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APPOINTMENTS HELD

Tutor/ Lecturer, MA Professional Practice Voice Pedagogy. 

  • Elite Performers Clinic, Freeman Hospital in Newcastle

Clinical Vocal Rehabilitation Coach (clinic runs monthly).

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

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).

 

If you live in the North East, UK and have a vocal issue, your GP could refer you to the Freeman Hospital's Speech and Language Therapy Department. Here, we run the Elite Performers Clinic (sounds fancy, but it is for anyone who loves to perform and is experiencing difficulty with their singing or spoken voice). This highly specialised clinic runs once a month.


I work in the Elite Performers Clinic, where Clinical Lead SLT Natalie Eastwood supervises me. Between us, we have over 40 years of experience, and we will do all we can to support you on a journey to recovery. To undertake this role, I work as a volunteer. I am guided by a comprehensive hospital contract, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT Assistant), and the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine's stringent competencies and codes of practice.

 

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