My name is Fran Montignani Rees. I have twenty years teaching and performance experience (as a singer, musician and presenter. I achieved my Masters degree in Voice Pathology with University College London. I am a graduate of the Vocal Process Integrated Voice Advanced Vocal Practice teacher training programme. I continue to be mentored by international voice trainers, and authors, Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher of Vocal Process.
I have studied with leading voice related professionals and researchers including: Dr Gillyanne Kayes (author and international voice trainer), Jeremy Fisher (author and international voice trainer), Professor Johan Sundberg (voice scientist, Sweden), Mr John Rubin (consultant laryngologist, RNTNE Hospital, London), Dr Ruth Epstein (Head of SLT and Consultant SLT, RNTNE Hospital, London), Lesley Mathieson (author and Honorary Research Adviser to the Department of SLT, RNTNE Hospital, London), Jacob Lieberman (laryngeal osteopath, London), and Dr Louise Montello (Psychoanalyst and music therapist. Very sadly, she passed away in 2014).
Until my recent move to Bournemouth I was on the multi-disciplinary voice clinic team at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, was a regular at the SW Specialist Interest Group in Voicecraft meetings, and worked closely with the Exeter, North Devon and Torbay NHS Speech & Language Therapy units. In 2010 I attended weekly voice clinics at the RNTNE Hospital London, with Mr John Rubin. I now attend voice clinics at the Poole Hospital, with specialist Laryngology consultant, Kate Heathcote and Senior Speech & Language Therapist, Penny Scott.
As a vocal health consultant I have spoken on my subject for organisations such as the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine and given master classes in voice and vocal health at many institutions. I have also written for various music publications, including Reverb, educating readers on vocal health and top techniques.
Love my job!
For more information, contact me either via my contact page, or on 07842 141436.