Here are just a few of our latest testimonials:
Jo Sear – MA student
Carrie Birmingham – Alumni
I asked Debbie whether she would give a short training session to a group of budding female entrepreneurs, who wanted some practical help with using their voice to give presentations and pitches with confidence and passion. Debbie’ s course was perfect. It helped us to understand how the voice worked and gave us a range of simple exercises we could use to warm the voice up and improve voice quality. We were all given the opportunity to stand up and “present” with Debbie advising on how we could improve out presentation skills. More than anything this part of the session gave us confidence to speak naturally about our businesses. Debbie demonstrated a wealth of knowledge about the voice, and her ability to use her own voice to illustrate the key messages really helped to make the session interesting and relevant. All the attendees were very happy with the course. Thank you Debbie for a great course, which I would highly recommend to any business people looking to improve their presentation skills.
by Claire Saunders (Dec 2019)
The transition from performing to teaching is what has motivated me to learn more about the voice. Specifically, there were pedagogical areas that I wanted to explore born out of my performance experience, interests, and teaching challenges. For a time I found professional development opportunities in workshops and on-line. I even completed my certification in the Alexander Technique. While investigating traditional pedagogy degree options, I found that my interests and experiences as an established artist were not taken into consideration. Having a clear and defined area of interest as an opera singer and AT teacher, I already knew where I wanted to begin my research. The freedom to choose an area of specialisation is what led me to the Voice Workshop. The PGCert/MA pathway has been flexible enough for me to direct and refine my research as it evolves. I’ve found Debbie Winter to be accessible, and encouraging. Her mentorship has adapted to my learning style and has even taken some unexpected forays into aspects of career counselling and guidance. As the first long-distance participant in this program, this has been an unexpected and welcome benefit. I highly recommend this program for self-motivated and curious students.
by Michele Capalbo (Sep 2019)
Carrie Birmingham – MA student
Sharon Mari – MA student
I first heard Ron Morris deliver a fascinating talk on articulation at a BVA conference nearly 15 years ago and he’s lost none of his characteristic humour, wit or genuine passion for his topic in the intervening years; he’s just increased his overall knowledge. His knowledge of voice function and its application to Classical Singing pedagogy is second to none. A highly entertaining and informative weekend of anatomy and vocal function with a most useful range of exercises designed to build and develop optimal function through maximum efficiency. Ron is generous with his time and knowledge and happy to share to all and in keeping with Debbie Winter’s open, inclusive attitude to vocal pedagogical research.
by Jenny Morgan (Jan 2019)
To say I enjoyed the course would be an understatement! Ron is such a dynamic presenter. I’d already read his book so I had an idea of what to expect, but the presentation really solidified everything and more. What I liked the best about it was that it was not only interesting from the perspective of the research and the science, but that the practical application in the studio was made so clear. I have come away with a renewed confidence in how to teach these concepts to my students, how to help them identify and manage technical difficulties, and also how to incorporate them into my own practice regime as a singer. Thank you for such a wonderful weekend of learning.
by Gillian Ramm (Jan 2019)
Avril Crawford – MA student
Jo Sear – MA student
I learnt more than I have about teaching singing for many years. Teaching 1-1 privately means you don’t get any input from anyone other than the pupils so to share that course with other like-minded professionals was also valuable. There were so many usable ideas and strategies from Mary. I came home buzzing.
by Vanessa Welch
Today, the topic Teaching Young Voices”” with Dr. Jenevora Williams was completed. I am so glad to be a part of this event. I would like to thank you and to thank to Jenevora for her professionalism, high quality of teaching and sharing. I will come again to continue my studies with her. Thank you.
by Doroteya Lyutskanova
The Advanced Certificate in Vocal Anatomy for Voice Professionals has been an invaluable addition to my ongoing professional development as a vocal coach and singing teacher. The three-day course was a great opportunity to learn from some of the UK’s leading voice professionals and connect with other voice colleagues. The teaching was extensive and academically rich without being overwhelming, and plenty of time was given to questions.
I am very pleased that I chose the additional certification route as it has provided the academic and intellectual rigor required to delve deeper into areas I wished to develop within my own practice than might otherwise have been the case. Dr. Jenevora William’s excellent support, feedback, and tutorials have been an invaluable source of encouragement and challenge. I highly recommend this course to all those who wish to both broaden and deepen their knowledge and expertise. Voice Workshop is to be greatly commended for this and other innovative courses
by Rob Cates
The Postgraduate Certificate course has been such a great experience so far. It has introduced me to the procedures involved in research and has sparked my interest and enthusiasm for more knowledge in this area. The tutors have been exceptionally supportive, sharing with us their extensive knowledge and providing motivation and inspiration throughout. I also have huge respect for the passionate and creative individuals on the course and really value the network that has formed from our participation. I am very grateful to Voice Workshop for hosting this course so professionally and now have to surrender to the fact that due to their sowing of the research seed I will probably be studying forever watching it grow!
