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EXPERIENCES

Our UK students share their experiences of studying the MA Voice Pedagogy.

Nicole Gill

‘I’ve been studying at Voice Study Centre for the past three years enrolled onto the full masters programme. The course is very well run and Voice Study Centre are very supportive throughout.

I’ve met some great friends through the course who all inspire me in my field of work.

Voice Study Centre places emphasis on professional work and I have spoken at a number of voice conferences to share my research. I would highly recommend them if you are considering studying vocal pedagogy.’

Nicole Gill

‘I’ve been studying at Voice Study Centre for the past three years enrolled onto the full masters programme. The course is very well run and Voice Study Centre are very supportive throughout.

I’ve met some great friends through the course who all inspire me in my field of work.

Voice Study Centre places emphasis on professional work and I have spoken at a number of voice conferences to share my research. I would highly recommend them if you are considering studying vocal pedagogy.’

Nicole Gill is a professional vocal coach and voice researcher from Hampstead, London. She used the MA Voice Pedagogy pathway to specialise in extreme vocals and she has presented her work to the Vocology in Practice Network. Her MA culminated in the design of a teacher training course for those working with distortion.
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Carrie Birmingham

‘Since first beginning my journey with Voice Study Centre back in 2016 I could never have imagined where I would be just a few years down the line. After initially starting the PGCert in Vocal Pedagogy a whole new world of knowledge, research and self-development was opened to me. From this starting point I have gone on to complete the MA in Applied Practice of Vocal Pedagogy obtaining a distinction and along this journey found my ‘inner researcher’ passion.

 

As well as learning so much under the guidance of Debbie’s prestigious training and gaining the opportunity to work with a diverse range of specialists from many disciplines, the course also enabled many new opportunities to myself.

I was privileged to have been selected to present my research at conferences such as the Music Education Singing Symposium 2016, Voice Geek Conference’s 2018 & 2019 & online 2020 conference, as well as the British Voice Association Choice for Voice, 2020.

The training and self-development provided by Voice Study Centre assisted me in obtaining my first teaching roles within HE institutes, alongside beginning a singing specialist volunteer role within the Liverpool NHS Voice Clinic.

I am now continuing my passion within research as a PGR student at the School of Music, University of Leeds focusing on Auditory Processing of the Singing Voice.

If you are looking to take part in a course which enables freedom, creativity, expression, specialisim and self-development surrounded by a professional and loving environment of training, then Voice Study Centre will not let you down.

The MA is more than just a masters and more than just advancing your CPD, it is a journey of friendship, support and community that will provide you with more than you could ever imagine.’

Carrie Birmingham

‘Since first beginning my journey with Voice Study Centre back in 2016 I could never have imagined where I would be just a few years down the line. After initially starting the PGCert in Vocal Pedagogy a whole new world of knowledge, research and self-development was opened to me. From this starting point I have gone on to complete the MA in Applied Practice of Vocal Pedagogy obtaining a distinction and along this journey found my ‘inner researcher’ passion.

 

As well as learning so much under the guidance of Debbie’s prestigious training and gaining the opportunity to work with a diverse range of specialists from many disciplines, the course also enabled many new opportunities to myself.

I was privileged to have been selected to present my research at conferences such as the Music Education Singing Symposium 2016, Voice Geek Conference’s 2018 & 2019 & online 2020 conference, as well as the British Voice Association Choice for Voice, 2020.

The training and self-development provided by Voice Study Centre assisted me in obtaining my first teaching roles within HE institutes, alongside beginning a singing specialist volunteer role within the Liverpool NHS Voice Clinic.

I am now continuing my passion within research as a PGR student at the School of Music, University of Leeds focusing on Auditory Processing of the Singing Voice.

If you are looking to take part in a course which enables freedom, creativity, expression, specialisim and self-development surrounded by a professional and loving environment of training, then Voice Study Centre will not let you down.

The MA is more than just a masters and more than just advancing your CPD, it is a journey of friendship, support and community that will provide you with more than you could ever imagine.’

Carrie Birmingham specialises in working with singers with hearing loss. Her final MA Voice Pedagogy project was an investigation into the impact of ear canal occlusion upon pitch accuracy and volume perception within singing. Carrie is now studying for her PhD with Leeds University where she is developing her work undertaken on the MA.
Vocal Pedagogy Research Resources

Jo Sear

Jo Sear is a Rock, Pop and Soul singer, teacher and researcher. She has recently established her Pop Up Vocal Training website where she delivers one to one training and singing teacher courses. She recently presented her work on a Popular Music Curriculum to the Choice for Voice conference in 2021 and has been asked to present at the BVA next year.
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Monika Sik Holm

Monika Sik Holm teaches at Chichester University, Italia Conti, and Bird College. She also owns and musically supervises Musikal Kollektivet in Norway. Throughout her studies, she has focused her projects on the vocal demands in the Musical Theatre industry.
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Amanda Murphy

Amanda Murphy is a professional singer and vocal coach originally from Ireland. She has focused her studies on working with deaf children, hearing loss and coaching and mentoring strategies.
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Elizabeth Stuttard

Elizabeth Stuttard is from Northern Ireland and she has used the programme to specialise in Singing and Parkinson’s disease. She has delivered training to key organisations as a result of her time on the MA.

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