AOTOS Zoom Event: Intentional Practice in the Voice Studio

AOTOS Zoom Event: Intentional Practice in the Voice Studio

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Live presentation with Abigail Mann-Daraz

AOTOS members only

Intentional Practice in the Voice Studio

This session will explore the first stepping stones for promoting sensitive and intention-led practice in the voice studio for neurodivergence and mental health.

Abigail Mann-Daraz is a holistic singing teacher and practitioner-researcher, with over 20 years’ experience working with marginalised groups. Her work’s primary focus is the psychology of singing for neurodiversity and mental health. Abigail’s work covers workshop facilitation, teaching, performance, research, and writing. Abigail runs a busy private practice which specialises in holistic, bespoke 1:1 singing lessons for health, crafted around a framework of mindfulness and holistic voice pedagogy.

Over half of Abigail’s students are neurodivergent or living with a chronic health condition. Abigail has a BSc in Psychology and MA in Voice Pedagogy (Singing for Health). Her primary research areas are stammering, autism, and child & adolescent mental health. Abigail is the project co-ordinator at the International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) at York St John University for the AHRC-funded Singing for Health Research project. A collaborative enterprise between the ICCM, Singing for Health Network, and Royal College of Music, the project collaborates and investigate with musicians, researchers, and health professionals on the impact of singing for health.

Abigail is regularly invited to speak at international conferences to share her research and practical experience. She volunteers with charities, the NHS and local hospices, including singing for dementia and end of life.

A recording of this event will be available to AOTOS member in the resources area of the website shortly afterwards.

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