SATS for Teachers

Guildhall CVT

Our Course for teachers, coaches and voice professionals

Classical Voice Training hosted at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama returns with their ground-breaking comprehensive course on the training of classical voice. Under the leadership of Prof. Janice Chapman, a multidisciplinary team of prominent voice specialists will present this five-day course, alongside experts from the industry including the Royal Opera House.

The art of singing has been taught for generations without the benefit of evidence-based science to underpin it.  Due to recent developments in fibre-optic and endoscopy technology, it has become possible to view the voice and build a science-based understanding of how it works.  This knowledge does not replace the empiric writings of the old masters but rather enhances our understanding of past teaching methods.

Janice and her team will deliver a five-day intensive course for performers which includes instruction and work on Breathing and Support (including Accent Method Breathing), Postural Alignment, Vocal Anatomy and Physiology, Manual Therapy, Phonation, Resonance, Articulation, Mind-skills for Performers and Artistry and Performance.

Who is the Pedagogy Strand for?

The Pedagogy Strand is designed for applicants who are:

  • Teachers and/or vocal pedagogues who are currently working professionally
  • Voice professionals
  • Wanting to receive guidance from our world-class team of specialists
  • Wanting to learn how our multidisciplinary approach can enhance your work in the teaching studio
  • Increase your diagnostic skills and learn a further set of teaching tools and exercises to implement in your studio
  • Increase your knowledge of vocal function and acoustics and learn to translate these skills practically for your students
  • Interested in gaining advice and preparation for continuing professional development

The Timetable

The course will include daily sessions of:

Physical and vocal warm-ups

  • Taken by our experienced senior staff members, these will cover all aspects of physical and vocal technique.
    • Physical daily warm-ups will be led by Mandy Demetriou and will develop incrementally throughout the week focusing on postural alignment, physical strength, stamina, and flexibility. Movement and body work's practical use in the studio will be discussed.
    • Vocal warm-ups will be taken by different singers and pedagogues from our team and will practically introduce the key concepts that will be taught in the main lectures.
    • We will also address how physical and vocal warm-ups can be best applied to individual students.

Plenary Lectures

  • You will also be joined in these sessions by participants from our Solo Performers Pathway
  • The lectures will introduce all aspects of vocal technique including:
    • Primal Sound
    • Postural Alignment
    • Breathing and Support and the Accent Method
    • Laryngeal Mechanics
    • Phonation
    • Resonance
    • Articulation
  • Ultra-sound, spectrograph and nasoendoscopy presentations
    • Using cutting-edge technology, our expert visiting lecturers will demonstrate and discuss the major issues of vocal technique and performance through a multidisciplinary approach

Practice Groups

  • An opportunity to work in small groups with our world-class team to discuss the practical teaching application of all lectures
  • Opportunities to ask questions and discuss in detail any aspects of the course covered in other sessions
  • Participants will receive detailed instruction on how to effectively practise and teach the exercises from the course workbook
  • Tutors will discuss the diagnostic skills involved in designing an ongoing practice routine for your students


  • An opportunity to work on your own technique and artistry through performance in a public forum with the senior members of our faculty

Interactive discussion sessions

  • Q&A with a panel of multidisciplinary vocal and performance specialists
  • An opportunity to discuss the masterclass sessions and teaching techniques used in more detail and how this might apply to your students.

Interactive discussion sessions

  • Q&A with a panel of multidisciplinary medical, vocal and performance specialists
  • The opportunity to discuss teaching methods and diagnostics with leaders in the vocal pedagogy field

Individual Sessions

  • This year, there will be a unique opportunity to sign up for one-to-one sessions with certain members of our team to work specifically on your own technical and performance skills.
  • There may be an opportunity for some supervised teaching with senior members of our vocal faculty and students from the course. This will be dependent on staff availability & participant numbers.
  • There will be an additional fee for the above one-to-one sessions, and they will be offered on a sign-up sheet, on a first-come-first-served basis during the course.

Course Staff

  • See our Courses page for the specific staffing of our individual courses and our Meet The Team page to read more about Classical Voice Training's World Class Team.

Meet the Course Team

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Prof. Janice Chapman

Founder, Company Director & Vocal Pedagogue

Andrew Follin

Company Director, Certified Master Teacher, Estill

Ed Blake

Specialist Vocal Physiotherapist and Ultrasound

Jayke Branson-Thom

Mindskills and Performance Physicology

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Dr Ron Morris

Academic Advisor - Speech Therapist and Audiologist

Mandy Demetriou

Movement and Body Specialist

Marilyn McCarthy

Teaching and Learning Consultant

Martin LLoyd-Evans

Resident Producer

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James Platt

Company Director, Performer and Vocal Pedagogue

Jacob Lieberman

Osteopath and Physiotherapist

Mr Nicholas Gibbins

Consultant Otolaryngologist

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The Workbook

Course Materials

‘The Workbook’ is a distillation and practical guide to the application of Prof. Janice Chapman’s seminal work Singing and Teaching Singing: A Performer’s Guide to Classical Voice. Written by Prof. Janice Chapman, Andrew Follin and James Platt, it is a unique resource available only to participants on Classical Voice Training courses and it is provided as part of your course fee.

This exclusive resource can be used as a notebook and reference guide throughout the course. The inclusion of detailed anatomical diagrams, full explanations of the Core Components and Outer Satellites of Janice’s teaching model, as well as detailed examples of Janice’s vocal exercises, ensure that it is suitable for future reference and as an aide-mémoire to all participants.

Each edition of The Workbook is specific to the individual course that participants enrol on and is revised for each course with the most up-to-date scientific information and research available at the time.

There will also be other handouts for presentations and workshops available too.


Find out more?

To find out more about our Classical Voice Training Workbook

Book your place now

To reserve your place and avoid disappointment book via our courses page more information.