Combining her vocal coaching experience and her love for music and performing with her current speech pathology studies, Tania is involved with a number of singing, music and voice projects all with the aim to promote health & well-being for voice users from all walks of life.
Shout Out Singing Group
Presented by The Hospital Research Foundation Group, this fun and therapeutic weekly group uses music and singing as a way to develop communication and social skills and facilitate positive well being for individuals living with Parkinson's Disease. Led by Tania, this group is an uplifting, supportive and social environment offering vocal exercise and the joy of group singing, social contact and peer support.
When: Mondays, 10:15am - 11:15am
Where: 25 King William Road, Unley
To Join: email Simone at firstname.lastname@example.org
To celebrate World Voice Day (April 16th), The Australia Dysphonia Network is launching 'Elevate Voice' a campaign to help promote the specialty area of 'voice' to speech pathology students.... because AUSTRALIA NEEDS MORE VOICE CLINICIANS.
A few fun facts:
Dysphonia is defined as an impairment of the singing or speaking voice. It is commonly referred to as a disordered voice .... or a voice disorder.
Chronic voice disorders affect approximately 4% of Australians every year.
Voice disorders make up comprise of 5% of a speech pathologists overall caseload.
Why does this matter ?
Because chronic dysphonia changes lives. It impacts a person's ability to work (with 30% of all occupations being voice dependent), impacts relationships, and the ability to participate in community life. If not managed early and well, dysphonia can lead to unemployment, isolation and depression.
The Australian Dysphonia Network aims to elevate the area of clinical voice care this Word Voice Day by asking all current speech pathology students to get involved and tell them "Why voice matters ?" We invite all current speech
pathology students and speech pathologists to be a part of our video montage campaign to help elevate the area and importance of voice.
- Record a short video (no longer than 30 seconds) explaining why voice matters in speech pathology.
- Be original, be inventive and make it FUN.
- ADN will require you to sign a release form to allow your entry to be used as part of their social media campaign.
Email your video and release form to email@example.com by Sunday 9th April.
Three Little Sisters Soiree Sing-A-Long
Since 2016, Tania has creatively directed and performed in her award winning and five star production "An Andrews Sisters Tribute" with her vocal trio the Three Little Sisters (Tania Savelli, Melanie Smith and Shelley Pantic). Well known to Adelaide Fringe audiences, this show explores the lives of the three Andrews Sisters Patty, Maxine & Laverne and shares the iconic songs of the wartime era. This show appeals to senior audiences and promotes social wellbeing within a genre of music that continues to bring back precious memories for many keen elderly audience goers. The show continues to receive positive acclaim with audience members commenting, "it was the first time my mum has left her residence in months" and "It brought back so many memories for my parents".
Having performed in various settings such as nursing homes, aged care residences as well as in theatres and for corporate events, Tania, Shelley & Melanie have seen first hand, the positive effects performing nostalgic music has on individuals.
Research has shown that singing to people with dementia helps improve symptoms by creating a sense of calm through familiar song selections and helps generate autobiographical recall (Australian Government, Department of Health and Aged Care).
From this, the The Three Little Sisters Soiree Sing-A-Long was developed. It is a 60 minute sing along show complete with costumes, choreography, lyrics sheets and featuring well known songs from the 1930's - 1970's.
For booking enquiries, contact Tania at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The health benefits of singing have been researched for many years. Singing in a group develops a sense of belonging and connection, enhances
memory, relieves stress and promotes self-expression and confidence.
Presented by Vocal Hub Enterprises and held weekly, Tania's adult group singing sessions are for adult singers of all levels incorporate mindfulness, vocal anatomy and technique, vocal health and popular contemporary repertoire from the 40's through to current hits of today. Singers also work towards harmony singing and performing.
When: Wednesday evenings
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Vocal Hub Creative.
When to join: Anytime! Feel free to drop in.
Our next performance: Sunday 2nd July at 2pm at the Velo Precinct.