you are in a line of work which requires extensive use of the voice,
whether it be teaching, call-centre
work, singing or acting, then you
will appreciate how vital a tool the voice is, and how important it is
to look after it well.
provide a comprehensive workshop
which combines presentation with
work on how to care for the voice and how to use the voice to
its full potential.
workshop detailed below is
tailored for each profession. I am a
qualified and experienced
classroom teacher and can relate to the
roles required. This experience feeds directly into these
particular workshops. For public speaking professions I would feed in
acting tools such as improving stage presence and voice
for call centres would look at how to sit correctly at your desk as
well as communicating effectively with the caller.
my work as
a complementary therapist, clients need advice on improving health and
wellbeing and nutritional needs, and I
incorporate this training into
my workshops. I also
combine Yoga, Qi Gung and
Alexander Technique with
traditional vocal methods.
a practising singer and singing teacher, I am
familiar with various breathing and body alignment techniques. These
work just as effectively for the speaking voice,
projection and vocal health in the workplace.
high for teachers, singers and call centre
workers to suffer voice
complaints and ongoing
disorders during their career and this can be
correct voice care and
communication is vital for you and your voice is a precious instrument.
My workshop looks at the challenges each professional faces as a high
voice user and how to combat these.
participants may want
to learn how to develop a more assertive voice useful for the more
“spirited“ class of students or how to project the voice in an
important meeting or presentation, or indeed for the stage. During the
workshop we look at useful tools for these, including breathing and
provide a one and a half
hour workshop which involves a combination of presentation and
practical exercises. The format includes:
participants are provided with comprehensive written material on top
tips for avoiding voice problems and vocal exercises.
the voice works:
the mechanics of your voice
to care for your voice:
do’s and don’ts of voice care such as dietary choices
to use your voice to its full potential: Responding and engaging
effectively with your audience
of voice pitch, tone, tempo, speed and accent
to keep the voice calm under pressure
and exercises for projection and good resonance.
ideal number of participants per workshop is between 10 and 15. This
number creates a comfortable working environment and allows for
opportunities to discuss individual issues. However, an adapted
workshop can be run for larger or smaller groups, as required. I
understand the time restraints on teachers and schools.
in-depth workshops can be tailored for participants following the
presentation. I offer an extended half day workshop which
allows further opportunity to focus on practical exercises
physical techniques for breathing and posture, diction, vocal
projection and how to overcome particular difficulties with public
of Voice in Behaviour Management
begins with voice care training and moves onto behaviour management in
the classroom, which can be adapted for an alternative work place.
Participants will practise role play of challenging
learn how to engage effectively with students/colleagues. We look at
use of language, how to encourage individuals and how to diffuse a
confrontation. Again, the ideal maximum number of participants is 15.
The programme lasts 3 hours.
was engaging and made me feel comfortable"
“It was all interesting and useful”
“Very well presented”
“Very good workshop, thank you.”
you! I found it really helpful. I kept being told I would lose my voice
in my NQT year but now I know strategies of how I can protect my voice.”
amazing course! I'm so pleased that I came along today!
a four year BEd course I had no training in using my voice and often
find by the end of term I've lost my voice.
feel so much more confident, not only on how to protect my vocal
chords/vocal folds but also why it is important to do so.
invaluable course I would recommend to every teacher.
very practical and useful course with useful tips for day-to-day voice
wish something like this could have been included in my teacher
training a long time ago."
you very much for the Voice Care training course on Wednesday. It was
just the right balance of theory and practical application. Beth did
amazingly well to have a group of tired teachers laughing in a workshop
on a mid-week evening!"
Gilligan, South Glos.
to say what a great course caring for your voice was. So much
information packed into two hours. We spent all next day raving about
it to our colleagues. Thanks for this great course."
and Lin, South Glos.
was innovative and fun. Useful tips for everyday practice.”
“Great, interesting and engaging
found this workshop extremely useful and now feel I have more knowledge
about using and caring for my voice.”
useful session, clear delivery, friendly and approachable trainer, well
structured, helpful handout and very enjoyable. Thank you.”
can do these exercises easily, really practical, I also think I could introduce
them to my class (Year 4) to help them.”
believe Beth did a terrific job today. She allowed all participants to
The structure of the workshop was really good. I enjoyed it thoroughly.”
was an excellent introduction to help me look after my most precious
tool. Thank you!”