[quote name='kh123' date='Nov 2 2009, 11:07 AM' post='890847']
Seriously - there is a week long teachers' course in the Summer and regular conferences with invited specialists giving lectures, and plenty of opportunity for audience participation and question. So I do believe that there is support for all - if one bothers to take it up!
I attended the Summer school and thought it was fantastic though there is always room for improvement on these types of things. The speakers were really good and the masterclasses. There was a huge mix of people there, young, old, new to teaching and more established teachers. I was a bit apprehensive about going as I am always lacking in confident in my ability as a teacher but I came away bursting with confidence, but I got lucky with my master teacher.
I am attending the conference on Sunday. Surely as teachers we can all do with continued development. New things are always happening, for example we watched an mri scan of a girl singing so you could see everything at work, it was fasctinating and also gives a new insight into how the voice works.
Hope Rosfrog is reading this!