Time: 10:30 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
A day long course in which you will gain awareness of the vocal components (the anatomy) and understanding as to how these components are brought together to form sound (the physiology). You will work through practical exercises using this knowledge and insight to gain vocal confidence. Your voice is unique and individual.
This is a live online 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?
Anatomy & Physiology of the vocal organs.
Anatomy & Physiology of the breath and of the organs of articulation
Value of Relaxation and Release and the effects it has on the voice.
Benefits & Pitfalls of the individual`s attitude on the voice.
Practical Exercises to demonstrate and appreciate all of the above.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Explain in own words how the voice works.
Demonstrate varying `attitudes` through use of voice placement.
Change your habitual `way of speaking` to something new and previously undiscovered.
Attain a degree of vocal confidence through analysis and practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginners through to experienced students who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of Voice Anatomy and Physiology.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) before choosing.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Group, pair and individual work. You will be taught through tutor explanation, demonstration, practical exercises, general & individual feedback, discussion and Q&A, with reference to diagrams and resources.
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?
Please have a notebook and pen. Wear comfortable clothes so as to move freely.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Voice Technique: Beginners
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.
VOICE & SPEECH: Having trained at LAMDA (1981-1984) and worked in all media, Danielle has taught the voice module of the Foundation in Drama course since 1995. She continues this with as much enthusiasm as ever, alongside teaching Actor'sVoice, Communication Skills, and Vocal Anatomy. FLAMENCO: Danielle trained in classical ballet, tap and jive, and was drawn to flamenco with all its intricate expressive power. She has taught Flamenco since 1999, and also runs her own company Flamenco Con Gusto, which provides performance opportunities for students of flamenco. DIRECTING: Having performed a decade of monthly full-length improvised plays with FLUXX Theatre, Danielle now writes, directs and choreographs Flamenco Musical Dramas: films and theatre productions that integrate actors’ performances with flamenco dance, music & song. Such productions include 'La Manada' (WAF 2019) and City Lit Theatre Company’s adaptation of Lorca’s play 'YERMA Flamenca' (Spring 2020). If you are interested in taking part in this exciting project, check the course outline for DRA141, and contact the Drama Department to arrange your audition.
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.