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Short Course Archive

Meisner in Music: Merging Beautiful Singing with Emotional Acting
Thursday 29th February 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Meisner in Music: Merging Beautiful Singing with Emotional Acting

Jillian Paige

In our workshop with the Voice Study Centre, participants will learn the foundational tool of the Meisner Technique, 'repetition', and gain insight into additional aspects of the technique that are particularly useful for singers such as emotional preparation and 'the physical impediment'.

The History of Voice Pedagogy
Tuesday 27th February 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(London Time)

The History of Voice Pedagogy

Dr Rockford Sansom

This two-hour workshop explores the history of voice pedagogy from an interdisciplinary perspective, examining the historical arc of various voice training disciplines and highlighting significant people and events within the voice studies field.

CPD Bundles
Tuesday 27th February 2024
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
(London Time)

CPD Bundles

Voice Study Centre

Save money when buying multiple courses and get recognition for your Continual Professional Development!

Music Reading for Students with Learning Disabilities
Thursday 22nd February 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Music Reading for Students with Learning Disabilities

Dr Elizabeth Morrow

This course will review the research surrounding certain learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and ADHD, and the research-based solutions that have been found to work successfully. We will examine current methods of music reading pedagogy, and then compare that to systems specifically designed to accommodate students with learning disabilities.

Increasing Your Perceived Value: Strategies for Voice Teachers
Tuesday 20th February 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Increasing Your Perceived Value: Strategies for Voice Teachers

John Henny

In this workshop we will explore strategies aimed at enhancing your perceived value in a competitive market, enabling you to charge premium prices while establishing a distinctive presence in the marketplace.

Music and the Sound Mind
Thursday 15th February 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Music and the Sound Mind

Dr Nina Kraus

Dr Nina Kraus, Northwestern University professor, director of the Brainvolts Lab, and author of the book Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World examines the partnership of sound and brain, showing that the processing of sound drives many of the brain’s core functions and leaves a fundamental imprint on who we are as human beings.

Gender-Affirming Voice & Communication Coaching with Gillie Stoneham (6 week course)
Wednesday 10th January 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Gender-Affirming Voice & Communication Coaching with Gillie Stoneham (6 week course)

Gillie Stoneham

Join Gillie for a deep dive into coaching transgender voices, drawing on her specialist knowledge to deliver introductory and orientation material right through to professional competence and vocal coaching implications – and everything in between.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Musical Behaviour – the Significance of Context and Implications for Pedagogy
Tuesday 13th February 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Musical Behaviour – the Significance of Context and Implications for Pedagogy

Dr Eva Wilde
Professor Graham Welch

The focus for the presentation is in (a) reporting the nature and incidence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), (b) offering an understanding of how engaging successfully in music can modify and reduce ADHD behaviour and (c) exploring the implications for music pedagogy in general and singing in particular.

From Humming to Mouth Drumming: A Vocalist’s Perspective on Beatboxing
Thursday 8th February 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

From Humming to Mouth Drumming: A Vocalist’s Perspective on Beatboxing

David Lane

The majority of this short course will be based in interactivity and practical exercises. Participants will be introduced to a variety of basic beatboxing sounds, and will be invited to experiment with making the sounds on their own.

Singing and the Brain: A Harmonious Connection (2-part course)
Thursday 1st February 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing and the Brain: A Harmonious Connection (2-part course)

Dr Patricia Izbicki

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

Therapeutic Tools for Performance and Living: Mind/Body Connection, Safety and the Vagus Nerve
Tuesday 30th January 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Therapeutic Tools for Performance and Living: Mind/Body Connection, Safety and the Vagus Nerve

Ed Lyon

This workshop looks at the role of the Autonomic Nervous System in performance and in vocalisation; the importance of developing an internally validated source of motivation for our work; the relationship with our inner critic, perfectionism and acceptance; and how our interpersonal interactions affect...

Singing and Postnatal Mental Health
Tuesday 30th January 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing and Postnatal Mental Health

Professor Rosie Perkins

This session will focus on how singing and songwriting can support postnatal mental health. The session aims to raise awareness of the potential for singing to support new parents, drawing on robust research evidence with both parents and singing leaders.

An Introduction to the Buteyko Breathing Method
Thursday 25th January 2024
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
(London Time)

An Introduction to the Buteyko Breathing Method

Kate Cubley

Kate is delighted to host this VSC short course on Buteyko Breathing. Throughout this 2 hour session we will explore the background of the Buteyko Breathing Method and discuss the potential impact of Buteyko on vocal health and performance.

The Empathetic Voice Teacher
Tuesday 23rd January 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(London Time)

The Empathetic Voice Teacher

Dr Heather Fletcher
Dr Amanda E. Krause

Join Dr Heather Fletcher and Dr Amanda E. Krause as they delve into the impact empathy has on voice teaching practices. In this session, you will learn how fostering empathy in one-to-one lessons can facilitate the voice teacher’s ability to listen and communicate effectively; generate positive, moral, caring, and trustworthy relationships; support a student’s ability to cope in the performing arts industry; and assist in diagnosing vocal issues in students.

Becoming Grounded - Awareness & Movement in the Voice Studio
Thursday 18th January 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Becoming Grounded - Awareness & Movement in the Voice Studio

Vanessa Mulvey

This workshop will guide you to understand the physical connections that contribute to being grounded and introduce you to methods to teach, practice, perform and live while being grounded. The workshop will feature balance concepts from the Body Mapping course ‘What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body’, which will provide a map for our movement.

Self-Care for Singers: How to Protect Your Greatest Asset
Tuesday 16th January 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(London Time)

Self-Care for Singers: How to Protect Your Greatest Asset

Dr Marisa Lee Naismith

In this session, participants will learn a science-backed holistic approach to self-care for singers. During the course of the session, we will consider how self-care is central to the business of being a singer, and examine how a daily self-care routine enables us to protect, preserve and optimise our voices, while improving our overall energy levels, focus, creativity and performance outcomes.

An Exploration of Mixing
Thursday 11th January 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

An Exploration of Mixing

Amanda Flynn

Following on from the success of the 'An Exploration of Belting' workshop in August 2023, this class will explore mixing from various viewpoints, taking into account both scientific and functional perspectives.

Hyperadduction: A Preventative and Therapeutic Approach to Voice Teaching
Tuesday 9th January 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Hyperadduction: A Preventative and Therapeutic Approach to Voice Teaching

Dr John Seesholtz

This workshop is designed to provide voice teachers and professionals with strategies to counter hyperfunctional vocal behaviours (such as constriction and overexertion of the muscles around the larynx) and thus enable ease of vocal fold functioning.

The Last Midnight: Coaching Eleventh-Hour Musical Theatre Auditions
Thursday 14th December 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Last Midnight: Coaching Eleventh-Hour Musical Theatre Auditions

Adam Roberts

In this short course, we’ll explore the art of triage and prioritization as applied to audition preparation with less-than-ideal timeframes.

YogaVoice®: Yoga and Systematic Vocal Technique as 21st Century Vocal Pedagogy
Tuesday 12th December 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

YogaVoice®: Yoga and Systematic Vocal Technique as 21st Century Vocal Pedagogy

Mark Moliterno
Kristin Roney

YogaVoice® is a unique 21st century synthesis of the eight-limbs of Classical Yoga technology and Systematic Vocal Technique (SVT). The application of these principles to the lives and work of both professional and amateur singers can facilitate self-awareness and artistic empowerment.

Compassion Focused Training (CFT) for Singers, Singing Teachers and Other Music Professionals (2-week course)
Monday 4th December 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Compassion Focused Training (CFT) for Singers, Singing Teachers and Other Music Professionals (2-week course)

Dr David Juncos

In this two-part course, you will learn about the theoretical underpinnings of Gilbert’s CFT model and Neff & Germer’s model of self-compassion. You’ll also learn about the three emotion regulation systems, and specifically how to increase activity in the Soothing & Contentment system, which is known to create feelings of safeness within oneself & with others, when activated. Specifically, you’ll learn compassion-enhancing strategies to help manage common sources of stress for musicians.

Vocal Warm-ups For Children; why, how, what?
Thursday 7th December 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Vocal Warm-ups For Children; why, how, what?

Olivia Sparkhall

This talk will cover both the importance of vocal warm-ups for children and the best approaches for different ages. We will look at working one-to-one as well as great ways to engage classrooms of children and choirs.

