Dr Jenevora Williams is a passionate pedagogue and a known world expert in the field of vocal health and singing teaching. She was the first singing teacher to be awarded a PhD in voice science in the UK, and won the 2010 BVA Van Lawrence Prize for her outstanding contribution to voice research.
As voice science is a relatively young discipline, she has engaged in pioneering work at a grass roots level through the delivery of innovative lectures on Vocal Health, Performance Anxiety, Vocal Pedagogy, Teaching Young Singers, Motor Learning, Voice Acoustics, and Teaching Studio Communication Style for bodies such as the British Voice Association, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and the Association of Teachers of Singing. She also offers more general training for teachers in regional and national music organisations like Sound Connections and Sistema Scotland. She has contributed to the first Vocal Pedagogy syllabus for a university-accredited MA, combining both art and science.
Jenevora’s most exciting venture to date is the setting up of Vocal Health Education, alongside Stephen King from the Voice Care Centre. Vocal Health Education is providing fully accredited training at three levels for singing teachers, musical directors, Speech and Language Therapists, GPs, and college heads of department in Vocal Health. This is at a preventative level as well as rehabilitating singers following voice problems. The model of care promoted by VHE is changing the landscape of multidisciplinary rehabilitation.