Central Area 2023 Professional Development Day
Notes from the Voice Clinic
with Lynne Wayman
Sunday 23 April 2023
The Music School, Trent College, Long Eaton
Lynne Wayman, Vocal Rehabilitation specialist and recommended teacher for Nottingham and Guys and St Thomas’ Voice Clinic, will lead us in an exploration of the techniques used in the rehabilitation of the singing voice. The day will include discussion of the role of the singing teacher vs the voice clinic and the opportunity to see Lynne put some vocal rehabilitation strategies into practice as well as time to share experiences from your own teaching practice.
When a singer is experiencing difficulties, anxiety and depression can take hold especially when performances must be cancelled and the future seems uncertain. Often simple changes to posture, breathing patterns, diet and an awareness of unhelpful habits can give positive outcomes within a short time. During this workshop I will share how I take a case history, explain the usual problems I encounter, discuss individual cases and how I approached their rehabilitation. Sometimes it’s hard to identify what makes this process work but liaising with the Voice Clinic Team allows singing teachers to trust their ability to visualise, sense and hear changes in the voice which act as pointers to the problems. Finally, in a practical session, delegates who wish to discuss a case they’ve encountered can try out exercises I’ve used during my rehabilitation work.
Lynne Wayman studied at the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently combined a career in concert and recital performance with teaching in higher education. She is a member of the Voice Clinic at the Queens University Hospital, Nottingham and a recommended singing teacher for Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Her reputation as a vocal coach and voice rehabilitator has led to her giving presentations at the International Voice Teachers Congress in Brisbane and Stockholm for the Pan European Voice Congress in Florence and Ghent as well as workshops and lectures for the British Voice Association and the British Laryngological Association in London.
Currently she is working with singers in the UK, Italy, New Zealand and Mexico covering a variety of genres from Opera to Musical Theatre and Jazz.
- Tea, coffee and water provided at registration and lunch
- Bring your own lunch
- Members: £45
- Member plus guest: £90 (£45pp)
- Non-members: £70
- Students: £15
There is one bursary available for each Area Day. Please visit: https://aotos.org.uk/about/bursaries/ for more details and to apply for the Liza Hobbs bursary. Applications must be received by midnight on 23 March 2023, one month before the event.
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