For professional voice users
The British Voice Association provides a unique network of support and provision for performers and professional voice users . Linking world-class professionals, working across multiple disciplines, the BVA strives to provide education and assistance to those whose voice is their most valuable tool. This includes advice on vocal technique, performance, technology and all aspects of vocal health and hygiene (both physical and emotional).
For health-care professionals
For anyone wanting to practise in the field of voice care, be it within speech therapy, ENT or other allied professional specialities, the British Voice Association gives an invaluable insight into the professional voice user, a national network of contacts to be able to discuss cases with and refer to, and up to date courses and discussions to keep those working in multidisciplinary voice clinics across the country on the cutting edge of phoniatrics.
For teachers The multi-disciplinary make-up of the British Voice Association offers a unique opportunity to grow in your knowledge as a teacher. By attending training events and presentations that involve other disciplines you can get a new perspective on your own practice, also deepening your understanding of vocal function. Armed with this knowledge you will become a more effective teacher.
Whether you are studying performance, speech therapy or ENT the British Voice Association gives you educational and networking opportunities with some of the most eminent practitioners in each field who believe in multidisciplinary practice. By offering both specialist events dedicated to your field and larger integrated events where information and expertise is shared across related disciplines, as a British Voice Association member you will gain new tools for your practice and access to a UK-wide network of experts.
Sharing best practice
Sharing best practice is demonstrated to improve performance – it helps to avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’. We work on the premise of continued learning based upon clear evidence of success and recognition of the connections and interdependencies between professional disciplines. Documents can supply a lot of knowledge but it is through people that deeper understanding is most easily transferred. The British Voice Association is dedicated to facilitating the dissemination of best practice for all those involved with Voice.
Join the voice community
Working for all the disciplines involved in voice and voice care
A central point of focus – the UK's 'voice for voice'
Delivering topical seminars, training courses and events
Representing the field of voice to government and professional bodies
Disseminating information to all those who rely on their voice professionally.
The Management of Chronic Cough & Related Discorders
The British Voice Association AGM* Study Day
Sunday 2nd July 2017, Baden Powell House, South Kensington, London SW7 5JS
The focus of the AGM Study Day 2017 will be chronic cough. Contributing factors stemming from allergy or conditions in the ENT, chest/pulmonary and gastroenterology systems will be considered. Speakers to be arranged. The Gunnar Rugheimer Lecture will be presented by Mel Churcher (Acting and Spoken Voice Coach).
*The Association Annual General Meeting (for members only) precedes the Study Day – 9:30-10:15am
The Accent Method: a three day course
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July 2017 plus Monday 15th January 2018
The Light, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
The Accent Method is a holistic therapy regime designed to co-ordinate respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance to produce clear and well modulated speech. The aim of this course is to set out the rationale, on which the Accent Method is based, to allow delegates to experience the technique themselves and provide them with practical skills and tools to bring into their own area of work.
Voice Clinics Forum
Another successful "Voice Clinics Forum" took place on January 13 at St Thomas's Hospital London: results shared of the recent voice clinics survey, exploration into how standards of skill development and service quality can be maintained for voice MDT teams, clinical observation skills supported through the “Difficult Case Studies" section and discussion of vocal fold gesture interpretation in normal and dysphonic subjects. The day finished with presentations of recent research and audits. Our thanks go to the eminent multidisciplinary speakers who shared their knowledge and expertise generously. Find out more