Talking Voice
Spotlight on: The Studienleiter

Spotlight on: The Studienleiter

August 4, 2020

In this episode, James chats to an old friend and colleague: Dr. Christopher White. Chris is Studienleiter (Head of Music) at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, and the two of them discuss everything from the role of Studienleiter, to the staggione and repertory systems of opera, Germany's response to COVID-19 and audition tips from the other side of the table. It's a long one, so grab a cup of something and settle in!

Vocal Training During Lockdown

Vocal Training During Lockdown

July 21, 2020

In this episode of Talking Voice, James is joined by his fellow Classical Voice Training Directors: Professor Janice Chapman and Andrew Follin. They discuss teaching online in a post-lockdown world, how singer's learn, and how to interpret a score. Plus, the role of the director in the modern operatic world, opera singers from the Golden Age, training classical and opera singers, performance anxiety and the role of spontaneity in great performance. 

The Collaborative Pianist

The Collaborative Pianist

July 17, 2020

In this episode, James chats to Michael Pugh - concert pianist, respected coach and long-time collaborator of Classical Voice Training. Dealing with everything from exams, teaching during COVID, and the role of a collaborative pianist this episode is jam-packed!

The who, what, when and where of Classical Voice Training

The who, what, when and where of Classical Voice Training

July 7, 2020

Welcome to the first episode of the Classical Voice Training podcast: Talking Voice. In this episode the three directors of Classical Voice Training; best-selling author, teacher and voice researcher - Professor Janice Chapman; Estill Master Trainer - Andy Follin; and international opera singer and teacher - James Platt; talk about singing, vocal pedagogy, working during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the evolution of our Classical Voice Training courses. There's also exciting announcements and a sneak peek into the personal geekery of James and Andrew's coffee obsession!

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