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.
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  1. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  2. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear Speech

    Course Date: Wed 26 Feb 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

  3. Voice technique: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (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

  4. Practical voice

    Course Date: Wed 11 Mar 2020 (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

  5. Vocal anatomy

    Course Date: Tue 31 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice & speech, and use this knowledge and understanding with practical exercises to clarify and strengthen your vocal communication.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Speaking Shakespeare: Twelfth Night and Much Ado

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. Reading English literature aloud: late 20th century and beyond

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels by late 20th century novelists including Barnes; Ishiguro; Barbara Vine and Boyne.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. The art of negotiating

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Negotiation is 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

  9. Improve your speaking voice

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020 (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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  10. Vocal anatomy: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice and speech.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Patsy Rodenburg

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The former Head of Voice at LAMDA takes you through the great Patsy Rodenburg's celebrated work in an intensive voice and speech workshop.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  12. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: David Carey

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop based on The Vocal Arts Workbook by David Carey, one of our greatest voice teachers. Explore practical exercises around achieving clarity and expression with your voice.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  13. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Kristin Linklater's Freeing the Natural Voice

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop based on Freeing the Natural Voice, the seminal 1976 voice book by Kristin Linklater. Explore creative exercises to liberate breath and resonance.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  14. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Michael McCallion

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore practical exercises in breath resonance and clarity from the important Voice Book of 1988; this workshop is particularly useful for non-native speakers but is for everyone who wants to make the most of their voice.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  15. 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

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