Course Description

Teachers, like stage actors, have a high occupational vocal load and are susceptible to vocal strain. Both need to speak clearly across large spaces. Both need voices that can last the distance for eight shows a week or five days of teaching! This course draws on the voice training for stage actors to provide techniques for optimal, efficient and flexible voice use inside and outside the classroom.


This course is ideal for teachers who want to improve their voice use, or have experienced vocal issues such as hoarseness, vocal fatigue, an overly soft voice, breathy voice or throat clearing.

Teaching Standards

6.2.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage in professional learning and improve practice:  Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities

$349 + GST - Individual Enrolment

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This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.


Venue Information


Club York Sydney
Level 2, 99 York St
NSW 2000


Club York is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club. Take the lift to Level 2. A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay. Middle of CBD.

Public Transport

5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.  

Buses from George or York Streets.  Market Street is the closest stop.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.


Available underneath the Club.  Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).

Parking Rates

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.


Lea Baker

Taught voice for 20+ years. About to graduate from NIDA – Master Of Fine Arts – Voice. Developed and ran ‘Vocal Health for Teachers’ at NIDA, Feb 2021. Developed and presented several workshops over many years, for teachers and musical directors. Founded and currently direct the Endeavour Harmony Chorus, five times Australian champion a-cappella women’s' chorus.