Teaching

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 Training tab at the top of the page for existing courses that you could join.

For details of the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Applied Professional Practice (Vocal Pedagogy) use this link

“I just feel the irresistible urge to tell you how glad I am I met you in my path. You’re so inspiring. I loved having you as a tutor. Cannot thank you enough – really mean it. The way you speak, present information is so simple, yet so splendidly put. It’s just mind blowing, honestly. I do hope to meet you again, and soon!” PGCert Student

Private Lessons
Teaching Young Voices
How the Voice Works
Vocal Health for Singers
Voice Use in the Classroom
Singing for Boys
Practical Choral Workshop
What is Warming up?
Private Lessons
These can be at my home in Guildford, Surrey, or via Skype to anywhere in the world. Lessons may focus on more advanced vocal technique or rehabilitation following vocal problems. I teach students at all levels; children who show an aptitude for singing, adolescents with ambition, undergraduates, postgraduates and professional singers. I have taught a variety of styles to professional performance level, including Classical and Musical Theatre.My rehabilitation work is with singers of all ages and abilities, from amateur choral singers to international soloists. These sessions tend to be booked as a group of three lessons with the possibility of future follow-up if needed.

“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 session 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

Course details:The Developing Voice – Singing Teachers

The Developing Voice – Choral Directors:Class Teachers

Adolescent Voices – Singing Teachers

Adolescent Voices – Choral Directors:Class Teachers

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  How the Voice Works
Have you ever really wanted a clear, step-by-step guide to the workings of the human voice? This covers breathing, the action of the larynx as well as the effect of the throat, mouth and nose on the resonant properties of the sound. All of this is dependent on an overall sense of poise and balance with the whole body and mind as a flexible interactive unit.

“The response from the choir has been really enthusiastic – you have given us all so much stuff to think about but in a way which was easy to grasp and immediately rewarding to put into practice.”Choir conductor and ABRSM examiner

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Vocal Health for Singers

All voice users suffer from ill health at some time. Find out how to minimise the vocal fatigue suffered as a result of overuse or misuse. You can also learn about the effects of medications, environmental factors, ageing, and of course – stress.

“It was a magnificent day: I am so pleased that I came.”Choral course director

Course Details:Vocal Health for Voice Users

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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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Singing for Boys
Boys’ interest in formal music making often tails off by the age of 11 or 12. How can we engage their interest and keep music relevant and enjoyable? Boys thrive when music is physical, high quality, interactive and not in direct competition with sport. It is also crucial for us to understand the physical process of adolescent voice change, so that boys can continue to enjoy singing with the voices they have now, as well as enabling healthy development of their future voice.

“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

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Practical Choral Workshop
Give your choir a fresh approach to their singing. Begin with an effective warm-up and move through some quick and easy ways to improve the overall sound. Your singers will learn the basics of how their voices work, as well as clarifying a number of old wives’ tales. The ultimate outcome we aim for is vocal efficiency – or ‘more sound for less effort’.

“I have learned a new way to sing and breathe now. Thank you very much for making that long journey to give us the most enjoyable workshop I’ve attended in 21 years.”Daventry Choral Society member

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What is Warming Up?

It is universally acknowledged that warming up is essential for all performers, whether they are musicians, dancers or athletes. This guide to warm-ups is based on research findings in sports medicine. You can learn not only the most effective activities, but also the best order in which they should be done.

“I really enjoyed the work you did, it made so much sense and really clicked. I came away incredibly enthused.”Summer Music Course Leader

Course Details:Warm-ups for singers

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