Voice and speech

City lit offers a wide-ranging programme of voice and voice-technique courses suitable for business presentations, acting training and general vocal health. To see the full list of our course titles click here. If you are a complete beginner to voice-work then chose the most suitable course from the first level ‘Technical Skills Classes- Beginners’ and begin your journey to vocal confidence.
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  1. Accents: North American standard and regional

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How to speak with confidence and authenticity in a North American or Broadcast Standard accent as well as a couple of regional American accents as time permits.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  2. Speaking with confidence

    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need help in speaking with confidence and getting your point across when you really need to make an impact? Explore ways to improve these skills.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00

  3. Debating: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Debating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. We will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear speech

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course is ideal if you seek greater clarity and confidence in how you communicate. Suitable for anyone for whom English is the first language. Non- native speakers should attend English Pronunciation Stage 1.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Voice technique: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will support your extended vocal development with a focus on resonance, tonality and pitch. Open to those who have completed at least one voice course previously as well as professionals looking to refresh their skills.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  6. Improve your speaking voice

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence by improving your communication skills in the workplace. This course is not for non-native speakers, who should enrol onto Pronunciation and Self - Presentation for Speakers of Other Languages.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  7. Accents: standard English

    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you an actor or other public speaker stuck in a regional or international accent? Would you like to learn how to speak Standard English? This course is not for speakers of other languages who should take English Pronunciation courses instead.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. Find and use your teacher voice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you a teacher of adult, secondary or primary level, either established or in training? Improve the way you communicate with students through appropriate and structured vocal exercises and thus develop your practice.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  9. Actor's voice: beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise breath exercises and articulation drills to develop the basic skills for voice work, and learn how to use the shape and sound of words to explore their meaning.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  10. Beatboxing, rapping and freestyling

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you an aspiring MC or beatboxer? Refine and develop freestyle (improvised) rapping and beatboxing skills with a weekly Sunday afternoon jam session. You will take part in groups and be supported and encouraged to take on roles as rappers, beatboxers and singers. Tutor: Richard Hollingworth.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Practical voice

    Course Date: Wed 13 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Actor's voice: clarity in intimate speech

    Course Date: Wed 11 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This three hour voice workshop will explore how by applying vocal clarity naturally and using precise articulation

    we will be able to be heard in theatre spaces of various sizes.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. Accents: London, General American and British regional

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Expand your skillset as an actor or as someone with an interest in speech and phonetics by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Accents: challenging British regional accents

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    Expand your skillset as an actor or someone with an interest in speech and phonetics by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which may include Glasgow, Belfast, Nottingham and others. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Actor's voice: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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