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AOTOS is a registered charity and on of our aims is to advance education in the teaching of singing.

We offer courses individually tailored to your needs, allowing you to find your own pathway with expert guidance at every step. With a unique focus on mentored training – where you teach a pupil in the studio alongside an experienced mentor – our courses are both practical and inspirational: our aim is, simply, to equip you to be a good teacher.

As the only professional body specifically for voice teachers, we are able to draw on a body of knowledge from our whole membership, with experts at the highest levels across all genres, ages and voice types: our philosophy is to encourage openness and the sharing of ideas.

With an average ratio of three mentors to nine students, you are assured of individual attention in a supportive environment.

For beginners

If you’re not sure whether voice teaching is for you, start with our Access Day: if you decide teaching is not for you, you can stop there.

Already started teaching? Use our Access Day to identify your strengths and weaknesses and start to map out your professional pathway.

After the Access Day, our Mentoring Programme and Follow-up Day let you start acquiring the basic skills needed to start teaching safely and with confidence. AOTOS mentors will give hands-on guidance through a programme of mentoring sessions as you move forwards.

For experienced teachers

Four years or more of teaching experience? Develop your skills and discover new directions with our intensive, hands-on Professional Development Course, which runs in alternate years.