Singing teacher survey
Welcome!

This survey is being undertaken as part of PhD research for Sarah Collyer:
A holistic approach to singing: An integrated yoga and voice practice for singers.

The purpose of this project is to develop, implement and refine a holistic practice tool that will enable singers to work on their body (posture), breath,
mind (focus and relaxation) and voice in a group class designed specifically for singers, utilising the existing techniques and principles of hatha yoga.

To help inform this research I am conducting a survey of singing teachers, through which I hope to gain an accurate picture of current approaches
to singing teaching, specifically, with regards to the teaching of posture and body use for singers.

As a singing teacher, your contribution is highly valued and appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your input.

Sarah Collyer
Phd researcher, QUT.


Please take a moment to read the information below before commencing the short survey.

PARTICIPATION
Your participation will involve completing a 17 item survey that should indicatively take 5 minutes of your time.

Questions will include:
How do you address body use and posture when teaching singers?
How would you describe good posture or 
body use for singing?

Your participation in this project is entirely voluntary. If you do agree to participate you can withdraw from the project without comment or penalty. If you withdraw within 3 weeks from submitting the survey, on request any identifiable information already obtained from you will be destroyed. Your decision to participate or not participate will in no way impact upon your current or future relationship with QUT or the research team.

EXPECTED BENEFITS
It is expected that the outcomes of this research may be of benefit to singers and singing teachers in the future, in shaping future vocal pedagogy.

RISKS
There are no risks beyond normal day-to-day living associated with your participation in this project. You can take the survey in your own time and skip any question you are not comfortable answering. You can also terminate the survey at any time.

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
Your name and identity will remain confidential and will not be used in publication. The only people who will know the identity of the surveyed singing teachers will be the research team.

Anonymity of all participants in the published research will be assured with the use of pseudonyms. Any data collected as part of this project will be stored securely as per QUT’s Management of research data policy. Research findings may be presented at academic forums, conferences and in academic publications.

Please note that non-identifiable data from this project may be used as comparative data in future projects or stored on an open access database for secondary analysis.

CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE
Commencing the online survey is accepted as an indication of your consent to participate in this project.

QUESTIONS / FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT
If you have any questions or require further information please contact one of the researchers listed below.

Sarah Collyer sarah.collyer@hdr.qut.edu.au

Kristina Kelman kristina.kelman@qut.edu.au
07 3138 5785

RESEARCH TEAM
Principal Researcher: Sarah Collyer PhD student
Associate Researchers: Dr Kristina Kelman Principle supervisor
Mr Brad Millard Associate supervisor
Professor Phillip Graham Associate supervisor
Music, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

CONCERNS / COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE CONDUCT OF THE PROJECT

QUT is committed to research integrity and the ethical conduct of research
projects. However, if you do have any concerns or complaints about the
ethical conduct of the project you may contact the QUT Research Ethics
Advisory Team on 07 3138 5123 or email ethicscontact@qut.edu.au. The QUT
Research Ethics Advisory Team is not connected with the research
project and can facilitate a resolution to your concern in an impartial
manner.


THANK YOU FOR HELPING WITH THIS RESEARCH PROJECT.
QUT Ethics Approval Number 1600000511.
About you:
1. What is your gender?
1. What is your gender?
2. What is your age?
2. What is your age?
3. Where are you located?
3. Where are you located?
4. How many years have you been teaching?
4. How many years have you been teaching?
5. Who do you predominantly teach? (tick all that apply)
5. Who do you predominantly teach? (tick all that apply)
6. Where do you teach? (tick all that apply)
6. Where do you teach? (tick all that apply)
 
7. What is your principal area of teaching?
7. What is your principal area of teaching?
 
Posture, alignment and body use in voice teaching

How do you, yourself, approach the teaching of these elements?
8. How do you address body use and posture when teaching singers? (tick all that apply)
8. How do you address body use and posture when teaching singers? (tick all that apply)
 
9. How would you describe good posture/body use for singing?
10. In your teaching, do you intentionally employ any principles from the following: (Please tick all that apply)
10. In your teaching, do you intentionally employ any principles from the following: (Please tick all that apply)
 
11. Have you undertaken training in any of the above-mentioned areas?
11. Have you undertaken training in any of the above-mentioned areas?
12. Are you interested in learning more about any of these techniques? (please tick all that apply)
12. Are you interested in learning more about any of these techniques? (please tick all that apply)
 
13. Do you recommend that your students learn any of these practices (with you or elswhere)? (please tick all that apply)
13. Do you recommend that your students learn any of these practices (with you or elswhere)? (please tick all that apply)
 
14. Do you address issues of performance anxiety and nervousness with your singing students?
14. Do you address issues of performance anxiety and nervousness with your singing students?
Assessing a singer's performance.
The following questions relate to how you, as a teacher, assess a singer's vocal performance.
15. When assessing a singer's performance, how important do you consider each of these elements to be? Please rate on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being not very important and 7 being very important:
15. When assessing a singer's performance, how important do you consider each of these elements to be?

Please rate on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being not very important and 7 being very important:
 
16. Please note any other elements you consider important:
17. Please note any further comments you have:
 
Completed: