#VoicePed Guest Spots
Because people know I love talking about #voiceped so they ask me to do that on the regular.
Join Dr Dan and Dr Shannon (a longtime friend of Voice Essentials) for a provocative discussion about singing to be ‘good enough!’
Shannon Coates was our guest for NATS Chat, presented by Inside View Press, on March 11, 2018. Shannon shared her extensive experience to discuss the special dynamics of teaching very young singers. The lively and informative chat included expectations for very young singers, tools and resources for independent voice studio teachers, and incorporating the instruction of very young singers into voice pedagogy curricula.
VocalFri’s spring series for new voice teachers begins! For the inaugural episode of this very special series on teacher mentoring for new voice teachers of all ages, we brought in great members of the #VocalFam Dr. Shannon Coates and Dr. Kari Ragan! Both are experienced singers and teachers, but we wanted to kick off the series with these terrific colleagues because they dedicate a great deal of their professional work to training and mentoring voice teachers. VocalFam if you are new to voice teaching, or if you’ve been doing it for decades, this is an episode you MUST hear! Be sure to check out each of their websites to check out their offered services. Here we gooooooooo! See Less
The National Association of Teachers of Singing Student group (SNATS) held its spring 2021 SNATS Chat with Dr. Shannon Coates about working with children in the voice studio.
FVPC #135 Lifting Low Energy Singers, Self Care for Teachers, Warm-Up of the Week, NATS Live Learning Centre
In Podcast #135, Dr. Shannon Coates shares three simple activities to lift low energy students. Steve Farrell offers mindful strategies for self-care. Nikki shares a jazzy dominant seventh study (free download), and Allen Henderson talks about the NATS Live Learning Centre.
FVPC #133 Creating a Safe Space, Singer-Friendly Online Courses, Continuing Professional Development Opportunities, The Voice Culture Podcast
Returning guest Steve Farrell (yoga, meditation, therapeutic counselor) shares strategies for creating “safe” spaces for our students online and in-person. Brenda Earle Stokes talks about her online courses in piano and solfege. Shannon Coates shares exciting ways you can continue your professional vocal pedagogy learning. Discover a fantastic new podcast for voice teachers – The Voice Culture Podcast.
With so much advancement going on in the world of learning to sing, and teaching singers, you could be forgiven for thinking that the baby is being thrown out with the proverbial bathwater. Join Dr Dan and Dr Shannon (a longtime friend of Voice Essentials) for a provocative discussion about where voice teaching has arrived, and where we think it might be going…
“OK. I know this has probably happened to you.You have a niggling question…you know that the zygomaticus muscle has some relationship to the pharynx and vocal tract shape, but you don’t know how. It’s playing in your head like a looping Bee Gees chorus.
You finally decide to go ask your good friend Google, and Google gives you nothing. Bupkis. Nada. Nothing at all. Frustrating, right?
Well, when I recently experienced this all-too-common situation, I pulled out my VIP card and messaged Shannon Coates. Because of the afore-mentioned card, and because she’s a nice Canadian (I know…redundant), she got back to me and we talked voice physiology for an hour over coffee. Now, because I am so often thinking of YOU, friends, I asked Shannon if she’d come and nerd out with us on my Monday Live. And SHE SAID YES! So I’m psyched and hope you are, too! Kindly Dr. Coates is going to talk with us about voice ped for real life – which, as you know, is my TOTAL jam – and about how she helps voice teachers APPLY their ped-smarts in their studios. Real stuff, in real time. If you already know Shannon, I know you’ll be there. Cuz who doesn’t want to listen ANY TIME THEY CAN to this sassy, smart, super-nice pedagogy queen? And if you DON’T know Shannon, you HAVE to be there! Because! You have to meet Shannon!”
FVPC #126 Teaching the Child Singer, Better Lesson Pacing, Studio Technology, Less Talking, More Singing
Soprano, voice teacher and author Dana Lentini shares her new book: Teaching the Child Singer. Vocologist, Dr. Heather Nelson discusses neuroscience and how we can apply this knowledge to better lesson pacing Music teacher and tech expert Takenya Battle outlines how teachers can rock their online studio technology (without spending money). Dr. Shannon Coates inspires teachers to talk less and let our students sing more.
I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Dr. Shannon Coates, an incredibly gifted vocal pedagogy specialist who focusses on teaching teachers of voice.
Have you ever been left confused by some of the terminologies you hear used by singing teachers? if you have, you’re not alone. Sometimes it feels like everything in singing has three or four terms that mean the same thing. And to make things worse, sometimes singing teachers are using the same label to describe completely different things! ARGH.Join Dr Dan and special guest, Dr Shannon, for a fun and informative discussion about singing terminology and lingo. Here’s hoping we don’t muddy the waters further!
Cross-training! Join us for this candid talk with Shannon Coates about cross-training and continuing education with The Vocal Instrument 101.