What is singing Voice Rehabilitation and who needs it?

Every singer at some point in their career will have a problem with their voice. This may be anything including:

  • Voice fatigue
  • Loss of upper range
  • Gaps in the range
  • Problems with loud or soft singing
  • Aching or 'lump' in throat
  • Pain in the throat

Singing Voice Rehabilitation with me is a gentle and holistic approach to help you regain healthy vocal function.

If you are worried about your voice, it's important to have a diagnosis from an ENT consultant who is a voice specialist. This may be followed up by some speech therapy work. I can work alongside your speech therapist if this is what you choose.

I am one of the few Voice Rehabilitation Coaches to be endorsed by the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine. In order to be accredited by them, one needs to have an in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy, vocal pathology, endoscopic observation, counselling skills, palpation skills, regular participation in Voice Clinics and regular supervision. Every one of these competencies is backed-up by training and certification.

Jenevora’s expertise was exactly what I needed through a difficult period. Her calm professionalism combined with her caring demeanour helped me see through the issue at hand and help me rebuild stronger through to the other side. I highly recommend her.

Brenden Gunnell - Tenor

My philosophy and ethical framework

In the training that I provide for Singing Voice Rehabilitation Specialists, and in my work within the Voice Care Centre, we are entirely client-focussed in our approach. The areas of study are broad and deep, and we encourage a curious and inclusive approach to knowledge acquisition within a biopsychosocial framework.

We work with a network of professionals who contribute a variety of specialist training; these include psychotherapy, osteopathy, ENT, SLT, RTT, psychology, spoken voice, singing voice, manual therapy, physiotherapy, nutrition and other associated specialisms.

We have a non-hierarchical, inclusive philosophy where every voice is heard, and the client is central in all conversations.

Dan has gained heaps of confidence with his voice since your sessions. Our creative team are happy with the progress that he has made since having the sessions. His voice no longer cuts out and he is a lot more confident about using his voice. We’re not being complacent; he’s continuing to use all of the advice and suggestions that you gave him to make sure that his voice is in top condition. However, he’s really relaxed into performing now. The stress of worrying about his voice seems to have gone and he’s loving performing again. Thank you so much again for your support, it’s made the world of difference.

Company Manager, Mrs Doubtfire the Musical

Collaboration - working together to help the voice user

Much of my rehabilitation work is carried out with singers who already have a regular singing teacher. They may also be having rehabilitation sessions with a Speech and Language Therapist. If you are feeling confused by information from different people, I can help you to understand both the meaning and the feeling.

The best way to ensure a creative environment for development is to open up channels of communication. I am always happy to share my process with others. This is done through the singer, with them at the centre, not the periphery. Just get in touch and talk to me. I would love to know your process too, what your perceptions of the issue are and the triumphs and frustrations you’ve had in working through this.

Where would you come for sessions?

I am based in Guildford, UK; I also have a studio in Soho, London; or you can book a session online. They are all the same price and you can choose what would be most helpful for you.

Thank you for our session it has really helped with my confidence. I had stopped trying to really sing out loudly, and so I hadn't been aware of how my singing voice has improved since my operation - it was a real joy to do those exercises with you and then sing along to the Rock Choir recordings at your piano - I hadn't attempted that particular song, which is probably my favourite, so it was really wonderful to a) sing it and b) find that I could :-)

Samantha Corner

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