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Vocal Process Best Practice Update
Illustration from This Is A Voice book, published by the Wellcome Trust

Vocal Process Best Practice Update

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Vocal Process Best Practice Update day

A Vocal Process special event with Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher


At the AOTOS Annual Conference last year, members asked Gillyanne to teach a practical session on topics raised in her Keynote Speech.

We're pleased to announce that on July 7th at The Studio, Birmingham you can join us on a Best Practice Update day. This is a rare opportunity to brainstorm for a day with Vocal Process on best practice in singing teaching, practical vocal techniques and voice science/pedagogy updates.

Topics include:

Breath use - how to change breath flow and resistance to work for the sounds you want

Modal voice - how it relates to 'chest voice', how to use safely higher in the range WITHOUT belting

Falsetto - why it isn't breathy by default, why it's a register, different falsetto 'mixes' used in classical and contemporary styles

Onsets and offsets - more than the big three (glottal aspirate smooth)!

How note approaches can change your vocal style

Resonance & vowels - how to use vowel colouring to change vocal set-up; working the vowels to suit each student


Who is the Best Practice Update for?

Anyone who has worked with us in the past and wants this year's updated knowledge and how to apply it in their teaching

Experienced teachers looking for ways to implement the core concepts in Gillyanne's Keynote Speech (click here to view the speech- we've had 270,000+ requests to view so far)

Experienced singers wanting practical exercises and best-practice teaching techniques to kickstart their teaching careers

Singing for health practitioners, singing leaders and choral trainers wanting to meet, learn and share with like-minded people


Continuing Professional Development

With 8 books, multiple training resources and 19 years of "sharing information and promoting expertise", we are proud to have influenced the practice of vocal teachers, choral conductors and singing leaders around the globe.

We've been vetted and accredited by the internationally recognised CPD Standards Office, and Vocal Process is now a Continuing Professional Development training hub. We will be submitting this event for CPD Validation. All you will need to do to receive your CPD points is complete a short online feedback form.

Testimonial: “The training activities delivered by Vocal Process and accredited by the CPD Standards Office adhere to learning best practice.
All training materials, content and internal processes have been assessed... the training delivered by them is of extremely high quality"

CPD Standards Office


Where and how much?

The standard price for a place on this best-practice day is £140, but we're offering an EarlyBird discount price - book before June 7th for only £119

Date: Saturday July 7th 2018

Time: *Note New Times* 10.30 - 4.30 (lunch break around 1.00)

Venue: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP (2 minutes' walk from New Street Station)

Price: £140.00. EarlyBird discount before June 7th £119.00

The Studio Birmingham is 2 minutes' walk from New Street Station in the heart of the city. We will have the large room on the fourth floor to work in (The Escape room). Water is provided and there is a good quality vending machine for hot drinks; you will need to source your own lunch but both Pret and Tesco Metro are seconds away.

If you are travelling by car, there is parking close by at either Londonderry House or High Street NCP carparks. The rates are good e.g. around £5 for the day. Discounted tickets are available from the venue, so bring your entry ticket with you.


Who are Gillyanne and Jeremy?

Gillyanne and Jeremy are bestselling authors, voice educators, performance coaches and technique teachers. Self-confessed voice nerds, they love anything to do with the voice. They have been invited all over the world to give masterclasses on vocal training, auditioning, and song performance in different music genres. They give powerful workshops on vocal technique for singers, actors, businessmen and SLTs, and have even coached the trainers at Microsoft UK Headquarters in presentation skills.

They are regular voice experts in the media: Word of Mouth, Radio 4; Cerys Matthews BBC6, FT Masterclass in the Financial Times colour supplement; Guardian Science podcast on voice; Voice Coaches to ITV's The Voice and All Star Musicals; podcasts for The Naked Vocalist and Musical-U; interviews for the Guardian, Paris "Society" magazine and Sky news.

Gillyanne and Jeremy have worked together for over 23 years, and have made extensive study of the voice. Gillyanne has a doctorate in voice research, and together they have numerous books on singing and voice published by Bloomsbury Press, Harper Collins and OUP. Their most recent book - This is a Voice - was commissioned by the prestigious Wellcome Foundation. Their latest app "The One Minute Voice Warmup" reached no 1 on Google Play and no 3 on Apple. Their approach to vocal training is holistic, inclusive, and based on more than 60 combined years of teaching experience.

Gillyanne is renowned for her ability to understand the individual voice of the singer and to solve technical problems quickly and easily. Her clients include leading West End and European Musical Theatre singers and recording artists.

Jeremy is well known for his creative and innovative approach to helping singers perform better on stage, in the concert hall and in the recording studio. He has worked in opera, on the recital platform and in London's West End as a musician and musical director since 1988 on shows including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Carmen Jones, Mack and Mabel and A Chorus Line.


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We're looking forward to working with you

Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes

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