Vocal Boot Camp to Energise Your Voice, Your Career, Your Life

Cairns, QLD, Australia – ( February 21, 2012

Vocal Boot Camp to Energise Your Voice, Your Career, Your Life

Gail Rogers (left) and Katerini Manolatos

Speech and language pathologist, Gail Rogers and singing teacher and music therapist, Katerini Manolatos firmly believe the ‘voice’ is a key to success and happiness.

They have joined forces to host an innovative program of workshops in 2012 under the banner, Vocal Boot Camp.

The next event focussing on Business Personnel will be held on Thursday 9th March from 8.30 am to 11.30am.

“Our Vocal Boot Camps (VBC’s) raise people’s awareness of their voice use, identify potential sources and consequences of misuse and provide effective strategies to enhance and manage these vocal challenges when incorporated with ease into their daily verbal interactions,” said Katerini.

The workshop is $136 per person inc GST.

It will be held at Livingwaters Conference Centre, 30 Water Street, Cairns between 8.30am and 11.30am.

Contact Katerini Manolatos on 0402 200 745 or email: to book.


About Vocal Boot Camp & Looking After Your Voice

The Vocal Boot Camp concept was launched in 2009 with Katerini and Gail discovering that their passion for good voice use, combined with their professional skills, perfectly complimented each other.

Having worked extensively with children and adults suffering voice problems, they were determined to provide a solution and educate Cairns and Far North Queensland on good voice habits.

According to Ms Manolatos, their most popular workshops to date have been for business personnel.

Business personnel are truly aware of the effect of their voice and the power of it in selling and working with clients.

In fact, 37 per cent of a person’s first impression (in face to face contact) is based on the voice.

On the telephone it jumps to 85 per cent. Source: ‘The Vocal Advantage: Develop a Dynamic Speaking Voice, Grab Listener Interest’ by Jeffrey Jacobi.

“We really want to be able to spread this enthusiasm amongst other sectors of our community, particularly school teachers and exercise instructors.

Research states that teachers are in the biggest risk area of vocal fatigue and damage.

Australian research has shown that teachers, as compared with non-teachers, have a higher rate of absenteeism, professional and personal relationship challenges, social and leisure limitations, financial strains, career uncertainties, personal frustration and dissatisfaction, and students whose grades may be reduced because of the teacher’s vocal issues.

Statistics show that 60 per cent of teachers, experience a vocal problem at some stage in their career.

In one study of aerobics instructors, 44 per cent of instructors experienced partial or complete voice loss during and after instructing as well as sore throats and hoarseness.

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Katerini Manolatos Registered Music therapist / Singing teacher / Mezzo-Soprano 

Katerini Manolatos is a classically trained Australian – Greek Mezzo-Soprano who studied at the QLD Conservatorium before moving to Cairns five years ago.

Katerini has been specialising in Greek music for many years now as the love stems from her heritage and numerous trips to Greece.

She has performed throughout Australia and several times in Greece which included performing at a concert to promote the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Katerini performed her first Greek concert in Cairns towards the end of last year to a sell out audience.

Previously she has performed with Paradise Concerts, Taipans, Yungaburra Folk Festival, in fundraising events for the Floods and Cyclone (CWA), the Italian Republic Concert, Cairns Classical music society, Cairns Choral Society and at St. Monica’s with Larry Hammond.

Katerini will be touring Greece and Australia in the next two years as well as producing another CD of Greek music.

Katerini has a busy vocal studio teaching all ages the art of singing.  Ensuring her students have a long, happy and healthy vocal career.


Gail Rogers Speech and Language Pathologist

Gail’s passionate interest in working in the area of voice production developed whilst working as Speech and Language Pathologist with many different clientele of all ages in various parts of the world.

Following her graduation from La Trobe University in Melbourne she worked in the areas of early intervention, adult neurology and learning difficulties.

Her clinical work also took her on many exciting learning travelling experiences in the UK, Canada, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.

She now thoroughly enjoys directing & consulting with the Specialised Speech Services team and Vocal Boot Camps with a variety of health professionals with similar philosophies ; to promote client’s communication & vocal skills and to see positive outcomes.

Gail says that these individual vocal aspirations are achieved when these new or refined skills are applied to all aspects of the client’s everyday lives ie. within their vocation, relationships, social lives and other personal aspirations.

Her leisure time is now spent participating in yoga classes, enjoying the Far North Queensland outdoor lifestyle, sipping a glass of wine whilst listening to Katerini sing !!


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