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Who are you?

  • Have you recently started teaching and need some evidence to back up what you’re saying?
  • Maybe you’ve been teaching for a long time and are looking for some inspiration?
  • Are you feeling isolated as a teacher and need some collaboration and support?
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Who are we?

  • AOTOS is the UK’s leading organisation for singing teachers.
  • Our members are singing teachers of all styles of music and all stages of educational establishments (from primary to tertiary schools and beyond), at all stages of their careers.
  • We are a charity, and our mission is to support singing teachers with easy access to the latest research in voice pedagogy and teaching pedagogy, all in a supportive, friendly, collaborative environment.
  • We aim to seek best practice, share current research and to support each other as a community.
  • Our conferences are friendly and safe spaces, in which to meet singing teachers from all genres, united by our curiosity about singing and the healthiest and most inclusive way to teach it.

There are three main strands to our activity. Find out more below or click ‘Membership’ for details about all the benefits of joining AOTOS.

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AOTOS has a busy calendar, running both in-person events across the UK and a strand of online events, many of which are free to members. Our national conferences bring together leaders in their field of knowledge as well as giving opportunities for networking and professional development.

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We aim to advance education in the teaching of singing and we encourage openness and the sharing of ideas. We do this through our conferences, regional events, online programme and teacher training. Our accredited Essentials course is aimed at people in the early stages of their teaching career.



Our growing resources library features articles, videos and information to help members hone their skills and practice. In addition to reviews, interviews and content from our newsletters and magazines – all free to members – you can catch up on videos from our conferences and online events.

AOTOS is a safe haven, a muse and inspiration for my musical soul where I find impressive and supportive colleagues bringing light and life to the beauty of singing.



AOTOS, to me, means professionalism and partnership, community and conferences, but ultimately teachers of singing together.



AOTOS means there’s always someone at hand with an answer or advice, making me feel part of a ‘remote’ team.



Starting and growing a singing teaching practice is no easy task, and you don’t have to do it alone.

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Introduction to our association


AOTOS was founded in 1975 to promote a wider understanding of all aspects of the teaching of singing. We create opportunities which bring together teachers from all over the world.

All AOTOS activities and services are open to members teaching any expression of song: from classical, through music theatre and folk, to jazz, rock and gospel; privately or in school, college or conservatoire.

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