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We have so much planned for IVACON Utah 2020 to enhance your education as teachers and expand your knowledge about all aspects of singing. And you don't have to be an IVA teacher to attend our Utah conference—it's open to the public! So if you're thinking about becoming a singing teacher and want to learn more about where to start, IVACON Utah 2020 is a great place to begin.
One of our conference's special guest speakers, Amy Chapman, will give us a hands-on look into the world of laryngeal manipulation, vocal massage, and the tactile kinesthetic importance of teaching voice in her class:
"The Power of Touch"
Amy Chapman is a a vocal therapist and singing voice specialist based in Los Angeles, California, USA. Join us at IVACON Utah as she discusses the importance of how we use touch to influence our students, teach them, and help them better learn the specific techniques inpsinging, breathing, relaxing, and trusting.
Amy will discuss scientific research as to why certain touches matter, as well as the practical application of how you as a voice teacher can help your students feel more relaxed, help them discover pain or discomfort and relieve it, and remove obstacles in their singing.
About Amy Chapman
Amy Chapman MA, CCC-SLP is a vocal therapist and singing voice specialist. Amy is a licensed and board-certified Speech & Language Pathologist who has dedicated her career to helping professionals improve and optimize their voice. As a trained singer and performer, she has combined her expertise on the stage with a scientific knowledge of health and physiology to help her clients achieve optimal results.
From emerging talents to Grammy-winning artists and Broadway stars, Amy has helped numerous singers maintain the health of their voice on tour, increase their vocal range, perfect their recording performances, and prevent debilitating vocal injury.
She has created a unique vocal massage and therapy program, which has gained national recognition for helping singers release muscle tension and significantly improve their singing.
Amy has lectured on voice optimization, speech, vocal health, and voice rehabilitation at universities across California, including UCLA, USC, Chapman University, Cal Poly Pomona, CSUF, and CSULA. She also provides individual voice coaching for professional speakers, corporate leaders, and business executives.
Amy is trained in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy, Estill, LMRVT, and is a part of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Don't miss Amy's class at IVACON Utah 2020! You can register now at https://www.ivacon2020.com.
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