Janice  Thompson says: I am an alumna of City University, the Royal Academy of Music and The University of West London.

In my studio, I use an independent, classically based foundation technique when working with all genres of students.I draw on influences from Meribeth Dayme (Anatomy and Physiology for a Voice Professionals/ CoreSinging), the Accent Method, Vocal Process, Alexander Technique, Yoga and other complimentary disciplines. In 2016 I travelled to Antwerp to observe the teaching of  W.Stephen Smith working in masterclass with 14 young professional and post-graduate singers.

I  read and research for the benefit of myself and my students; most recently W.Stephen Smith’s ‘The Naked Voice’, ‘Acting through Song’, by Paul Harvard,  and before that a revision of the 19C singing teaching techniques of Manuel Garcia 11 in connection with its relevance to my 21st century clients.

I am greatly thankful to my own RAM teacher, the late Mary Makower ARAM; I still strongly draw on her teaching methods and extensive exercises in my work,  I am also greatly indepted international singing Teacher Mollie Petrie FGSM for her wisdom and support in my years of teaching, and to AOTOS for the knowledge I have been afforded over years of attending conferences, CPD days and the AOTOS  Teacher Training Course.

A fulfilling aspect of my work has been mentoring  less experienced singing teachers, working with them to Diploma level And beyond.

Other information about me: 

My qualifications include an an MA in Arts Management, an LRAM Diploma in Singing Teaching, a BA(Hons) in Humanities (Music and Psychology), and an ATCL In Pianoforte.

Highlights from my early singing career  include a recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields, an appearance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with City of London Choir and ad hoc choral work with the BBC Singers (under the professional name of Janice Eveleigh).

I am a member of AOTOS, the BVA and AESS. CPD days and courses I have attended include Accent Method; ‘Voice and the Neck’, Pop, Rock and Jazz  genres; Vocal Process; the Estill Model; Janice Chapman, Mary King, Alexander Technique; Mindfulness; Brain Gym; the Chakras. I have completed the Vocal Anatomy Course for Voice Professionals with Meribeth Dayme PhD. In November 2016 I added a British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course Level 1 certificate to my toolbox. Most recently I completed a Singing and Speaking course with speech therapist Christina Shewell.

 

Association of Teachers of Singing.