Director and Team
Debbie Winter - Director
Debbie Winter (LLB Hons, MA) lectured in Law and sang professionally on the jazz scene before deciding to change careers and become a vocal coach where she noticed a lack of high-quality training provision and certification opportunities. This led to the development of Voice Workshop Ltd. Debbie worked in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University and leading UK based pedagogues to develop a unique training pathway in Professional Practice and Vocal Pedagogy.
This successful pathway generated a range of inspirational, innovative projects undertaken by the students involved. Voice Workshop Ltd has now achieved formal accreditation via University of Wales Trinity St David and a full MA Pathway in Voice Pedagogy has now been developed. This allows students to specialise in spoken or sung voice and is the only flexible route available in the UK.
Since the MA began, Debbie has mentored and examined the Postgraduate students through the degree. She is the academic lead responsible for recruiting the lecturing staff, designing and modifying the syllabus, lecturing in qualitative research methods and managing the student projects. Debbie was also nominated for the Student Led Teaching Fellowship awards for her outstanding work on the programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University and was the only external provider to ever receive such recognition. The programme was also shortlisted for the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence for the development of an Outstanding Music Educational Product in 2019. She is currently in the process of establishing a PhD pathway with UWTSD and is passionate about student progression and achievement.
Debbie has also, recently established the popular, rapidly growing Facebook group Voice Geek which consists of 3.7k members. This popular discussion forum shares and discusses new research involving the voice. The Voice Geek conferences have also been established to enable new researchers to present alongside leading pedagogues and both successful conferences presented Keynote speakers such as Ken Bozeman, Kerrie Obert, Carolyn McGettigan and resident speaker Jenevora Williams. The conference mission statement was fulfilled enabling new researchers to present alongside established pedagogues reflecting Debbie’s commitment to educational inclusivity and development.
Danielle Moughton - Graduate Trainee
Danielle Moughton recently graduated from the University of Suffolk, where she obtained a 2:1 Criminology degree with honours. She worked at a managerial level at Tesco’s Superstores and was fast tracked onto the talent programme before making the difficult decision to return to full-time Higher Education and complete her degree.
She has joined Voice Workshop on a graduate progression track and is expanding her role into marketing and educational learning where she will be given opportunities to gain a postgraduate qualification and develop expertise in the field of both Education and Marketing.
Darcie Bond - Salaried Graduate Intern
Darcie is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics, holding a BSc International Social and Public Policy. She is experienced at working within both academic and administrative environments and is hoping to use her time at the Voice Workshop to develop deeper insight into the complexities of higher education deliverance, before going on to begin her MA at Columbia University. She is interested in addressing social and educational inequalities through policy making and is gaining further experience in this area through formulating and delivering policies for the Voice Workshop’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Darcie is a musician herself, with a background in choral music. She became a cathedral chorister at Salisbury Cathedral at a young age, where she also developed further as a French Horn player and pianist. She is excited to ground this experience alongside a wider understanding of the voice from an academic and pedagogical perspective, through working at the Voice Workshop.
Tegen-Sophie Spinks - Marketing & P.R. Officer
Tegen has obtained a triple distinction in Performing Arts Production BTEC and graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with a degree in Events Management. She has worked in admin and marketing roles for various online companies and has been involved in volunteer work such as working within the events team during the London 2012 Paralympics.
She joins Voice Workshop as a Marketing and PR Officer and is eager to learn more about the vocal and performance industries!
Core Academic Staff
Teresa has focused on the voice throughout her career. She completed her undergraduate degree in music at Manchester University, her Advanced Diploma in vocal performance at the Royal Academy of Music, and recently completed her MA in Vocal Pedagogy with Voice Workshop. A passionate educator, she has taught in all settings from primary schools through to university, and as a result has developed an abiding research interest in Music Performance Anxiety. Her research on this subject has recently been published in Frontiers in Psychology, the result of a collaboration with Dr. David Juncos.
