Nicola offers individual training & mentoring for singing teachers. She also runs courses for training singers and teachers in applied anatomy, vocal technique and the use of cutting-edge motor training to embody the voice.
Nicola provides a safe space for singing and spoken voice teachers to add to their existing knowledge in a way that their students will find immediately useful. Her work is based on years of research and her teaching both thorough and respectful of the teachers’ existing experience. I would encourage any spoken voice or singing coach, who wants to add valuable new tools, to take her courses.“
Motor training tools for singers, voice & vocal coaches
Nicola has been working with neuroscientists and anatomists in London, Oxford and Wales to create the most efficient and successful training programme for singers.
She has co-authored and researched extensively with the neuro-anatomist Dr Alan Watson at Cardiff University.
Nicola has always taken a meticulous approach to the teaching of singing, based not only in her extensive experience with singers or different ages and abilities, but also by initiating collaborative studies with respiratory physiologists to validate her practices through direct recording of respiratory muscle activity of singers.“
Nicola’s passion for clarifying the language used to teach singing has resulted in a highly effective anatomy-based image-vocabulary for conveying vocal technique. She has worked for 14 years to develop a ground-breaking motor training system for singers and teachers of singing. She has presented this material at national and international voice conferences with uptake of the training in Europe, USA and Australia.
An article about Embodima and motor training recently published in Classical Music Magazine:
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You’re really on to something with Embodima. It’s good to know you have studied all the physiology etc behind all this. It’s great to learn your Embodima gestures because they actually do change how a person uses their muscles in identifiable ways. The way you’ve made it systematic, and the way you’ve pinned everything down to the real physiological changes, is vital.“
Clarity, detail and rigour.“
I’ve had great results with my students, and I can’t tell you how much it’s helped me unlock my natural, authentic voice. It’s transformed my personal practise. Thank you Nicola x“
A super practical course. I love Embodima and use it every day.“
Nicola your Embodima course is exceptional. The tools you have developed from the hard science are invaluable in the teaching studio: So visceral, practical and effective! You are joining many dots that I have been reading around these last few years-in a highly informed but accessible way. Total admiration for your work and artistry.“
Brava Nicola! A really fun departure into the realms of experiencing vocal change in a whole new way! I loved the inclusivity and the simplicity of it which bely the vast amount work that has gone on behind the scenes. All we had to do was trust and play! This course is great for us Speechies too. Sign up folks! Thank you so much!“
Amazing course!! I am helping so many students! It has really started to bear fruit this week for all ages! Thank you so much Nicola!! Wonderful!“
I did the September session of the course. Embodima is an excellent course and the book is an invaluable addition to my vocal teaching toolkit. If you already teach singing with imagery and gesture, then this course will be right up your street. I am using the kinaesthetic motor images every day with my students and they are experiencing instant results. Nicola explains things thoroughly and creates a lovely atmosphere in the group. Embodima works for pop, musical theatre and classical. I highly recommend it.“
Thanking my lucky stars that I chose to join the world of Embodima this year“
Her research has drawn in top professionals, voice professors and students of singing from three conservatoires and four universities as well as a wide range of subject volunteers and several famed soloists. Their contributions are furthering the understanding of vocal science and artistry and contributing to new developments in technical training and medical rehabilitation.
The Embotube™ is an advanced motor training tool with effective coordination of the muscles of the lips, tongue, jaw and larynx. Training articulation, tone, resonance, breath, stabilising the larynx, extending range and rehabilitating damaged voices, – and much more. With highly effective results, this course is aimed at singing teachers, voice coaches and choir leaders.
Teachers on the EMBOTUBE
Fabulous for changing boys’ voices. Able to stabilise the larynx and maintain pitch and closer phrasing. Head and neck relaxed instantly with the tubes in place, abdominal muscles kicked in and resonance and tone improved. Big boost in confidence.“
Amazed at the difference they make to students’ technique! Everything from tongue root, constriction, held jaws, and activating abdominal support. Much more effective than trying to explain ‘concepts’ and achieves outcomes much more swiftly“
The Embotube is a total game-changer. I love the Embotube.“