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Singing Teacher Training Short Courses

Voice Workshop Ltd provides continuing professional development and teacher training for singing teachers, music directors and choral conductors.

Unless stated otherwise, our Online Short Courses are recorded and sent out to all pre-registered participants to watch in their own time.
Due to licensing laws, we are unable to sell our courses retrospectively.

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Sing to Beat Parkinson's Fundraising Workshop with Nicola Wydenbach
Thursday 20th May 2021 - 5-7pm (UK time)

Voice Workshop are holding a Fundraising Workshop for Sing to Beat Parkinson’s. All proceeds raised from this workshop will go towards founding a new Sing to Beat group in Northern Ireland led by Elizabeth Drwal, a researcher and practitioner in this area. The funds will establish a group for Parkinson’s sufferers, and it will pay for set up costs, practitioner delivery costs and premises/online work.

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A Football Player Pirouettes: Principles and Application for Cross-Training With Dr Kari Ragan
Thursday 27th May - 5-7pm (UK time)

In the past decade, the emerging benefits of cross-training voices have provided insight into developing healthy, efficient, and versatile singers. Cross-training voice athletes refers to building a balanced vocal mechanism regardless of the anticipated performance genre. For example, Western classical singers engage in “belting” exercises and CCM singers vocalize in registration and resonance strategies necessary for Western classical repertoire.

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'The Nature Of Empathy And Its Relevance For Voice Work' with Joanna Cazden
Thursday 10th June - 5-7pm (UK time)

Can empathy be trained; can it go too far; and does it always lead to helpful action? This presentation will combine research from animal studies, neurology, and social psychology, plus real-life examples, leading to suggestions for effective teaching and impactful artistry.

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'Singing Hot And Cool: The Polyvagal Theory And Vocal Pedagogy' with Joanna Cazden
Thursday 17th June - 5-7pm (UK time)

The vagus nerve is closely involved with both the larynx and the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The polyvagal theory details the remarkable role of this nerve bundle in the evolution of voice and speech communication, and affirms the power of the voice as an instantaneous transmitter of ANS status, both in daily life communication and between artist and audience.

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'Designing and Customizing Vocal Exercises for Singing Voice Rehabilitation' - With Leda Scearce
Thursday June 24th at 5pm (UK time)

Ms. Scearce obtained the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University, where she completed an internship in voice disorders and voice rehabilitation for the performing voice at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.  She is currently a Clinical Singing Voice Specialist at the Duke Voice Care Center, where she provides rehabilitation therapy to singers, actors and other vocal performers with voice injuries.

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Tools for Range Development and Resonance Tuning: The Case for Acoustic Registers, & Mapping and Motivating the Necessary Migrations of Sound and Sensation Across Range
with Ken Bozeman - Thursday 22nd July 2021 - 5-7pm (UK time)

It is clear that vocal fold mass, length, and tension must vary with pitch to accomplish with functional efficiency (ratio of input to output power) the wide pitch range singers need. This voice source process is termed laryngeal registration…

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A Season of Change: Female Voice during Midlife and the Menopausal Transition
with Joanne Bozeman
Thursday 29th July - 5pm-7pm UK time

Voice changes during the menopausal transition are frequently reported, but are under-studied in voice research and largely overlooked in pedagogical resources. For female singers of all genres, even subtle voice changes can be confusing and discouraging, and in some cases, may lead to career disruptions…

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Short Course Archive

A look back on our previous short courses, complete with clips and testimonials.

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