Singing for Health Practitioner: An Evidence-Based Perspective with Professor Stephen Clift (5 week course)
Wednesday 15th November 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing for Health Practitioner: An Evidence-Based Perspective with Professor Stephen Clift (5 week course)

Professor Stephen Clift

Join Stephen Clift – Professor Emeritus, Canterbury Christ Church University and a pioneer in the field of singing for health since the turn of the millennium – as he provides a critical perspective on both recent and current developments in the science of singing for health.

Developing Inclusive Praxis & Safe Spaces for Global Majority Vocal Students
Tuesday 5th December 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Developing Inclusive Praxis & Safe Spaces for Global Majority Vocal Students

Natasha Hendry

This workshop considers what it means to provide a safe learning space for all students; engages in self-reflection and wider reflection; challenges, where necessary, some of the frameworks and systems that dominate vocal theory and praxis; and seeks to make visible some of the many issues Global Majority students and teachers face that remain largely invisible in mainstream vocal rhetoric.

Repertoire Selection
Thursday 30th November 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(London Time)

Repertoire Selection

John Nix

This course will provide attendees with a systematic process for examining the challenges of vocal repertoire of multiple genres and how to best match pieces to a singer.

How to Harness the Power of Perfectionistic Actions Without Losing Yourself
Tuesday 28th November 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

How to Harness the Power of Perfectionistic Actions Without Losing Yourself

Dr Patricia E. Zurita Ona

Drawing from research on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), this workshop will guide participants to shift from unworkable behaviours towards values-based action so they can harness the power of perfectionistic actions without losing themselves.

Voice Teacher Practicum Certificate with Dr Kari Ragan (6 week course)
Monday 23rd October 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Voice Teacher Practicum Certificate with Dr Kari Ragan (6 week course)

Dr Kari Ragan

In the specialised field of teaching singing, the tradition of a supervised practical application is, unfortunately, not the norm. This important aspect of teacher training to become an effective voice teacher is crucial. This course provides just that - it’s for voice teachers wanting real-time feedback in diagnosing vocal challenges and strategising solutions through a systematic approach.

New Approaches to Overcoming Performance Anxiety and Building Resilience
Thursday 23rd November 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

New Approaches to Overcoming Performance Anxiety and Building Resilience

Matthew Pugh
Tobyn Bell

'Chairwork' represents a collection of experiential methods that use drama, movement and dialogue to bring about change. This experiential workshop will introduce you to the basic ideas or ‘pillars’ underlying Chairwork.

Exploring the Role of Identity in Creating a Life with Music
Tuesday 21st November 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Exploring the Role of Identity in Creating a Life with Music

Professor Karen Burland

This session will explore the ways in which our identification with music influences the modes and impact of musical participation throughout the lifespan. The session will combine discussion of emerging research literature in this area, and provide a space for us to think together about what this means for us as musicians, educators, students (and the myriad other identities we all hold!).

Demystifying Research Methodology (6-session course)
Tuesday 21st November 2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
(London Time)

Demystifying Research Methodology (6-session course)

Sophie Scott

If you are wanting to engage in research and would like to deepen your understanding of qualitative research methods, please join us for our six-session course in real time!

Structure – Tongue – Phonation. It’s a full body sport
Thursday 16th November 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Structure – Tongue – Phonation. It’s a full body sport

Angelika Nair

In this workshop, the audience will be guided through some basic anatomical insights and visual demonstrations of the tongue as well as the entire body structure, breathing, and support.

The Vocal Tract and Singing: A Research Overview
Thursday 9th November 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Vocal Tract and Singing: A Research Overview

Dr Brad Story

This presentation will be focused on how the vocal tract shape can be tuned (i.e. modified) in both large and subtle ways to enhance the signal radiated from a singer to an audience.

Lip Sync for the Win: Turn your voice off to turn your senses ON!
Tuesday 7th November 2023
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Lip Sync for the Win: Turn your voice off to turn your senses ON!

Jeremy Mossman

This interactive and experiential workshop has transformative powers for a singer and pedagogue. We will use the body’s feedback to discover a fuller vocal capacity from the inside out, increasing interoception while embodying connections between the intention to voice and elements of vocal technique and performance.

Essential Elements For Voice Teaching Success
Thursday 2nd November 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Essential Elements For Voice Teaching Success

Justin Stoney

Mr. Stoney will be discussing the "Essential Elements For Voice Teaching Success". This will include discussion of sustainable and adaptable vocal technique, creativity in your teaching...

Acoustics in the Voice Studio
Tuesday 31st October 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Acoustics in the Voice Studio

Gokce Kutsal

This course will cut through the complexity and demystify the jargon, explain how acoustics can be useful for practitioners, and help you determine potential applications for student success. Upon completing this course, you will not only hold an understanding of acoustics but also possess the knowledge to identify potential applications that pave the way for student success.

Basics of Voice Acoustics for Voice Pedagogues
Thursday 26th October 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Basics of Voice Acoustics for Voice Pedagogues

Jan Svec

In this course, we will explain the basics of the acoustics of human voice. We will answer questions such as: What is sound? How can sound be investigated? We will shortly explain four basic characteristics of sound, i.e., fundamental frequency, sound spectrum, sound intensity and length, and their relationship to the perceived sound qualities, i.e., pitch, timbre, loudness and sound duration, respectively.

False Vocal Folds: Truths and Fallacies
Saturday 21st October 2023
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(London Time)

False Vocal Folds: Truths and Fallacies

The false vocal folds have a strong relationship to the production of twang quality and to mapping the open throat sensation. In this course, participants will learn about these complex relationships and how constriction can be avoided.

Introduction to Voice Coaching for Trans and Gender Diverse People
Thursday 19th October 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Introduction to Voice Coaching for Trans and Gender Diverse People

Gillie Stoneham

Within this course, Gillie Stoneham will introduce us to a range of factors surrounding gender affirming voice. We will look at cultural humility; cultural change, cisheteronormativity, allyship and terminology.

Certificate In Applied Neuroscience And Voice with Voice Scientist Heidi Moss (6 week course)
Tuesday 12th September 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(London Time)

Certificate In Applied Neuroscience And Voice with Voice Scientist Heidi Moss (6 week course)

Heidi Moss

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the neuroscience of vocalization. It aims to provide a foundation for those who are looking to fuse science with art and understand that the voice is so much more than an instrument.

Considering Vibrato Through the Lens of the Evolving Singing Voice: changes across the lifespan
Thursday 12th October 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Considering Vibrato Through the Lens of the Evolving Singing Voice: changes across the lifespan

Karen Brunssen

This session will look at one feature of singing: Vibrato! What is it? What causes it? What variables can be considered in a vibrato? Rate? Extent? Range? Tensions? Does it change across the life span? If so, how? When? Why?

A Voice for the Voiceless
Thursday 5th October 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

A Voice for the Voiceless

William Leigh Knight

This course is about helping the voiceless to find their voices. It offers strategies and tools for working with those who consider themselves ‘tone-deaf’ or ‘non-singers’.

May the Ease Be with You: Taming Tension and Performance Anxiety with Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement
Thursday 28th September 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

May the Ease Be with You: Taming Tension and Performance Anxiety with Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Elizabeth Blades

This workshop is designed to lead participants through “modular” Feldenkrais work, thus helping calm the nervous system without loss of performance energy.

Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) (3-week course)
Monday 18th September 2023
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), an evidence-based psychotherapy and coaching model that...

Vocal Health in Children and Young People
Thursday 21st September 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Vocal Health in Children and Young People

Olivia Sparkhall

This talk will consider aspects of vocal health particularly pertinent to children. The focus will be on issues which affect adolescents including voice change, performance anxiety, hydration, diet, risky behaviour, hormones, and much more.

Reconsidering Traditional Tactics: Respiration, Placement, SOVTEs, and the Master-Apprentice Model
Thursday 14th September 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Reconsidering Traditional Tactics: Respiration, Placement, SOVTEs, and the Master-Apprentice Model

Brian Manternach

The field of vocal pedagogy is constantly evolving. In order to keep our teaching current, it is worth periodically examining even our most reliable practices to ensure they are still serving our students and clients in the most effective way possible.

Vocal Fry and its Application to Singing Voice Training
Thursday 7th September 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(London Time)

Vocal Fry and its Application to Singing Voice Training

John Nix

This presentation will discuss the types of vocal fry, share historical and current pedagogical opinions about vocal fry and its utility in teaching, and relate the results of three studies the author has led on vocal fry.