Teresa was trained in classical voice and had an international career as a performer, appearing as a soloist with the English National Opera, Opera North, BBC Symphony Orchestra, The London Sinfonietta and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
Kate Cubley (BA (Hons), MA) is an advanced level Voice Coach, Singing Teacher, singer and researcher working predominantly from her private studio in Cheshire. Kate has a particular interest in encouraging singing for fun, whilst incorporating her specialist knowledge in voice pedagogy, vocal health, body alignment, phonetics, emotion and performance skills.
Continually committed to teacher training and personal development through practical education, Kate completed the Voice Workshop and UWTSD MA in Professional Practice and Voice Pedagogy in 2019 with Distinction. Her body alignment research was shortlisted as a finalist for the Van Lawrence Prize in 2016 and her poster gained 1st Place at Teaching Singing in Higher Education – Core Competencies.
Kate has a BA (Hons) from the University of Sheffield in English Language and Linguistics and is a qualified Level 7 coach and mentor. She is a certified CoreSinging® Teacher, has attended Estill teacher Training Courses, a selection of Vocal Process Singing Teacher Retreats. She is an active member of the British Voice Association, AOTOS, The Musicians Union and The European Voice Teachers Association.
Associate Academic Staff
Dr. David Juncos
Dr. David Juncos is a licensed clinical psychologist based in Philadelphia, PA. He received his Psy.D. and M.A. degrees in clinical psychology from La Salle University, and his B.A. in psychology from Vassar College. David has wide ranging clinical experience. He has over 10 years’ experience treating adults and teens with substance use disorders, both in individual and group IOP settings. He also received clinical training in college counseling centers, inpatient hospitals, and community mental health centers. Currently, he works for Hornstein, Platt, and Associates, a group practice in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA. In his role as clinical psychologist, he provides individual therapy to adults and teens ages 16+ for a variety of conditions, including mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, AD/HD, substance use disorders, personality disorders, and work related stress/burnout. He also provides couples therapy and psychological testing for AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Specific Learning Disorders, and for clients with immigration related hardship.
David considers himself a “third-wave” therapist, with extensive training in a newer, mindfulness and acceptance based therapy, i.e., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He also has training in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Meta-Cognitive Therapy (MCT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT), Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
In addition to his clinical work, David has expertise in treating musicians with performance anxiety. Specifically, he conducts research on the effectiveness of ACT as a treatment for music performance anxiety, and he sees musicians in his private practice. He is co-authoring an ACT-based self-help book for musicians due out in 2020. In his role as performance psychologist, he provides consultation to music faculty in the Philadelphia area on managing students’ performance anxiety and enhancing their performance skills. He also has collaborated with Phil Towle, a renowned performance coach whose work with Metallica was featured in the 2004 documentary, Some Kind of Monster.
David is an amateur musician and songwriter himself. He performed as a vocalist/guitarist in an original rock band in Philadelphia, a guitarist/keyboardist for a cover band, a composer of electronic music, and he has performed solo at numerous open mics. His music has been played on several Philadelphia radio stations. He also teaches guitar and piano.
Kenneth Bozeman, BM, MM, Professor Emeritus of Music, taught at Lawrence University in Wisconsin for 42 years where he chaired the voice department and from which he received two awards for excellence in teaching. He holds performance degrees from Baylor University and the University of Arizona and subsequently studied at the State Conservatory of Music in Munich. He was awarded the Van Lawrence Fellowship by the Voice Foundation in 1994 for his interest in voice science and pedagogy and is the chair of the editorial board of the NATS Journal of Singing. Mr. Bozeman was inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Teachers of Singing in 2019. His former students have sung with Houston, Boston Lyric, Opera Colorado, Washington, Wolf Trap, Seattle, Chicago Lyric, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dresden, New York City Opera, San Francisco, the Metropolitan, and Santa Fe Opera.
Mr. Bozeman was an active performer of oratorio, including singing the tenor roles in the St. Matthew and St. John Passions, the Christmas Oratorio, the B Minor Mass, the Magnificat, and various cantatas of Bach, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Vaughn Williams Hodie. He has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Green Lake Music Festival, the Purgatory Music Festival of Colorado, the Louisville Bach Society, the Historical Keyboard Society of Wisconsin, and on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Live from the Elvehjem.”
Mr. Bozeman is a frequent presenter at universities and international voice science conferences (Stockholm, Marseilles, Prague, Zagreb, Copenhagen, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Philadelphia), and has written several articles on the topic of acoustic pedagogy (Choral Journal, Journal of Singing, Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, VOICEPrints). He has published two books on acoustic pedagogy: Practical Vocal Acoustics: Pedagogic Applications for Teachers and Singers with Pendragon Press, and Kinesthetic Voice Pedagogy: Motivating Acoustic Efficiency with InsideView Press. Mr. Bozeman has been a featured presenter on voice acoustics at the 2012, 2014, 2018, and 2020 national conferences of NATS, was selected to be a master teacher for the 2013 and 2017 NATS Intern Programs, and was a featured presenter at the 2015 NATS Winter Workshop. He continues to be in demand for seminars and master classes on acoustic pedagogy at universities and interdisciplinary conferences and will be a keynote speaker for the British Voice Association conference in Leeds, 2020, and the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Vienna, 2021.
Dr Trish Rooney
Dr. Trish Rooney is a Voice of Ireland vocal coach, singer, researcher and director of the Academy of Popular Music. She is also, currently, a voice lecturer on the MA and BA in Popular Music at the CIT Cork School of Music, is an advanced CoreSinging™ Teacher and Vocology in Practice Coach. She completed her Doctorate in Music Education at the Institute of Education, London with supervisor Professor Susan Hallam.
A published author on the topic of music education Trish is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research (IJLTER) and has presented her work at Oxford University, Athens Institute of Education, Vienna University for Music and the Arts, as well as other International Conferences. Her research on the formal learning practices of popular musicians will be presented at the upcoming World Congress on Education (July 2018).
Dr. Rooney has worked extensively in the music industry, touring/recording with high profile acts and was the dedicated vocal coach for RTE’s The Voice of Ireland. Her students have performed on The Voice of Ireland, The Voice UK, The Late Late Toyshow, with Shane Filan & Daniel O’ Donnell on RTE and for president M.D Higgins.
With a first class honours degree and Master’s degree in flute performance from the Cork School of Music she has also been a member of and performed with many ensembles down through the years including the Cork Youth Orchestra, Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Cork Pops Orchestra, Cork Chamber Orchestra, CSM Wind Ensemble and Vocal Chamber group, and the International Youth Wind Orchestra.
Kerrie Obert is a Speech Language Pathologist/Singing Health Specialist from Columbus, Ohio (USA). She is co-founder of Integrated Vocal Pedagogy and Executive Principal of Getvocal-now.com, an online continuing education platform.
Ms. Obert spent nearly 20 years working as a part of an interdisciplinary team at The Ohio State University Voice & Swallowing Disorders Clinic where she performed thousands of endoscopies and conducted clinical research. She remains an adjunct faculty member in Otolaryngology at OSU and is actively involved in on-going research to study twang, ring, false vocal folds, velum and ethnophonetics. She has co-authored four books on the voice and has presented internationally.
Dr. Jenevora Williams
Dr Jenevora Williams is a passionate pedagogue and a leading exponent in the field of vocal health and singing teaching. She was the first singing teacher to be awarded a PhD in voice science in the UK and won the 2010 BVA Van Lawrence Prize for her outstanding contribution to voice research. Her book and DVD Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults has sold several thousand copies worldwide.
As voice science is a relatively young discipline, she has engaged in pioneering work at a grass roots level through the delivery of innovative lectures on Vocal Health, Performance Anxiety, Vocal Pedagogy, Teaching Young Singers, Voice Acoustics, and Teaching Studio Communication Style for bodies such as the British Voice Association, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and the Association of Teachers of Singing. She wrote the first Vocal Pedagogy syllabus for a university-accredited MA.
Some of her teaching work is in vocal rehabilitation; she offers guidance for singers who may have challenges with vocal health or technique. Jenevora’s PhD research looked into the vocal health of intensively trained child singers.