2022 SATS V4 course – booking page

Classical Voice Training's 2022 Flagship 5-Day Course

An intensive, practical course for singing teachers and singers who teach, based on "Singing and Teaching Singing", Professor Janice Chapman's groundbreaking book on Classical Voice pedagogy.

(Fully revised and updated to reflect the Fourth Edition of SATS released in 2022)


Dates: Monday 1st August  – Friday 5th August 2022
Venue: St Marylebone School, 64 Marylebone High St, London W1U 5BA


Cost: £650

Due to a generous donation from one of our benefactors, we are able to offer a limited number of places at the discounted price of £650.



Professor Janice Chapman (SATS 4 Author: Chapters include Pedagogical Philosophy, Primal Sound, Postural Alignment, Breathing & Support, Phonation and the Speaking Voice, Laryngeal Registration, Resonance, Articulation, The Exercises, Artistry & Performance, Working with the Professional Singer, From Performer to Pedagogue: A Multidisciplinary Route. Classical Voice Training Workbook)

James Platt (SATS 4 Contributing Author, co-author of Classical Voice Training Workbook)
(SATS Contributing Author: Chapters include Breathing & Support, Phonation & the Speaking Voice, Laryngeal Registration, Resonance, Articulation, Applied Vocal Acoustics and Acoustic Registration, The Exercises, Glossary)

Marilyn McCarthy
(SATS Contributing Author: Chapters include Teaching and Learning With the Brain in Mind and Reflective Practise and the Capabilities Profile for Singing Teachers). Marilyn will help us to explore how to identify and overcome learning edges in the voice studio.

Michael Pugh (Repetiteur / coach with singers in role preparation on the staff of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.)

Course content

Day 1 (Monday 1st August)

The SATS Model, Primal Sound, and Teaching & Learning with the Brain in Mind (Marilyn McCarthy)

Day 2 (Tuesday 2nd August)

Transitioning from Accent Method breathing into Breathing & Support

Day 3 (Wednesday 3rd August)

Phonation & Laryngeal Registration and Articulation

Day 4 (Thursday 4th August)

Applied Vocal Acoustics and Acoustic Registration

Day 5 (Friday 5th August)

Advanced Diagnostic Skills and Application of the Model


Participants are able to attend single day sessions - see below to book.

New and updated content 

The Fourth edition of SATS represents a major update of the model, having 620 pages compared to the 350 pages of the Third Edition.

SATS 4 contains extensive new material and significant revisions to existing material, which we will cover in detail on the course.


These include:

Chapter Four – Breathing and Support – Janice L. Chapman, Ron Morris, and James Platt
A significant update to our breathing and support pedagogy, this chapter includes the role breath management in singing, and the role of Accent Method as a remedial tool for singers.

Chapter Five – Phonation and the Speaking Voice – Janice L. Chapman, Ron Morris, and James Platt
This update uses the most recent scientific explanations of phonation, phonation patterns, Bernoulli effect, and onsets and offsets.

Chapter Six – Laryngeal Registration – Janice L. Chapman, Ron Morris, and James Platt
A brand new chapter on laryngeal registration which outlines and defines in detail the physiological configurations of laryngeal mechanisms (M0, M1, M2, M3 etc.) and their practical application.

Chapter Seven – Resonance – Janice L. Chapman, Ron Morris, and James Platt
The resonance chapter includes updates in the areas of Singer’s Formant Cluster, The Open Throat & Collar Connection and Maintaining Pharyngeal Width.

Chapter Eight – Articulation – Ron Morris and Janice L. Chapman; James Platt contributed to the section on Pedagogical Application
The Articulation chapter includes further refinements in vocal tract vowel locations, helping to train those with an inability to roll an “R” (tongue trill), the Gross Oral Posture for Singing, the retroflex “r” as an awareness tool, refined Tongue Twister Exercises.

Chapter Nine – Applied Vocal Acoustics and Acoustic Registration – James Platt and David M. Howard
A brand new chapter exploring the practical application of vocal acoustics within the SATS framework. This chapter aims to give singers and teachers an acoustic “tool box” for immediate practical application and problem solving.

Chapter Ten – The Exercises – Janice L. Chapman, Ron Morris, and James Platt
A new chapter including all of our previous SATS exercises but with the addition of many new ones. This chapter presents a detailed description of the exercise, its rational and pedagogical application and includes lots of diagnostic tips.

Included resources

All 5 day course participants will receive a FREE copy of Classical Voice Training's 180 page Workbook, plus a printed summary of all the exercises used in SATS. Together, these are worth over £100 and are only available to course participants.

NB One day course participants will receive a printout of that day's presentation.

Additional information

Free refreshments (tea, coffee, water) will be provided in two scheduled breaks each day.



To book your place, you can pay a £100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your place or pay the full fee of £850.

Simply choose the option you require below and pay by card.


5 day SATS V4 course (£650)

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You can book as many individual days as you like. Simply indicate which day session(s) you wish to attend when you book.

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Terms and conditions of booking

Please note that cancellations made within 48 hours of the start date of the course will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations made within one week of the start date will be subject to a 75% cancellation fee.

Cancellations made up to one month before the scheduled course will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellations made before 1st June 2022 will be fully refunded, except for the £100 deposit.