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Introduction To Vocal Psychotherapy

Thursday 8th September 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

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.

I believe the voice is the primary instrument and the reasons for this belief will be discussed and illuminated.

This presentation will also describe the genesis of this model and include experiential games and exercises that will further clarify aspects of vocal psychotherapy.

Examples of vocal holding and free associative singing, two of the main methods of this model, will be played and discussed along with adaptations that are possible.

There will be time at the conclusion for Q&A.

Dr Diane Austin

Dr Diane Austin, LCAT is the Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in NYC, NY, where she has maintained a private practice in music and vocal psychotherapy...

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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...