In 2018, Maia completed a PGCert in Vocal Pedagogy with Cardiff Metropolitan University, in partnership with Voice Workshop.
For her final project, Maia created a study on ‘Depression and its Impact Upon the Working Practices of the Professional Singer’.
The main findings being that, whilst singing is good for mental health, for professionals who suffer with depression, the impact of the symptoms upon the voice can be debilitating.
The study also outlines considerations for singers, teachers and mental health services. The resulting thesis is available below.