The Voice Pedagogy Research Forum

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April 2021

The Voice Pedagogy Research Forum is a new event showcasing Voice Workshop’s MA student research.

The presentations delivered by our MA students are part of their final exam project and will cover a diverse range of Voice Pedagogy research.

The Research Forum will generate funding for a new Singing for Health group supported by a Cornwall-based charity. This music for well-being charity houses the Singing for Health Network which now forms part of our Social Corporate Responsibility commitment.

This is a unique opportunity to hear about a variety of Voice Pedagogy research, while contributing to fundraising for an important charity.

The research presentations will be held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April and you can find out more about each research project below.

Access to the two-day event is free, but we do ask for a small donation of £10.00 to the just giving page indicated below.

If you would like to attend, please register by filling in the form below, or email

We look forward to seeing you there!

Student Presentation Schedule

Saturday 24th April 2021

  1. Avril Crawford – 10am-10.45am: Attitudes to Male Adolescent Voice Change: Contemporary Commercial and Musical Theatre Singing 
  2. Deborah Aloba – 10.45am-11.30am: An Investigation into whether exercises created for the ears via bone conduction can maintain and enhance hearing and listening in the aging singer
  3. Emma Hewitt – 11.30am-12.15pm: Restoring a student’s head, neck and trunk relationship. A critical reflection of a teaching strategy created to minimise forward head position for singers
  4. Break: 12.15pm-1pm
  5. Mark Bennett – 1pm-1.45pm: Flipping the Singing Studio

Sunday 25th April 2021

  1. Joanna Sear – 10.00am-10.45am: Popular Music (PM) Voice Pedagogy:  What should our teachers be teaching? A potential curriculum for the training of Rock, Pop, R&B and Soul singing teachers
  2. Michaela Bartoskova – 10.45am-11.30am: An Investigation into the Impact of Emotions on the Voice and the Body, based on Multi-Disciplinary Practitioners Comparisons 
  3. Nicole Gill – 11.30am-12.15pm: An investigation into how a thorough understanding of learning theory can inform the creation of a teacher training course in vocal distortion
  4. Break: 12.15pm-1pm
  5. Sarah Mahony – 1pm-1.45pm: Acceptance and commitment coaching for music performance anxiety: Piloting a six-week group course with undergraduate dance & musical theatre students 

The Voice Pedagogy Research Forum Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April 2021

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