The Feldenkrais Method®: How Does It Apply In The Voice Studio?
Thursday 31st August 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Feldenkrais Method®: How Does It Apply In The Voice Studio?

Marina Gilman

Our 2-hour course will begin with a discussion of the basic philosophical underpinnings of The Feldenkrais Method® and the recent discoveries in neuroscience relating to brain/body interaction that have validated his theories.

An Exploration of Belting
Tuesday 29th August 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

An Exploration of Belting

Amanda Flynn

In this workshop, we will deepen our understanding of belting by looking at the historical context of belting and by discussing the multiple ways to define a belt. We will explore common problems belters run into in the studio, in addition to looking at the differences between working with beginning belters and more advanced belters.

Gesture and Movement in the Voice Lesson and Beyond
Tuesday 29th August 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(London Time)

Gesture and Movement in the Voice Lesson and Beyond

Dr Julia Nafisi

This lecture will give a brief overview of the main approaches of vocal pedagogy plus insights from the fields of motor learning and acting and explain their relevance in the current context. The various gestures and movement (GM) encountered in singing will be presented and their functions, benefits and drawbacks discussed. At the end of the lecture there will be time for questions.

Progressive Vocal Development in the Voice Studio: An Evidence-Based Framework
Thursday 24th August 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Progressive Vocal Development in the Voice Studio: An Evidence-Based Framework

Joshua Glasner

This short course will present a framework for intentionally planning for a client’s vocal and musical development with foundational concepts found within Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy such as singing voice acoustics, motor learning theory, and flow psychology.

Beyond the Mechanics: Vocal Injury Prevention & Performance Optimization
Tuesday 22nd August 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Beyond the Mechanics: Vocal Injury Prevention & Performance Optimization

Jennie Morton

In this session, we will explore the pathways and components that can lead to vocal injury, how to prevent injury where possible, and what to do should an injury occur. The session will take you on a journey that encourages viewing the voice through a much broader lens, giving you a dynamic toolkit for both short-term and long-term strategies for managing vocal issues.

Theatre's Best Kept Secret: An Introduction To The Meisner Technique
Thursday 17th August 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Theatre's Best Kept Secret: An Introduction To The Meisner Technique

Robyn Paterson

The Meisner Technique is regarded as theatre's best kept secret to help actors stop thinking and start listening. The technique is designed to help actors respond truthfully to their surrounding environment and get them out of their head and start following their impulses and instincts.

Trauma-Informed Voice Care
Tuesday 15th August 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Trauma-Informed Voice Care

Dr Geneva Mayne

This workshop will elucidate the four assumptions and six key principles of trauma-informed care and their applications to professional voice users and practitioners. Importantly, we will discuss ethical considerations within the scopes of practice of various voice care practitioners.

Vocal Rehabilitation with a Multi-Disciplinary Team: The Strength of Collaboration in the Successful Remediation of Voice
Thursday 10th August 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Vocal Rehabilitation with a Multi-Disciplinary Team: The Strength of Collaboration in the Successful Remediation of Voice

Margaret Baroody

In this session, we will review the history of this concept, the history of the singing voice specialist and current training challenges, the members of a voice team and how they collaborate in the treatment of each voice patient.

Progressive Procedures: Applying the Alexander Technique to the Voice from Release to Re-engagement
Thursday 3rd August 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Progressive Procedures: Applying the Alexander Technique to the Voice from Release to Re-engagement

Michele Capalbo

A brief introduction of Alexander Technique principles frames this workshop’s practical explorations.

Applying Exercise Science Principles to Voice Pedagogy: Skill Acquisition, Performance Assessment, and Literature Selection
Thursday 27th July 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Applying Exercise Science Principles to Voice Pedagogy: Skill Acquisition, Performance Assessment, and Literature Selection

Matthew Hoch

After an introductory discussion of skill acquisition from an exercise physiology perspective, discussion will segue to a review of skill-acquisition warm-ups that are commonly used in classical voice training and habilitation.

Singing With Your Whole Self: An Introduction to Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement
Thursday 20th July 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing With Your Whole Self: An Introduction to Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Elizabeth Blades

During this lecture, we will explore the fundamentals of the Feldenkrais Method, including how its originator, Moshe Feldenkrais, developed this approach and what constitutes Awareness Through Movement (ATM).

Case Reflections: Diagnosis and Treatment of 4 Professional Performers Attending a Specialist SLT-Led Performers’ Voice Clinic at a Tertiary Level London Hospital
Thursday 13th July 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Case Reflections: Diagnosis and Treatment of 4 Professional Performers Attending a Specialist SLT-Led Performers’ Voice Clinic at a Tertiary Level London Hospital

Tori Burnay

This course will offer an insight into the diagnosis and treatment plan of four professional singers and the role that the specialist Speech and Language Therapist might play in the process.

Dynamic Coordination: Posture through an Alexander Technique Lens
Tuesday 11th July 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Dynamic Coordination: Posture through an Alexander Technique Lens

Michele Capalbo

This Lunchtime Lecture will explore common postural models presented in voice pedagogy as well as emerging scientific models through the lens of the Alexander Technique.

The Diaphragm in Voice: A Touch-Based Approach
Thursday 6th July 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Diaphragm in Voice: A Touch-Based Approach

Walt Fritz

The importance of the diaphragm as an integral component of voice production is frequently discussed. In this short, 2-hour course, we will look at options that the voice coach and other professionals can leverage to increase awareness and efficiency of that region.

Singing As Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise
Wednesday 5th July 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing As Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise

Hayley Williams

An Introduction to the research and key concepts that lead to the synthesis of physiotherapy and vocal pedagogy to aid both respiratory muscle and fascia rehabilitation for pregnant and postpartum women.

Training the Passaggi of Classical Genre Voices
Thursday 29th June 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Training the Passaggi of Classical Genre Voices

Ken Bozeman

This class will be focused on practical pedagogic strategies for training voices in smooth negotiation of range. Special attention will be given to those transitions, both laryngeal and acoustic, that challenge efficient function.

In-person event - Speech Therapy For Performers: Through The Endoscopic Lens
Thursday 22nd June 2023
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 23rd June 2023
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
(London Time)

In-person event - Speech Therapy For Performers: Through The Endoscopic Lens

Pippa Anderson
Natalie Eastwood
Benjamin Cosway
(+ 1 more hosts)

Hosted by: The Elite Performer’s Clinic at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle & the Voice Study Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Vibrato and Non-Vibrato Singing
Thursday 22nd June 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(London Time)

Vibrato and Non-Vibrato Singing

John Nix

This course will relate what we currently know about vibrato and non-vibrato singing, demonstrate how we measure and describe vibrato, discuss means to address vibrato and vibrato related issues in studio teaching, and demonstrate methods for training better listening to vibrato in teaching.

New Directions in Singing for Health Research and Practice with Stephen Clift
Thursday 22nd June 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

New Directions in Singing for Health Research and Practice with Stephen Clift

Professor Stephen Clift

This course will provide an international overview of recent and current research initiatives in singing for health research. A focus will be on the value of randomised controlled trials for assessing the contribution that group singing for the wellbeing and health for people affected by mental health challenges, dementia, Parkinson's, chronic obstructive lung disease, aphasia and long Covid.

In-Person Event - The Signature Sound: Friend Or Foe? Balancing Authenticity And Vocal Health
Wednesday 21st June 2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(London Time)

In-Person Event - The Signature Sound: Friend Or Foe? Balancing Authenticity And Vocal Health

Within this in-person workshop, Kerrie will explore how to find a signature sound and will consider important issues relating to maintaining artistic integrity

Living At The Centre Of Your Potential As A Vocalist: Finding Our Place In The Vocal Practice Eco-System
Thursday 15th June 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Living At The Centre Of Your Potential As A Vocalist: Finding Our Place In The Vocal Practice Eco-System

Katherine Zeserson

What does it mean to be a vocal practitioner in today’s world? Join this dynamic workshop, where we will use a range of thinking tools to consider our potential and place in the vocal practice eco-system.

Prosody as a Process of Meaning Making
Thursday 15th June 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Prosody as a Process of Meaning Making

Rein Ove Sikveland

This lecture will introduce you to prosody as a process of meaning-making in conversation: the ‘glue of interaction’. We’ll consider how to make vague categories such as ‘voice quality’ clear and tangible elements that can be acutely heard, listened to and understood.

