£70 – £135

Rehabilitation of the Injured Singing Voice - 1, 2 or 3 Day Modular Course

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Rehabilitating the Injured Singing Voice - 1, 2 or 3 Day Modular Course

A rare chance to spend one, two or three days with two of the UK's leading voice rehabilitation specialists. Presented in the beautiful theatre at Leeds College of Music and featuring live demonstrations using endoscopy equipment from Olympus, this course will be an enjoyable and englightening experience for speech therapists and singing teachers interested in voice disorders. This course is being offered at the lowest price ever and is strictly limited to 30 participants per day. Leeds station and highly affordable accommodation are all within easy walking distance of the venue. Book early to enjoy early bird savings and avoid disappointment!

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Sue Jones is Head of Speech, Voice and Swallowing Services at University Hospital of South Manchester, UK. She has specialized in Clinical Voice Disorders since 1984 and now works exclusively in this field. She has been instrumental in building the voice clinic services at UHSM and now acts as an expert advisor, leading a team of voice specialists, performing/interpreting laryngeal examinations, and developing competencies for practice and in staff development in voice disorders. She also works extensively with professional singers, including classical, musical theater and rock and pop genres. Sue is an adviser to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) on voice disorders and co-author of the RCSLT Position Paper on Endoscopy for Voice Disordered Patients. She has held various offices within the British Voice Association and is a Speech and Language Therapy representative in the British Laryngological Association. Regularly in demand, she has lectured internationally and is involved in a number of research projects into voice disorders. Sue's book Laryngeal Endoscopy and Voice Therapy is available from Compton Publishing.

Prof. Dane Chalfin is a vocal coach and rehabilitation specialist working with charting and developing artsts, West End and touring theatre productions and many UK Voice Clinics including UHSM where he is Vocal Rehabilitation Coach. He is Associate Professor of Vocal Rehabilitation at Leeds College of Music and a past-President of the British Voice Association. Dane is vocal advisor on the Medical Committe of BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine) where he is helping develop compitencies for Vocal Rehabilitation Coaches working with singers. His clinical research on Primal Sound and laryngopharygeal gestures and its application to vocal pedagogy and therapy has been presented at many national and international conferences. He has written chapters for TC-Helicon's Ultimate Guide to Singing, Bloomsbury's The Singer-Songwriter Handbook, and the 2nd edition of the seminal The Voice Clinic Handbook. Dane's approach focuses on the importance of the practical application of theory and how teachers and therapists can edit what they know into easily accessible usable concepts for their clients and patients.

Day 1 - 12/07/17 - Pedagogical Tools for Rehabilitating Singers with Dane Chalfin

Understanding vocal function and pedagogy is important. Understanding how these need to be adapted to patients with voice disorders at every step of the rehab process (pre-op, post-op, etc.) is paramount to successful rehabilitation. Patients with organic lesions, muscle tenstion disorders, and/or psychogenic issues need careful assessment and normal pedagogical approaches need to be adapted. Rehabilitation is often a slow and specific process that is as complex as the patients we aim to help. We will re-explore practical tools for stretch and release of vocal tract tension, alignment, airflow, support, laryngopharyngeal gesturing, projection, diction, psychology and lifestyle management. Real cases from professional and hobby singers will be presented and treatment plans explored interactively. This day is ideal for Speech Therapists working with singers and Singing Teachers who are interested in the rehabilitation process.

Day 2 - 13/07/17 - The Holistic Management of the Injured Singer with Sue Jones and Dane Chalfin

This day explores typical injuries and disorders of the speaking and singing voice that singers present with in Voice Clinics and how they may be managed. We will look at professional boundaries, taking case histories, questionnaires, visual assessment, palpatory assessment, endoscopic assessment and management paths. This day is ideal for Laryngologists, Speech and Language Therapists working with singers, Singing Rehabilitation Coaches who work within Voice Clinics, and Singing Teachers/Vocal Coaches who are interested in the rehabilitation process.

Day 3 - 14/07/17 - Endoscopic Interpretation of Singers with Sue Jones and Dane Chalfin

We will refresh laryngopharyngeal anatomy and physiology from an endoscopic perspective including interpretation of vocal tract gestures, healthy and disordered. Protocols for assessing the muscular behaviour of the singer’s larynx and pharynx will be presented with videos of healthy and disordered voices from various genres of singing. Diagnostic therapy tools that can be used during endoscopic examinations will also be addressed. This day is ideal for Laryngologists, Speech and Language Therapists who routinely perform nasendoscopy and those who are new to the process, and Singing Rehabilitation Coaches who work within Voice Clinics. Singing Teachers and Vocal Coaches with a solid understanding of vocal anatomy and physiology may also find the day useful.

Note from the organiser:

We are very grateful to Leeds College of Music for donating the space to run this course and to UHSM and Sue Jones for donating her time. This means we can offer the course to delegates at an extremely discounted rate compared to similar courses we have run in the past. We understand that CPD funding is becoming very hard to secure especially in the NHS. We do not believe this is a good enough reason to stop producing high quality educational events at affordable prices. We hope that delegates from all over the UK take advantage of this unique opportunity that we could not reproduce in London without raising fees exponentially.


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Leeds train station is 15 minutes walk from the venue. Paid parking is available next door at Quarry Hill and costs around £8/day. The meters only take coins or you can download the ParkMobile app and pay via card.

What's the refund policy?

  • 4 weeks or more = 90% refund

  • Between 1-4 weeks = 25% refund

  • From 1 week to the day of event = no refund (under any circumstances, including illness)

  • Should we cancel a course, a full refund will be offered.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No. The attendee must be registered.

Is the event catered?

Light catering will be provided. Please make the organiser aware of any dietary requirements.


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