Online Courses & Events

Comparative Vocal Styles: Classical, Belting, Pop, R&B, Country, Rock & Jazz
Tuesday 5th March 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Comparative Vocal Styles: Classical, Belting, Pop, R&B, Country, Rock & Jazz

Lisa Popeil

In this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with some of the many elements which comprise different genres, including Classical, Musical Theatre Belting (including its five substyles), Pop, R&B (Soul), Country, Rock and Jazz.

What Every Singing Teacher Should Know About Vocal Health: Fact-finding and Myth-busting (2-part course)
Thursday 7th March 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

This workshop will cover a number of topics related to vocal health education, including vocal hygiene, medical factors and the voice, optimising efficiency of the speaking voice, vocal pacing, the singer's role in identification of dysphonia and making appropriate referrals to the vocal health team, and common vocal health myths and how to dispel them.

Queering Vocal Pedagogy: Affirming Trans and Genderqueer Singers
Thursday 14th March 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Queering Vocal Pedagogy: Affirming Trans and Genderqueer Singers

Dr William Sauerland

Rooted in a multi-case research project, this session explores the experiences of transgender and genderqueer singers in private voice instruction. Through the lenses of six singers, including a teenage transgender woman...

Jazz Vocals – The Key Elements
Tuesday 19th March 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Jazz Vocals – The Key Elements

Claire Martin OBE

Over this short course, we will discuss the key qualities that a singing student needs if they wish to delve deeper into singing jazz/improvised music. Although there are many things that go into becoming a jazz singer, the three things we will talk about first are sense of time, sense of harmony, and vocal tone and placement.

Telescopic Globality: Exploring the One/All Paradox in Voice Learning Facilitation
Tuesday 19th March 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Telescopic Globality: Exploring the One/All Paradox in Voice Learning Facilitation

Robert Sussuma

In this workshop, we will: be fully introduced to the concept of 'telescopic globality', in general and in voice training; experience the phenomenon for ourselves to see what a difference it makes when learning and improving vocal function; and explore and practice simple ways of incorporating 'telescopic globality' into each of our singing and teaching practices.

Digging Deeper into Mechanisms: How Exercises and Stretching Impact the Voice
Thursday 21st March 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Digging Deeper into Mechanisms: How Exercises and Stretching Impact the Voice

Walt Fritz

Tight and weak muscles are often seen as culprits needing remediation, but what goes into these interventions? Though pleasantly simple narratives, the mechanisms behind such interventions are nuanced and variable. This short course will guide the learner into a deeper understanding to provide a more straightforward path to client instruction.

Making Holistic Connections Between the Voice, Body & Emotions
Tuesday 26th March 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Making Holistic Connections Between the Voice, Body & Emotions

Professor Laura Bond

Discover the rich and expanding capabilities possible within you as this course introduces you to the Emotional Body® method’s approach to making physical, vocal and emotional connections. The emotional effector patterns will be introduced as the primary approach during this two-hour introductory lesson.

Money Notes for Days: Sustainable Singing for Popular Styles
Thursday 28th March 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Money Notes for Days: Sustainable Singing for Popular Styles

Meredith Colby

In this workshop, you’ll begin to train your ears to what you’ve been missing in popular styles. We’ll identify the 'it' factor, and learn how it can be the magic to sustainable high, rock 'belt'; the sound singers of contemporary music theatre, R&B, indie, rock and jazz, and your singer-songwriters nearly all want to achieve.

Singing for Lung Health: The Basics
Tuesday 2nd April 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing for Lung Health: The Basics

Dr Rachel B. Goldenberg

According to a 2016 study, nearly 1 in 5 people living in the UK have received a diagnosis of lung disease, making it highly likely that clinicians and voice teachers will encounter a singer living with a lung disease. In this presentation, we will explore the current available research and theories about why singing is beneficial to people living with impairments in the respiratory system.

SOVT Exercises: What, How, When, and Why?
Thursday 4th April 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(London Time)

SOVT Exercises: What, How, When, and Why?

John Nix

SOVTs (Semi-occluded vocal tract postures or exercises) have become widely used by singing teachers and voice therapists. Professor Nix's presentation will begin by defining and describing the various kinds of SOVTs...

Therapeutic Singing: Understanding Effective Vocal Health Practices for Music Therapists
Tuesday 9th April 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Therapeutic Singing: Understanding Effective Vocal Health Practices for Music Therapists

Elizabeth K. Schwartz

This session will share ways of understanding the voice and therapeutic singing and examine proactive ways in which voice educators can support music therapists to promote vocal health. The presenter will give an overview of 2021 research that...