Recent Research Developments In ACT In Relation To The Treatment Of MPA
Monday 12th June 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(London Time)

Recent Research Developments In ACT In Relation To The Treatment Of MPA

Dr David Juncos

This hour-long workshop is aimed at those with an interest in Acceptance and Commitment Training and Dr Dave Juncos will be bringing us up to date with recent research developments and future direction of ACT research in relation to the treatment of MPA.

Once more, with feeling: Conductors' use of multi-modal assessments and directives to shape the music in choir rehearsals
Thursday 8th June 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Once more, with feeling: Conductors' use of multi-modal assessments and directives to shape the music in choir rehearsals

Dr Kathryn Emerson

Within this workshop, Dr Kathryn Emerson will examine her research on choral conductors and how they socially interact with singers.

The Magic* of Vocal Function Exercises!
Tuesday 6th June 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(London Time)

The Magic* of Vocal Function Exercises!

Melanie Tapson

This workshop will demystify the four VFEs, explain how they address rebalancing each of the voice subsystems, and help you determine what’s most important about both modeling and explaining them to help your client succeed.

Recent Research Developments In Music Performance Anxiety
Monday 5th June 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(London Time)

Recent Research Developments In Music Performance Anxiety

Dr David Juncos

This hour-long workshop is aimed at those with an interest in Music Performance Anxiety and Dr Dave Juncos will be bringing us up to date with recent research developments and the future direction of MPA research.

Towards an Evidence Based Pedagogy Framework
Thursday 1st June 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Towards an Evidence Based Pedagogy Framework

Dr Kari Ragan

EBVP is a framework that acknowledges the importance of both scientific and anecdotal evidence, along with consideration of the experience acquired by a teacher, and the importance of individual student needs

Linear and Non-linear Mechanisms of Human Sound Production
Friday 26th May 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Linear and Non-linear Mechanisms of Human Sound Production

Dr Brad Story
Dr Ingo Titze

This course will review the basics of self-sustained vocal fold vibration, excitation of the vocal tract, wave propagation and resonance.

Demystifying Vocal Placement: A framework for Developing Resonance Strategies?
Thursday 25th May 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Demystifying Vocal Placement: A framework for Developing Resonance Strategies?

Chris Johnson

In this practical class, Chris will take you through the process that is at the core of his teaching approach: resonance. Specifically, how he's adapted speech techniques to be appropriate to CCM singing training, and how sensation is an organiser of the vocal tract.

The Voice Skills Approach To Voice Analysis And Action Planning
Thursday 11th May 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Voice Skills Approach To Voice Analysis And Action Planning

Christina Shewell

The Voice Skills approach has been developed over many years of practical work with speakers and singers, it is based on Christina’s definition of the ‘Free Voice’, based on 8 core aspects: Body, Breath, Channel, Phonation, Resonance, Pitch, Loudness and Articulation. In this talk, Christina will describe the approach and the Voice Skills Framework...

Teaching Belt Vocals Effectively and Safely
Thursday 4th May 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Teaching Belt Vocals Effectively and Safely

John Henny

Discover how to guide your students into intense belt vocals effectively and safely! In this course, you will gain the essential knowledge to successfully teach belt singing.

Demystifying Research Methodology - six week course
Tuesday 2nd May 2023
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Demystifying Research Methodology - six week course

Sophie Scott

If you are wanting to engage in research and would like to deepen your understanding of qualitative research methods, please join us for our six-week course in real-time!

Your Body Breathes! The Relationship Between The Body, Breathing And The Voice
Thursday 27th April 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Your Body Breathes! The Relationship Between The Body, Breathing And The Voice

Jeanie LoVetri

We all know that singing is deeply connected to our breathing and we all understand that good singing involves deliberate use of the breath, but there are many opinions on how these things intermingle. How does one know which is best or even which is useful?

Lunchtime Lecture - Conversation Analysis, and Why it's of Value in Voice Research
Tuesday 25th April 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Lunchtime Lecture - Conversation Analysis, and Why it's of Value in Voice Research

Sophie Scott

This lunchtime lecture is the first in a series to examine Conversation Analysis, a qualitative method with excellent potential for voice science, pedagogy and coaching.

Body Mapping: Balance and Breathing
Thursday 20th April 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Body Mapping: Balance and Breathing

Dr Bridget Sweet

During the first hour (BALANCE), we will explore our six places of balance to find freedom and dynamic buoyancy in movement. During the second hour (BREATHING), we will accurately map breathing structures to promote more efficient and effective breathing.

The Transient Theory of Human Voice Production with Dr Julian Chen
Sunday 16th April 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Transient Theory of Human Voice Production with Dr Julian Chen

Dr Julian Chen
World Voice Day

World Voice Day - free-to-attend lecture! An initial version of the transient theory of human voice production, the timbron theory, was proposed by Leonhard Euler in 1727. In this lecture, subsequent experimental output and the timbron theory of human voice production are presented in an easy to understand graphical format.

Singing and Health Versus Singers’ Health
Thursday 13th April 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing and Health Versus Singers’ Health

Dr George Musgrave

This lecture is a MUST for anyone engaged in the singing for health profession and for those who are serious about addressing the mental health issues of our profession!

Common Medical Diagnoses and Treatments in Voice Patients
Thursday 6th April 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Common Medical Diagnoses and Treatments in Voice Patients

Dr Robert Sataloff

This online event will review some of the common diagnoses that he sees and explore effective and innovative care, including surgical, and multidisciplinary team treatment.

Enhancing Singing And Choral Sound Through Acoustic Principles
Thursday 30th March 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Enhancing Singing And Choral Sound Through Acoustic Principles

Dr Jeremy Manternach

In this session, we will begin with a primer on vocal acoustics. Then we will explore a series of practical, science-based techniques you can use immediately to help your choristers sing more efficiently and with improved choral sound.

My Tongue Goes Where? And does it really matter?
Thursday 23rd March 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(London Time)

My Tongue Goes Where? And does it really matter?

Dr Ron Morris

In this course the anatomy and physiology of the tongue will be discussed with particular reference to how its mis-use in singing causes so many problems.

Who Are “Laryngoresponders” And How Do We Find Them?
Thursday 16th March 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Who Are “Laryngoresponders” And How Do We Find Them?

Dr Leah B. Helou

This talk will synthesize existing evidence about stress-, autonomic-, and personality-based relationships with the larynx and voice, and describe current efforts to test the notion that laryngoresponders can be identified in the general population.

Trauma-Informed Voice Practices: What Does It Mean In Practice?
Thursday 9th March 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Trauma-Informed Voice Practices: What Does It Mean In Practice?

Dr Elisa Monti

In this course, participants will learn the theory and particularly the practice of being “trauma-informed”. The participant will become aware of the incidence and impact of trauma and how trauma can manifest physiologically, behaviorally, and vocally in different types of settings and situations.

The Brain, Music, And Optimal Performance
Thursday 2nd March 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Brain, Music, And Optimal Performance

Dr Karen Leigh-Post

This clear yet delightfully quick-paced introduction to cognitive neuroscience for the voice studio nimbly weaves together discoveries in neuroscience with the experience of vocal artistry to show how singing can be viewed as a perception-action cycle.

Developments in Performance Science Research: How Can We Better Equip and Support our Industry?
Thursday 23rd February 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Developments in Performance Science Research: How Can We Better Equip and Support our Industry?

Professor Aaron Williamon

This presentation will review the latest developments in the field of performance science to examine how musicians can equip themselves with skills to excel.

4- Part Course - Singing For Health: An Introduction To Quantitative Methods
Wednesday 1st February 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(London Time)

4- Part Course - Singing For Health: An Introduction To Quantitative Methods

Professor Stephen Clift
Singing For Health Network

This course will introduce central concepts in research design, measurement, sampling, and statistical analysis underpinning quantitative methods in research on singing for health. This event is part of our fundraising series for the Singing for Health Network. To be able to take part you will need to be a member of the Singing for Health Network.

Motor Learning In Singing: The Importance Of What, How, And When with Heidi Moss
Thursday 16th February 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Motor Learning In Singing: The Importance Of What, How, And When with Heidi Moss

Heidi Moss

This course will explore the use of cross-training and speech-to-singing exercises as a gateway to musical and vocal development.

