Today’s guest is Dr Jenevora Williams, a passionate pedagogue who shares her unique insights into the teaching of singing and the training of singing teachers. Over the years, Jenevora has received international acclaim from the voice community for her pioneering work into the training of young singers. In this episode, Jenevora discusses her keen interest in vocal health and how she transitioned from her work with young voices and turned her attention to investigating healthy and efficient vocal function for singers of all ages. As a leading expert in the field of vocal health, Jenevora, explains how her practical experience has resulted in a unique understanding of the human voice from a holistic perspective. She firmly believes that the voice should be examined from a bio/physical and social standpoint and describes how all these factors can have a significant impact on voice production and vocal health. Jenevora discusses her teacher training program which has a particular emphasis on singing voice rehabilitation.
About Dr Jenevora Williams
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. 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 well-known 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 training teachers in rehabilitation for Vocal Health Education and BAPAM.