Posts Tagged ‘Voice Coaching’

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 Course: Irritant Issues: Reflux, Allergy and the Voice

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

This event, organised by the British Voice Association, takes place in London on Sunday, 12th January, 2014 9.30am – 4.30pm.

A multidisciplinary study day suitable for all professionals working with the voice. Subjects to be addressed will include how reflux and allergies can affect the vocal tract and how they can be managed through medication and diet.

Speakers agreed at this time:

Dr Rehab Awad, Voice Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Mr Tomm Coles, Nutritional Therapist, Paget & Coles Ltd, London
Dr Gavin Jarvis, Lecturer in Pharmacology, Selwyn College, Cambridge
Professor Stephen O’Hickey, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Professor National Pollen and Aerobiology Unit, Worcester University.

For further information and booking click here. 

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

Rock and pop day - flyer
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

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

Ian MacDonald Three Peaks Challenge for BAPAM

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Congratulations and THANKS to Ian MacDonald (BAPAM Voice Advisor) and Ben Lowe who have raised over £1200 for BAPAM on the Three Peaks Challenge, a hike of 35km (43km if you take the…scenic route).  Donations can still be made here: www.justgiving.com/Ian-MacDonald2

Three Peaks Challenge – Yorkshire

Completed Sunday 15th April 2012 – within the 12 hour window.

An arduous day on the old ankles and knees as the terrain is varied, rugged and occasionally quite steep. There is also about 5km of “swamp” to wade through between the first and second peak.

The Peaks in order of completion for us were:

Pen-y-Ghent at 694m/2277ft; Whernside 736m/2415ft and Ingleborough 723m/7064ft – in total 2153m. The total altitude of 2153m seems a drop in the ocean compared to the 35km that have to be covered at a fair pace. Ben and I were lucky in that the weather was wonderful. Warm and sunny from 06:00 – a wee bit chilly at 06:00, but very sunny all day.

Right up until  we were about to set foot on the final peak of Ingleborough when we were suddenly bombarded by a terrific storm of hail stones! Ouch.

This must have dazed us, as we lost our way coming down and went nearly 8km of course. So instead of completing in about 9hrs we eventually finished at 11hrs and 33 minutes. Yeh!

We have raised over £1200 so far – so a huge thank you to those who had faith that we would be able to complete – it would be fantastic now that we have hobbled back to London to be able to reach our target so if you share the passion we have for BAPAM please help us reach the target: www.justgiving.com/Ian-MacDonald2

 

I See a Voice

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Practical Acoustics for Speech and Singing

The forthcoming British Voice Association Research Day on Sunday May 20th is all about acoustics. Acoustics of the vocal tract, vowel production, the way the ear processes voice signals plus a presentation on acoustic analysis software in the teaching studio.

Further details and application form here.

 

 

 

Weak, Wobbly or Working?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The next British Voice Association study day, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, focuses on the effects of ageing on the voice and the vocal problems associated with ageing. Surgical, voice therapy and singing solutions will be discussed.

Follow the link for detailed information and to book your place:

“Weak, Wobbly or Working?” The Multidisciplinary Management of the Ageing Voice

Sunday 25th March, 2012 11.30am – 5.15pm

Speakers include:

•Sue Anderson (Singing Teacher and Researcher)

•Phil Jones (Consultant Otolaryngologist)

•Liz McNaughton (Specialist in the Singing and Speaking Voice)

•Jane Shaw (Voice Specialist Speech and Language Therapist)

•Mark Watson (Consultant Otolaryngologist)

Voice and the Brain

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

On Sunday 15th January 2012, the British Voice Association hold a study day suitable for all voice professionals (speech
therapists, surgeons, singing teachers, voice teachers).

More information and application form

Topics include:

Brain function in relation to voice, in both therapy and education.

Recent research into neural processing for both spoken and
sung voice

The role of brain plasticity in rehabilitation and learning.

Gender differences between child and adult voices explored from
an evolutionary basis.

SPEAKERS:

Prof Sophie Scott (Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL)
Dr Katie Overy (Senior Lecturer in Music Psychology, University of Edinburgh)
Prof John Rothwell (Professor of Neurophysiology, UCL)
Dr David Reby (Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Sussex)

British Voice Association Events

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

On Friday 18th November the BVA host a Voice Clinics Forum (click link for details and application form) at University Hospital of South Manchester.

Speakers include Professor Paul Carding, Mr John Rubin and Mr Julian McGlashan, and topics to be covered include meeting the challenges faced in voice clinics and new technologies such as high speed, high definition and 3D imaging.

BAPAM’s next Training Day for Performing Arts Medicine practitioners is scheduled in London the next day, Saturday 19th November, and covers areas relating to woodwind and lower strings players, disability rehabilitation, chronic pain, lifestyle and injury prevention. The full programme is to be announced.

In the nearer future, the BVA have organised an Interactive Rock & Pop Day for singers, teachers and voice therapists. It takes place on Sunday 25th September in Chiswick, London. Click here for more details and an application form.