John Howard

John Howard is director of the Body Voice Centre in Footscray. He is an accredited Middendorf breathwork practitioner. He completed the 3½-year professional training at the Middendorf Institute for Breathexperience in Berkeley, California, in April 2007. His PhD thesis, ‘Breathing embodiment: a study of Middendorf breathwork’ can be accessed online. It has now been published by VDM Verlag,front cover and is available through Amazon - use this link or search books on Amazon for Middendorf breathwork. Your comments and responses are welcome - please email them to

John is a keen singer and choir leader, and an active member of Community Music Victoria. He has taught voice sessionally in many different contexts. He taught voice and performance for many years in the BA Performance Studies course at Victoria University and has just finished supervising the last PhD there. Performance Studies has long since been ‘disestablished’. Most recently he has taught at Back to Back Theatre in Geelong and at the Victorian College of the Arts.

John offers individual hands-on breath sessions, leads occasional extended voice projects, and offers individual body voice sessions. Contact

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