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Another certificated Teacher of Young Voices

Congratulations to Alison Harvey for gaining a Distinction in her certificate. A lovely teacher with a thoughtful, structured and imaginative approach to teaching.

MA in Vocal Pedagogy – Brand New Course, the first in the UK

This is the most exciting project I’ve ever been involved with! We now have the course that so many teachers have been wanting to undertake, and it’s accessible and ready to roll.

The line-up of experts is stunning – please take a look here

This is the result of years of planning and piloting other courses. We’ve consulted MA course leaders all over the world; as a result we have put together a combination of fascinating study days along with really flexible private study and research options.

Finally – compare the cost with other MA courses in the UK – it’s really good value for money.

Advanced Anatomy Certificate

We’ve just completed all the certifications from the first course: four Distinctions, two Merits and a Pass. That’s a huge amount of work from all the teachers involved, congratulations to:
Laura Adams, Carrie Birmingham, Rob Cates, Jane Dunton, Stephen King, Susan Parkes and Sarah Stone

Only just over a week to go before we do it all again with 20 more teachers, at least seven of whom are aiming to complete the certification.

Some of the comments we’ve had:

“I’ve really adored every element of the work. The Anatomy, the lectures, research, reading specialised papers, meeting new wonderful people and especially reconnecting with you! Thank you for an incredible experience and your patience with someone who hasn’t written an essay for 15 years.”

” I just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to partake in this course, I have absolutely loved the reading material (and the contact time especially!) I can honestly say I do believe it has enhanced my teaching in a very positive way. I hope to continue on to more courses, developing an even better understanding of the voice and how it works, and sharing that with my clients.”

PEVoC – an amazing conference

I’ve just spent three days immersed in presentations from the world’s leading voice scientists and practitioners, along with some fascinating and illuminating conversations over meals and coffee. It was just what I needed to inspire me for another year of teaching, training and mentoring.

Advanced Anatomy Certificate

Carrie Simone Birmingham has just gained a Distinction in her Advanced Anatomy Certificate. Two excellent pieces of work: one on Posture and Personality, and one on Breathiness in young singers. Well done Carrie!

Voice Council have published a short article in their newsletter

Do More by Doing Less – 3 Tips for Efficient Singing

Teaching Young Voices Certificate

Can I congratulate Emily Blows on gaining a distinction in her certificate. Lots of hard work and some really innovative teaching. Well done Emily!

Interview in iSing magazine

Here’s link to an interview I did with Debbie Winter, it’s all about teaching singing to children – with some useful exercises at the end. Link Here

Successful Masterclass

The masterclass in Guildford on June 4th was a huge success. We had some wonderful young singers, a real mix of ages and musical genres. Here are some of the comments:

“I just wanted to says a huge thank-you for Sunday; I really loved the day and found it so stimulating and useful.
It was lovely also to meet other teachers……I’m realising what an isolated job this can be. I’ve already started trying out some of the techniques this week, to great effect!”
“Would definitely love to see another masterclass – really useful experience.”
“Very many thanks indeed for the wonderful masterclass yesterday. Both L and I could not have enjoyed it more.
Much has been learnt and to see all that wonderful young talent has been simply magical.”
It looks as if I’ll be doing another one next year – watch this space…

Another Gains Certificate in Teaching Young Voices

I’d like to congratulate PETER TAYLOR from Sheffield on completing his extensive portfolio and gaining a DISTINCTION. Well done Peter – you’ve really deserved this one.