Australian tour

Join Dr Jenevora Williams in association with the Australian Voice Asociation for Rehabilitating the Professional Voice User in Sydney.

January 27-28th 2024

WEA Sydney, Sydney Town Hall, Australia


January 27th-28th 2024 

Rehabilitation of the Singing Voice

Two day course for Speech and Language Pathologists and Singing Teachers.

Presented in association with the Australian Voice Asociation

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

What will I learn?

  • The value of person-centred philosophy and practice, for measurable outcomes and sense of self.
  • To navigate the use of touch in voice rehabilitation
  •  The use of movement and play for release and change

The Singer - a special case

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

Common Disorders and Pathology

  • Nodules
  • Polyps
  • Cysts
  • Muscle tension Dysphonia

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

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?