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.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses. To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

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  1. Use your voice assertively

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Accents: challenging British regional accents

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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. Break week: 8 May (Bank holiday for 75th anniversary of VE Day).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Accents: London, General American and British regional

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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. Break week 25 May (Bank holiday).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Core energetics for actors

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Core Energetics is a body-mind practice designed to enhance your self-awareness,'aliveness', creativity and focus. As an artist or performer, your voice and body are your instrument. "CORE" is a means to opening up physically, helping you to become aware of your energy flow and how to come fully into this energy. Based in modern psychology, science and spiritual principles, CORE has been designed to create whole-body-mind awareness and is a fun way to explore how to expand your range as an artist. You can expect a creative, immersive experience that will deepen inner growth, creating consciousness about yourself, and the way you relate to others.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Debating: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Debating: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    For those who have some experience in debating or related courses, you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style, while honing your articulation and enunciation.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Speaking Shakespeare: Twelfth Night and Much Ado

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Work with Shakespearean text for sense, rhythm and emotional truth. We will discuss and workshop speeches and scenes from Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. The course includes a visit to Middle Temple.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Voice technique: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve the quality and clarity of your voice through posture, breath capacity and control, articulation, resonance, forward placement and pitch. For anyone who wants to make the most of their voice.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the dynamics of telling stories to motivate, articulate and communicate in the workplace, allowing your imagination free range, connecting your voice to your body and using them to express yourself in an organic and interesting way. The ancient art of listening to, sharing and telling stories is as relevant to the business world as to social interaction.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Voice practitioners masterclass: Linklater and Berry

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will explore through practical exercises the basic methodology of two leading voice practitioners as selected by the tutor, themselves a voice expert, and thus establish the best process for your own development.

    This term: Kristin Linklater, Freeing the Natural Voice and Cicely Berry, Voice and the Actor.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Come to gain greater confidence in your communication skills and wider experience.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  12. Accents: North American standard and regional

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Actor's voice: beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear Speech

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  15. The art of negotiating

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

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