What is the course about?
To improve the quality of your voice for increased confidence in communication. To develop vocal skills and an understanding of how the voice works with practical focus on relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placement and expression. This term the course will be taught online.
This is a live online face-to-face 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.
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...
Demonstrate more confidence in your voice and how you use it.
Display an awareness of the technique of supporting your voice and controlling your breath.
Practise articulation exercises to improve clarity and diction.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For anyone who would like to be more confident with their voice; beginners are welcome.
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. Some homework may be required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You are advised to do a little background reading around the subject- seek your tutor’s advice. You need to bring to class a notebook and pen and a small hand mirror.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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.