The New Science and Discoveries of the Older Woman’s Voice



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Frankie Armstrong is delighted to bring a workshop on  The New Science and Discoveries of the Older Woman’s Voice, with Joanna Cazden.

This is an interactive Zoom talk with Q and A, held  on Sunday 14th November from 7 to 8.30pm (although questions may go on for longer.)

£20 full fee, £10 bursary places available. £25 to non-NVN members.

A message from Frankie… Joanna is one of the few people who has researched the effects of ageing on post-menopausal women’s voices, and has developed exercises to compensate for some of the inevitable issues that arise. This is a very new area of knowledge and practice. Thus far I have had the enormous benefit of a session with her and have already found it to be a great help. I hope as many of you as can join us for this unique event will do so, for yourselves if appropriate, and for the many older women members in your singing groups.

Joanna Cazden, MFA, MS-CCC, is a speech pathologist specialising in voice rehabilitation, a respected advocate for holistic, multi-disciplinary voice care, and a Fellow of the California Speech and Hearing Association.

The daughter of composer and musicologist Norman Cazden and language-education specialist Courtney Borden Cazden, Joanna grew up in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, surrounded by classical, traditional folk, and protest music. She toured
nationally as a singer-songwriter in the 1970s and was active in the anti-war, feminist, and environmental movements of the time. She currently performs with several ensembles in Southern California, and leads a Yiddish-language chorus with her husband, Scott Wilkinson.

Joanna studied voice with Ellalou Dimmock, Natalie Lemonick, and Jan Pederson. She holds a BA in Drama from the University of Washington, an MFA in Acting from CalArts, and an MS in Communication Disorders and Sciences from CSUN. In 2006 she was
certified by Catherine Fitzmaurice as an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework.

In addition to her expertise in voice, Joanna is an advanced practitioner of the Reiki and Theta healing systems, and a longtime student of yoga, meditation, and bodywork. These tools are integrated into her voice and speech services according to the individual’s interest and needs.

If you would like to pose a question for Joanna in advance, please email:

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Ticket type

Full price, Bursary, Non-NVN members