2019 Flagship 5-day Teachers Course

Book your place

Booking is now open for our 2019 SATS for Teachers 5 day Course.

There is already a high demand for places on our courses, with people travelling from all over the world to take part.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

SATS for Teachers

5th - 9th August, 2019


Professor Janice Chapman, author of the internationally acclaimed book Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice (SATS), will lead a team of voice specialists and vocal coaches from the industry including the Royal Opera House in a comprehensive pedagogy course at the prestigious Chetham’s  School of Music and Baronial Library in Manchester, United Kingdom.

This year, we have expanded our portfolio of courses and are pleased to offer a separate SATS course that has been specifically tailored for the diverse number of teachers we welcome each year.

With a greater focus on developing diagnostic skills and the application of the SATS model in the vocal studio, our 5 day SATS for Teachers course is perfect for any voice teacher who wants a practical and hands-on approach to working with their students.

Concepts introduced in lectures will be reinforced by live demonstrations using endoscopy, spectography and ultrasound.

Collaborative masterclass sessions will encourage you to hone your diagnostic skills and trouble-shooting abilities.


Dates: Monday 5th – Friday 9th August 2019

Venue: Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

Cost: £1,400 (non-residential)

Catering: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea, coffee, water and snacks are included.

Chethams 2016

Continuing Professional Development

Classical Voice Training Ltd is proud to be a member of the CPD Service, dedicated to the holistic commitment of professionals towards the enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers.

The SATS for Teachers course will accrue over 40 CPD points.


Voice Specialists

  • Professor Janice Chapman – Director of CVT, course leader and author of SATS Book
  • James Platt – Director of CVT, Professional Singer and Pedagogue
  • Andrew Follin – Director of CVT, Estill Master Trainer
  • Dr Christopher White - Studienleiter (Head of Music) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin
  • Ed Blake - Specialist Vocal Physiotherapist, Physio Ed Medical Ltd, Harley Street
  • Sue Jones, FRCSLT - Head of Speech, Voice and Swallowing Services at University Hospital of South Manchester / Adviser to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) on voice disorders


This course is designed specifically for

  • Voice Teachers & Pedagogues
  • Singers who are interested in teaching

NB Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of Classical Voice Training’s Workbook, based on Janice Chapman’s ground-breaking book ‘Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice’.

The course workbook will present the most up to date vocal research, to guide participants through the week.

CVT's Workbook is much sought-after, but only available to participants on our courses.


Demonstrations & Presentations will include

  • Movement, Physical and Body Conditioning – Strengthening, Stretching and Releasing Key Muscle Groups
  • Practical strategies for achieving optimal performance alignment
  • Accent Method Breathing
  • How to transition from Accent Method Breathing into Breathing and Support for Singers
  • Breathing & Support
  • Postural Alignment
  • Primal Sound Training: Using Triggers to co-ordinate airflow, larynx and the vocal tract
  • Vocal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Manual Therapy
  • Phonation
  • Resonance
  • Articulation
  • Artistry and Performance
  • Live abdominal ultrasound presentation
  • Live laryngeal naso-endoscopy presentation
  • Live Spectrogram demonstration


The week will include

  • Physical and Body Warmups
  • Accent Method Training
  • Palpation and handling skills for teachers
  • Vocal Warm Up with Specialist Practitioners
  • Small Tutorial Practice Groups: Putting Pedagogy into action
  • One-to-One Vocal Sessions (optional: incurs extra cost)
  • Plenary Pedagogical Lectures
  • Vocal Diagnostic Classes
  • Masterclasses in Teaching Voice Pedagogy
  • Optional: Specialist Areas of Vocal Pedagogy Lectures
  • The Art of Teaching
  • Interactive Round Table Discussions and Q&A Sessions


Masterclasses & One-to-One Lessons

Those teachers who sing will be able to take part in our vocal masterclasses.

There will also be the opportunity for participants to take part in teaching and diagnostic masterclasses where they can teach in a supportive environment and receive mentoring from our specialist team.

Classical Voice Training will also provide students for teachers to work with throughout the course.

One to One sessions will be offered (subject to availability) as either singing lessons or teacher mentoring sessions.

Chethams 2016

Book your place

Booking is now open for our 2019 SATS for Teachers 5 day Course.

There is already a high demand for places on our courses, with people travelling from all over the world to take part.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.