Skip to main content

Course: Anatomy for Voice Professionals - Jenevora Williams


26/01/2020 - 26/01/2020


10:30AM - 5:30PM


Harty Room, Music Building, Main Site, University Road, BT71NN



Course: Anatomy for Voice Professionals - Jenevora Williams
This course is aimed at voice practitioners who wish to gain a deeper understanding in order to further their practice. The content is not genre-specific, it does not follow
any particular model and can be applied to any voice use. Past students have been Singing Teachers, Spoken Voice Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists, Osteopaths and Laryngeal Massage Therapists.
You can either attend the one-day course alone, or extend by a further day to complete vocal rehabilitation training.

Course details

Bone and the skeleton 

Interrelationship between bony structures

The spine and its attachments


Connective tissues 

Types of cartilage

Ligaments and tendons




Synovial joint structure

The temporomandibular joint


Nerves and the Brain

Learning of skilled motor activity, myelin formation



Different muscle types and their functions


Alignment and balance

The body’s relationship with gravity

Why specific misuse can affect the voice 


Breath management 

Muscles of respiration–primary and accessory

Breathing for voice use


The Larynx – intrinsic and extrinsic structures

Muscles for swallowing

Vocal fold structure: layering of tissue types

Vocal fold vibration: the Bernoulli effect

Pitch:the muscles of pitch control


More on the intrinsic laryngeal musculature

Vocal fold behaviour: Breathiness, harshness

Vocal registers

Semi-occluded vocal tract exercises



The vocal tract

The nature of sounds generated by the larynx and how this is modified by the vocal tract to form vowels and consonants.

Pharynx: the constrictor muscles, the velum

Larynx height: constrictor and strap muscles

Tongue: connections between the tongue and the hyoid bone and the velum

Jaw: opening and over-opening


For more information contact;

Amanda Kirkpatrick

Music, Events & Performance Officer

School of AEL

Queen's University Belfast

T: 028 9097 5227