Fundamental Anatomy

Would you like to know more about vocal anatomy? 

Would you like to understand the internal movements that create the sounds you’re hearing?

Every Vocal Coach, Singing Teacher, Speech Language Therapist / Pathologist needs a fundamental knowledge of anatomy.

Study with leading experts from around the world

Externally accredited Level 4 course

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CPD Certification Service Accreditation

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in vocal anatomy, and is a course unlike any other in terms of the depth and breadth covered.

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Why do I need this course?

Have you been to singing teaching seminars, masterclasses or vocal conferences and not understood what on earth the presenter is talking about when addressing the structures of the voice? Maybe your initial education didn’t actually cover vocal anatomy?

It can feel difficult to engage with learning anatomy because the study can be boring (long latin names), time consuming (what attaches to what and moves where), and ultimately 2D (textbook illustrations).We set out to change the existing anatomical education in the field of voice by gathering the world’s top anatomists and speakers to guide you to a greater understanding. Naming the parts is one aspect of this learning; the parts we work with are small, with a complex interaction in healthy voice use.

What will I get from this course?

The Fundamental Anatomy (level 4) course is for every vocal coach, singing teacher and speech therapist who feels lacking in their knowledge of the 3D mechanics of the voice. This course gives you a wonderful 365 day resource to dip in and out of, answering your basic questions, filling gaps in your knowledge and sustaining and supporting your further studies with Vocal Health Education.

On your journey through Vocal Health Education’s Fundamental Anatomy course, you will be met with challenging information which can seem overwhelming at times, considering we have some of the greatest experts on the planet presenting this material.

This resource is for you to double, triple and even quadruple check that what you are saying to your students resembles the most valid presentation of the evidence base we currently have. Knowledge of anatomy helps us synthesise the understanding of functional and pathologic patterns, and ultimately facilitate change.

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Pricing and Information

This course has two stages

Stage 1: 365-day access to over 7 hours of learning content

Stage 2: Complete a multiple-choice quiz and submit a written assignment demonstrating your understanding of the material in practice. This will be assessed for a level 4 CPD accredited course

*There are approximately over 7 hours of learning content to watch in total and these videos are able to be viewed as many times as needed over 365 days from purchase.

Course cost £192

Fundamental Anatomy content

The Torso

  • The Spine and Ribs I – Barbara Tanze
  • The Spine and Ribs II – Barbara Tanze
  • The Glottis to the Pelvic Floor – Kate Emerich
  • The Diaphragm to the Pelvic Floor – Kate Emerich

The Spine, Neck and Jaw

  • The Structure and Function of the Spine – Chloe Spencer
  • The Cervical Spine Muscles – Stephen King
  • The Jaw I – Stephen King
  • The Jaw II – Stephen King

The Ear, Nose and Throat

  • The Structure and Function of the Spine – Chloe Spencer
  • The Cervical Spine Muscles – Stephen King
  • The Jaw I – Stephen King
  • The Jaw II – Stephen King

The Larynx

  • The Cartilages of the Larynx – Stephen King
  • The Layers of the Vocal Folds – Declan Costello ENT Consultant
  • Laryngeal Function and Anatomy – Maurice E. Goodwin, SLP
  • Anatomy of Registers – Dr Chadley Ballantyne
  • Anatomy of Pitch Change – Dr Chadley Ballantyne

The Brain and Central Nervous System

  • Anatomy of the Brain I – Heidi Moss Erickson
  • Anatomy of the Brain II – Heidi Moss Erickson
  • The Central Nervous System – Heidi Moss Erickson


  • Beyond Anatomy – Stephen King, Dr Jenevora Williams, Robert Sussama