I am thrilled to be a member of Vocology in Practice, a “global network of elite voice professionals at the forefront of vocal training for today’s contemporary singer”. As you know, there’s nothing I love as much as a good voice geek-out with other like-minded #voicegeeks, so I’m just delighted to be in their company as one of the resident speech pathologists (and also a singer and a voice teacher!). Click here for my ViP profile page: Melanie Tapson, SLP (ViP)
I’m also really excited to be giving an online workshop for my good friends at ViP on December 28 at 10am EST (that’s Toronto time). It will be a Q&A about working with singers who are transgender, with a chance to ask all the questions you’ve been mulling over about the challenges (and rewards!) of working with the trans singer. For more information on the webinar (for ViP members only!), click here: Melanie Tapson, Transgender Voice Webinar for Vocology in Practice
Here’s a little about ViP from their website:
VIP is a global network of elite voice professionals, including singing teachers, vocal coaches, songwriters, producers, music industry professionals, speech and language practitioners, ENT’s and laryngologists. We exist as a community committed to continuous professional development, education and networking via in person training, one on one mentorship, research, educational events, seminars, webinars and articles. Our aim is to be at the forefront of vocal health, science and pedagogy in order to provide the best vocal training and 360 degree care for today’s contemporary vocalist.
The structure of the ViP network enables progress and keeping up with the science, knowledge and variety of techniques and styles in singing. With the best professionals on board and singing specialists of all genres we keep our network well informed and share through weekly articles and webinars and events. We keep the structure dynamic by allowing board members to take part for 2 years at a time and by voting together every year for a chairman to lead us forward.
- Vocology is a name for voice science first introduced by Dr. Ingo Titze.
- We stand by the principles of Vocology for vocal balance and health to allow smooth registration and maximum results for any voice.
- We also keep check of the latest technologies, therapy techniques and research for the highest standards.
- Some of the research is also done by ViP member professionals who we have the privilege to work with.
If you are interested in learning more about ViP, attending one of their upcoming workshops, taking advantage of their incredible teacher training, or just want to geek out with the rest of us who love voice, check out their website at Vocology In Practice. Hope to see you at an upcoming event!