Cross-Training In The Voice Studio - Let’s Talk
Thursday 9th February 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Cross-Training In The Voice Studio - Let’s Talk

Norman Spivey

This course will explore the use of cross-training and speech-to-singing exercises as a gateway to musical and vocal development.

Voice-Movement Skills And The Dimension Of PLAY!
Thursday 2nd February 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Voice-Movement Skills And The Dimension Of PLAY!

Dr Joan Melton

This workshop explores the voice-movement relationship in breath management, the vocal tract, voice qualities, pitch range, articulation and phrasing (singing and speaking), and extended voice use

An Introduction To Overtone Singing
Thursday 26th January 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

An Introduction To Overtone Singing

Wolfgang Saus

During this workshop, Wolfgang will lead us through how overtone singing works with a demonstration of techniques.

Effective Studio Application Strategies
Thursday 19th January 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Effective Studio Application Strategies

Ken Bozeman

This class will be focused on practical pedagogic applications by exploring effective studio strategies for respiration, pre-phonatory tuning, onset mode, phonation mode, articulation, resonance tuning and balance, range and passaggio negotiation, passive vowel migration, active vowel modification, and the necessary migrations of somatosense and timbre across range.

Why Only Humans Have Language
Thursday 12th January 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(London Time)

Why Only Humans Have Language

Professor Robin Dunbar

In this hour-long lecture, Prof. Robin Dunbar will examine why it is that language and speech, in the forms we have them, are unique to humans.

Cart Before The Horse: Reframing The Order And Mechanics Of Breath In Singing
Thursday 1st December 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Cart Before The Horse: Reframing The Order And Mechanics Of Breath In Singing

At the end of this course, you will gain a new perspective on how to optimize breathing for singing. And as a happy side effect, this information also addresses issues like performance anxiety and focus, for breath is integral to the endless loop of homeostasis demanded by the central nervous system.

Exploring The Narrative: Practitioner Research And The Literature Review Process
Wednesday 30th November 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(London Time)

Exploring The Narrative: Practitioner Research And The Literature Review Process

Debbie Winter

Within this workshop, Debbie will explore the different types of literature review and will cover some helpful search strategies and potential methodologies. It is beneficial to students who are new to research. It will also raise important questions relating to the specific needs of a practitioner-researcher.

Supporting Trans And Gender Expansive Voices In The Music Classroom
Thursday 17th November 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Supporting Trans And Gender Expansive Voices In The Music Classroom

Dr Bridget Sweet

During this session, we will consider terminology surrounding the vocal mechanism, gender identification, sexual identity, and voice change. Perspectives from trans and gender-expansive musicians will be shared via multiple media sources. Practical teaching strategies and considerations for repertoire will also be discussed.

Getting The House In Order: Training Functional Register For CCM
Thursday 10th November 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Getting The House In Order: Training Functional Register For CCM

Chris Johnson

In this workshop, Chris will share how he assesses and trains the basic registers to benefit the voice as a whole. The added benefit is that the passaggio is also much easier to fathom when all registers are functional and contributing!

Warming Up And Cooling Down: A Guide To Their Use And Impact On Function
Thursday 3rd November 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Warming Up And Cooling Down: A Guide To Their Use And Impact On Function

Dr Kari Ragan

This workshop will present information on strategizing a vocal warm-up and cool-down routine, how and why to choose particular exercises, the difference between a vocal warm-up and vocal exercises focused on function.

The Tongue As A Gateway To Voice, Resonance, Style, And Intelligibility
Thursday 27th October 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Tongue As A Gateway To Voice, Resonance, Style, And Intelligibility

Angelika Nair

This course finally answers the question which has plagued voice users: how does the tongue affect my singing and how can I manipulate it for my purpose?

2 Part Course: Therapeutic Techniques For Healing The Injured Voice Suitable For SLPs/VRCs And Singing Teachers
Thursday 20th October 2022
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(London Time)

2 Part Course: Therapeutic Techniques For Healing The Injured Voice Suitable For SLPs/VRCs And Singing Teachers

Voice teachers and singers are invited to learn about the primary methods used in voice therapy for healing the injured voice.

2-Part Course: An Introduction To Endoscopic Interpretation
Thursday 13th October 2022
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(London Time)

2-Part Course: An Introduction To Endoscopic Interpretation

Voice Teachers and singers are invited to this course to learn about the voice through the lens of the endoscopic examination.

Dealing With Jaw Tension: Options For Singers
Thursday 13th October 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Dealing With Jaw Tension: Options For Singers

Walt Fritz

In this workshop, we will discuss the concept of jaw tension from multiple perspectives.

Voice Disorders: An Overview Of Common Pathologies And Indications For Management
Tuesday 11th October 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
(London Time)

Voice Disorders: An Overview Of Common Pathologies And Indications For Management

Participants will learn the various zones of the vocal folds and how lesions within particular regions point toward (or away from) problems with technique or overuse/misuse.

The Evolving Singing Voice: The Senior Years
Thursday 6th October 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Evolving Singing Voice: The Senior Years

Karen Brunssen

This short course draws information from Chapter 6 of Karen’s Book, The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Life Span – The Senescent Singer.

Integrating Neuro-Linguistic Programming Into Your Voice Work
Thursday 29th September 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Integrating Neuro-Linguistic Programming Into Your Voice Work

Paul McKenna

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is, at it’s core, a methodology of human modelling.

Fascia 101 For Singers With Jeremy Mossman
Thursday 22nd September 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Fascia 101 For Singers With Jeremy Mossman

Jeremy Mossman

One reason tension issues persist is because we address them in ways that are based on presumptions about our body that aren’t turning out to be true! Fascia is the real unsung hero of all that we do – let’s sing its praises together!

Articulatory Activity Of The Tongue, Jaw, And Lips During The Second Passaggio Acoustic Transition Of Female Singers
Thursday 15th September 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Articulatory Activity Of The Tongue, Jaw, And Lips During The Second Passaggio Acoustic Transition Of Female Singers

Richard Lissemore

Sopranos typically exhibit an acoustic modification between 600 and 700 Hz (on /ɑ/) during which second resonance (R2) tracking of the second harmonic (2fo) changes to first resonance (R1) tracking of the fundamental (fo).

Introduction To Vocal Psychotherapy
Thursday 8th September 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Introduction To Vocal Psychotherapy

Dr Diane Austin

Vocal Psychotherapy is a new model of music psychotherapy which uses the breath, natural sounds, songs and vocal improvisation. Vocal Psychotherapy takes place within a client therapist relationship and promotes intrapsychic and interpersonal growth and change.

Perceptual-Motor Learning In Voice Training
Thursday 28th July 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Perceptual-Motor Learning In Voice Training

Dr Kittie Verdolini Abbott

This course will provide an introduction to fundamental theoretical and empirical issues in perceptual-motor learning with specific applications to voice training.

Accent Coaching: Tips For Working With Actors, Singers, And Directors
Thursday 21st July 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Accent Coaching: Tips For Working With Actors, Singers, And Directors

Dr Rockford Sansom

This two-hour workshop explores accent coaching from a variety of perspectives and includes practical strategies for coaching clients.

Breathing And Support – “Oh No, Not That Old Chestnut”
Thursday 14th July 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Breathing And Support – “Oh No, Not That Old Chestnut”

Dr Ron Morris

This workshop will look at the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and how that works for singers.

Group Singing As A Complex Adaptive System (CAS)
Thursday 7th July 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Group Singing As A Complex Adaptive System (CAS)

Dr Dave Camlin

In this short course, Dr Dave Camlin will outline some of the implications of understanding group singing as a complex adaptive system (CAS).

Building A Healthy High Performance From The Inside
Thursday 30th June 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Building A Healthy High Performance From The Inside

Line Hilton

This session will help you assess your own resilience and give you some practical strategies and tools to help you build up your resilience so you can move forward, and upward.

From Flow Ball To Flow Phonation
Thursday 23rd June 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(London Time)

From Flow Ball To Flow Phonation

Filipa M.B. Lã

Unlike instrumentalists, singers need to coordinate non-visible internal systems (i.e., breathing, vibratory, resonatory and articulatory) to produce sounds capable of conveying musicality.

