History of Vocal Process…
Whether you’re a West End singer, classical singer or commercial music singer, Vocal Process can help you develop your singing skills with targeted vocal warm ups, singing tips on vocal technique and performer / teacher mentoring
Dr Gillyanne Kayes has been teaching singers how to sing better since 1982. Her public courses included “Explore your voice” singing weekends at Missenden Abbey, and numerous workshops with Andrew Wade (former head of voice at the RSC), choral conductor Janet Lince and David Carey (former head of voice at CSSD).
Prior to meeting Gillyanne, Jeremy Fisher worked as an opera repetiteur, West End pianist, soloist for the Yamaha Corporation and vocal repertoire coach, and toured the UK and Europe as a musical director and performer.
In their first workshop together at the Actors Centre in 1996 their rapport and group dynamic was so strong that participants assumed they had been working together for at least 10 years. They subsequently joined forces to promote healthy voice use in different genres, starting with the hugely successful 8-day international Seminar with Jo Estill at Goldsmiths’ College, London in 1997. As EVTS (UK) they sponsored more than 30 events over the next 2 years, with the venture becoming a limited company in 1999.
In 2000 the company changed its name to Vocal Process and broadened its remit to reflect Gillyanne and Jeremy’s more inclusive pedagogical approach. Tailored courses have since taken Vocal Process all over the UK, to Europe, the USA and Australasia with teachers and performers travelling from as far afield as Israel, Japan, Australia, Korea, and Canada to attend courses.
Today Vocal Process leads the field in contemporary multimedia vocal training, with 5 DVDs, a professional development online training schedule, onsite and online masterclasses, a teacher certification programme, seven books on singing voice by its directors, and a new 1 minute voice warmup App released this year.