‘Free the voice’ is an expression in which advocates a voice that is ‘free’ of unnecessary tension in order to work efficiently with the rest of the body. Josh offers voice training that boasts an efficient and healthy vocal function for professional voice users, working with both singers and speakers. The training comes from a wide range of practises from around the globe, and looks at the most current vocal pedagogy to ensure that training is constantly up to date, backed by research!
Josh Robinson is an enthusiastic voice teacher, coach and Musical Director. His passion for voice began when singing in his secondary school choir, wanting to know why and how we make the sounds that we do. Years down the line, Josh studied a Voice Studies & Performing Arts programme at The University of Winchester. This training explored the practises of voice from different models and methods from around the world. Josh has therefore studied with well-acclaimed specialist-voice teachers and taken from this a wide range of tools that fit best purpose for individual needs of the student, group or teacher.
Josh has always studied the arts, passing his A-levels (BTEC QUALIFICATION) in Musical Theatre and in Music with Distinction and Merits across the board. He studied Piano, Trumpet and Singing as extra lessons outside of school, achieving a Grade Eight certificate in singing with LCM (Musical theatre).
After his completion of his A-Levels Josh went on to perform in various venues across the county, these titles include; Winchester Cathedral, Leeds Cathedral, Birmingham Conservatoire, Bamberg, Berlin and performing in front of 25,000 people on the main stage arena at the biggest vintage Jazz Festival ‘Twinwoods’ in Bedfordshire in 2017.
As well as teaching, Josh has had an abundance of experience as a performer, some of his acting roles explored are; Tinman (The Wizard of Oz), Fagin (Oliver!), Beast (Beauty and the Beast) and Truffaldino (The Servant to Two Masters). Josh has also appeared in a 2008’s television commercial Birdseye with lead singer Suggs from ‘Madness’. His wide range of performance skills allows him to bring the best out of any performer he teaches, giving a confidence to shine and sing with a healthy, happy voice.
Josh has also worked as a Musical Director, these works include Performing Arts Winchester’s productions of Anything Goes (2017) and Sister Act (2018), in which he worked with large groups of performers in an aim to get them singing efficiently and healthily in a short space of time in a range of styles and qualities. Josh is currently working on Annie as a Musical Director, ensuring that all children and adults involved are singing freely and with minimal effort.
Josh is a member of The Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) and the British Voice Association (BVA) in where he follows the most current knowledge of the voice and gets involved in practical and non-practical work!