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APPOINTMENTS HELD

  • Performers Clinic, Freeman Hospital in Newcastle

Clinical Vocal Rehabilitation Coach (clinic runs monthly).

Celebrating Excellence Award. Volunteer of the Year. Newcastle Hospitals. 2022.

  • Voice Study Centre - Accredited by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Tutor/ Lecturer, MA Professional Practice Voice Pedagogy. 

Affiliations.

  • British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)

Vocal Rehabilitation Coach and member of the Vocal Health Working Group.

*Unfortunately, Pippa isn't currently offering 1:1 private tuition.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Letters - MLitt Music. Newcastle University. 

Florence Hilda Yates Full Scholarship Recipient. Research area: the role of the voice coach in a clinical setting.

HaSS Research Institutes Awards Recipient. 2018-2021 Development of Voice Research Forum at Newcastle University (in collaboration with Prof. Stephen McHanwell and Prof. Jennifer Richards). 

Alumni Achievement Award: Alumni Impact. Highly Commended. Newcastle University. 2022.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice. Cardiff Metropolitan University. 

Research area: vocal health.

  • Certificate in Education (CertEd). Teesside University. (Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector).

  • Company Course - Acting Training at Academy Drama School, London (Post Grad Equivalent).

  • The Knack. Singing Voice Training at Baylis Programme, English National Opera (Vocational Course).

  • Certificate of Higher Education. Dartington College of Arts. (Theatre/Visual Performance).

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TALKS, CONFERENCES AND PERFORMANCES

  • 'Immersion and Expression.'

Voice controlled VR art interfaces: Can VR art be a route to improving wellbeing? Event organiser Dr. Adinda van ’t Klooster and School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University. (14th Feb 2024). 

  • 'Voicing Objects.'

Voice of improvised soundtrack for a new moving image artwork by Dr Olivia Turner. Exhibition curated by Olivia Turner, Sally Waite, and Leah Wild. Great North Museum: Hancock. (14th Jan-14 April 2024). 

  • 'Speech-Language Therapists and Vocal Rehabilitation Coaches: Toward a Symbiotic Relationship.'

Poster presentation. Placed 3rd. Research Ethics Conference 2023 (REC2023). University of Bath and Online. (July 2023).

  • 'Therapy approaches for the performer: beyond direct voice exercises.'

A joint workshop with Natalie Eastwood. Newcastle Voice Conference 2022. The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. (September 2022).

  •  'The Role of the Vocal Rehabilitation Coach: Ethical Principles and Considerations.'

A joint presentation with Natalie Eastwood. Staying in Lane: Exploring the Boundry Line Between Teaching Singing and Therapeutic Practice. Voice Study Centre Symposium. (November 2021).

  • 'The Role of the Voice Coach in the Multi-disciplinary Clinic.'

Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS). (June 2021). 

  • 'Speech and Language Therapists and Vocal Coaches.'

A joint presentation with Natalie Eastwood and Professor David Clarke. North East Speech and Language Therapy Research Network Symposium. (June 2020).

  • 'Vocal Rehabilitation for Performers: The Good, the Bad and the Elite!'

A joint presentation with Natalie Eastwood. NE Voice Clinical Excellence Network. (February 2020). 

  • 'Healthy voice in the classroom'. 

NEPS Conference. (January 2020).

  • 'Speech Language Therapists and Practitioners of Voice: building bridges and developing a symbiotic relationship'.

Postgraduate Student Research Conference at Newcastle University. (January 2020).

  • 'Muscle Tension dysphonia in Performing Artists: towards a therapeutic strategy.'

NEPG Biomedical Conference (November 2019).​​

  • 'The Impact of a Critical Incident for Professional Voice Users.'

Voice Geek Conference (April 2019).

EXAMPLES OF WORKSHOPS (Not Comprehensive)

  • Voicing Objects Workshop - Great North Museum Hancock and Newcastle University. (2024).

  • Speaking Poetry - Samling Institute for Young Artists. Northumbria University. (2023). 

  • Voice Support - FAT CHANCE. Live Theatre Newcastle and Edinburgh Festival. (2022).

  • Voicing Histories - Great North Museum Hancock and Newcastle University. (2022).

  • Spoken Voice in Performance - Samling Institute for Young Artists. (2022).

  • Healthy Practice Series; Looking After Your Voice - Online. BAPAM. (2021/22).

  • A Masterclass on Vocal Health (Online) - University Chamber Choir. (2021).

  • Vocal Health Workshop (Online) - Samling Institute for Young Artists. (2020).

  • Voice for Wellbeing (Online) - The Watermill Theatre. (2020).

  • Vocal Health for Actors - Theatre Royal Newcastle – Project A and Invited Professional Actors. (2020).

  • Voice for Teachers & Lecturers - Newcastle University. (2020).

  • Exploring Accents and Extreme Voices - Teesside University. (2019).

  • Vocal Health Consultancy - Pride & Prejudice (*sort of) Blood of the Young. Northern Stage. Newcastle. (2019).

  • Vocal Health Consultancy - SHINE. Live Theatre Newcastle. (2019).

  • Protecting the Touring Voice - Northumberland Theatre Company. (2019).

Memberships

  • Singing for Health.

  • Equity.

  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT Assistant).

Do you have a voice problem? 

If you have a voice issue and it has lasted more than 2-3 weeks or persisted for more than 2 weeks after the resolution of a viral or bacterial upper respiratory infection, I suggest that you follow the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) recommendation and get a referral to a specialist voice clinic. 


Vocal symptoms might include loss of range, power, flexibility, pain, fatigue, hoarseness, gaps in range, delayed onset of phonation, increased recovery or warm-up time, chronic throat-clearing, or a sensation of a lump in the throat (globus).

 

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If you are a performer who lives in the North East of the United Kingdom and is experiencing a vocal issue, your general practitioner (GP) may recommend the Speech and Language Therapy Department at Freeman Hospital. Here, we run the Performers Clinic, which is a highly specialised clinic run once a month.


I am currently working in the Performers Clinic, where Clinical Lead SLT Natalie Eastwood supervises me. We possess a combined expertise of over 40 years, and we will do all we can to assist you in your journey towards recovery.

 

In order to undertake this role, I work as a volunteer. I am guided by a comprehensive hospital contract, the strict competencies and codes of practice of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT Assistant), and the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine.

 

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