What's in it for me?
Associate Teachers receive ongoing mentorship from Kate.
Associate Teachers are invited to join the closed Associate Teachers FaceBook page to connect with Kate and others on the same path as you. This page shares all sorts, including the vocal findings of the participants, research information and job vacancies.
Book in for a lesson to discuss your students and how you can help them. Bring video footage if you like.
Attend Performance Skills Class (PSC) for free as an observer. PSC will enable you to clearly see a variety of singers in the workshop setting.
Book your students into PSC to demonstrate your teaching, or watch them in workshop with Kate.
Book into Question Time which follows all PSC classes, to discuss what you’ve observed in PSC and bring any other teaching matters to the table.
RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON YOUR COURSEWORK AND SUBMISSION
Connect in person or online with other Associate Teacher trainees and share your experiences.
Successful VoiceArt Associate Teachers will be listed on the VoiceArt website as approved teachers, so singers seeking a teacher have a reliable source when choosing a new teacher.
The document you would include in a job application. (Not your CV).
Your Personal Philosophy
A chat to camera. 5 minutes or less.
A) Two of your observations of OTHER teachers; one needs to be your observation of an experienced teacher.
B) Two observations of YOUR teaching; one needs to be by an experienced teacher (no footage required).
1000 words for both Observation studies.
3 Case Studies
Footage and documentation (5500 words for all three). See the next section for further details.
A book list of resources you have found useful both in the past and ongoing. Between 3 and 5 titles.
Transcribed Sheet Music
Transcribed sheet music of the Voice Preparation exercises (warm ups) you most often use which typically start your lessons and footage of you demonstrating these.
Please site the original composer of these if they are not your own and permission from the composer if they are still living.
A copy of your Estill Levels 1 & 2 Certificate
A copy of your Estill Certificate of Figure Proficiency if applying for Honours accreditation
Summary of student
A summary of the student. Age, years singing, time spent studying with you, outline of strengths and areas needing help, specific aims (performance, exam, eisteddfod etc) and general aspirations.
Your Student's Program
List of all songs being studied at the time of the Case Study period and reasons for programming them for your student.
(Maximum of three songs - 500 words).
Include the sheet music of the song(s) studied in the supporting video footage.
You can use a table format for ALL of the above.
YouTube link footage of you teaching your Case Study, using the exercises and teaching techniques outlined in your documentation. (Maximum of 20-25 minutes)
Hint: Do your footage first and then write your exposé about this lesson.
Transcribed Sheet Music
Transcribed sheet music of exercises you have devised to help the singer with specific problems addressed in your footage.
A final summary of the singer’s experience and yours in the teaching of the singer.