Vocal Health First Aid Tutors

Dr Jenevora Williams

PhD, ARCM
Dr Jenevora Williams is a leading exponent in the field of vocal health and singing teaching. After a successful career in Opera, Jenevora turned her attention to investigating healthy and efficient vocal function. The combination of academic study and practical experience has resulted in a unique perception for understanding the human voice. She was the first singing teacher to be awarded a PhD in voice science in the UK, and won the 2010 BVA Van Lawrence Prize for her outstanding contribution to voice research. Her book, Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults, has been enormously popular with singing teachers throughout the world. She is well-known for her imaginative and rigorous training courses for singing teachers in the UK, the US and Europe. As a teacher of singing, she works with professional singers of all ages, as well as training teachers in rehabilitation for Vocal Health Education and BAPAM.

Stephen King

PGCert.Voice.Ped, Cert.HE, Dip.RNMT, Cert.Adv.MFR, Cert.OSM, FRSA
Stephen specialises in the area of honing in on tension, and eliminating it in his singing teaching and manual therapy hybrid practice. Stephen’s breadth of genre knowledge sees him having worked with Hollywood A-Listers, and Disney Film Celebrities, to The 2018 World Champion Beatboxer, keeping them all in tip-top vocal health for whatever vocal load they have. Founding the multidisciplinary VOICE CARE CENTRE in 2017 with nothing but a dream of delivering specialist treatment to those suffering with their voices, Stephen has now become a leader in the field of holistic, multidisciplinary evaluation of both the voice, and the singer as a whole person. In 2019, the VOICE CARE CENTRE won the much sought after title of ‘Healthcare Provider of The Year 2019’ at the Industry Minds Awards for the contribution to mental health services in the creative arts.

Stephen initially qualified as a Raynor Massage Therapist (Diploma) and is one of the cohort of the only degree level massage qualification (Level 6 ACMT/BTEC) in the UK. He has studied extra modules in Spinal Manipulation (2019) and is currently on an Advanced Diploma in Medical Acupuncture (2020) (from Osteon Manual Therapy). Further to this, he has an Advanced Certificate in Myofascial Release (JING Advanced Massage Training) and two certificates in Laryngeal Manipulation (Jacob Lieberman 2017/2019), Stephen has also undertaken Laryngeal Dissection at King’s College, London (in 2019, 2020). Stephen also gained the first Level 7 Voice Pedagogy specific Postgraduate Certificate in the UK from the University of Wales, Trinity St David (Voice Workshop) and has since been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts for his contribution to changing the stigma around vocal health.

Duncan Rock

Nutritionist, Member of the Royal Society for Public Health

Duncan has been passionate about helping people improve their health since his first job working as a personal trainer taking exercise classes on the beach in Western Australia. He currently holds an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management and is working towards a Masters Degree in Nutritional Science, from Deakin University (Melbourne) which he will complete in the next academic year. He specialises in using the most up to date clinical knowledge to help people achieve optimal health through diet and nutrition.

Lydia Hart SLT

BSc RCSLT HCPC
Lydia completed her four year BSc in Speech and Language Therapy in 2015, at the University of Reading. Lydia spent two years working with swallowing disorders, before undertaking comprehensive clinical training in Voice and Upper Airway disorders. Alongside her work at Voice Care Centre, Lydia provides NHS outpatient voice therapy as well as running the Joint Voice Clinic at Wexham Park Hospital, alongside renowned laryngologist Declan Costello. She is a trainer with the innovating Vocal Health Education and Vocal Massage Training UK. She has attended the Estill level 1 and 2 courses with The Voice Explained and has trained in Vocal Massage, Myofascial Release and further laryngeal manipulation, with Stephen King.

Chris Johnson, Vocal Coach

Chris is a highly experienced vocal coach who understands the demands on performers today, and the vital role voice training plays in developing and sustaining vocal range and strength, night after night. He has helped thousands of vocalists to be the best possible version of themselves through the highest level service and support.Trained in vocal manual therapy, massage and myofascial release. Major label contemporary artists, singer/songwriters, West End lead performers, and vocal coaches all trust him to take good care of their voices, develop their techniques, and bring out all of the style and artistry needed to take on THE career. Chris is also the co-founder of popular iTunes podcast for singers, The Naked Vocalist, an author and teacher trainer, and his unique teaching style is in demand from London to Los Angeles.

Line Hilton

General Nurse, B.Mus Ed, MSc Performing Arts Medicine, C. Hyp, RTT Therapist, Mental Health First Aider, Wraw Master Practitioner
Line is the founder and creator of the BAST Be A Singing Teacher course. Line is a trained registered nurse, has a BMus Ed degree from the prestigious Western Australian Conservatorium of Music (WAAPA) and MSc in Performing Arts Medicine from University College London (UCL) – think Sports Medicine for performers! She regularly delivers singing, performance confidence and vocal health workshops, courses and talks for singing and music industry organisations and events.She is the current Performing Arts Medicine Advisor for Vocology in Practice (ViP), a professional singing teacher organisation that she was instrumental in helping to form. ViP members teach to a high standard, basing their teaching on a safe, healthy and scientifically proven technique that gives singers the freedom of their full range through all its registers.

Dr. Anne-Marie Czajkowski 

PhD, MMus, BA(Hons), ARCM(PG), AFHEA, MISM
Anne-Marie became a singing teacher and performer after leaving post-graduate vocal studies at the Royal College of Music. Since then she has become a mindfulness practitioner, completed level one MBCT training with the British Mindfulness Institute, and gained her PhD studies in the field of Applied Psychology of Music at the University of Leeds studying the effects of mindfulness on singers and instrumentalists in more depth. Anne-Marie also has 20+ years vocal teaching experience from nervous beginners and those with learning difficulties up to University first study and Diploma standard students. She currently runs a lively teaching practice and teaches at Leeds College of Music and Garforth Academy.

Oren Boder

BSc(Hons) MBPsS DipLCM(TD) DipNYVC

Oren’s journey started at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he trained in singing and vocal technique, as well as studying internationally in Holland in collaboration with the London College of Music. He’s also studied at Middlesex University, completing his BSc in Psychology before going on to expand his training in acting, singing, and vocal technique at WEMT and NYVC (New York Vocal Coaching), in addition to completing professional CPD courses in the subjects. He is also the recipient of the first worldwide 2018 Creative Courage For Life Award for Outstanding Singing Teacher. Oren is also the founder of OB1 Theatre Co., creating performing arts teaching resources and products, whilst also helping to make a difference in the world by supporting worthwhile
causes and charities.

Natalie Watson ENT

Natalie Watson is a South London ENT specialty registrar with a passion for laryngology. She has a Masters in Clinical Education at King’s College London. Natalie qualified with two distinctions from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School and was awarded the prestigious Jelf medal. She obtained an intercalated Honours BSc in Neuroscience having received the Health Foundation Student Research Fellowship.