My Singer Has A Voice Problem
A "Let's Talk" event from Vocal Process
With guest speaker Carrie Garrett, Highly Specialist SLT (Voice), singer and singing teacher
The boundaries between the work of the singing teacher and the SLT are not always clear.
This can lead singing teachers to 'diagnose' their clients as having a voice problem, or to attempt to fix a genuine voice problem with technical drills. It can also lead to a singer receiving voice therapy but still feeling they cannot deal with the professional demands of their job.
There are reasons for this confusion - some important and valuable overlaps between the two professions, as well as important key differences.
Vocal Process has set up this latest Let's Talk event to explore these issues and disseminate greater understanding within and between our professions.
From this training day you will gain:
- Improved awareness of problems that singers commonly present within the clinic, and possible tips for prevention
- Current care pathways in the UK and the referral process
- Key 'triage' questions to be aware of when looking into issues that you or your student have noticed - which questions it is appropriate to ask, and what should lead you to refer on
- Appreciation of innate skills of SLTs and singing teachers, and how an inter-disciplinary approach can help the singer in trouble
- Rehabilitation practice: techniques used, typical areas that require work and who should best address these
- An improved understanding of vocal function in singing and where things can go wrong
- Insights from case histories from an expert singing specialist
Who will benefit from the training day?
- Singing teachers of any genre and with any level of experience
- Teachers and course leaders of vocal performance courses in Higher and Further education
- Singers interested in maintaining personal vocal health
- SLTs delivering therapy and looking for deeper insight into diagnostics of voice problems
NB There are no course prerequisites for the training day, all are welcome. However, places are limited to a maximum of 35 attendees. The day will carry CPD points (pending confirmation) validated by the CPD Standards Office from Vocal Process Training Hub #60042
Who is leading the day?
Carrie Garrett, Highly Specialist SLT (Voice), BAPAM funded Vocal Rehabilitation Coach
Dr Gillyanne Kayes (author, researcher, singing voice specialist)
Jeremy Fisher (author, vocal & performance coach, creator of specialist training resources)
Gillyanne and Jeremy are well known for creating a safe space for teachers and coaches to learn and talk together. On this "Let's Talk" public event, we're inviting you to join us in gaining practical tools and insights into caring for the vocal health of your students.
Venue: JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET
Date: Sunday February 2nd 2020
Time: 10.00 - 16.30 (Note that registration is at 10.00 to allow for travel to the venue and we will begin at 10.30)
Student rate (Full-time): £65.00*
*Please contact us for your student code
Add this course to your cart and come and be part of this conversation. Let's Talk!
PS In November 2019 BAPAM released a statement following a recent death due to neck massage. They recommend that manual therapy techniques applied to the head, neck and larynx should only be performed in clinical environments by registered professionals. Clarity on the boundaries and limits for singing teachers and coaches has never been more needed. Book your place now.