Busy Weekend with BAPAM

British Association of Performing Arts Medicine Full day of meetings on Friday 15th for The Healthy Conservatoire; discussing variety of topics from Body Image awareness in costume fittings to hearing protection for musicians. All really important topics. Saturday 16th was a training day for clinicians and educators. I was on a panel discussing the interface […]

Jenevora’s Running Commentary

The first in a series of films about singing and teaching singing. This one is all about economy and efficiency – do less and wiggle it! Click here to see the short film.

VocalFri podcast interview

A few weeks ago in Philadelphia, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Nicholas Perna alongside Sarah Welch Pigott and Leah Oswalt. We had a really lovely chat about all things to do with teaching, voice research, children and chickens. You can catch the podcast here:   

Voice Foundation Symposium, Philadelphia 2019

Five days of voice science, health and pedagogy. I’m absolutely buzzing and my head is crammed with new information; the Voice Foundation Symposium in Philadelphia has been an amazing experience. My paper presentation was great fun, it’s now on my youtube channel I met so many old friends and made many more new ones. I’m […]

Voice Foundation Symposium, Philadelphia

I’ve just been given a full award by VASTA to enable me to travel to Philadelphia and present a paper at this amazing international conference. I’m speaking about my research with adolescent boys singers: “Which Sung Pitch Range is Best for Boys during Voice Change?” The symposium will be full of the world’s leading voice scientists […]

Mentoring – it’s official!

Having just gained a distinction in my Level 7 Coaching and Mentoring course, I’m now a full member of the Association for Coaching.  Any teacher can benefit from the bespoke guidance that mentoring offers, whether you are new to teaching or just looking to update and refresh your ideas. Not every teacher is able to […]

Teaching Young Voices – celebrating!

Some numbers to celebrate: 106 teachers have been on one of my three-day Teaching Young Voices courses 26 of them now have completed certificates in Teaching Young Voices I hear news of their successes every week, I’m so proud of them all! Here’s some feedback from the last course we did, in Oxford: “The course […]

Life Cycle of the Voice – new films now available

In association with Voice Workshop we have made a series of films about the voice through the lifespan: developmental stages through childhood and adolescence, the effect of hormones on the voice including pregnancy and menopause, and finally the ageing voice. The films are taken from a live presentation on this subject and have numerous recordings […]

Teaching Young Voices Certificates – many more to celebrate

This course is now so popular, there are numerous teachers coming on the courses, many of whom are then going on the complete a written portfolio of their teaching for the certification option. Since I last posted, we can add: Mark McCombs Victoria Hall Tara Leiper Amanda Walters Eleanor Mottershead Emily Owen Laura Brown Lindsay […]