I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone hungry for knowledge in this subject.
by Jai Ramage
Kate Cubley – MA student
Rachel Meadows – MA student
Had an amazing three days on the teaching young voices course with Dr Jenevora Williams. Lots of knowledge gained on a subject I love, great meeting others in the same field and really well organised.
by Rachel Marsh
Many thanks Debbie for an excellent course: It will have a really big impact on the way we teach singing in Sheffield Music Hub.
by Peter Taylor
I am currently half way through the post graduate degree in vocal pedagogy. The past year has been a wonderful learning experience. Leading experts in the industry delivering this unique and very high quality course. I highly recommend it to singers, teachers and other professionals working with the voice. Consistent and endless one to one support from the course leaders who are passionate and well informed on the subject matter. As a result of my research project on this course I have become an advisory on a UK study delving into music and depression. Thank You for helping to make this happen!
by Sophie Garner
This course will prove highly useful to anyone wishing to develop their pedagogical thought / style, their knowledge of anatomy and recent scientific developments, and their aptitude as a researcher. The staff are exceedingly knowledgeable and diligent, always individually tailoring and going the extra mile, and the ‘pupils’ themselves have already attained a high level and are extremely interesting; the debate and access to inquiring knowledgeable minds would in itself be worth it.
by Dan Miller
After much time searching for a course that would really help further my understanding of the voice and enhance my teaching skills, I found Voice Workshop’s vocal pedagogy course which leads to a Postgraduate Certificate. I am currently half way through the course, and cannot express enough how much I have learnt so far.
The lectures are delivered by top professionals in their field, who are as passionate about their subject as we the students are about learning. The course is well organised, extremely informative, and there has been support and encouragement every step of the way so far.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has a passion for the voice, and would like to learn alongside other like-minded voice professionals. It will not only give you an academic qualification, but will nurture you into becoming a more confident and knowledgeable voice specialist.
by Tracy King
I am presently a student of the postgraduate certificate and have also attended several Voice Workshops over the past few years. All events/sessions are organised extremely well to a professional level with great customer service and at a great price for what you’re gaining!As a student of the Post Graduate Certificate, I have found the course so far extremely insightful and exciting. I have learnt more than I ever imagined (in some areas that I hadn’t even considered as a Vocal Teacher!) and come together with a talented and versatile bunch of teachers / specialists / vocalists who I have been able to make a great networking connection with.Voice Workshop understand the complexity of full time teachers/specialists studying alongside their job role and are extremely supportive, encouraging and accessible every step of the way. I would recommend anyone who is hoping to learn more about vocal teaching and wanting to achieve academic evidence of their knowledge in the vocal world, to get involved in this course.It has personally led myself to the determination of completing a full Masters in the subject area and possibly even PhD research in the not too distant future!
by Carrie Birmingham
I thoroughly enjoyed the three days. The structure of the course was clear, and Jenevora delivered her own information clearly and at what I thought was a perfect pace, and answered questions thoroughly and honestly. I very much admire the fact that when she didn’t know something (admittedly very little!), she would just say so. I personally found the information on tongue positions very helpful. Not only do I already feel like a better teacher but also a better singer. I can’t thank you enough for enabling this course to happen, and Jenevora for three of the most informative and interesting days of my whole life! I can’t wait to relay this knowledge to my own students and help to inspire others in the way that I have been inspired. Thank you so, so much.
by Abigail Gostick
I have just received a level 6 qualification in Advanced Anatomy for the Voice Professional having attended the most brilliant 3 day conference through Voice Workshop Ltd. The whole experience has been thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable having been guided expertly by Debbie Winter and Jenevora Williams. Every aspect of the conference from the seminars, to expert academic guidance and supporting feedback has informed and improved my singing teaching helping me to construct advanced, practical teaching strategies and giving me a renewed enthusiasm for my work. I now have more teaching confidence through my newly acquired deeper knowledge. I can now respond informatively and in detail to the many challenges of teaching singing and this gives me even more thirst for ongoing personal development. I would whole-heartedly recommend this course for the conscientious singing teacher.
by Sarah Stone
As a singer and singing teacher for many years I was thrilled to finally discover a course that could teach me exactly what was going on physically during the process of singing. So much of what I have learned over the years of my own singing lessons was based, not on science, but a mix of trial and error, singing myths, and methods based on little research. It was also a relief to find that some of it was actually correct! This kind of course ought to be mandatory for vocal pedagogues.
by Christabel Cossins
A super 3 days. Did exactly what was advertised. From the first enquiry I was very impressed. Great communication from the admin side. As for the course: A superb set up, clear teaching, and beautiful venue. 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. A really welcoming atmosphere was created. A hugely rewarding course. The most beneficial I’ve done yet in my 11 years of teaching.
by Amelia Regnante