Lydia Flock is a dynamic singing and speaking voice coach, practitioner, and researcher. She is graduate of the internationally respected Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA in Music Theatre) as well as the University of Virginia (BA in Drama, with honours). Her educational background also includes 2.5 years of training at the esteemed Ithaca College (New York) in their BFA Musical Theatre programme. Lydia is a qualified Vocal Health First Aider with Vocal Health Education, has expertise in Knight-Thompson Speechwork, and is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, the British Voice Association, and is an associate member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She is due to qualify in Vocal Massage Training with the Voice Care Centre in February 2021. Lydia is also in the process of working Stephen King to eventually serve as a vocal coach for the Voice Care Centre.
As a voice teacher and practitioner, Lydia founded Flockstars Coaching, a holistic voice coaching company in London and online that uses the speaking and singing voice as a vehicle for healing, confidence building and personal development. She is on the visiting staff for Arts Educational Schools, London and is Senior Voice Tutor at the Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her unique interest in the interactions between voicework and wellbeing have led to collaborations with Real Talk Practice (Danielle Pinals, LMHC) and The Creative Genius (Nicolette Wilson-Clarke).
Lydia is a promising academic and is dedicated to evidence-based practice. Her research titled Freedom of the Singing Voice: An Exploration of the Mind-Body Connection, Performance Anxiety and Confidence through Methods of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Organic Intelligence, and Ziva Meditation is currently in press with the renowned academic journal, Voice and Speech Review. She is also collaborating with Chris Johnson (Vocal Coach) on a research project investigating singing voice assessment and diagnosis. Lydia is passionate about research and development and is committed to incorporating the latest research in voice science within her professional practice.