Australian tour

Join Dr Jenevora Williams for Teaching Young Voices and Rehabilitation of the Singing Voice

13th – 17th January 2024   |  Birralee Voices, Brisbane


January 13th – 14th 2024   |  10am – 5pm

Teaching Young Voices

What will I learn?


This is one of the most successful courses run by Jenevora Williams; over 300 teachers have participated worldwide.

Jenevora Williams
Co-Founder & Director of Education

Course Summary

This course will give you a firm foundation in the development of children’s voices, what they are capable of at each stage and the issues encountered during puberty.
If you are a singing teacher, a choral director, a classroom music teacher or a Musical Theatre MD – this is what you need to know. The content is based on research evidence and a lifetime of experience in the field; it is not a teaching method, you will be given the tools to devise your own teaching strategies.

Course details

  • Why teach singing to children? Technique and wellbeing
  • Communication style in lessons – learning theories
  • Early development – infant to 6yrs
  • Early musical experiences
  • Singing age 7-11 years
  • Vocal development
  • Musical development including singing in tune
  • Adolescent girls
  • The role of hormones in vocal development
  • Common issues like breathiness in the voice
  • Adolescent boys
  • Recognising the stages of voice change
  • How to keep singing though these changes
  • Common challenges such as working with a limited range or choosing whether to use falsetto
  • Vocal health for young voices

If you book this 2-day course, you will automatically receive a 50% discount to buy Jenevora’s online videos from

These have an extended version of the content (20 hours instead of 12)
You can buy and revisit this material with unlimited lifetime access.

You can have a look before the course, ready to ask lots of questions on the day
If you would like to continue with the accredited certification, you’ll need these videos to do that.

Cost: $587AUD / £300GBP

(20 places)

16th – 17th January 2024

Rehabilitation of the Singing Voice

What will I learn?


This course is aimed at voice practitioners who already have a working knowledge of anatomy and function but who wish to gain a deeper understanding of voice disorders and post-clinical voice

Speech and Language Pathologists who would like to expand their knowledge of voice work will be introduced to the world of the elite voice user.

Singing teachers who wish to understand the impact of vocal injuries and ill-health in singers will be given knowledge and skills to help with healthcare for voice

What is holistic healthcare?

  • A look at the biopsychosocial model
  • Why is this important when working with elite
    voice users?
  • The story behind the problem, active listening
  • Embracing the placebo

The Singer - a special case

  • Why are singers vulnerable to performance-
    related injury?
  • Common problems
  • Types of singing and the varying demands
  • Child performers

Vocal Health for Voice Users

  • General advice for maintaining healthy voice use
  • Diet and gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Voice and sport
  • Pacing the voice through the working day
  • Drugs and alcohol

Common Disorders and Pathology

  • Nodules
  • Polyps
  • Cysts
  • Muscle tension Dysphonia

Practical Exercises

  • The SOVT – how does it really work and what are
    the variants for
  • Working with hyperfunction
  • Working with hypofunction, paresis and paralysis
  • Brain hacks for re-wiring

The Rehab Specialist – Skills and Boundaries

  • What is the multi-discliplinary voice clinic and
    where do we fit in?
  • How do the singing teacher and speech
    pathologist work together?
  • How can we facilitate patient-centred care?
Cost: $587AUD / £300GBP
Early Bird: $509AUD / £260GBP

(25 places)