What is the Optimal Breathing for Singers course?
If you have been left confused by your education as a singer, then fear not. The Optimal Breathing for Singers course will systematically address the functionality of your breathing system.
Presenters include Stephen King, Dr Jenevora Williams, Lydia Hart SLT, Robert Sussuma, Barbara Tanze, Heidi Moss, Kate Emerich, Phoene Cave and Eimear McCarthy Luddy.
Who is this course for?
All voice users: it is primarily intended for singers, but could also be useful for speakers, teachers, preachers, broadcasters and lecturers.
It’s like having a breathing coordinator on tap for an entire year. This course covers what to do with your ribs, diaphragm, imagination, pelvic floor, spine and the nervous system.
Pricing and Information
There are approximately 4 hours of learning content to watch in total and these videos are able to be viewed as many times as needed over 365 days from purchase.
365 day access only £10.00 incl. VAT
How does the course work?
When you sign into our online learning platform, you will be guided through 14 films that make up this fantastic resource. There is no assessment component to this course, however you can download and print a certificate of attendance / completion.
There are approximately 4-5 hours of learning content to watch in total and these videos are able to be viewed as many times as needed over 365 days from purchase.
- Breathing for Health – Lydia Hart SLT
- Calming the Breathing System – Robert Sussuma
- The Diaphragm – Eimear McCarthy Luddy and Stephen King
- Investigating the Breathing Cycle – Robert Sussuma
- Balancing Breath and Tone – Robert Sussuma
- The Impact of Common Respiratory Disorders on Vocal Health – Pheone Cave
- Spine and Ribs: Part 1 – Barbara Tanze
- Spine and Ribs: Part 2 – Barbara Tanze
- The Diaphragm to the Pelvic Floor – Kate Emerich
- The Glottis to the Pelvic Floor – Kate Emerich
- Breathing for Singing – Dr Jenevora Williams
- Biohacking – Dr Jenevora Williams
- The Dyslexic Singer – Nick Duncombe
- Breath follows the brain – Heidi Moss, Dr Jenevora Williams and Stephen King
Optimal Breathing for Singers tutors
As a qualified teacher, Jenna has worked with several UK Universities as professional tutor for trainee teachers and continues to provide consultancy on music education, including as director of Education and Outreach for the Fitzhardinge Consort, and music leader at Bristol Beacon, where she supports the continued professional development of tutors. Combining her interests in voice pedagogy and teacher education, she has a developing research portfolio with particular interest in music psychology.
Paul has worked as a theatre, opera and concert interpreter since 1992, with The Sixteen, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia and Opera North, and led projects across Europe with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
During lockdown he has created many BSL resources and worked with the Stay at Home Choir, Oxford Bach Soloists, NYCGB Alumni and NYCOS.
She has completed an MA (distinction) specialising in singing for health for Parkinson’s sufferers. Her research papers have been presented at the British Voice Association, Society for Music Education in Ireland, Parkinson UK conferences.
Elizabeth’s community projects place creativity and social connection at the heart of classes. Groups have performed at an eclectic variety of venues from Stormont, Northern Ireland to ‘Big Sing’ Events in Co. Wexford.
Elizabeth is resident director for the Children’s Opera Chorus and outreach education for the Wexford International Opera Festival. Currently, she is in collaboration with Dublin based composer Andrew Synott, creating a children’s opera for the 2022 Wexford Opera Season.
Katie’s 15 years’ experience in primary education and work as an Assistant Headteacher puts her in high demand as an educator. Katie is a musicianship teacher and workshop leader at the Royal College of Music, works for schools in London as Primary Music Specialist, and a Choral and Musicianship leader for The Voices Foundation.
Alongside continuing to teach voice and piano, after a career being a classroom music teacher in a secondary school and a Young Offenders Institute, she became an Education Welfare Officer supporting families through difficult times which prevented their child from going to school. This led her to retrain and qualify as a Counsellor in 2011. She now has a private counselling practice which includes supervising other counsellors with their work.
Eleanor is a School Counsellor and a Staff Counsellor at the University of Bristol. She also has a particular interest in working with weight stigma, the Mother-Daughter relationship, young people, parents of teenagers and undertaking critical incident debriefs.