Teaching Young Voices




Dr Jenevora Williams will give a brief description of the developmental stages from early singing activities, through to teenage voices. She will help you look at what singers can and can’t do at each stage, and have a clearer idea of what to expect from your students. You can listen to boys’ speaking voices through adolescent voice change and hear how it is easy to determine their singing range from their speaking voice.


Dr Jenevora Williams is a leading exponent in the field of vocal health and singing teaching; she is a world expert on the subject of teaching singing to children.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.As voice science is a relatively young discipline, she has engaged in pioneering work at a grassroots level through the delivery of innovative lectures on Vocal Health, Performance Anxiety, Vocal Pedagogy, Teaching Young Singers, Voice Acoustics, Evolution of Singing and Teaching Studio Communication. She has written the first Vocal Pedagogy syllabus for a UK university-accredited MA, combining both art and science. Jenevora divides her time between training teachers, teaching singers, and writing and research. When not occupied with this, she is a mother of teenagers and relaxes by competing in triathlons.

Website: jenevorawilliams.com

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