Body-Mind Centering® for the Voice Professional
Thursday 11th April 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Body-Mind Centering® for the Voice Professional

Elissa Weinzimmer

Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®) is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body, and consciousness. This workshop explores two primary pieces of the Body-Mind Centering® approach: developmental movement patterns and the fluid system. Delving into each, we’ll learn tools for re-patterning movement and voice, and exploring ease and flow when sounding.

Honing the Heart-Brain Connection to Enhance Energy and Optimise Performance
Thursday 18th April 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Honing the Heart-Brain Connection to Enhance Energy and Optimise Performance

Brenda Belohoubek

The HeartMath® system includes a unique form of biofeedback that focuses on the heart-brain connection through heart rhythm coherence. It has been extensively researched and adopted by over 10,000 health professionals, hospitals, and organisations. This course will adapt these techniques for singers, enabling you to reach a high-performance state and maintain your overall health, allowing for greater creative potential and optimal performance.

Queering Country Music: Conceptualising LGBTQIA+ Voices in a Contested Genre
Thursday 25th April 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
(London Time)

Queering Country Music: Conceptualising LGBTQIA+ Voices in a Contested Genre

James Barker

This course considers the way songs by LGBTQIA+ artists navigate country music aesthetics and definitions of genre, looking at the voice as a medium for articulating and reworking ideas of authenticity and genre identity. The presentation explores particular songs in depth...

Mental Health Informed Practitioner Certificate with Dr George Musgrave (4 week course)
Tuesday 30th April 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Mental Health Informed Practitioner Certificate with Dr George Musgrave (4 week course)

Dr George Musgrave

Join Dr George Musgrave – co-author of Can Music Make You Sick? Measuring the Price of Musical Ambition (2020), an Amazon Number 1 Bestseller in the Sociology of Work – for a deep dive into the social and psychological experiences of musical career creation and development, as well as the effects of the music industry and its practices on mental health.

The Gospel Choir Sound: A Practical Pedagogical Exploration
Tuesday 30th April 2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(London Time)

The Gospel Choir Sound: A Practical Pedagogical Exploration

Jaron M. LeGrair

'The Gospel Choir Sound: A Practical Pedagogical Exploration' is a course that is meant to help all types of singers and voices understand some of the essential methods behind the gospel choir sound in the African-American church and to hopefully have the ability to access and make use of these tactics and techniques in a tangible and efficient way.

The Effect of Body Alignment on Voice Production
Thursday 2nd May 2024
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(London Time)

The Effect of Body Alignment on Voice Production

Jennie Morton

Voice production involves not just the respiratory and laryngeal mechanisms, but all of the structures of the body. This session will deepen your understanding of the role of whole body mechanics in voice production and give you practical tools and strategies to assess and address issues of body alignment for yourself and your students.

On the Nose: Nasality as Percept and Physical Reality
Thursday 9th May 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

On the Nose: Nasality as Percept and Physical Reality

Nicholas Perna

This course will address three perspectives on nasality: distinctions between nasal airflow and audio signal (velopharyngeal opening) and perception; deciphering between the two timbral qualities commonly related to nasality - twang and honk - and which are related to velopharyngeal opening; and the pedagogic usefulness of velopharyngeal opening to reduce laryngeal instabilities near points of registration shifts.

Tuvan Overtone Throat Singing
Tuesday 14th May 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Tuvan Overtone Throat Singing

Jerry Walsh

This two-hour class on Tuvan throat singing will be an opportunity to learn five different styles of overtone singing that first originated in Central Asia. Several styles can be learned quite quickly while others are more complex and require deeper study. This class is great for singers of all levels from absolute beginners to professionals.

VoceVista Bundle
Tuesday 21st May 2024
12:00 PM - 12:00 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).

An Introduction to VoceVista
Tuesday 21st May 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

An Introduction to VoceVista

Dana Zenobi

If you want to use VoceVista software but are struggling with how to get started, this introductory session will get you oriented and ready to go! This will be a judgment-free zone; I am looking forward to answering all your burning VoceVista how-to questions from a studio teacher’s perspective.

Exercises to Song Work: Making the Transition
Thursday 23rd May 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Exercises to Song Work: Making the Transition

Justin Stoney

In this workshop, we will discuss how to create exercises designed for songs, how to overcome various challenges when incorporating technique into song work, and the keys to creating inspiring and practical lessons for both you and your student.

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.

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. By the end of this interactive workshop, you will be equipped with the skills and techniques to confidently teach your students.

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.

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.