As one of the most experienced, respected and valued singing teachers around at the moment, Australian Janice Chapman talks about how she helps prepare singers for a successful operatic career. She shares from her own performing experience, which wasn’t without it’s difficulties and how that helped her see what was important for the singers she works with. She talks about what she feels can most rock a singer’s confidence and therefore affect their nerves.

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Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for ‘services to music as an operatic singer and teacher of voice and as a contributor to research into human sound production and vocal health’, Janice Chapman has a background as an opera and concert singer, and is a member of the vocal faculties at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She also maintains a busy private practice serving many international clients, and has been a pioneer in the multidisciplinary approach to voice in the U.K. She is recognized world over as one of the leading teachers of singing.

Her own career as a singer spanned over 35 years, with engagements as a principal soprano in all the major UK opera companies, including The Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, and in many European countries. Many of her singing clients are internationally recognized opera and concert artists and she also works in close collaboration with Laryngologists and ENT Surgeons in the rehabilitation of damaged voices.