Voice practitioners: masterclass

Course Dates: 02/05/19 - 06/06/19
Time: 20:00 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Vernon Thompson

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 Jane Boston: Breath in Action.


What is the course about?

You will explore through practical exercises the basic methodology of two leading voice practitioners as selected by the tutor, themselves a Voice expert.

What will we cover?

The different techniques that different practitioners may advocate in breath, note and phonation.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Embody efficient posture and alignment.
Demonstrate free, centred & supported breathing in voice and speech
Use muscles of articulation to speak with precision and freedom
Communicate text with natural lively expression.
Identify aspects of own vocal use that could be improved by following the precepts advocated by voice practitioners.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Ideally you will have a fundamental knowledge of the methodology of leading voice practitioners such as Rodenburg; Linklater and Carey.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You should read any resources advised by the tutor between classes.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring a small hand mirror and notepad and pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Any Voice courses to improve and sustain your technique.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

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I really enjoyed this course, and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in improving their vocal technique. It's an advanced course so beneficial for those with substantial experience of studying voice, but would also be interesting and accessible to those new to the subject if you want a combination of practice and theory, with lots of opportunity for individual feedback and advice. I'd definitely take this course again.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/10/2018)
The tutor is highly professional, and has a thorough teaching style with a healthy dose of theory and practice. During this 6 week course, we have covered core texts in voice work such as Patsy Rodenburg and Michael McCallion. I will definitely be signing up to this course again, as it has significantly contributed to developing my acting toolkit. The tutor is the best voice teacher I have ever had.
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Course Code: DVP052

Thu, eve, 02 May - 06 Jun '19

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £89.00
Senior fee: £89.00
Concession: £54.00

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