Course - Singing in the Brain: the neurology of singing and learning
Much of this is found ‘hard-wired’ into systems in the brain and leads us to the next questions of how we learn the skills that are involved in singing and voice use. There is a great deal of recent research into the acquisition of motor learning skills in sport; much of this is relevant for voice education, some needs to be adapted. We can also glean from the last 50 years of education research: what are the best models for teaching style and learning environments?
Alongside this theoretical information, we will look into the neurological systems governing our responses at a much deeper level: the autonomic nervous system, vagal responses, emotions and primal sound.
As we investigate these ideas, we will explore the outcomes in small discussion groups.