Archive for the ‘Singing Technique’ Category

Vocal Health Workshop in Glasgow

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Top vocal and performance coach Lucy Heyman will be conducting an afternoon workshop for vocalists in Glasgow.

The BAPAM training session organised by the Musicians Union will take place at the Scottish Trades Union Centre in Glasgow on 13th September. It will cover essential skills for enhancing vocal performance with the aim of giving tools and skills needed to succeed and thrive in music careers.

As a manager Lucy Heyman has worked with a range of artists including some of the UK’s biggest names, so has a real understanding of the trials and tribulations a performer goes through.

The topics she will cover include vocal techniques and warm-ups, preparation for performance and psychological skills for optimal performance.

BAPAM’s healthy performance training sessions are designed to avoid health problems which are often encountered in the course of an arts career and are led by the experts in the field. To enquire about booking a BAPAM training session email info@bapam.org.uk

We also run free medical assessing clinics for performing artists in Glasgow every month. (Next one is 5th October) To register as a patient and book an appointment call our helpline on 0207 404 8444/5888

The Accent Method Course

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

A 3-day course conducted by two of the leading names in vocal health will be taking place in Birmingham.

The course which is organised by the British Voice Association will be fairly practical with some time devoted to explaining the scientific rationale behind the technique. It is used widely in rehabilitation for voice disorders, but also used for training healthy voices and developing the dynamic range of performers.

The first two days of the course will take place on 12th and 13th July 2018 with a five month break followed by a final day in January 2019.

The technique is well researched and has a good evidence base and is designed to co-ordinate respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance to produce clear and well modulated speech.

Specialist speech and language therapist Sara Harris and singing teacher and voice coach Dinah Harris have been working together for many years, most notably at the multidisciplinary voice clinic in Lewisham Hospital.

Vibrato!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

British Voice Association Study Day

Vibrato - FlyerSunday, 12th October 2014

The Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS

10.50am – 5pm

Often mentioned yet seldom discussed, this study day offers a comprehensive and frank exploration of vibrato in classical singing. Speakers and singers will dissect how and why vibrato happens and its role in clinics and teaching studios. There will be examples of, and discussion about, vibrato in the context of solo, ensemble and choir music making.

Organised by the British Voice Association, find out more and book your place here.

Recovering Voices: The Transition from ‘injured’ to ‘well’

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

British Voice Association AGM Study Day July 6th 2014

This study day will address what is meant by vocal injury, and how this affects professional voice users physically, professionally and emotionally. Leading representatives from the fields of Laryngology, Speech and Language Therapy, Singing Teaching/Voice Coaching and Performance Psychology will talk about their different roles in the rehabilitation process, how they determine and measure ‘injury’ and ‘recovery’ and how they communicate and work with clients to achieve a successful outcome.

Recovering Voices is suitable for Speech Therapists, Spoken Voice Teachers, Singing Teachers, Laryngologists and any others who work with developing or rehabilitating voices. It is also suitable for those who wish to have a deeper understanding of issues relating to voice recovery.

Speakers include:
Tori Burnay, (Voice Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, London)
Declan Costello, (Consultant Otolaryngologist, Birmingham)
Phoebe Eley, (Student and Performer, Birmingham)
Gillyanne Kayes, (Singing Teacher, Author and Researcher, Presteigne and London)
Karen O’Connor, (Performance Coach, Birmingham)

This day will also include the British Voice Association Annual General Meeting and the presentation of research papers from the selected finalists competing for the Van Lawrence Prize. The Prize will be awarded at the end of the day.

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Please note: this event is not organised by BAPAM and we receive no income from it.

Study Days from the British Voice Association

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Forthcoming symposia from the British Voice Association, include My Tongue Goes Where? at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, a chance to hear Dr Ron Morris, (Speech and Language Therapist and Professional Countertenor), explore the anatomy and physiology of the articulators, how tongue tension and articulatory disorders can impact on speech and singing and practical techniques to deal with these difficulties. Saturday, 29th March 2014.

Recovering Voices: The Transition from ‘injured’ to ‘well’, on July 6th, addresses what is meant by vocal injury, and how this affects professional voice users physically, professionally and emotionally.

Further information and booking

And don’t forget World Voice Day, 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.

 

BVA Roadshow at the Gathering Voices Festival of Song in Bristol

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The British Voice Association hit the road for a workshop on voice health, spoken voice and singing technique at the Festival Of Song, where over 90 choirs drawn from all over the west will perform.

The speakers are Mike Thomas, Consultant ENT at the Cheltenham General Hospital Voice Clinic, Alison Sutton, Singing Rehabilitation Coach at the same clinic, Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and Frith Trezevant, Singing Teacher with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

The workshop is on Saturday 12 October at Soundworks in Southville, Bristol, and runs from 10 – 4. Cost is £25 for the day. Lunch is not provided. Find out more here: http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk/workshops/

Study Days from the British Voice Association

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

The BVA has a number of courses coming up through September to November.

For full information on the following events take a look here: http://www.britishvoiceassociation.org.uk/events.htm

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Voice and the Brain

Rock and Pop Day

Voice Science for Choirs: cutting edge thinking for choral conductors

Weak, Wobbly or Working?

Voice Clinics Forum

The State of Play 2013 – Musical Instrument Day

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Saturday 23rd March

10:00-17:00
(Registration from 09:30)
Saturday 23rd March

The Old Refectory, Wilkins Building, Main Quadrangle, University College London WC1E 6BT

A study day for performers, healthcare practitioners, music teachers, manufacturers and modifiers of musical instruments

Enhancing performance and facilitating healthier practice

Bespoke instrument modifications and manufacturing technology

Investigating tools for musicians’ rehabilitation from injury

Configuring the musical interface for healthy performance

Musical instrument ergonomics 

Sessions focusing on brass, strings and guitar

Full Day £75 Half Day £40

BAPAM Practitioner £65

Students £50

To reserve your place please email admin@bapam.org.uk and we’ll send you a booking form. 

More information: State of Play Instrument Day Programme

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BVA Study Day – How the Breath Inspires

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Experts including Alan Watson (The Biology of Musical Performance), Jeannette Nelson (Head of Voice, National Theatre) and Ed Blake (specialist physiotherapist) investigate the physiology of breathing. How does the mechanism of breathing relate to speech and singing?

How the Breath Inspires – the next British Voice Association Study Day, on Sunday 23rd September 2012, covers anatomy, physiology and function, and practical applications for voice, both spoken and sung. Workshop sessions explore links between breathing and voice.

Full programme and booking form here.

BVA Study Day – From Pathology to Performance

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

News about the next British Voice Association Study Day:

From Pathology to Performance

Sunday 1st July, 2012 9.30am – 5.00pm

Baden Powell House, Conference Centre, 65-67 Queens Gate, London SW7 5JS

This study day is suitable for Speech Therapists, Singing/Voice Teachers and ENT Surgeons who work with injured performers. It will also be of interest to singers. The day will focus on the challenges injured performers present for their teachers and voice clinic teams and the possible treatments approaches they may need to help them return to successful performance.

Speakers include:

Tony Aymat – Consultant Otolaryngologist
Rehab Awad -
Voice Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Dane Chalfin
– Vocal Rehabilitation Coach
Melanie Mehta
– Voice Teacher (Spoken Voice) and Voice Specialist, Speech and Language Therapist
Linda Hutchison
– Singing Teacher and Vocal Rehabilitation Coach, Lewisham & Medway Voice Clinics

Click here for Applications and Booking