Vocal health for teachers
Programs delivered by QuEST are recognised as legitimate professional development by the Department of Education and Queensland College of Teachers. As such, it is appropriate to apply for funding through your normal school professional development processes.
This workshop aims to empower teachers with a deeper understanding and insight into their own voices. Throughout the day via interactive and practical sessions we will explore the anatomy of the voice, learn how to conserve and protect the voice as well as master some exercises such as warm up routines and safe vocal projection techniques. Get ready for a practical and fun day designed to leave teachers with renewed confidence in their vocal ability and endurance.
Kirsten Geraghty is a qualified Speech Pathologist and practising member of Speech Pathology Australia. For the past 20 years Kirsten has been developing and refining her special interest in the field of voice therapy, vocal training and coaching. She has worked with many schools over the years so she is particularly in tune with the environment, stress, vocal demands and potential vocal pitfalls of the teaching profession. Kirsten is passionate about vocal injury prevention and has run many workshops over the years with teachers, actors, singers, swimming and fitness coaches as well as presenters in both television and radio. Kirsten works closely with WorkCover Queensland to guide teachers through their vocal rehabilitation and enjoys watching her clients recover and reach their vocal potential. She has a private practice, Vocal Impact, which is based on the Gold Coast offering face to face and online sessions all over Australia.
A teacher’s voice is a major tool of their trade. Vocal injuries are a serious workplace health and safety issue and are quite common. Vocal injury prevention and training is like an insurance policy for all teachers, whether they are experiencing voice problems or not.