What is Singing Voice Rehabilitation (Vocal Rehabilitation Coaching) and who needs it?
Statistically, nearly every singer will, at some point in their career have a problem with their voice which might mean they need a Vocal Rehabilitation Coach. This could be anything including:
Loss of stamina
Increase in recovery time
Loss of upper range
Gaps in the range
Problems with loud or soft singing
Aching in throat
Voice routinely groggy in the morning
If you are worried about your voice, it’s important to have a diagnosis from an ENT consultant who is a voice specialist. This will normally be followed up by some speech therapy work. Then the singing voice rehabilitation specialist steps in. Jenevora is one of the few Voice Rehabilitation Coaches to be endorsed by the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).
In order to be accredited by BAPAM, one needs to have an in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy, vocal pathology, endoscopic observation, counselling skills, palpation skills, regular participation in Voice Clinics and regular supervision. Every one of these competencies is backed-up by training and certification so it is unsurprising that there are so few of them. Therefore this dramatic and rigorous process shines a light on the most competent voice teachers in the UK, and Jenevora has met the criteria to be one of these elite few.
What do I do next if I think I could benefit from this?
Singing Voice Rehabilitation can be a self-referral, many singers come to Jenevora due to having problems with their voice but they don’t necessarily have a vocal fold pathology. If you come via the VOICE CARE CENTRE for rehabilitation work, this does not replace or interfere with lessons you may be having with your regular singing teacher. In fact, collaboration and observation are both encouraged (if at all possible).
Jenevora is only currently in London once per month as her schedule is full of international academic engagements and running singing teacher training courses.
Her home studio in Guildford, Surrey has many more appointments available.
Vocal Rehabilitation is an AT HOME service led by Jenevora Williams.
Upon confirmation of your booking, you will receive a unique ‘Telehealth’ link to join your session from your home. This opens in browser and can be used on a phone, tablet or computer. This means your Vocal Rehabilitation session fits into even the busiest of days.
Vocal Rehabilitation with Jenevora
- 60 minutes
- This treatment is booked with a deposit, and Jenevora will invoice for the remainder of the fee
Who delivers this treatment?
PhD, BA (hons), ARCM
Dr Jenevora Williams is a leading exponent in the field of vocal health and singing teaching. After a successful career in Opera, Jenevora turned her attention to investigating healthy and efficient vocal function. The combination of academic study and practical experience has resulted in a unique perception for understanding the human voice. She was the first singing teacher to be awarded a PhD in voice science in the UK, and won the 2010 BVA Van Lawrence Prize for her outstanding contribution to voice research. Her book, Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults, has been enormously popular with singing teachers throughout the world. She is wellknown for her imaginative and rigorous training courses for singing teachers in the UK, the US and Europe. As a teacher of singing, she works with professional singers of all ages, as well as working in and training teachers for Vocal Rehabilitation for BAPAM and the NHS.