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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.

Advanced Anatomy Course

This was such a success – fully booked with 25 lovely students – singing teachers, speech therapists and one laryngeal massage specialist! Here are some of the comments:
“Thank you for this course, it’s so important that things like this happen”
“I found it all useful – some of immediate practical value, some simply knowledge-broadening and fascinating”
“Great balance between the three speakers. All coming from a slightly different approach which I felt was so important to see – excellent”
“All very useful, informative and I enjoyed immersing myself completely, thank you for three amazing days!”
“A wonderfully diverse group of professionals to share ideas and experiences with whilst learning new information taught by true experts”
“There were lots of elements to each day that I could use in my own vocal development and also the development of my students”
“It was all fabulous!”

Three teachers gain Certificate in Teaching Young Voices

Rachel Marsh (Cardiff), Elspeth Hayes (SE Ireland) and Nikki Wallis (Oxford) have all gained a distinction in their certificate.

Congratulations to them – it’s been months of hard work.

Teaching Young Voices

We’re now getting teachers with Distinctions across the board in their TYV Certification. The next course will be August 21-23 2017. Book now!

Vocal Health for ‘Sound Connections’

Wednesday 9th November – coming up soon in London, an afternoon on how to look after your voice. More details here: http://www.sound-connections.org.uk/news/trainer-profile-an-interview-with-dr-jenevora-williams

Brand New Course in Anatomy

Advanced Anatomy for Voice Professionals 9-11 April 2017

This course is an absolute first in the UK. It is aimed at voice practitioners who already have a working knowledge of anatomy and function but who wish to gain a deeper understanding in order to further their practice. For the three day residential intensive, I am joined by Dr Alan Watson (lecturer in Anatomy at Cardiff University, author of ‘The Biology of Musical Performance’) and Declan Costello (ENT consultant and Voice expert). You can either attend the residential course as a standalone option or pursue full certification.

For further details please click here

New film interview

Here’s a recent film interview made by Steve Giles, in it I’m talking about teaching young singers.

Teaching Young Voices

The first course in August 2016 is such a success, we have plans to run another course in February 2017. There’s definitely a lot of enthusiasm for finding out more about this subject, as well as for gaining a recognised certification.

Associate Scheme

Singing Teacher Associate Scheme

This innovative and much-needed qualification will give you, your students and your employers the full reassurance that you have reached a high standard of knowledge and practice in the teaching of young singers.

The first stage will be the completion of the Teaching Young Voices Certificate

If this is completed satisfactorily, you will be invited to continue on the scheme for mentoring, lesson observation and one-to-one tutoring for a further six months.

At the end of this time, you will be a fully accredited Dr Jenevora Williams Associate Teacher; your students will be in safe hands.

If you would like to be considered for this scheme, please contact me and apply for a place on the Teaching Young Voices Course, 20-22 Aug 2016.