Workshops & Courses

In addition to my individual and group coaching I run a number workshops and courses for people to explore their beliefs about who they are and how this affects how they present themselves and achieve what they want.  Courses currently arranged are set out below. Please contact me if you would like more information on any of these. I also design and run bespoke workshops and courses for groups & companies. If you would like to know more please get in touch.


2018 Workshops

Make space for yourself – Body and Mind

A movement and life coach led 4 hour course with Jules Endacott & Hattie Voelcker
A Saturday in January – Date to be confirmed

Sometimes life can get us tied up in knots, physically and mentally, The physical knots can affect how we think, and the mental knots can change how we use our bodies. We can get so tied up that we disconnect from who we really are, and from the people in our lives. Come and spend a morning with Jules and Hattie untying yourself so you can reconnect with the world and the real you.
Join us for a 4 hour workshop combining pilates/movement and life coaching on a Saturday in January – why not come and spend a morning on yourself!

For more information, or to express an interest, email me at

How to Captivate an Audience

A Weekend Residential Singing Course with Bryan Husband & Hattie Voelcker
5.30pm Friday 9th February 2018 to 5.30pm Sunday 11th February 2018

What really engages an audience?
How do we hold their attention, fully involve them in the song and captivate them with our performance?
What can we do to maximise our audience’s enjoyment, and our own? This weekend workshop is designed to help singers do just that by looking at their technique, the music and their thoughts and perspectives……and eat and chat, and generally enjoy themselves doing what they love!

Full board (from tea & cake on Friday to tea & cake on Sunday) and lodging in ensuite rooms, & all tuition

£310 per person sharing, or £350 for a room to yourself. You can also be non-residential and get everything except B&B for £260
For more information email me at


We have just one more space on our course “How to Captivate an Audience” happening at the beginning of February with Bryan Husband and Nico de Villiers. Here’s a bit more about it in case the space is meant for you!

Posted by Hattie Voelcker on Thursday, 25 January 2018


About Bryan Husband

Bryan is a widely experienced performer, teacher, coach, adjudicator, music examiner, actor and singer in the main genres of singing, from opera to Music Theatre, and from Cathedral Lay-Clerkship to oratorio.

He has performed in Opera Houses around the UK and abroad, in Musicals in the West End, and appears regularly on TV, radio and recordings. He is a tenor among tenors, having sung with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Roberto Alagna, Josh Groban and Russell Watson.

Trained at the Royal College of Music and at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Bryan’s early professional life comprised teaching singing around the country, whilst gaining performance experience in most of the genres associated with singers: opera, oratorio, concert, recital and Music Theatre. Bryan is happiest performing in Opera and Music Theatre, where his love of, and skills in singing, acting, dancing and language can be combined.


About Nico de Villiers

South African-born pianist Nico is a coach, accompanist and researcher based in London. He holds degrees from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the University of Michigan, as well as the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Regularly performing as collaborative pianist to singers and chamber musicians Nico performed in recital at the Terrace Theatre at the  Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Barbican, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London; the Kammermusiksaal in Bonn, Germany and the Mozarteum Grosser Saal in Salzburg. Festival performances include performances at the Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival , Oxford Lieder Festival, Chopin Birthday Festival in Warsaw, Poland, and the International Johannesburg Mozart Festival in South Africa. As repetiteur Nico worked with various groups including the BBC Singers, Cumbernauld Choir (Glasgow), opera scenes performances for the Oxenfoord Summer Programme (Scotland), the Aderley International Music School (England), and Queens Park Singers. Nico has been the assistant director of music of the Lewisham Choral Society since 2009.

Nico worked as vocal coach at various institutions including the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Trinity Laban Conservatory, Royal College of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK. Masterclasses and Workshops include institutions such as Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon (USA), the Birmingham Conservatory (UK), Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm (Sweden), and the Universities of Stellenbosch, Pretoria and the Free State (South Africa). He has been on the faculty of various summer programmes including the Oxenfoord Summer Programme in Scotland, the Abingdon Summer School of Solo Singers, Aderley International Music School in England, the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria, and the International Music Academy in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Nico is currently a coach on the vocal faculty of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

As researcher Nico has a particular interest in the unearthing and performance of neglected and undiscovered composers. In 2008 Nico performed a complete series of the piano chamber music of Hungarian pianist-conductor-composer Ernst von Dohnányi at the Guildhall School or Music and Drama. Nico made the first recording of Polish pianist-composer André Tchaikowsky’s Piano Sonata, and features in the documentary Rebel of the Keys which focuses on Tchaikowsky’s life and the revival of his opera The Merchant of Venice at the Bregenz Festival. Nico performed some of Tchaikowsky’s piano works and songs in the UK, Poland and South Africa. At the moment Nico is in the final stages of his doctoral candidacy at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama focusing on the songs of Richard Hageman. In 2011 Nico founded the Richard Hageman Society (RHS) to focus scholarship and research into the work and life of this Dutch-born American composer. As director of the RHS Nico opened the Richard Hageman Aqueduct as well as unveiled a memorial plaque at Hageman’s birthplace in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Nico widely performed Hageman’s songs, curated exhibitions of the RHS archives, and presented various lecture recitals and presentations at conferences and symposiums in the UK, the USA, and the Netherlands.




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