vbc: THE ACCENT METHOD EXPLAINED - TEACHERS

 
 
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dr ron morris

Dr Ron Morris, Speech Therapist, Audiologist and Counter-Tenor, initially graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985 with an Honours degree in Speech Therapy.  Ron also holds a Performer’s Certificate from Trinity College London and in 2001 he completed a Masters of Music Studies (Vocal Performance) at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. As part of that degree Ron undertook additional vocal studies in London with Mrs Janice Chapman OAM as well as studying Accent Method Breathing with Ms Dinah Harris and Mrs Ingrid Rugheimer.  Ron holds a PhD in music for a study examining the use of Accent Method Breathing with singers.  Ron's new book on Accent Method based on his PHD 'If In Doubt Breath Out' was released in 2016.

Ron is in demand both nationally and internationally as a speaker at conferences, workshops and summer schools having presented on numerous occasions for Classical Voice Training, British Voice Association, to the Pan European Voice Conference (PEVOC), the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS) and to the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) in the UK.  Ron has been a guest tutor at the Aberystwyth Music Fest and Summer School as well as working with choristers from St Paul’s Cathedral London, Canterbury Cathedral and King’s College Cambridge.  Ron also works annually within the Vocal Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where his work is focussed on breathing, articulation and vocal pedagogy. He has recently obtained a Lectureship in Vocal Pedagogy and Health at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University.

Ron continues to sing regularly both as a member of St John’s Cathedral Choir (Brisbane) and the Opera Queensland Chorus. and as a soloist in oratorio, opera and sacred music.  Recent engagements include the Durufle Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Handel’s Dixit Dominus.

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linda hutchison

Linda Hutchison is a singing teacher, lecturer and vocal rehabilitation coach involved in the multi-disciplinary world of voice.

In her teaching practice, she works with a wide range of professionals. She is a member of the Vocal Staff at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she works with both the singers and actors. She has taught on the Royal Academy of Music’s Postgraduate Musical Theatre Course and she is an international guest tutor for the Irish College of Music Theatre, Dublin.

Her work in voice clinics began in 1997, which is when she first started working with the Accent Method. For five years she was a member of the Sidcup Voice Clinic at Queen Mary’s Hospital in the UK and now is the Vocal Rehabilitation Coach at the Lewisham Voice Clinic, University Hospital Lewisham, London.

Alongside workshops and masterclasses, Linda gives presentations dealing with the anatomy, physiology and care of the voice. She has created and directed professional development courses which balance the science of the voice with artistic freedom.

As a performer, her operatic career started at the age of fourteen when she sang the role of Belinda in an open air production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. She began her professional career as a principal soprano of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, later freelancing in solo operatic, concert and oratorio work.  A biography of her, Enchantment, Surely, was published in 2010 in Tony Joseph’s D’Oyly Carte Personalities series (Bunthorne Books, 2010).

Linda has been President of the British Voice Association, having been for many years a member of its Education Working Party and has served on the Council of the UK’s Association of Teachers of Singing.

With Dr Ron Morris she co-authored ‘If in doubt, Breath out!’, a book on breathing and support for singing based on the Accent Method.