It is really important for me to continue adding to my teaching skills and further development. Some courses will be online and some face to face. Here is a list of this years CPD which I will be adding to as the year goes on.
CPD NEWS JAN 2019 – Acting Techniques for the Voice Studio Webinar with Nate Plummer (Musical Theatre and Drama Specialist). https://www.stagedoorunlocked.com/
Feb 2019- Completion of Vocal Intuition Teachers Toolkit Course which I have taken in order to refine and reflect on my teaching skills. This course was with Anne Leatherland who is a voice expert in the UK. https://anneleatherland.co.uk/about-anne
Feb 2019- AOTOS (Association of teachers of singing) South West Area Development Day- From Pachalbel To Pop with David Combes. https://aotos.org.uk/events/diary/event/south-west-day/
May 2019 – Online CPD course in Mastering Musical Theatre with Vocal Process. A CPD certified course covering Musical theatre styles and techniques.
June 2019- Online webinar -Life cycle of the voice course with Jenevora Williams. Studying vocal development and teaching techniques from early years to the older adult singer. Particular focus on changing adolescent voices. You can find out more about this from https://voiceworkshop.co.uk/
June 2019- Completed an online course called ‘The Power Of Play’ by earlyarts.co.uk. This focussed on the power of play to facilitate learning in the early years. It had a really powerful message and I will use this training when planning music or drama activities for the younger age groups (nursery to 7).
August 2019: ABRSM Online course: Becoming a better music teacher. A very detailed 5 week course covering, psychology, teaching techniques, music skills, professional values and curriculum, motivation, inclusive learning.
January 2020 – Child protection certificate update.
February 22nd – BAST webinar on Teaching Young Voices by Jenevora Williams. This covered best practice for breathing, resonance, posture and alignment, male voice change, tuning, de-constriction, SOVT exercises.
The new LAMDA Syllabus is now available. Very exciting and I can’t wait to have a look. Exams available in Drama Performance, Musical Theatre and Shakespeare Performance.