Mix (Voce Chiusa, Close Timbre): What It Is And Effective Ways To Induce It
Thursday 16th June 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Mix (Voce Chiusa, Close Timbre): What It Is And Effective Ways To Induce It

Ken Bozeman

The cause, sounds (auditory targets) and sensations (somatosense) of mix or voce chiusa will be described, and effective strategies offered for its training, independent of genre.

The Necessity Of Trauma-Informed Voice Practices: Impact, Research, Scope
Thursday 9th June 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Necessity Of Trauma-Informed Voice Practices: Impact, Research, Scope

Dr Elisa Monti

In this course, participants will learn about the definition and importance of the term “trauma-informed”.

Finding Your Authorial Voice In Academic Writing
Tuesday 31st May 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Finding Your Authorial Voice In Academic Writing

Debbie Winter

Drawing on the field of Applied Linguistics, this workshop examines stylistic devices used to enable an authorial voice in academic writing. The stringent rules at play in the academic field can paralyse the writer.

Sex Steroid Hormones: An Overview Of Their Impacts On Voice
Thursday 26th May 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(London Time)

Sex Steroid Hormones: An Overview Of Their Impacts On Voice

Filipa M.B. Lã

The first evidence that there is a relationship between sex steroid hormones and voice quality is found in the historical recordings and descriptions of the voice of the Castrati.

What Has The Last Two Decades Of Research On Singing And Health Taught Us? A Personal Reflection
Thursday 19th May 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

What Has The Last Two Decades Of Research On Singing And Health Taught Us? A Personal Reflection

Professor Stephen Clift

This course will help students develop the skills needed for critical interpretation of research studies, and the potential translation of their findings into practice.

Training Parameters For Emerging And Established Artists In CCM Styles
Thursday 12th May 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Training Parameters For Emerging And Established Artists In CCM Styles

Dr Trineice Robinson-Martin

This workshop is designed to explore training parameters for the continued development of emerging and established artists.

Working With Quantitative Research Methods As A Voice Practitioner Researcher: An Introduction
Thursday 12th May 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(London Time)

Working With Quantitative Research Methods As A Voice Practitioner Researcher: An Introduction

Dr David Juncos

This Research Hub will cover: Introduction to Quantitative Methods, Why use Quantitative Methods, The beginner quantitative researcher and the single case-study design, Possible contexts for this type of analysis, Examples in practice and Research ideas where this can be applied in practice.

Thinking Outside The Voice Box: Adolescent Voice Change In Music Education
Thursday 5th May 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Thinking Outside The Voice Box: Adolescent Voice Change In Music Education

Dr Bridget Sweet

The goal of this workshop is to encourage new and holistic ways of thinking about the [assigned at birth] female and [assigned at birth] male adolescent changing voice.

Allergies And The Voice
Wednesday 27th April 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Allergies And The Voice

Kate Cubley

A session exploring the impact of allergies on the voice, including ways to promote vocal health during hay fever season.

Exploring Training Contemporary Commercial Singers
Thursday 21st April 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Exploring Training Contemporary Commercial Singers

Dr Elizabeth Ann Benson

This interactive lecture and question/answer session will center on the research process and findings of the book Training Contemporary Commercial Singers (Compton, 2020).

Free Your Voice: Learn To Do Self Laryngeal Massage
Thursday 7th April 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
(London Time)

Free Your Voice: Learn To Do Self Laryngeal Massage

Melanie Tapson

This workshop will offer an introduction to laryngeal massage, a technique designed to help release tension for a clearer, more comfortable voice.

Singing And Covid/Long Covid
Wednesday 6th April 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing And Covid/Long Covid

Emily Foulkes

This session will explore some of the research surrounding the wider impacts of Covid and Long Covid.

Emotion Performance Pedagogy: Developing A Practical Pathway Of Emotion Access And Regulation For Performers
Thursday 31st March 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Emotion Performance Pedagogy: Developing A Practical Pathway Of Emotion Access And Regulation For Performers

Matthew Ellenwood

Articulating the need for practical emotion education for performers: using consent-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent pedagogy to develop sustainable rehearsal and performance practices

Can We Decolonise Our Voices?
Thursday 17th March 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Can We Decolonise Our Voices?

Nate Holder

In this course we will examine ideas of what a ‘good voice’ might be, and look at the ways in which pedagogy might be informed by the legacy of colonialism.

Trauma And Mental Health Awareness Course For Singing Teachers/Practitioners
Wednesday 9th March 2022
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Trauma And Mental Health Awareness Course For Singing Teachers/Practitioners

Emily Foulkes

This is for teachers who would like to gain an overview of the theory and some ideas for practical application, to move their practice towards being trauma and mental health aware.

Introduction To Performance Psychology
Thursday 10th March 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Introduction To Performance Psychology

Mel Toy

This short course is an introduction to topics relating to performance psychology which are covered in Voice Study Centre's MA Voice Pedagogy.

Systematic Approach To Kinesthetic Singing Tools
Thursday 3rd March 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Systematic Approach To Kinesthetic Singing Tools

Dr Kari Ragan

This workshop will focus on the use of kinesthetic singing tools during studio application. Kinesthetic singing tools provide a more expeditious approach to a new sensory experience than ongoing explanations by the teacher.

A Tonguecentric Pedagogy: Reframing The Conversation About This Important Structure
Thursday 24th February 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

A Tonguecentric Pedagogy: Reframing The Conversation About This Important Structure

Kerrie Obert believes that the tongue is the most important structure to learn about in singing and has shifted her pedagogical approach toward a “TongueCentric” one instead of one centered around the vocal folds.

 Singing for Health Research Conference Insights and Innovations
Friday 18th February 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing for Health Research Conference Insights and Innovations

Professor Stephen Clift
Dr Dave Camlin
Dr Hilary Moss
(+ 8 more hosts)

This prestigious online conference is a partnership between the Voice Study Centre, the Singing for Health Network, Royal College of Music, York St John University, University of Limerick and University College London.

What Is The Feldenkrais® Method And How Can It Be Applied To Vocal Learning?
Thursday 17th February 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

What Is The Feldenkrais® Method And How Can It Be Applied To Vocal Learning?

Robert Sussuma

Robert Sussuma, singer, voice teacher and Feldenkrais Practitioner™, has adapted the principles and movement strategies from the traditional Feldenkrais cannon and re-formatted them in new ways to assist in vocal learning for singers, actors and voice users of all levels.

Exercise Physiology And Motor Learning Principles In The Studio And The Practice Room
Thursday 10th February 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(London Time)

Exercise Physiology And Motor Learning Principles In The Studio And The Practice Room

John Nix

This class will outline key concepts in exercise physiology and motor learning, and provide examples of how these concepts might be applied to training singers and practicing.

Building Rigour into the Literature Review Process: Literature Review Methodology, Searches and Qualitative Data
Tuesday 8th February 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Building Rigour into the Literature Review Process: Literature Review Methodology, Searches and Qualitative Data

Debbie Winter

Since the rise of Cochrane and the systematic review process, there has been a call for a greater degree of rigour in qualitative literature reviews.

Thirty Years of Interviews with Adolescent Boys: Why They Sing & Why They Don't
Thursday 3rd February 2022
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

This course will cover ways to: keep boys enrolled in choral singing during adolescence, facilitate the return to choral singing by boys who withdraw, and develop active and successful recruitment/retention strategies for different types of schools and choral situations.

Motor Theory of Articulation: Optimising Efficiency in Diction And Language
Thursday 13th January 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Motor Theory of Articulation: Optimising Efficiency in Diction And Language

Heidi Moss

This short course will view our articulator mechanism from the top-down. A deeper understanding of how the brain executes a complex, coordinated task like speech and singing, will enable singers and teachers to design more targeted approaches with greater efficiency.

Models, Concepts and Methods of Vocal Education with Dr Motje Wolf
Thursday 9th December 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Models, Concepts and Methods of Vocal Education with Dr Motje Wolf

Dr Motje Wolf

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

The Neuroscience of Emotion: Individuality, Interpretation, and Anxiety
Thursday 2nd December 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Neuroscience of Emotion: Individuality, Interpretation, and Anxiety

Heidi Moss

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

Staying In Lane: Exploring The Boundary Line Between Teaching Singing And Therapeutic Practice
Thursday 2nd December 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(London Time)

Staying In Lane: Exploring The Boundary Line Between Teaching Singing And Therapeutic Practice

Kate Cubley
Pippa Anderson
Natalie Eastwood
(+ 5 more hosts)

Our open-access symposium will explore the ethical codes of teaching singing and engaging in therapeutic practice. It will form the first of a series of symposia examining the tensions between teaching/coaching and therapy.

