HERE’S THE THING:

YOU ARE A VOICE TEACHER WHO WANTS SOME CLARIFICATION AROUND A SPECIFIC VOICE PED TOPIC…

Several randomly-placed, brass-coloured cogs lay on a dark grey, patterned surface.

… but you don’t have time to read every new voice ped text that’s come out in the last decade and look up every last paper citation while making beautiful notes in the margins of said texts for reference, and/or for posting to social media forums to look super-smart, and/or for later review (because: ummm … if you don’t have time to read the danged texts in the first place what are the chances you have time to review them? #prettyslimjim).

You want the #voicepedforreallife RIGHT NOW so you can go back to #teachingyourfaceoff, #thankyouverymuch.

I HEAR YOU.

Here’s what the thing is:

  • $125 investment
  • 90-120 minute voice ped TED-ish talk on specific topics related to teaching voice
  • ALL the IMMEDIATELY APPLICABLE information I can jam into one session
  • access to the class recording for 21 days following the class or purchase of the class
  • wicked-cool infographics to share with your friends (probably) 

a series of live voice pedagogy classes for Independent Voice Teachers

Image of a steampunk heart with gears inside. This icon is part of the Dr. Shannon Coates brand.

VoicePed POPUP Classes
“You are so brilliant at taking lots of info and making it concise and well organized. I loved hearing terms like “estrogen-based” or “estrogen – influenced”. You are always on the pulse of what’s new, and I knew it would be totally worthwhile to take the class. It’s good to just get a refresher and take away anything new. Thanks again for this fabulous workshop.”
– Michelyn Wright

VoicePed POPUP Classes
“Your presentation was exactly what I had envisaged! You provided an important entry-point into vocal anatomy, increasing the students’ understanding of what is involved in the act of singing and underscoring our deep responsibility as voice educators to support the vocal health of our singers. All voice teachers and conductors would truly benefit from your presence in their classes and rehearsals.”
– Matthew Otto

VoicePed POPUP Classes
“I can’t thank you enough for today. Your warmth and energy come right through the screen. The way you discuss voice science with such precise, accessible and inclusive language is something I have not seen or heard before from any clinician. You value all styles and techniques equally. Your presentation was pitch-perfect and will spark many more conversations. I want more of all of this for my students and have renewed inspiration for my own practice.”

2022 Upcoming Voice Ped Classes

 

LIVE VoicePed Classes Contemporary Voice.
LIVE VoicePed Classes Contemporary Voice Anatomy and Physiology.
LIVE VoicePed Classes Contemporary Voice Pedagogy Panel Jess Baldwin.

10-12 (et) 14th June
CONTEMPORARY VS CLASSICAL
VOICEPED CLASS

with SHANNON COATES

If you’re an independent voice teacher in 2022? Chances are high, you’re not just teaching western-classical styles in your studio. Because folks are in to WAY MORE styles of music these days, #amiright?

And if you had western-classical training yourself, chances are high you didn’t get the information you need to be able to teach contemporary styles as well as you’d like to.

Which is why I developed this class: to give voice teachers like you a clear and immediately applicable outline of the ways that western-classical and contemporary tonal outcomes differ in how we produce them.

BECAUSE, LOWERING THE LARYNX & RAISING THE SOFT PALATE ISN’T GONNA’ WORK THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO. #pinkyswear

10-12 (et) 15th June
TEACHING CONTEMPORARY & POPULAR MUSICS
VOICEPED PANEL

with SHANNON COATES & JESS BALDWIN

If you trained in western-classical styles OR if you trained with someone who did, you might have some ideas about HOW to teach contemporary styles (or popular musics styles) that aren’t actually gonna’ serve the singers you work with very well. Join Jess and I in a panel discussion where we hit on a few hot-button topics such as:

  • why your western-classical training did not prepare you to teach popular musics styles
  • top differences between training contemporary voice users & western-classical voice users
  • why & how training music theatre singers is more similar to training western-classical singers than it is to training popular musics singers
  • why cross-training is kind of a myth (oh yeah. we’re gonna’ go there.)

BECAUSE, 99% OF SINGERS AREN’T SINGING OPERA BUT WE’RE STILL TRAINING THEM AS IF THEY ARE #wegottadobetter

Ohhh… just a few kind words from POPUP Voice Ped Class past participants (say THAT ten times fast)…

  • I come away from Shannon's sessions invigorated, encouraged, and so excited to get back in the studio!


  • You're never too young or too old a voice teacher for this fun and informative refresher!


    Elizabeth Rotoff, Voice Teacher & Health Coach at The Fit Singer (Winnipeg, Canada)

  • I am Indian classical singer who has done the Vocal Instrument 101 and absolutely loved how Shannon packs so much depth of information with such an engaging, relatable, fun, and kind teaching approach. When she offered the Popup VoicePed course, I was really interested to follow up on concepts from the Vocal Instrument and more. I was looking to answer specific questions that were applications of the concepts in the Vocal Instrument in my body and style. I received so much specific feedback during the Popup to my personal voice and teaching related questions, both through the group sessions and the individual Marco Polo interactions. Because I come from a non-Western style, I wasn't sure if I would fit into the group sessions, but I was surprised and delighted to discover that so many of our issues in understanding the voice and teaching go beyond style. The Popup has widened my awareness of my vocal mechanism, and given me many new applicable tools in my practice and teaching studio. Thank you, Shannon!


    Priya Purushothaman, Hindustani Classical Vocalist, Educator, Writer (Mumbai, India)

  • Thanks so much for the class! It was so informative and interesting. It cleared up so much for me!


    Lizzy Clarke, Singer/Songwriter & Singing, Music, and Performance Coach (Toronto, Canada)

  • VERY good info - thank you so much!!


    Holly Boaz, Soprano & Voice Teacher (Seattle, USA)

  • This information is so validating and freeing!


    Natalie Ford Sajdak, Voice Teacher (Milwaukee, USA)

  • I love learning the science behind why we do what we do instinctively!


    Jessica Khakov, Voice Teacher (Orlando, USA)

Past POPUP Voice Ped Classes (2022)

2nd Feb – CHILD VOICE

If you’re an independent voice teacher in 2022? Chances are high, you’re working with young children in your voice studio. Or you want to. And if you are (or you want to), you’re exactly the person I created the Child Voice POPUP Voice Ped Class for! In it, we figure out the anatomy & physiology of the child voice so you can have appropriate expectations and get some even deeper learning going in the voice studio.
BECAUSE, THEY’RE NOT JUST SMALL ADULTS

9th Feb – EXPANDING & ADOLESCENT VOICE

Nothing like hormones to really mess with your equilibrium, eh? Guess what else they mess with? Oh, just the entire vocal instrument. Yep. Which is why I designed this class; to give teachers like you the anatomy & physiology FACTS you need to be able to teach this population even better than you already do.

BECAUSE, PUBERTY IS WEIRD.

Skip to content