…voices in the valley…

World Voice Day is a great time to  encourage community participation and to generate some good news stories. Supported by Penrith City Council, Nordoff Robbins Music as Therapy, Sydney Voice & Swallowing, The Australian Voice Association (NSW) and the International School of Music-Penrith, the concert will showcase the beauty and versatility of local and visiting  voices.

what’s so special about a Soprano?

If understanding the science behind the voice is your thing then have a look at the article about resonance tuning and vowel changes by sopranos. It might just help us to understand why we are not all born to sing (not ‘well’, at least) Soprano you might even like to take ‘the soprano challenge’ challengeContinue reading “what’s so special about a Soprano?”

when speech therapy, singing teaching and vocal coaching intersect

The following article was written especially for World Voice Day by Kathleen Connell, a Sydney based singing teacher and active member of ANATS. when singing teachers and speech therapists intersect

food for thought…why DOES voice matter?

The World Voice Day theme ‘Voice Matters’ opens up so many opportunities to explore what having a voice really means to each of us. For a singer it matters that they have an exquisitely tuned instrument to perform and entertain… for an occupational voice user it matters that their voice is robust, well trained andContinue reading “food for thought…why DOES voice matter?”

one for the singing teachers of the NSW south coast

If you teach singing in the Wollongong ~ Illawarra area you are invited to attend the inaugural “Network of Singing Teachers”  & celebrate World Voice Day ~16th April  @ the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, Keiraville NSW click for details

registrations open !!

CALLING ALL VOICE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ***UPDATE*** The Australian Voice Association (NSW, Brisbane & Hobart) have now opened registrations for their exciting professional development event to celebrate World Voice Day. ‘be amongst the first to join the Masterclass’ Check out the AVA website for all details and to Reserve your place NOW Sydney Masterclass Brisbane Masterclass  

teachers … your chance to WIN

A teacher’s voice is one of their most valuable assets, but prolonged daily use, in often ‘less-than-ideal’ environments, can lead to voice strain and long term damage. However, this is not inevitable; and with proper care a teacher’s voice can be just as strong at the end of their career, as it is at theContinue reading “teachers … your chance to WIN”

fun ideas for school teachers

start planning an end of school term World Voice Day activity…. below are some fun ways to wrap up the term. * try a “voiceless lesson” … teachers AND students finding other ways to communicate their message….WITHOUT speaking… Then discuss how important voice is in every aspect of our lives. * raise some funds ….startContinue reading “fun ideas for school teachers”

vocal tune up

If you are a singer, vocal performer or professional voice user, World Voice Day is a perfect time for a tune up. Sydney Voice & Swallowing @ St Leonards are happy to open their doors and provide FREE vocal assessment by Specialist ENT and Speech Pathologist, complete with high quality recordings and analysis. You willContinue reading “vocal tune up”