Practical voice

Course Dates: 17/06/20 - 22/07/20
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression.

Description

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.

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. Individual presentations of text, applying the vocal techniques learnt. There will be some homework most weeks which will include the preparation of two pieces of text.

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.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Lloyd Wylde

Lloyd Wylde is a former actor and now Voice Coach trained at LAMDA and at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She has worked for the Education Department at the National Theatre, Historic Palaces, Wellcome Trust and Soho Theatre, at several drama schools, and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as independent work. At City Lit she has taught Actor's Voice: beginners and improvers, Communicate with confidence through voice and body language, Self-presentation skills for business people (with Nikki Kelly), Use your voice assertively, and on the Foundation Drama and Acting Diploma courses. Having worked at City Lit since 2015, Lloyd enjoys the diverse range of students that come to City Lit keen to learn. She aims to help all students achieve their potential, find and harness the power of their voice, all within a safe and fun environment. Voice is in the body and is an expression of your personality and presence. Lloyd aims to help you find out what your strength is and help yourself counter the things that might get in the way. Come and play with your voice and see what you can discover.

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: DVP048

Please choose a course date 

Wed, day, 17 Jun - 22 Jul '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £119.00
Senior fee: £95.00
Concession: £73.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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

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