Actor's voice: improvers

Course Dates: 21/02/21 - 21/03/21
Time: 10:30 - 12:45
Location: Online
Tutors:

This thorough and fun improvers' course will benefit your further vocal development as an actor or professional speaker. You will consolidate work on breath support and explore pitch and resonance.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

Further improving the quality of your voice and speech.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Relaxation, alignment and posture, breath support, control and pressure, resonance, pitch awareness, articulation and techniques of communication.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify your own vocal weaknesses and develop ways to address them.
Display improvements in breath capacity and support using more advanced breathing exercises.
Apply articulation pitch and variety to a whole range of texts and material.
Further develop the resonance of your voice by examining secondary and tertiary areas of resonance.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For anyone who has completed 'The Actor's Voice' or its equivalent. You should ideally have had some previous vocal training.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently.
• Communicate in group situations.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and respond to a range of texts.
• Take course notes for your own use.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Exercises for the whole class, some pair and small group work. Individual presentations of text, applying the vocal techniques learnt. Some homework is required in the preparation of text pieces.

HEALTH CHECK
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a notebook and pen and a small hand mirror. You will need to purchase or borrow from the library relevant reading material around the subject.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Many voice and associated subject classes offered by the Drama department, in particular Voice Technique: Improvers
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.

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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/02/2020)
I would definitely recommend this course to persons who have to utilise their voice for various occasions such as acting, reading poetry and public speaking inter alia. The lecturer is quite vibrant, witty and has good energy. I found this course very helpful towards holistic development as well!
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Review by Khadz / (Posted on 08/07/2019)
Tutor Biographies
John Eastman

John Eastman is a storytelling consultant, facilitator, and commercial voiceover artist. He spent many years as an actor in London - he toured the UK as Polonius in Hamlet and performed the lead in Ionesco’s The Lesson (Jury Prize, International Festival, Bucharest) - but now spends more time as a freelance teaching artist. After drama training in Queensland, Australia, John moved to London and completed his MA in Education from Central School of Speech and Drama. He has worked on many diverse education projects, as well as lecturing at London Contemporary College of the Arts and Brunel University. Ongoing projects include Royal National Theatre (Teaching Associate), event support work with Simply Simply, working with presentations at conferences and more recently Clod Ensemble (Health Sector Support) and working as a tutor with Microsoft. He has an active presence on Linked-In, and continues to perform storytelling upon request. He has been teaching Storytelling for Business and Pleasure at City Lit since 2010.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: DVM021

Sun, day, 21 Feb - 21 Mar '21

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £119.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £73.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2542

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