VocalScope is a listening experience curated by Voice Coach, Juliette Caton, especially for singers, singing teachers, voice coaches and professional voice users who are interested in elevating their knowledge of the latest developments in voice science and vocal pedagogy. VocalScope brings all that juicy information straight to your ears, as Juliette, delves deep into conversation with a diverse range of inspiring guests who are at the forefront of new thinking, innovation and research within the world of voice and vocal performance.


  • 012 - Nick Clinch on Voice Reels, Voice Overs and setting up a home studio.

    06/12/2020 Duración: 34min

    Nick Clinch is founder of Notable Voices, currently London's highest reviewed voiceover and voice reel service, and there’s a reason for that. After working in audio for 15 years - first as a touring session musician, then as a qualified audio production lecturer - Nick decided to put all this experience into what he refers to as a “much better use” and built his own Voice Reel company. Unlike any other voice reel recording service you come across, you can work with their experienced engineer and director for up to a full day! Nick takes the time to learn, explore and understand your voice and how you fit in this expanding industry. He will teach you top techniques and give you insights into how you can kickstart your career and market your voiceover business. All at half the price of bigger Soho studios. Nick offers a free consultation and gives VocalScope listeners a 10% discount. Favourite Voice: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver Song to listen to: Woods Spotify playlist of VocalScope Guest Favourite Voices: https

  • 011 - Dr. Ian Howell explains lagless real-time online music making.

    04/12/2020 Duración: 01h29min

    Dr. Ian Howell is a member of the voice faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he also directs the graduate voice pedagogy program and coaches students in Baroque voice repertory. Dr. Howell's work explores the special psychoacoustics of the singing voice, with an eye toward practical applications for singers and voice teachers. Human senses interpret reality according to a dependable set of rules. These same senses also perceive greater detail once we internalize more precise labels and conceptual models. Dr. Howell’s work produces new aural/visual models that better characterise the perceptual qualities of sung vowels and voice registration. He unpacks and identifies the perceptually coherent components of a vowel, showing how absolute, objective labels apply to the relative scale of tonal brightness. Dr. Howell has presented original research at the Pan American Vocology Association's Symposium (2015, 2016), The National Association of Teachers of Singing's National Convention (2016), Harv

  • 010 - Declan Costello discusses aerosol research and the risks associated with singing in the Covid era.

    25/08/2020 Duración: 24min

    A vital listen for all voice users, music makers and audiences alike - Declan Costello ENT, discusses his very recent research into aerosols and the risks and challenges associated with singing in the Covid era.   Mr Declan Costello is a highly experienced consultant laryngologist with extensive expertise in treating all aspects of voice disorders and hoarseness – from vocal cord nodules and cysts to polyps, papilloma, vocal cord paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia. As a singer himself, he has a particular interest in treating voice disorders in performers. He is also one of the leading exponents of local anaesthetic laryngeal procedures, which can be particularly beneficial for patients with vocal fold paralysis. He regularly runs workshops for singers and performers on voice health and anatomy. Mr Costello studied music at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar under Christopher Robinson. He went on to study medicine at Imperial College and undertook his ENT specialist training

  • 009 - Adam Bridges, AKA The Accompanist, discusses working with an accompanist.

    25/08/2020 Duración: 16min

    Welcome back to VocalScope and to our Second series!  Our first guest, who is also our new sponsor, is The Accompanist, Adam Bridges.  Adam is a London based pianist with over 20 years of playing experience and he set up The Accompanist in 2019 to provide a bespoke accompanist and backing track service from piano to full orchestration.  Having graduated from both Guildhall School of Music & Drama and London Centre of Contemporary music, his playing ability covers a wide range of genres. He has worked all around the UK and around the world performing and playing and he is a a very experienced accompanist - playing for The Royal Ballet, LAMDA, Italia Conti, Rose Bruford and many choirs. Favourite Voice Adam's favourite voice is Rufus Wainwright and he recommends we listen to Go or Go Ahead.  Sponsors Discount Code VocalScope listeners can receive a fabulous 25% discount at www.theaccompanist.co.uk by using VOCALSCOPE at check out.

  • 008 - Jamie Read, Co-Founder and Director of Voice Faculty at READ College, discusses his approach to training young Musical Theatre Voices at the beginning of their full time training journey.

    09/12/2019 Duración: 47min

    Jamie Read, Co-Founder and Director of Voice Faculty at READ College, discusses with Juliette his approach to training young Musical Theatre Voices at the beginning of their full time training journey and the challenges they face in preparing for a career in the Musical Theatre industry. Jamie is a teacher, researcher and writer specialising in Musical Theatre voice, and runs a busy private practice working with voice users from vicars to rappers and opera singers to primary school teachers. He started his career as a dancer, and worked his way into vocal coaching via musical theatre, film, TV, choreography, producing and writing, and along the way completed his Estill Master Teacher Certification and PGCert in Voice Pedagogy with Voice Workshop UK. Links Twitter: @VoiceTeacherUK and @READCollege Websites: www.thevoiceteacher.co.uk and www.readcollege.org Jamie’s favourite voice: Callie Day sings Hear My Prayer https://youtu.be/S2V9nZ465Co

  • 007 - Kenneth Bozeman - Author and Professor, generously shares with us through the lense of his work with vocal acoustics, a personal insight into an extraordinary journey with his own voice.

