What I Talk About
I mean, I talk about a LOT of things; some of which are pretty danged conventional as far as the world of voice teaching goes (you know the stuff: anatomy and physiology of the vocal instrument (AKA: The Vocal Instrument 101), working with the child voice, teaching adolescents, how coordination differs between contemporary tonal outcomes and western-classical tonal outcomes, etc.).
I also talk about a lot of not-super-conventional stuff.
And I’m happy to combine the conventional with the non-conventional so you get the kind of learning and information you want for your cohort or association or chapter or class or, you know, group of people who want to learn some stuff.
OH! And I don’t just TALK about stuff; I also workshop and masterclass allll the things for maximum absorption (because: science of learning says that we learn better when we DO the thing).
Here are a few of the things I love to talk, workshop, and masterclass about:
The Art of Teaching
The Vocal Instrument 101
Mix & Match Voice Ped Topics
Child Voice: The anatomy and physiology of the child voice and why we’re not teaching small adults when we work with the child voice.
Ageing Voice: How ageing affects the singing voice and ways to work with (or to be an!) ageing singer.
NOTE: Child Voice and Ageing Voice are excellent lectures for voice pedagogy classes, local NATS Chapter Professional Development sessions, and choirs or choral directors.
Contemporary Voice: One of my signature lectures on how the coordination required to create contemporary tonal outcomes (for music theatre and popular musics) differs from the coordination required to create western-classical tonal outcomes.
Neurodivergent Voice: Another signature lecture about what neurodivergence can look like in a voice student and a few ideas for how to change our teaching methods to create greater inclusivity in the voice studio.
Creating More Inclusive Voice Studios: This lecture is a deeper dive into our traditional studio policies, teaching methodologies, and understanding of accommodation in order to find areas where we can remove barriers to access and increase inclusivity in the voice studio.
NOTE: any (or all!) of the Mix & Match Voice Ped Topic options work well in the 90-minute Lecture Class format OR can be mixed and matched with The Vocal Instrument 101 or with each other in any of the 3-hour or full-day Structure Options
PS alllll of these topics (plus a few more) are part of the Core Curriculum of The VoicePed UnDegree coming in 2022.