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23rd and 24th September, 2017
A weekend for singers & singing teachers

Saturday 23rd September: Janice Chapman, the distinguished Australian-born soprano and voice coach and author of ‘Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice’, presented a masterclass using her unique teaching model with five young singers.

Sunday 24th September: 'Growing a Singer: Resourcing, nurturing, troubleshooting'; An exciting day with five enlightened singing teachers sharing their expertise.


2nd July 2017*
The management of Chronic Cough and related disorders

Focusing on chronic cough. Contributing factors stemming from allergy or conditions in the ENT, chest/pulmonary and gastroenterology systems will be considered. Speakers to be arranged.

* British Voice Association AGM* Study Day, included presentation of the 2017 Gunnar Rugheimer Lecture by Mel Churcher (Acting and Spoken Voice Coach).


7th May 2017
Tools of the Trade
An interactive day designed to look at evidence based voice therapy techniques used in current clinical practice. Topics discussed include Lax Vox, Lessac Madsen Resonant voice therapy and facilitation techniques for eliciting voice in paediatric psychogenic voice disorders.


18th March 2017
Assessment, diagnosis and remediation in the studio
Dr. Ron Morris working with four students and troubleshooting problems they might encounter in their repertoire. Following the success of the recent book If In Doubt Breathe Out by Ron Morris and Linda Hutchison, delegates had the chance to observe Dr. Morris working on such issues as respiration, articulation and tongue function.


13th January, 2017
Voice Clinics Forum 2017

Debate: “This house believes that professionals working in a voice clinic should demonstrate fulfilment of a set of core competencies” – the case for and against.
Multidisciplinary Panel discussion of four difficult cases and their management
Vocal biomechanics: are vocal gestures meaningful? If so, which ones and why?
Research and audit presentations
An hour devoted to small on-going research and audit projects from around the country including reports and questions.

19th November 2016
From Vocal Health to Vocal Wealth! How to help the untrained speaking voice achieve potential
This event offered perspectives on voice education for the professional voice user. Speakers: Carol Fairlamb – Head of Voice, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School; Phyllida Furse – Spoken Voice Teacher and Coach and Carrie Garrett – Voice-Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Singing Teacher, Choir Leader and Singer.


13th and 14th July 2016 plus 5th January 2017
The Áccent Method: a 3-day course
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 course set out the rationale on which the Áccent 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.


24th September 2016
Method in the Madness: An introduction to research and audit
A multi-disciplinary study day for all those working with voices who are interested in carrying out research or in auditing their work. The speakers addressed the principles of research and why we need an evidence base for the work we do.


10th July 2016
Voice in the Extreme
Issues addressed included innovation in neuro-laryngology, laryngeal re-innervation surgery, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and the extremes to which the human voice can be developed including world records for range, volume and other wonders of agility, tone and voice production.


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