    23/10/2019 Duración: 38min

    An authority on vocal acoustics, this is a glimpse of a very special human in conversation. Humble, open, wise.   ‘Voice is a kind of sound characteristic of what has soul in it; nothing that is without soul utters voice… Voice then is the impact of the inbreathed air against the ‘windpipe’, and the agent that produces the impact is the soul resident in these parts of the body’. Aristotle. Kenneth Bozeman, Professor of Music, tenor, holds performance degrees from Baylor University and the University of Arizona, and subsequently studied at the State Conservatory of Music in Munich on a Rotary fellowship.  He is chair of the voice department at Lawrence University, where he has received two awards for excellence in teaching. He was awarded the Van Lawrence Fellowship by the Voice Foundation in 1994 for his interest in voice science and pedagogy and is the chair of the editorial board of the NATS Journal of Singing. His former students have sung with Houston Grand, Boston Lyric, Opera Colorado, Wa

  • 006 - Debbie Winter, director of Voice Workshop and founder of Voice Geek, shares what is behind her desire to provide opportunities for education within the voice coaching community.

    22/10/2019 Duración: 25min

    Our second 'VocalScope On Tour' episode, (listen beyond the less than perfect 'on location in a campervan' sound levels!) in which Debbie Winter introduces us to what motivated the varied PGCert, MA, qualification pathways she has developed for Voice Practitioners and Pedagogues in the UK and shares with us the inspirational areas of research her cohort are producing work in. With a PhD in the pipeline, and Debbie’s enormously varied programme of short courses too, Voice Workshop is fast becoming a one stop shop for anyone seeking the opportunity to further develop their knowledge, learning and qualifications in the area of Voice - so do check out www.voiceworkshop.co.uk. Links: www.voiceworkshop.co.uk Debbie’s favourite artist’s song: - Sentimental Mood - Ella Fitzgerald https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gOij0El_IY

  • 005 - Jai Ramage, TV Show Voice Coach and Artist Manager talks about her journey with her own voice, which lead to her work with new talent and emerging artists in the Music Industry.

    21/10/2019 Duración: 57min

    TV & Music Industry Vocal Coach, Jai Ramage, discusses her approach to her coaching work, and how her experiences as a musical theatre performer have contrasted with and complemented how she now works with voices in the TV and Music Industries; experiences which have all lead to her new career direction into artist management.  http://www.jairamagevoice.com To contact Jai: Vocal Coaching: info@JaiRamageVoice.com Management Enquiries: mgmt@JaiRamageVoice.com Instagram: @jairamagevoice Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jai-Ramage-Voice-105335376203268/ Jai manages Flo Gallop & Coral Palms Coral Palms debut single https://youtu.be/1ZaMHhpF_eg Flo Gallop https://youtu.be/Z09umgbch0U Jai's favourite voice and track: Fairground Attraction ' A smile In a Whisper' https://youtu.be/TmZUW61iB00

  • 004 - Kerrie Obert, Voice Researcher, reveals the challenges voice researchers face and shares wisdom she has gained from her career at the forefront of voice science and pedagogy.

    06/09/2019 Duración: 38min

    Kerrie, fondly known to many as the ‘Twangspert’ for her fascinating research into Twang, gives us an insight into the difficulties she has encountered as a voice scientist, followed by a timely discussion about the importance of all voice practitioners remaining open to each other’s schools of thought and pedagogical methods in the interests of fostering an enquiring and engaged conversation about voice. Links: www.getvocal-now.com — Kerrie's science based platform of 30, 60, 90 minute science based certificated classes. Kerrie’s favourite artist’s song: - Stevie Wonder & Sting - How Fragile We Are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnZgNYoZkeU

  • 003 - Walt Fritz explains Myofascial Release Therapy, his approach to the work and the potential for this manual therapy to impact the voice.

    13/04/2019 Duración: 35min

    Meet Walt Fritz, a physical therapist from New York who's been using manual therapy as his primary intervention strategy for over 25 years and for the past 6 years has been addressing Neck, Swallowing & Voice Disorders through a technique called Myofascial Release.  Walt has been an educator since 1995 and travels throughout the USA and internationally, presenting his work to speech pathologists, massage therapists and vocal coaches.  In this episode Walt shares with host, Juliette Caton, his approach to this work, describes what a Myofascial Release treatment session might feel like and how it might apply to our work as voice users, performing artists, teachers and coaches.  Links Website/Blog: www.waltfritz.com. For a 10% discount on the majority of Walt’s courses use VOCALSCOPE at checkout.  Research Link: https://waltfritzseminars.com/resources-2-2/research/ Further Reading: Myofascial Release / Massage with the Vocal Athlete. https://waltfritzseminars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/0

  • 002 - Steve Balsamo shares experiences of his voice from West End crucifixions through ancestral overtone healing to recording as a solo artist and gives us an exclusive listen to his new project.

    07/04/2019 Duración: 01h11min

    Born and raised in Swansea, UK, Steve started out singing in rock bands as a teenager before he came to the public's attention in the mid '90s by way of a beard, long hair and a loincloth - playing Jesus in a West End revival of Jesus Christ Superstar.  Signing to Columbia Records soon after the messiah complex wore off, he was molded into a poppy/rocky/folky/country-ish artist - nothing like covering all the bases - and made an album, All I Am.  "Despite the musical schizophrenia, he had a ton of fun travelling the world and writing lots of songs, and I even got to play live on legendary UK television's Top Of The Pops, and even made the charts." ​ Steve formed a country rock band, The Storys, made 3 albums and toured the globe with the great and the good, including Santana, Celine Dion, Joe Cocker and Elton John, who declared their first album 'fantastic!'.  ​ He is part of an ongoing prog/electronica project with Rob Reed of Magenta called chimpanA.  "The first album upset Q Magazine so

  • Meet your host, Juliette Caton.

    19/03/2019 Duración: 07min

    Juliette introduces herself, sharing her journey into working with the Voice and her exciting plans for VocalScope.