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This will be an interactive and practical day suitable for speech and language therapists, spoken voice and singing teachers and performers. Nicholas Gibbins and Greg Ryan will be discussing the effect of biomechanics on the larynx with primary causes elsewhere in the body. Practical cases will be used to highlight the success of kinetic chain assessment and subsequent management.

The afternoon will be two 90 minute workshops, Sounding from the whole body with Barbara Houseman and Singer’s Gym with Michael Dahl Rasmussen, focussing on body and voice work from two exciting and dynamic voice teachers.


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10.30am Registration and coffee

10.50am Housekeeping

11.00am The effect of biomechanics on the larynx - problem solving in the voice clinic

Nicholas Gibbins and Greg Ryan will be discussing the effect of biomechanics on the larynx. Whether there is a local cause for voice tension originating from the larynx, a regional cause from the neck or a distal cause from elsewhere in the body, Nick and Greg will explain how these patients present, things to look out for, and once referred to a specialist clinic for assessment how we seek out and correct the problem.

Nicholas Gibbins, ENT, Head/Neck & Voice Consultant, University Hospital Lewisham

Greg Ryan, Specialist Physiotherapist, Harley Street, London

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Workshops (90 min) *delegates split into 2 equal groups and rotate the workshops

3.00pm Tea

3.30pm Workshops (90 min) *delegates split into 2 equal groups and rotate the workshops

5.00pm Close


WORKSHOP A: Sounding from the Whole Body

Whole body sounding - releasing tension in the body without losing vocal power and stamina; moving up the range without losing whole body connection, linking breath, sound, thought and emotion in the centre of the body. Bring physical ease whilst rehearsing and performing.

Barbara Houseman, Voice, Text, Acting Coach and Director


WORKSHOP B: Singer’s Gym

Professional singing is an athletic art form, and therefore we must train accordingly. Michael Dahl Rasmussen will in this practical workshop lead a full workout specifically aimed at voice-users - with options for all levels. Training of the breath is incorporated in every exercise, and we will cover not only release work, but also how to build strength and stamina for a balanced body and voice. We will explore what each step does to your voice, and it will probably challenge the way you look at voice training and warm-ups.

Michael Dahl Rasmussen, Actor, Singer and Composer

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