Pathways for voice teachers


  • Teacher and students on an AOTOS course
  • Teachers and students on an AOTOS training course
  • Lecture at an AOTOS conference

The object of AOTOS is to advance education in the teaching of singing. Our Pathways training programme offers courses individually tailored to your needs, allowing you to find your own pathway with expert guidance at every step. With a unique focus on mentored training, where you’ll teach a pupil in the studio alongside an experienced mentor, our courses are both practical and inspirational: our aim is, simply, to equip you to be a good teacher.

As the only professional body specifically for voice teachers, we are able to draw on a body of knowledge from our whole membership, with experts at the highest levels across all genres, ages and voice types: our philosophy is to encourage openness and the sharing of ideas.

With an average ratio of three mentors to nine students, you are assured of individual attention in a supportive environment.

Access Course

Access Day

Not sure whether voice teaching is for you? Start with our Access Day: if you decide teaching is not for you, you can stop there.

Already started teaching? Use our Access Day to identify your strengths and weaknesses and start to map out your professional pathway.

Mentoring and follow-up

Start acquiring the basic skills needed to start teaching safely and with confidence. AOTOS mentors will give hands-on guidance through a programme of mentoring sessions as you move forwards.

Foundation Course

New for 2017, this unique course helps you assemble the basic toolkit you need on your journey as a singing teacher. Study the facets of voice teaching common to all genres, developing and improving your skills as you go, with three weekends of mentored training and group sessions spread through the year.

Advanced Professional Development Course

Four years or more of teaching experience? Develop your skills and discover new directions with this intensive, hands-on course. We will be offering the APDC again in 2018.

Forthcoming Teacher Training Courses

EventDateVenue
Pathways 1 Follow-up Day (Bath)12 November 2016Kingswood School, Bath
Pathways 1 Follow-up Day (Edinburgh)20 November 2016St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh
Pathways Access Day29 January 2017Canto School, Lewes
Pathways Access Day4 June 2017Sandbach School, Cheshire