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

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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 really appreciated your discussion on formants. I’ve been hearing about formants etc for nearly 20 years, but something about your description helped something click in a new way. In fact, it’s the first time I didn’t mentally zone out!


    Sharon Tree, Vocal Coach (Canbarra, Australia)

  • I wish Shannon was my teacher in college!


    Rebecca Gulbranson: Voice & Piano Teacher, Founder - Dolce Melodies Studio - Herriman, USA

  • Do yourself a favor and take Dr. Shannon Coates's Neurodivergent Voice Class.


    Cate Frazier-Neely, Singing Teacher, Voice Pedagogue, Author (North Kensington, USA)

  • The support I felt as a teacher to share vulnerabilities was incredible, and deeply meaningful.


    Diane Speirs, Singer, Voice Teacher, Studio 58 Faculty, Music Director (Kelowna, Canada)

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


    Jessica Khakov, Voice Teacher (Orlando, USA)

  • Do yourself a favor and take Dr. Shannon Coates's Neurodivergent Pop Up Class. Shannon brings you up-to-date language and typical behaviors of the various neuro-divergencies and includes some brain science. She starts discussions on how we, as teachers, can meet people where they are and help them accept themselves. The class also spoke to me personally. Highly recommend!


    Cate Frazier-Neely, Singing Teacher, Voice Pedagogue, Author (North Kensington, USA)

  • She breaks down the information in such a fun and palatable way, and you're left with REAL LIFE STRATEGIES FOR YOUR TEACHING STUDIO!


    Breanne Rourke, Voice Teacher (St. Catharines, Canada)

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.

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