Voice and Ear, Nose & Throat
Vocal Rehabilitation Coach, Speech and Language Therapist and singing teacher with expertise in clinical voice disorders, singing voice rehabilitation, muscle tension dysphonia, vocal fold nodules, cysts, singing rehabilitation post-head and neck cancer, anxiety and stress-related problems. Has worked with performers as teacher, VRC and SLT for whole career,both in NHS and her own practice. VRC at South Manchester NHS Voice Clinic.
Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. Laryngoscopy examination of vocal cords. Hearing tests. Sees many professional voice users at the Harley Street Clinic. NHS Consultant at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. Performers please contact via BAPAM.
Freelance Voice Coach and Singing Teacher with specialist skills in Vocal Health, Vocal Rehabilitation and Performance Anxiety. Pippa is the Vocal Rehabilitation Coach at the NHS Freeman Hospital Voice Clinic in Newcastle.
Rob Shepheard is a Consultant Clinical Audiologist at Anglian Hearing Healthcare and Spire Norwich Hospital. He is an audiology advisor to BAPAM and co-author of the BAPAM/Healthy Conservatoires Guidance on Best Practice Hearing Conservation for Performers. Specialising in auditory health conservation, hearing protection, rehabilitation and tinnitus treatment for all in a music rich environment, he helps musicians and performance professionals manage and prevent conditions such as hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis.
In this Healthy Conservatoires video, Rob discusses specialist audiology support for performers.
Sarah is a Singing Teacher, Vocal Rehabilitation Coach, and an NHS Clinical Vocal Consultant. Having initially trained as an Opera Singer, she toured the UK and abroad for several years before qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist. She now combines her knowledge of the speaking voice into her coaching. Sarah is part of the ENT multi-disciplinary team in the Professional Voice Users Clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and also rehabilitates the performers voice in private practice. The overall aim of vocal rehabilitation is to restore a performers speaking and singing voice back to normal function. This usually takes between 2-4 sessions and if necessary, Sarah may refer the performer to another health professional and/or liaise with the performers voice/singing tutors if applicable to ensure a long term resolution of the vocal problem.
Sarah is currently a visiting specialist lecturer at the University of Birmingham and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She has accumulated a wealth of experience coaching students of all ages and abilities in schools, FE and HE institutions, and in private practice. In addition to this, she has regularly worked with theatre companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, and a number of national musical tours including ‘Grease’ and ‘We Will Rock You’. She has also had the pleasure coaching professional Bhangra singers and CCM artists when preparing for studio and live performances.
Sarah is passionate about how singing benefits mental and physical wellbeing, and runs a ‘Singing for Lung Health and Wellbeing’ group in Birmingham, which is supported by the British Lung Foundation. She is also an elected Director of the British Voice Association, and is currently researching singers who suffer muscle tension dysphonia and vocal fatigue.