Singing Teacher and Voice Professional Training, Short Courses and Events

Voice Study Centre (formerly Voice Workshop) provides voice pedagogy-based continuing professional development and teacher training for singing teachers, music directors and choral conductors.

Unless stated otherwise, our Online Short Courses are recorded and sent out to all pre-registered participants to watch in their own time.
Due to licensing laws, we are unable to sell our courses retrospectively.

Kim Chandler October 2021

Beyond 4/4 Time
with Kim Chandler
Thursday 28th October - 5pm-7pm UK time

This presentation is the rhythmic counterpart, suggesting that there is also an over-abundance of songs written in 4/4 time in pop repertoire at the expense of other possibilities.


Working with Muscle Tension in Singers
with Leda Scearce
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 6-8pm (UK time)

In this workshop, the presenter will explore a range of questions, as well as strategies for reducing maladaptive muscle tension in the studio and clinic.


From Stage to Sage Research Hub
Thursday 4th November 2-4pm (UK time)

We are opening our doors again with our Research Hub where you can listen to an inspiring talk by Dr. Motje Wolf and discuss your research ideas. If you are new to research, you can learn about some core concepts and envisage ways to engage and contribute to the community of practice.

David Juncos ACT

Acceptance and Commitment Training for Enhancing Music Performance
with Dr David Juncos
Thursday 4th & Thursday 11th November - 5pm-7pm UK time

In this two-part course, you will learn how to use skills from Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) to achieve peak performance for yourself or your students.


The Use Of Supraglottic Constrictions In Singing
with Dr. Marco Guzmán
Thursday 18th November at 5-7pm (UK time)

The course is designed to provide information about the variables that influence supraglottic activity in singing and why this activity should not be necessarily considered as a sign of vocal hyperfunction.


Virtual Open Day
Monday 22nd November at 5-7pm (UK time)

This Open Day is an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the higher education courses we provide and ask any questions you may have within an open setting.


Staying in Your Lane: Ethical Considerations for Teaching Singing and Caring for Voices
Thursday 2nd December - 2-4pm UK time

The symposium intends to explore the ethical codes of teaching singing and caring for voices. The intended audience will be singing teachers, choir leaders, performance coaches, researchers and SLTs specialising in voice.


The Neuroscience of Emotion: Individuality, Interpretation, and Anxiety
with Heidi Moss Erickson
Thursday 2nd December - 5pm-7pm UK time

This short course will unpack the essence of emotion from a neuroscience perspective to improve all aspects of our vocal lives.


Models, Concepts and Methods of Vocal Education
with Dr. Motje Wolf
Thursday 9th December - 1-2pm UK time

This lunchtime lecture will address opportunities for evaluation and self-reflection through offering a systematic overview of vocal pedagogy (based on Wolf 2019).


Motor Theory of Articulation: Optimizing Efficiency in Diction And Language
with Heidi Moss
Thursday 13th January 2022 at 5-7pm (UK time)

This short course will view our articulator mechanism from the top-down. We will also revisit some historical ideas from linguistics which complement the newer data and further refine our understanding of singing. In addition to the science, practical pedagogical applications will be explored that open the door to simplicity in our view of these processes.


Thirty Years of Interviews with Adolescent Boys: Why They Sing & Why They Don't
with Patrick K. Freer
Thursday 3rd February at 5-7pm (UK time)

Highlights from new research will ground this discussion of what teachers can do to: 1) keep boys enrolled in choral singing during adolescence, 2) facilitate the return to choral singing by boys who withdraw, and 3) develop active and successful recruitment/retention strategies for different types of schools and choral situations.


Short Course Archive

A look back on our previous short courses, complete with clips and testimonials.

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