Episode 48 (Pitch)

Gillyanne Kayes
Jeremy Fisher

Paul’s first guests of 2022 are Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher of “Vocal Process,” internationally renowned voice experts specializing in vocal technique and performance in many different genres. A husband-and-wife team, they combine a deep understanding of the voice that comes from science knowledge, performance practice, and decades of experience. The three discuss pitch, specifically the extremes of the human voice as it relates to both speaking and singing.

Jeremy and Gillyanne were first feaured on the podcast in July 2019.

Gillyanne is a voice researcher, pedagogue, and coach, working with numerous artists in theatre, cabaret, and in the recording studio, while Jeremy is a national prizewinning pianist, performance coach and vocal educator. For their full bios, visit https://vocalprocess.co.uk/gillyanne-kayes-jeremy-fisher/.

Gillyanne and Jeremy’s recent work includes the new Online Learning Lounge: more than 600 videos and vocal training resources for voice professionals. They are the authors of 10 books (five of them Amazon #1 bestsellers), including This Is A Voice (Wellcome Trust), Why Do I Need A Vocal Coach (Canu Publishing), and Singing and the Actor (Routledge). Their One Minute Voice Warmup app (Android #1 and Apple #3) was featured in the UK’s leading computer magazine. Their podcast, This Is A Voice, is in the top 5 percent of podcasts worldwide, and they have an updated singing teacher Accreditation program and a new merchandise brand for 2022 (Voicenerdz®).

The fair-use audio snippets you hear in this month’s podcast were excerpted from the following YouTube clips:

  1. Eight Songs for a Mad King, by Peter Maxwell Davies.
  2. Casta Diva by Bellini, sung by Jeremy Fisher.
  3. Osmin’s Aria from Mozart’s Abduction.
  4. Billy Connolly in performance.
  5. The Doll Aria from Tales of Hoffmann.
  6. Peter Ablinger’s computer-driven player piano rendering the voice of Miro Markus.
  7. A Mariah Carey medley.
  8. Roy Hart’s demonstration of the human voice scaling 6.5 octaves, and
  9. Tim Storms in De Profundis by Paul Mealor with the St Petersburg Chamber Choir.


(Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G Major BMV 1007 Prelude (by Ivan Dolgunov) courtesy of Jamendo Licensing.)