Dr Gillyanne Kayes is a researcher and singing voice expert, internationally recognised for her insight into the practical functioning of singing voice. Across 40+ years of singing teaching she has assisted many professional singers in returning to work post-surgery and clinical rehabilitation.
Author of numerous works on singing voice, she has presented papers and workshops at numerous conferences, including the Pan-European Voice Conference, for the Wellcome Trust, the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing conference, the British Voice Association, and the ANATS and NEWZATS associations.
Published works include Singing and the Actor: Successful Singing Auditions (Bloomsbury Press), the Singing Express series (Harper Collins), This is a Voice book commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (with Jeremy Fisher), The Oxford Handbook of Singing (OUP) and Journal of Voice on perception of genre (with Graham Welch).
In her doctoral research Gillyanne investigated acoustic, physiological, and perceptual aspects of female voice use in Western Lyric, Musical Theatre and Contemporary Commercial Music singing. Together with husband Jeremy Fisher, she owns and runs Vocal Process – a voice education company that offers quality information and practical training for singing teachers – and fosters collegial sharing via blogs and podcasts.
Jeremy Fisher is a national prizewinning collaborative pianist, CPD accredited vocal coach and multiple bestselling author (7 books) on vocal and performance techniques. He has performed in every venue imaginable, including an army tank museum, a department store window, in front of the royal family at Madame Tussauds, and 150 feet underground in a pothole.
Jeremy’s goal is to get clear, practical singing information out in whatever format works for the singer. He has created many voice training resources including books, CDs, DVDs, Webinars, presentations, online streaming courses, a #1 app on Google Play, the This Is A Voice podcast, and a groundbreaking Voicebox Video for London’s Science Museum. He uses a combination of cutting-edge vocal physiology, high-level musicianship and performance intuition to help singers and singing teachers access their own unique skills.
Jeremy’s vocal folds have a life of their own and have featured on national television as an example of healthy voice.