The Use Of Supraglottic Constrictions In Singing
Thursday 18th November 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Use Of Supraglottic Constrictions In Singing

Dr Marco Guzmán

This 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.

2-Part Course Acceptance and Commitment Training for Enhancing Music Performance
Thursday 4th November 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

2-Part Course Acceptance and Commitment Training for Enhancing Music Performance

Dr David Juncos

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.

From Stage to Sage Research Hub
Thursday 4th November 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(London Time)

From Stage to Sage Research Hub

Debbie Winter
Dr Motje Wolf
Teresa Shaw
(+ 2 more hosts)

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.

Working with Muscle Tension in Singers
Wednesday 2nd November 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(London Time)

Working with Muscle Tension in Singers

Leda Scearce

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

Beyond 4/4 Time
Thursday 28th October 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Beyond 4/4 Time

Kim Chandler

From analysing and singing through pop song excerpts across the eras, this interactive workshop will introduce music based on a range of other time signatures including odd meters, compound meters, cross rhythms etc.

Janice Chapman In Conversation With James Platt: Honing Your Pedagogical Skills
Thursday 21st October 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Janice Chapman In Conversation With James Platt: Honing Your Pedagogical Skills

Professor Janice Chapman
James Platt

This workshop is designed primarily for teachers and singers of classical voice and will introduce the following concepts with in-depth discussions, practical examples and Q&A’s.

Cross Training Musical Theatre Singers
Thursday 14th October 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Cross Training Musical Theatre Singers

Mary Saunders Barton

This workshop will focus on playful ways to produce a wide range of vocal sounds, tracking speaking and singing as a single integrated arc.

An Overview Of The Research Into Singing And Mental Health
Monday 11th October 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

An Overview Of The Research Into Singing And Mental Health

Emily Foulkes

This session will provide an overview of some of the key research into Singing and Mental Health with a focus on group singing. It will present some of the research specifically on Covid-19 and mental health and some of the emerging research on singing during covid.

Water Resistance Therapy For Voice Training: Research Findings And Practical Demonstrations
Thursday 7th October 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Water Resistance Therapy For Voice Training: Research Findings And Practical Demonstrations

Dr Marco Guzmán

This course was designed to provide information about the variables that need to be controlled during WRT based on research findings. Practical demonstrations on how to properly performs WRT are also considered.

Inclusive and Equitable strategies for Speech, Accent and Dialect Training
Thursday 30th September 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Inclusive and Equitable strategies for Speech, Accent and Dialect Training

Daron Oram

In this seminar Daron will talk through the context of his research at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, identifying some of the ways in which traditional approaches to training can dysconsciously discriminate against students in terms of race, class, regionality, and internationality.

Online Research Symposium: Singing, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion
Friday 24th September 2021
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
(London Time)

Online Research Symposium: Singing, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion

Dr Motje Wolf
Emily Foulkes
Johann van der Sandt
(+ 2 more hosts)

The Voice Study Centre and De Montfort University’s Mary Seacole Research Centre are delighted to announce their next online symposium on Singing, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion.

Navigating Singing Voice Acoustics Research: Translating Theory into Practice
Thursday 23rd September 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Navigating Singing Voice Acoustics Research: Translating Theory into Practice

Joshua Glasner

This seminar will present an approach to seeking out, comprehending, and applying cutting-edge singing voice acoustics research.

An Introduction to Linklater Voice Work
Tuesday 21st September 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(London Time)

An Introduction to Linklater Voice Work

Deborah Garvey

Linklater Voice Work was developed by world-renowned practitioner Kristin Linklater.  It is taught on actor training programmes across the world and attracts actors, singers, anyone interested in exploring and unlocking the potential of their voice.

Designing Exercises for the Classical and Contemporary Singer
Thursday 16th September 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Designing Exercises for the Classical and Contemporary Singer

John Nix

We are excited to present this highly informative, interactive workshop with John Nix on Designing Exercises for the Classical and Contemporary Singer. John will examine the following:

Training The Vocal Athlete: Strategies For Efficient Belting
Thursday 9th September 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Training The Vocal Athlete: Strategies For Efficient Belting

Marci Daniels Rosenberg
Dr Wendy LeBorgne

Using interactive models with participants and evidence-based exercises, this workshop will address the needs of this specialized population including strategies to maximize strength and coordination, as well as specialized exercises to facilitate healthy belting and balanced voice production.

The Vowel Space: an Experiential Workshop
Tuesday 7th September 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(London Time)

The Vowel Space: an Experiential Workshop

Jeremy Sortore

Participants will explore kinesthetic, movement-based tools for developing an embodied understanding of vocal tract shape, tongue movement and position in the production of vowel sounds across human language contexts.

The Developing Voice
Thursday 2nd September 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Developing Voice

Karen Brunssen

This presentation will outline those changes alongside the consequential expectations for the coordinated effort and interplay of respiration, vibration, and resonance when singing.

A Season of Change: Female Voice during Midlife and the Menopausal Transition
Thursday 29th July 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

A Season of Change: Female Voice during Midlife and the Menopausal Transition

Joanne Bozeman

Voice changes during the menopausal transition are frequently reported, but are under-studied in voice research and largely overlooked in pedagogical resources.

The Case for Acoustic Registers, & Mapping and Motivating the Necessary Migrations of Sound and Sensation Across Range
Thursday 22nd July 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Case for Acoustic Registers, & Mapping and Motivating the Necessary Migrations of Sound and Sensation Across Range

Ken Bozeman

This course will explain the timbral contributions and limitations of laryngeal input and compare them to those arising from the acoustic relationships between voice source inherent harmonics and the resonances of the vocal tract.

Application of Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy for CCM Singing
Thursday 15th July 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Application of Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy for CCM Singing

Chadley Ballantyne

In this short course, participants will learn how to distinguish low and high-frequency energy in the singing voice, discern the effect that high-frequency energy has on the sound we hear, and enhance resonance strategies for singing with speech sounds and novel uses of white noise.

Designing and Customizing Vocal Exercises for Singing Voice Rehabilitation
Thursday 24th June 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Designing and Customizing Vocal Exercises for Singing Voice Rehabilitation

Leda Scearce

In this workshop, Leda Scearce will lead us through areas such as singing voice habilitation vs. rehabilitation, and rationale and considerations for selecting exercises.

Singing Hot And Cool: The Polyvagal Theory And Vocal Pedagogy
Thursday 17th June 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing Hot And Cool: The Polyvagal Theory And Vocal Pedagogy

Joanna Cazden

The polyvagal theory details the remarkable role of this nerve bundle in the evolution of voice and speech communication, and affirms the power of the voice as an instantaneous transmitter of ANS status, both in daily life communication and between artist and audience.

The Nature Of Empathy And Its Relevance For Voice Work
Thursday 10th June 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Nature Of Empathy And Its Relevance For Voice Work

Joanna Cazden

This presentation will combine research from animal studies, neurology, and social psychology, plus real-life examples, leading to suggestions for effective teaching and impactful artistry.

A Football Player Pirouettes: Principles and Application for Cross-Training
Thursday 27th May 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

A Football Player Pirouettes: Principles and Application for Cross-Training

Dr Kari Ragan

In the past decade, the emerging benefits of cross-training voices have provided insight into developing healthy, efficient, and versatile singers.

Sing to Beat Parkinson's Fundraising Workshop
Thursday 20th May 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Sing to Beat Parkinson's Fundraising Workshop

Nicola Wydenbach
Sing To Beat

This workshop will be led by Nicola Wydenbach, the Director of Training at Sing to Beat Parkinson’s. It will give you an overview of Singing to Beat Parkinson’s and will introduce you to practical exercises used by practitioners.

Low Male Voices (LMVs): Development, Technique, and Repertoire
Thursday 13th May 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Low Male Voices (LMVs): Development, Technique, and Repertoire

Dann Mitton

During this workshop, Dann Mitton explores the Development, Techniques, and Repertoire favored for Low Male Voices (LMVs).

Introduction to Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method: A Body-Based Approach To Singing Contemporary Commercial Music
Thursday 6th May 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Introduction to Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method: A Body-Based Approach To Singing Contemporary Commercial Music

Jeanie LoVetri

In this workshop, Jeanette LoVetri presents an introduction to world-renowned Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method.

