Online Courses & Events

VoceVista Bundle
Tuesday 21st May 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 29th May 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

VoceVista Bundle

Dana Zenobi

Attend both of the upcoming VoceVista short courses with Dana Zenobi for the reduced price of £50 (saving £10).

If You Can Talk, You Can Sing
Tuesday 28th May 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

If You Can Talk, You Can Sing

Frankie Armstrong

Since 1975, Frankie has developed a teaching approach that provides stepping stones, with permission and encouragement, for people to explore confidence in their voices and self-belief in their musicality. She uses the body and imagination to invite people to be curious and adventurous in exploring their voices in a non-judgemental atmosphere, without the need to "get it right”. The aim is to tap into the joy, strength and energy of singing with others, and to find a range of colour and expression in each of our voices.

Scaffolding Voice Acoustics into Your Teaching with VoceVista
Wednesday 29th May 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Scaffolding Voice Acoustics into Your Teaching with VoceVista

Dana Zenobi

This session assumes you are familiar with VoceVista, and that you may already use it in a voice pedagogy learning space. We will jump right in and discuss how the programme can be used in an intentional way to introduce acoustics concepts to students in applied lessons and diction classes.

Unveiling Vocal Identity: Navigating Adolescence Through Song
Thursday 30th May 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Unveiling Vocal Identity: Navigating Adolescence Through Song

Janos Fabian

In this two-hour workshop, we will explore the intricate world of vocal identity during adolescence. Join us in exploring the psychological and sociological impact of the voice change, shedding light on the factors that shape and define this crucial phase in a young person's life.

Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) (3-week course)
Monday 3rd June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday 10th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday 17th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) (3-week course)

Dr David Juncos

In this updated three-part course, you will learn how to detect symptoms of music performance anxiety (MPA) among your students/clients and whether those symptoms are problematic or not. You will also learn about Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT).

How to Teach the Extreme Vocal Effects
Tuesday 4th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

How to Teach the Extreme Vocal Effects

Sarah Algoet

Join Sarah Algoet as she explores the realm of extreme vocal effects. Sarah will guide you through strategies for teaching different extreme vocal effects such as growl, rattle, distortion and much more, as well as strategies for overcoming any challenges that these effects may present in the voice studio. This is an introductory course to a complex subject - by the end of the session you will know how to make the effects yourself and understand and decode what's happening when you hear somebody making the sound.

Working With Young Voices ITOL Certificate with Olivia Sparkhall (5 week course)
Wednesday 5th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Working With Young Voices ITOL Certificate with Olivia Sparkhall (5 week course)

This 5-week course provides an introduction to working with children's voices, covering topics such as warm-ups and exercises, the changing voice from infancy to late teens, vocal health, and common issues affecting young voices like dysphonia and mental health.

Song a day keeps the doctor away!
Thursday 6th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Song a day keeps the doctor away!

Dr Yoon Irons

Dr Yoon Irons will give an overview of research into group singing involving people living with longer-term health conditions, such as chronic pain, cystic fibrosis, and Parkinson’s.

Stammering: vocal hindrance or vocal liberator?
Tuesday 11th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Stammering: vocal hindrance or vocal liberator?

Carolyn Andrews

This session will present what stammering is (and isn’t), link the approach-avoidance conflict with performance anxiety and consider what it means to be fluent. The potential physical and emotional struggle contained within the stammering experience is acknowledged alongside opportunities to view stammering through alternative, more supportive lenses, with opportunity to consider what you might do in your practice as a stammering ally.

Exploring the Manifestation of Vocal Fatigue in Singers
Thursday 13th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Exploring the Manifestation of Vocal Fatigue in Singers

Dr Melissa Treinkman

This course will delve into vocal fatigue research and the different ways vocal fatigue can manifest in singers. Participants will learn the best ways to prevent vocal fatigue, strategies for mitigating the effects of vocal fatigue, and psychological considerations for high-level vocal athletes.

Universal Design for Voice Teaching (UDVT)
Tuesday 18th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Universal Design for Voice Teaching (UDVT)

Adam J Moxness

This course will introduce UDVT basics as we discuss its scope and structure. Universal Design for Voice Teaching (UDVT) is a singer-led, diversity-affirming, accessibility and support-needs based pedagogical framework.

The Integration of Voice and Dance Technique: Triple Threat or Double Trouble?
Thursday 20th June 2024
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(London Time)

The Integration of Voice and Dance Technique: Triple Threat or Double Trouble?

Jennie Morton

In the world of musical theatre, artists are required to combine the skills of singing, dancing, and acting, which has led to them being referred to as 'Triple Threat' performers. To sing and dance simultaneously requires a high degree of technique integration, but historically training in these disciplines has remained quite segregated. This session will highlight the key stumbling blocks faced by many musical theatre performers, examine the training and performance...

Teach Voice, Make Money: How Professional Voice Teachers Do Business
Tuesday 25th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Teach Voice, Make Money: How Professional Voice Teachers Do Business

Noel Smith

This course will give you the tools to grow a voice studio that is not only successful but also business- and tech-savvy…while still turning a profit and developing a following of students, teachers and parents.

Vocal Intonation Therapy®: the singing-inspired voice therapy technique demystified!
Thursday 27th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Vocal Intonation Therapy®: the singing-inspired voice therapy technique demystified!

Dr Charlene Santoni

Vocal Intonation Therapy (VIT)® is a singing-inspired voice therapy technique that combines logic from the fields of speech-language pathology, music therapy, and singing voice pedagogy. This presentation will provide a working understanding of VIT®, highlighting relevant research that supports its basic translational procedures, its logic components, and its clinical application.

Safe & Beautiful Belting Techniques
Tuesday 9th July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Safe & Beautiful Belting Techniques

Lisa Popeil

In this workshop, participants will learn the difference between traditional and modern styles of belting, what belting is and is not, and will experience numerous innovative techniques to produce and teach belting that are safe, natural, even beautiful, all while protecting the vocal folds from hyperadduction and vocal injury.

Be confident singing lullabies to your baby!
Thursday 11th July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Be confident singing lullabies to your baby!

Carissa Scroggins

This presentation talks about ways to help people feel comfortable using their voices to connect with the children in their world. Carissa Scroggins will share tools on teaching group voice lessons, specific repertoire to use, and ways to boost inexperienced voices forward on their singing journeys.

Jazz interpretation – making the song your own
Tuesday 16th July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Jazz interpretation – making the song your own

Claire Martin OBE

Claire Martin OBE will deliver a short course on how to approach a jazz standard song from the Great American Songbook repertoire and put your own musical stamp on it. 

Let´s Scream: Vocal Distortions Introduction
Thursday 18th July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Let´s Scream: Vocal Distortions Introduction

Nicolás Hormazábal

The objective of this workshop is to know how to train and recognize different types of vocal distortions through sensory motor learning and by using different tools (Vocal Register, Vocal qualities, etc) from “Traditional Singing”.

Case Studies in Voice Rehabilitation: A Peek into the Voice Clinic
Tuesday 23rd July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Case Studies in Voice Rehabilitation: A Peek into the Voice Clinic

Leda Scearce

In this course, led by a speech-language pathologist who is also an experienced singer and singing teacher, participants will learn about a broad span of voice disorders through case-studies.

“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.

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 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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.