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Psychological Influences on Voice Production: An Exploration of Emotional and Cognitive Processes

Miriam van Mersbergen

This workshop will cover the major psychological domains of emotion and cognition and how these domains interact with the physiological systems of voicing and speech.

Introduction to Vocal Psychotherapy: Songs of the Self
Thursday 5th September 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Introduction to Vocal Psychotherapy: Songs of the Self

Dr. Diane Austin

This presentation draws on the methods and techniques of Vocal Psychotherapy, a new in-Depth model of music psychotherapy developed by Dr. Austin, that incorporates breath work, natural sounds, vocal improvisation, and songs and dialogue within a client and therapist relationship to facilitate intrapsychic and interpersonal change and growth.

Inside, Outside, Side-to-Side: Cultivating Presence through Movement in  Trauma-Informed Voice Care
Tuesday 10th September 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Inside, Outside, Side-to-Side: Cultivating Presence through Movement in Trauma-Informed Voice Care

Megan Durham

When working with singers/clients that present with heightened emotional and physical reactivity, it is critical to have scope-of-practice appropriate tools that can cultivate presence for co-learning and connection.

Exploring the Fullness of Singing and Teaching Experiences Using Indigenist Research Paradigms
Thursday 12th September 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Exploring the Fullness of Singing and Teaching Experiences Using Indigenist Research Paradigms

Emily Bender

This presentation will discuss the principles of Indigenist research paradigms, Emily's experience of using them in her own voice pedagogy research, and the power of using a wholistic, relational paradigm to build understanding of music, singing and teaching.

The Estill Voice Model©: Research behind Jo Estill’s paradigm shift in voice training and treatment
Tuesday 17th September 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Estill Voice Model©: Research behind Jo Estill’s paradigm shift in voice training and treatment

Kim Steinhauer

This presentation will highlight scientific research and clinical evidence for using Estill Voice Training® exercises to train and treat all voices, from the novice speaker to the expert performer.

Prosody in conversation
Thursday 19th September 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Prosody in conversation

Beatrice Szczepek Reed

In this course, Beatrice will take an introductory look at what prosody is and consider its functions in natural conversation.

An Academic Overview of Music Performance Anxiety (two-part course)
Monday 23rd September 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 24th September 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

An Academic Overview of Music Performance Anxiety (two-part course)

Dr David Juncos

This course aims to provide an academic overview of the research on Music Performance Anxiety. It will trace its evolution and document the seminal studies that have shaped our understanding and training approaches.

Babies responding to song: Insights from developmental science
Thursday 26th September 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Babies responding to song: Insights from developmental science

Dr. Laura Cirelli

Around the world, parents and other family members sing to babies. Song can be an important avenue for cultural transmission, and a functional parenting tool for soothing infants to sleep, engaging them in play, or cheering them up if they are distressed.

The Responsive Voice: A dialogic approach to actor voice training
Tuesday 1st October 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Responsive Voice: A dialogic approach to actor voice training

Beatrice Szczepek Reed
Anne Whitaker

This course will apply key insights from research on natural conversation to voice and dialect coaching for actors. Current actor voice training approaches the voice as the product of an individual speaker.

The Neuroscience of Speech and Song
Wednesday 2nd October 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Neuroscience of Speech and Song

Dr Michel Belyk

The Neuroscience of Speech and Song offers an engaging and accessible introduction to the fascinating interface between the brain and some of the things that we use it for. This course is designed to unravel the complex processes underlying how we speak and sing, using simple and accessible language.

Singing and the Brain: A Harmonious Connection
Thursday 3rd October 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday 4th October 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing and the Brain: A Harmonious Connection

Dr Patricia Izbicki

Unlock the transformative power of music with our two-part lecture series that delves deep into the fascinating intersection of neuroscience, music education, and music therapy.

Understanding and Applying Singing Voice Acoustics in Applied Teaching   (two-part course)
Wednesday 9th October 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10th October 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(London Time)

Understanding and Applying Singing Voice Acoustics in Applied Teaching (two-part course)

John Nix

Many voice teachers have a firm grasp on the anatomy and physiology of voice production.  However, voice acoustics still mystifies much of the singing and teaching population, and for those who do have a working understanding of the scientific principles, applying this knowledge in teaching remains difficult.

Singing and Listening as an Intermaterial Vibrational Practice
Thursday 10th October 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing and Listening as an Intermaterial Vibrational Practice

Nina Eidsheim

In this session, Nina will discuss her practice-based research which focuses on the materiality of singing and listening, and offer participatory exercises to help students begin to build their own vocal theory based on their practices.

Alexander Technique Overview: Foundational Principles, Current Research, and Significance in Voice Training
Wednesday 16th October 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(London Time)

Alexander Technique Overview: Foundational Principles, Current Research, and Significance in Voice Training

Michele Capalbo

At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a preliminary understanding of the Alexander Technique’s precepts, and how the Technique may benefit those who wish to improve their singing or speaking.

Demystifying Research: Evaluating the Efficacy of the Feldenkrais Method®
Thursday 17th October 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(London Time)

Demystifying Research: Evaluating the Efficacy of the Feldenkrais Method®

Marina Gilman

This course will explore some of the central principles of the Feldenkrais Method in terms of the science of the mid-20th century when they were developed as well as their validation based on contemporary advances in our understanding of neuroscience.

Body Mapping: Unlock your Artistry
Friday 18th October 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Body Mapping: Unlock your Artistry

Jan Prokop

During this workshop we will explore the 6 dynamic places of balance through diagrams, discussions, exercises, and stretches. We will learn how to carefully correct and adjust our own body maps by applying accurate physical information and by developing our kinesthetic experience.

What every singing teacher should know about vocal health: Fact-finding and myth-busting (2-part course)
Monday 21st October 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 22nd October 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

What every singing teacher should know about vocal health: Fact-finding and myth-busting (2-part course)

Leda Scearce

As vocal athletes, singers are at a higher risk for developing voice disorders. Singing teachers are in an optimal position to educate students about vocal health. Informed, evidence-based education can help prevent students from developing voice problems.

The Race of Sound – Why Do We Think We Can Hear Race Vocally?
Thursday 24th October 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Race of Sound – Why Do We Think We Can Hear Race Vocally?

Nina Eidsheim

Why and how do we make assumptions about a person’s race, gender, or age based on the timbre of their voice? We will examine historical precedents for racialized listening to voices as well as contemporary realities, utilizing a framework for critically interrogating the racializing processes embedded in vocal and listening practices.

The Ever-Evolving and Developing Singer’s Voice Across the Lifespan
Tuesday 14th January 2025
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(London Time)

The Ever-Evolving and Developing Singer’s Voice Across the Lifespan

Karen Brunssen

This course will span the entirety of singing lives from birth through old age. A deeper understanding of chronological development over the span of a lifetime offers an informed perspective for optimal, strategic, and realistic expectations for vocal production at each and every age.

Thinking Outside the Voice Box: Adolescent Female Voice Change
Wednesday 15th January 2025
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(London Time)

Thinking Outside the Voice Box: Adolescent Female Voice Change

Dr Bridget Sweet

The purpose of this course is to bring attention to the adolescent [assigned at birth] female changing voice and to encourage new and holistic ways of thinking about female voices.

Thirty Years of Interviews with Adolescent Boys: Why They Sing & Why They Don't
Thursday 16th January 2025
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Thirty Years of Interviews with Adolescent Boys: Why They Sing & Why They Don't

Patrick K. Freer

Within this session, Dr Freer will cover the pubertal changes of the male voice before moving on to examining new research that will ground a discussion of what teachers can do to...

Navigating Vocal Aging for Singers
Monday 20th January 2025
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(London Time)

Navigating Vocal Aging for Singers

Karen Brunssen

As singers approach their senior years, they can benefit greatly from a voice teacher who understands the normal changes involved as they navigate vocal aging. This course will focus on the realities of aging voices for senior singers and what can be done to address vocal production and peripheral issues that can affect the activity of singing.

Introduction to gender-affirming voice coaching
Tuesday 21st January 2025
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Introduction to gender-affirming voice coaching

Gillie Stoneham

This introductory short course is aimed at those who work in voice coaching and/or therapy who wish to develop some basic knowledge and skills in working with trans and gender-diverse people to support voice and communication exploration.

Pop Pedagogy
Monday 27th January 2025
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Pop Pedagogy

Kim Chandler

As the ‘newest’ of the singing styles to be taught in music institutions and private studios, the pedagogy for teaching popular singing is still in its early stages relative to other styles of singing, particularly classical singing. However, pop pedagogy has been developing steadily since the year 2000 when the author was part of the team that developed and delivered one of the very first degrees in Popular Music in the UK.

 Jazz Pedagogy - An overview of the main elements of teaching jazz voice
Tuesday 28th January 2025
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Jazz Pedagogy - An overview of the main elements of teaching jazz voice

Claire Martin OBE

In this short course, jazz vocalist Claire Martin OBE will talk about, and demonstrate, how to approach the main elements needed to teach jazz voice.

Science vs Artistry: Key Issues in the Imagery Debate
Thursday 30th January 2025
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Science vs Artistry: Key Issues in the Imagery Debate

Jenna Brown

This practical and interactive course will introduce attendees to key issues surrounding imagery-use in singing pedagogy.

Working with Neurodiversity: The Voice in Neurodiversity-Affirmative Music Therapy and other Music-based Work
Friday 31st January 2025
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Working with Neurodiversity: The Voice in Neurodiversity-Affirmative Music Therapy and other Music-based Work

Hilary Davies

This lecture, delivered from a lived experience perspective, will begin with an explanation of the key concepts around neurodiversity, the neurodiversity paradigm, and some prominent neurodiversity-informed theories, including a brief exploration of autistic communication and culture.