Courses, workshops and seminars can be tailor-made to your own needs and specifications. These are the main subjects covered, they can be combined in a pick-and-mix format to give the ideal information for you or your group. Any of these subject areas can also be incorporated into a private lesson format.
Please look under the Future Courses tab at the top of the page for existing courses that you could join.
For details of the Postgraduate Certificate and MA in Vocal Pedagogy use this link
These can be at my home in Guildford, Surrey; I teach professional singers of all ages. I have taught a variety of styles to professional performance level, including Classical and Musical Theatre.I also offer specialised vocal rehabilitation work; this is for singers and actors who are recovering from vocal injury or who may have developed technical problems with their voice use.I am happy to give a consultation lesson to any singer of any age or genre.
“I’m sure I didn’t say it at the time but you really were something of a saviour for me – your style, approach and general amazingness made such a difference for me.” University Student
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for helping J on Saturday. Your approach with him was spot on – he is normally very shy so the fact that he spoke to you and made jokes says a lot about your skills with children!” Parent
“Thanks to your excellent advice I made it through a very demanding tour without losing my voice or suffering from anything but the odd moment of understandable vocal fatigue. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your help, this was a daunting challenge for me and I now feel a lot more confident with my voice in performance.” Actor
“I thought you would like to know that I passed my choir audition yesterday, it’s thanks to you that I am no longer nervous about singing to him one-to-one. Some of the others were nervous wrecks!” Choral Society member
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|Teaching Young Voices
Are you giving your young singers the best tools for strong and healthy singing? This course explores the vocal possibilities and limitations throughout the young singer’s development, this can be any stage from pre-school to undergraduate. Stages of development can, if required, specifically focus on the vital area of adolescent voice change in both girls and boys. Learning a technique for any physical skill is merely finding a way to perform the task with the minimum of effort – let’s help our young singers to make it easier for themselves!
“Thank you so very much for the informative, enjoyable hour you gave our class on Wednesday! I have heard so many positive comments from the students and I must say, I learned wonderful new things myself. Your lecture was so very well planned and clear. I loved the note sheet which accompanied the information. I’d never seen a handout quite like that before…it was wonderful. You are obviously passionate and gifted in this area and I can see that you must be a wonderful voice teacher. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” Voice Lecturer in Vocal Pedagogy, University of Denver, CO
“I have wanted to hear Jenevora for a while as all my teaching is with children, and I think she must be the most eminent and informed expert on young voices currently. She really did a fantastic presentation, so clear and beautifully illustrated, and I am very glad to be taking away the pictures/notes which amount to a mini text book of the important elements. Huge congratulations and thanks to her – I found her enthusiasm infectious and was very impressed by the thoroughness of her research.” Singing Teacher
“I could hear your influence in lessons throughout the building yesterday. Thanks again for a wonderful day!” Director, Voiceworks Studio, Cork
|Introduction to Teaching Singing
If you are new to teaching or considering extending your current career to covering individual lessons, this is the course for you. You may be fresh from college or you may be an experienced performer who wants to introduce another dimension to your work.
” A wonderful course which has inspired me to delve more. Lots of useful resources to take away and Dr Jenevora is just a wealth of inspiration and knowledge.”
“I cannot emphasise enough how helpful the course has been, particularly your feedback and answers to individual questions from course attendees. It has really helped me to understand key concepts I had been worrying over and provided ‘back up’ and clarity in what I need to work on in my teaching going forwards – particularly helpful when there’s so many books I want to read and courses I want to do to have a couple of immediate practical goals to work on. Thank you so much for this.”
|Singing Voice Rehabilitation
All voice users suffer from ill health at some time. This course is aimed at voice practitioners who already have a working knowledge of anatomy and function but who wish to gain a deeper understanding of voice disorders and post-clinical voice rehabilitation.This is of particular interest to teachers who wish to understand the impact of vocal misuse in singers. It is also an ideal foundation for any singing teacher wishing to work within a multi-disciplinary voice clinic.
Course Details: Singing Voice Rehabilitation
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|Voice Use in the Classroom
Although teachers have a job that makes huge demands on their voices, their training rarely equips them enough to cope with the rigours of their daily vocal activities. As a result, teachers are 32 times more likely to suffer from voice-related problems. Detailed guidelines for maintaining a healthy voice in the classroom, together with advice on what to do if things go wrong, make this an invaluable session for any teacher.
“Thank you so much for today. It was just what they needed and we all got so much out of it. It is a real skill to present a lot of complex information in a way which neither bamboozles the less knowledgeable nor patronises the more experienced! Thank you very much indeed for doing it so well.”Local music service provider, Professional development day
Course Details: Voice use in the classroom
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|Advanced Anatomy for Voice Professionals
This course 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. The content is not genre-specific, it does not follow any particular model and can be applied to any voice use. Past students have been Singing Teachers, Spoken Voice Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists, Osteopaths and Laryngeal Massage Therapists.
“I was watching the reactions of the delegates whilst you were presenting to them – they were entranced and clearly hugely grateful to be receiving such world-class education from someone as passionate, talented and down-to-earth as you.”Choral director and singer
Course Details: Advanced Anatomy
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|Voice and the Brain: Evolution, Emotion and Learning
We begin by considering the basic question of why we sing. This is investigated from an evolutionary and anthropological perspective, and gives us insights into the benefits of singing for health and wellbeing. Much of this is found ‘hard-wired’ into systems in the brain and leads us to the next questions of how we learn the skills that are involved in singing and voice use. There is a great deal of recent research into the acquisition of motor learning skills in sport; much of this is relevant for voice education, some needs to be adapted. We can also glean from the last 50 years of education research: what are the best models for teaching style and learning environments? Alongside this theoretical information, we will look into the neurological systems governing our responses at a much deeper level: the autonomic nervous system, vagal responses, emotions and primal sound.Course details: Voice and the Brain BOOK HEREBack to the top
Introduction to Voice AcousticsThis is a two-day course delivered alongside Professor David Howard from Royal Holloway, University of London. Understanding acoustics can often be the sticking point for singing teachers; on this course, we will gently lead you through an understanding of acoustics in order to understand what you are seeing and hearing in voice analyser software. “I really enjoyed the work you did, it made so much sense and really clicked. I came away incredibly enthused.Details here.
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|Choral Directors’ Guide to Singing
Choir Directors – here is a chance for you to find out what’s actually going on with your singers’ voices. With a more accurate knowledge of vocal function and technique, you will be in a far better position to advise and adjust the singing sound. This two-day course will give you a firm foundation in the knowledge and skills necessary to get the most out of your choir. We will also cover vocal changes across the lifespan, warm-ups (what are we warming-up and how) and some essential information on vocal health.
“Jenevora, thank you for those two sessions. They were about the most enlightening and inspiring two hours I have ever spent.”