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CHILD & ADOLESCENT VOICE PRACTICUM

#voicepedforreallife

* registration now closed *

Forget raindrops and roses! THIS is my FAVOURITE thing.

Working LIVE with voice teachers like YOU to implement all of the learning so the knowledge ABOUT teaching becomes the ability TO teach. And here’s how we do it:

  • We have two 30-minute, live trainings per week
  • Half-way through the practicum, we do a live Q&A with child voice educator extraordinaire, Nikki Loney from Full Voice Music
  • We finish out the practicum with a live group discussion

And throughout the entire two weeks? (Like, 24-7, if you wanna’)

We share share share (using videos & messages):

 

  • questions and concerns about students
  • discoveries of new techniques and successes in the studio
  • videos of challenging technical issues
  • teaching questions
  • resources
  • AND EVERYTHING ELSE CHILD & ADOLESCENT VOICE-RELATED that you can possibly think of.

DETAILS:

  • all times are eastern (Toronto/New York) time
  • all times subject to change according to availability (& time zones) of participants
  • set aside up to 45 minutes for live trainings & 90 minutes for Q&A & group discussion

 

Announcement that the Child and Adolescent Voice Practicum registration has closed.

Ohhh … just a few kind words from Voice Ped Practicum past participants …

  • You want to revolutionize your teaching and up your game in teaching voice to amazing new levels of professionalism and understanding? Then look no further than the fantabulous Shannon Coates!! She continues to amaze me at how she can take her vast wealth of knowledge, experience, and research, and compile it into practical, immediately relatable, easy to understand concepts in vocal pedagogy. She extends compassion and care to those she mentors or teaches. Her passion for vocal pedagogy is contagious. I love her enthusiasm and fun personality, she makes vocal pedagogy exciting and sooo much fun! . I just recently finished her child voice pedagogy course and loved the structure and flow of the course. Every single time I do a course with Shannon or learn anything from her, I love how I can immediately put to work what I have been taught. I quickly see exciting results in my growth as a teacher, and in the growth and capabilities of my singing students. I plan to continue to invest in vocal pedagogy courses from Shannon, she truly is amazing! You are missing out if you have not taken a course from her yet.


    Rebecca Gulbranson, Voice & Piano Teacher, Founder at Dolce Melodies Studio (Herriman, USA)

  • It was invaluable to have Shannon's insightful and incredibly knowledgeable guidance on aspects of my teaching. She helped me get really specific about providing concise feedback to my students during their voice lessons. This meant less talking for me and more singing for my students; not to mention more meaningful instructions and better results from my singers! Win, win!


    Gabriela Farias, Educator & Voice Teacher (Brampton, Canada)

  • I am a singer and voice teacher from India and I primarily focus on training young voices. I look for opportunities to learn more and update myself in vocal pedagogy and techniques pertaining to children and I decided to attend Dr. Shannon Coates’ Voice Pedagogy Practicum - Child Voice. The course was fantastic and we all learnt soooo much. The knowledge sharing through Marco Polo with voice teachers from across the globe, daily interactions and ingenious ideas by everyone, the amazing session with the one and only Ms. Nikki Loney and last but not least the fabulous Dr. Coates’ with her wealth of information, warmth and vivacious energy made this an absolutely wonderful and enriching experience. Thank you so much


    Tatum D'Souza, Singer, Voice Teacher, Founder at The Vocal Studio (Mumbai, India)

  • Engaging, Thorough, Truthful


    Erin Milley-Patey, Voice Teacher (Port Elgin, Canada)

child & adolescent voice practicum
february 2022 schedule

14 February, 2022.

10am Live Training (facebook)

ENCOURAGING DEEPER LEARNING
THROUGH PLAY

3 exploration exercises that appeal to young singers & that encourage vocal coordination while having fun

16 February, 2022.

10am Live Training (facebook)

FOSTERING STUDENT AGENCY
THROUGH INSTRUCTION

3 lesson-structure changes to implement in the studio & why they help to foster student agency

18 February, 2022.

10am Live Q&A Nikki Loney from Full Voice Music (zoom)

YOUR CHANCE TO ASK NIKKI ALL THE THINGS YOU’VE BEEN DYING TO KNOW ABOUT TEACHING CHILDREN TO SING

21 February, 2022.

10am Live Training (facebook)

IMPLEMENTING STUDENT-LED LEARNING THROUGH LANGUAGE

3 ways to upgrade communication for authentically student-led lessons

23 February, 2022.

10am Live Training (facebook)

PREPARING CONFIDENT, WELL-TRAINED, INDEPENDENT SINGERS

3 gifts to give every singer you work with … no matter what their age or development stage

25 February, 2022.

10am Group Discussion (zoom)

LIVE DISCUSSION & WRAP-UP OF ALL OF THE LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE 2 WEEKS, INCLUDING FORMAL SETTING OF INTENTIONS & GOALS

Availability shows 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

asynchronous discussion, demonstration, & development (marco polo)

  • all times are eastern (Toronto/New York) time
  • all times subject to change according to availability (& time zones) of participants
  • set aside up to 45 minutes for live trainings & 90 minutes for Q&A & group discussion
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