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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)

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.

Particular attention will be given to several key principles of physical training: overload, specificity, individuality, and reversibility.

Attendees will be given a table which summarizes various types of practice and feedback, details how such practice and feedback might be used in singing training, and current evidence on the strengths and weaknesses of each type for promoting immediate performance versus learning.

Ideas for implementing these principles in organizing a lesson and preparing for a recital will be shared.

John Nix

John Nix is Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy and chair of the voice area at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  His mentors include Barbara Doscher...

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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...