Voice practitioners masterclass: Rodenburg and Carey

Course Dates: 19/09/19 - 24/10/19
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: 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: Rodenburg: The Right to Speak and Carey: Vocal Arts Workbook.


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?

Continue with the course next term to study another couple of practitioners.

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Tutor Biographies
Vernon Thompson Tutor Website

Vernon Thompson M.A; P.G.C.E Vernon has been responsible for overseeing all Voice Speech and Communication courses in the School of Performing Arts (almost 200 per year) since September 2005. He is also Course Leader for the year-long OCN accredited Foundation in Drama course. He regularly directs student productions, most recently The Laramie Project (2019) and the Agents' Showcase (2017). Voice specialities include Shakespearean text and practical application of resonance and support. He works as Voice Consultant to Channel 4 News; private clients currently include BBC newsreaders and an international model. Vernon has an MA in Voice Studies from Central School of Speech & Drama and PGCE from City University. Previous posts include Voice teaching at Webber Douglas. Outside City Lit Vernon also works as a freelance director (Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan 2019; Hen and Chickens, Islington 2017) and produces a season of rep theatre every summer in Bournemouth with London Repertory Players.

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: DVP050

Thu, eve, 19 Sep - 24 Oct '19

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £60.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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