the british voice association


Dane ChalfinThe British Voice Association is where I have met the practitioners that have inspired my work for the last decade. I have received invaluable training and even been able to collaborate with some of my heroes.

Dane Chalfin
Commercial vocal coach and voice rehabilitation specialist

British Voice Association events

The Association organises and promotes a regular programme of multi-disciplinary events, conferences, workshops, training courses and interactive study days throughout the UK. Courtesy of a reciprocal agreement, British Voice Association (BVA) and Australian Voice Association (AVA) members can attend each organisation's events at the member's rate. Please contact your association office for more information.

Hormones & Voice

Accent Method 2018 course poster

The British Voice Association AGM Study Day: 7th July 2019

AGM 10:00 – 10:45am*
Study Day 11:00am – 4:15pm

Baden-Powell House Conference Centre, 65 – 67 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5JS

Hormones are crucial to our wellbeing. They control our moods and metabolism, our growth and sexual function. They are also incredibly important to our voice. This BVA Study Day is designed to shine a light on the role of hormones on our voices. It is intended for everyone who works with voice: speech therapists, singing teachers, physical therapists, doctors and performers.

Study Day concludes with the presentation of the 2019 Gunnar Rugheimer Lecture by Jean Abitbol.

This course has been awarded 5 CPD points.

*The Association’s Annual General Meeting is for members only

Find out more and book now

The Accent Method: a three day course

Accent Method 2019 course posterTuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July 2019 plus Monday 13th January 2020
Baden-Powell House Conference Centre, 65-67 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JS

Maximum 16 places – early booking recommended!

Course tutors

  • Sara Harris (Speech & Language Therapist)
  • Dinah Harris (Singing Teacher)

The Accent Method is a holistic therapy regime designed to co-ordinate respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance to produce clear and well modulated speech. It originated with Danish Phonetician, Svend Smith, and is widely used in Scandinavia and on the Continent. It is an effective rehabilitation technique for voice disorders and stammering, and has also been used as a valuable method of vocal training for healthy voices.

Find out more and apply for a place now

World Voice Day (branding)World Voice Day: 16th April every year

World Voice Day is celebrated annually on 16th April.
The idea began in Brazil and then spread to the USA. The idea is to celebrate healthy voices and highlight the importance of voice at work and in society.


Find out more about World Voice Day

Cancellation policy for a BVA event

In the event an applicant cancels their place at a BVA course or conference, they are entitled to the following refund:

  • 4 weeks or more = 90% refund
  • Between 1-4 weeks = 25% refund
  • From 1 week to the day of event = no refund (under any circumstances, including illness)
  • Should the BVA cancel a course, a full refund will be offered.

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