Neuroscience-based Vocal Pedagogy
Thursday 22nd April 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Neuroscience-based Vocal Pedagogy

Heidi Moss

Vocal pedagogy should be a dynamic process, and the hope is that this exploration will encourage singers and teachers to think outside the box. Given the rapid pace of neuroscience research, dogmas can actually change in a short amount of time resulting in paradigm shifts that can be small or seismic.

Biofeedback in Vocal Pedagogy: Real-time success using mobile application technology
Thursday 15th April 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Biofeedback in Vocal Pedagogy: Real-time success using mobile application technology

Heidi Moss

This lecture will teach the science of biofeedback, how it relates to singing, and demonstrate the value of biofeedback for specific pedagogical aims.

Two Part Course: Introduction to Accent Training and Accent Coaching
Wednesday 31st March 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Two Part Course: Introduction to Accent Training and Accent Coaching

Dr Rockford Sansom

This training course is a two part course of online active workshops. You will receive four hours of live training from course leader Dr Rockford Sansom.

4 Part Coaching and Mentoring Course
Tuesday 9th March 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

4 Part Coaching and Mentoring Course

Teresa Shaw

This four-part course will introduce you to the main principles and core skills of coaching and mentoring. You will explore coaching theory, perspectives and models and will have the chance to develop your practical skills with interactive sessions.

Acoustic 'Tips and Tricks' for the Classical Treble Voice
Thursday 18th March 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Acoustic 'Tips and Tricks' for the Classical Treble Voice

Kelley Hijleh

This course will focus on areas such as; Mapping the first vocal tract resonance, .apping the second vocal tract resonance and when to tune and detune vocal tract resonances for a clear middle and a smooth transition into high voice.

Brain, Movement, and Song
Thursday 4th March 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Brain, Movement, and Song

Dr Michel Belyk

This workshop will provide a gross overview of brain anatomy with a focus on how the brain controls movement, and the voice in particular.

Acceptance and Commitment Training for Music Performance Anxiety 3 Part Course
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Acceptance and Commitment Training for Music Performance Anxiety 3 Part Course

Dr David Juncos

In this 3-part course, you will learn how to detect symptoms of music performance anxiety (MPA) among your students and whether those symptoms are problematic or not.

Shouldering The Blame - Exploring the Upper Body In Voice Training & Rehabilitation
Tuesday 16th February 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Shouldering The Blame - Exploring the Upper Body In Voice Training & Rehabilitation

Chris Johnson

One reasonably well explored principle in voice production is how the breathing system can and does adapt to the larynx, be it the register, resistance or possibly a pathological problem.

Singing for Health and Trauma 5 Week Course
Wednesday 13th January 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing for Health and Trauma 5 Week Course

Emily Foulkes

A course which combines research, theory and practice to equip Singing and Voice practitioners with knowledge and practical skills to understand how Singing can promote Mental Health and Well-being.

Introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework
Thursday 14th January 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework

Jedd Owen-Ellis Clark

This is a 2 hour introductory session into Fitzmaurice Voicework®, aiming to help you sense the fundamentals of the work, connect to your own learning and experience of the body:voice, and give you possible openings of curiosity into allowing the voice to be unique, authentic, present, resonant, alive and communicative.

Singing for Health Network Series Workshop 5: Singing for Parkinson's
Thursday 10th December 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing for Health Network Series Workshop 5: Singing for Parkinson's

Elizabeth Drwal Stuttard

This course will help you to gain a holistic understanding of the symptoms of Parkinson’s and understand the neural, cognitive, and motor learning challenges present within sessions. Teachers and facilitators will experience how to use their existing knowledge of vocal pedagogy and body mapping to create an enhanced singing programme specifically targeting the needs of their clients.

Singing for Health Network Series Workshop 4: Singing for Stroke
Thursday 3rd December 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing for Health Network Series Workshop 4: Singing for Stroke

Sophie Garner

The session will cover: Stroke and the population Brain function and personality Types of brain injury Depression and brain injury Working with the client group Developing an evidence based framework Exercises to take away

Singing for Health Network Series Workshop 3: Singing for Lung Health
Thursday 26th November 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing for Health Network Series Workshop 3: Singing for Lung Health

Phoene Cave

This workshop will be delivered by Phoene Cave and will be different to one presented for the Voice Geek Conference.

In Aid of the Voices Foundation Charity: An Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring
Tuesday 24th November 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

In Aid of the Voices Foundation Charity: An Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring

Teresa Shaw

This Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring webinar will provide an overview of coaching theories that can be applied within a performance context. Coaching is extensively used within the corporate and executive world and is ideal for those entrepreneurial teachers looking to expand their range of services.

Singing for Health Network Series Workshop 2 Singing for Chronic Pain
Thursday 19th November 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing for Health Network Series Workshop 2 Singing for Chronic Pain

Emily Foulkes

This session will cover: What is pain? Research summary of singing and its potential to support pain management Implications for practice based on evidence and research Case study of Cornwall programme

Singing for Health Network Series Workshop 1 Singing for Trauma, Depression and Anxiety
Thursday 12th November 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing for Health Network Series Workshop 1 Singing for Trauma, Depression and Anxiety

Emily Foulkes

An introduction to Singing for Mental Health research The impact of trauma on mental and physical health Evidence based approaches to working with children and young people Delivering an online Singing and Mindfulness programme for adults with anxiety and/or depression – outcomes and findings of a small scale research project

Working with Transgender Vocalists: An Overview
Tuesday 27th October 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Working with Transgender Vocalists: An Overview

Liz Jackson Hearns

Liz Jackson Hearns guides voice teachers through an interactive online training to serve transgender and non-binary students. Topics include cultural responsiveness, considerations for voice range and repertoire, hormone therapy for singers, and techniques for gender-perceived voice.

Beyond the Major Scale: Engaging The Ear And Voice In Vocal Exercises
Tuesday 13th October 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Beyond the Major Scale: Engaging The Ear And Voice In Vocal Exercises

Kim Chandler

Vocal exercises are used by singers and singing teachers alike to help develop, refine and establish various aspects of vocal technique. But vocal exercises can also be harnessed to develop a singer’s musicianship alongside technique.

Understanding Dysmusia
Tuesday 29th September 2020
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(London Time)

Understanding Dysmusia

Deborah Aloba

This one 1 hour webinar will relate to the work that Deborah has undertaken in relation to exploring the best methods of teaching students who present with learning difficulties and in particular dyslexia.

The Integration Of A Science-Informed Approach To The Application Of Teaching Singing
Thursday 24th September 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Integration Of A Science-Informed Approach To The Application Of Teaching Singing

Dr Kari Ragan

This workshop focuses on practical application and is based on Kari’s recent book Systematic Approach to Voice: The Art of Studio Application” published by Plural Publishing. It looks at working with techniques with three key singers.

One More Time with Feeling; The Use of Emotion for Training Singers
Tuesday 1st September 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(London Time)

One More Time with Feeling; The Use of Emotion for Training Singers

Katrina Sheppeard

How does emotion affect the voice, and can it be harnessed as a tool in Western classical vocal pedagogy? Eminent voice pedagogues do use emotion as a pedagogical tool and have described their experience of its usefulness anecdotally (Bozeman, 2013 and 2017; Chapman, 2007; Williams, 2019).

Singing in the Brain
Thursday 20th August 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(London Time)

Singing in the Brain

Heidi Moss

This 5 hour series on Singing in the Brain will be structured as follows: THE BASICS: anatomy and physiology of the the singer-brain EVOLUTION and VOCAL LEARNING: a paradigm for practice MOTOR LEARNING THEORY: understanding the applications for a unique system EMOTIONS: what are they? how do we use them (or not use them) in singing? CURRENT RESEARCH: applying new ideas to vocal pedagogy

Working with Spoken Voice
Tuesday 25th August 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(London Time)

Working with Spoken Voice

Barbara Houseman

This workshop will be tailored to the needs & interests of the group. Areas that MAY be covered are: Mindfulness and it’s role in vocal training, Dealing with the inner critic, Working with text & song and Resonance

An Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork
Wednesday 5th August 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

An Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork

Dr Rockford Sansom

This two-hour workshop is an introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork (KTS), which is a leading voice, speech, and accent training methodology in theatre conservatories worldwide...