Meet The Teachers
A Vocal Process special event with Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher
at the Royal Northern College of Music
It's easy for teachers of singing to feel isolated from each other. This is a rare opportunity to get together with like-minded professionals who want to stay up-to-date with knowledge of best practice, and to brainstorm with Vocal Process on teaching, singing techniques and voice science updates.
This will be the first time Vocal Process has run an event in Manchester.
If you teach singing, lead singing workshops or choral sessions, or work as a singing-for-health practitioner, you need to meet, learn and share with like-minded people.
With bestselling vocal technique books, multiple training resources online and on DVD, and 20 years of training "voices that work", we are proud to have influenced thousands of singing and voice teachers, choral conductors and singing leaders around the globe.
Meet The Teachers will take place on Sunday 3rd November 2019 at the RNCM in Manchester
"Totally non-judgemental, which made me feel very safe and secure. Loved input of your both individually and how you worked together
"Very rare to be in the room with such broad skill set"
"The information on the science behind the singing/speaking voice was presented in such an accessible way"
"Practical demonstrations! And meeting others. Sometimes teaching from home can feel a bit isolated"
"Thoroughly enjoyable day. Welcoming and wonderfully geeky, thank you!"
Meet The Teachers will include
- Being a singing teacher - whether you are working in a private studio, an educational institution, running a youth group or leading a choir you will want to do the best for your singers., Gillyanne will outline what's needed, sharing experience of over 40 years of teaching and collaboration privately and within the education system.
- Multi-genre teaching - everyone needs to be able to work with different musical genres. Jeremy will deconstruct three musical genres and share key style features that you can use to help singers change style without damaging their voice.
- Teaching with pitch centres - using a song's pitch centre(s) as a teaching tool produces some magical shortcuts to better vocal technique and performance. We share strategies already presented at ICVT (Sweden) and ANATS (Australia) from Gillyanne's doctoral research.
- Focus Groups - the hidden singing teachers (MDs, choral leaders, music animateurs and singing for health practitioners). A mini brainstorming session chaired by our Accredited Trainer team to discuss issues faced by these 'hidden' singing teachers in our musical community - and how best to help them impact positively on their singers.
- Round Table - Gillyanne, Jeremy and our Accredited Teachers put their heads together to answer your pre-submitted and live questions about voice, singing, and teaching/performing challenges.
Who is Meet The Teachers for?
Experienced teachers looking for fresh ideas, and experienced singers wanting to start teaching
New teachers looking for tips and collegial support
Musical Directors working with singers in any genre
Choral trainers and singing leaders
Singing for health practitioners
Anyone who has worked with us in the past and wants this year's updated knowledge.
Continuing Professional Development
Vocal Process is a fully licensed CPD hub, ratified by the national CPD Standards Office. This course has been approved and carries 5 CPD points and a certificate of attendance.
Where and how much?
Date: Sunday 3rd November 2019
Time: 11.00 - 4.00 (Registration from 10.30, lunch break at 1.00)
Venue: The Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD
Transport: The nearest train station is Manchester Oxford Road (15 minutes walk). There are bus stops on Oxford Road (Aquatics Centre) and Booth Street West by the RNCM main entrance. Parking is available in a secure underground carpark next to the RNCM for £3.50 per car.
The RNCM cafe will be open for lunch
Who are Gillyanne and Jeremy?
Gillyanne and Jeremy are trailblazers in the voice teaching community. Bestselling authors, voice educators, self-confessed voice nerds, they love anything to do with the voice.
Gillyanne and Jeremy have worked together for over 20 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 recent bestseller - This is a Voice - was commissioned by the prestigious Wellcome Foundation. 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.
Together 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, presenters and specialist SLT groups, and have even coached the senior field engineers at Microsoft UK Headquarters in voice skills. Media interest has included: a feature in the Telegraph Weekend magazine, the Guardian Science Podcast on voice, vocal coaches on The Voice and ITV's All Star Musicals, 'voice gurus' on Cerys Matthews' eclectic BBC6 Music show and voice experts on Michael Rosen's Word of Mouth (Radio 4).
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We're looking forward to working with you
Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes