27th July 2018
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Some actors are happy in their speaking voices, but would never dream of singing. Others feel they lack the technical knowledge necessary to sing with confidence. If either of these sound familiar, then this course is definitely for you!
Over a fun and informative day, you will discover the myriad possibilities of your voice. Topics covered include:
• Breath Support Made Clear
• Resonance: What it really is and how to achieve it
• Vocal Modes, Characters, and Sound Colour
• The ‘cherry on top’’ of your sound: Effects, Vibrato, and Style
• Interpreting a song
The course will combine group and solo work, in a supportive, positive learning environment, where actors can try out different aspects of their voice, free of judgment. The speaking voice and the singing voice are ultimately the same voice and all actors can benefit from and enjoy singing. This course will empower you to feel confident in your ability to deliver a song, with good technique and authenticity, for an audition, a musical or just for personal enjoyment. You will gain technical knowledge, explore a host of vocal sounds and characters and come away with exercises that will help you to control and grow your voice. Please bring a song or section of a song you would like to work on (backing track or acapella). Perhaps you would prefer to listen, but if you feel inspired to belt out a number on the day, you would be most welcome!
Michael Hill is a London-based voice coach, singer and freelance BBC broadcaster, with a particular interest in voice science and its practical applications for expressive speaking and singing. His vocal coaching includes singing, accents and public speaking.
Recently, he has been teaching vocal technique, performance and vocal health at Europe’s largest contemporary music college, BIMM. Michael is also one of only a handful of people in the UK - and the first in Scotland - to have completed the prestigious Authorised Teacher course from the Complete Vocal Institute in Denmark, one of the world’s largest voice research institutes. He has given voice masterclasses for a variety of respected institutions, such as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Clinical Excellence Networks within the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
*Please bring a song or section of a song either acapella or with a backing track and a note pad and pen.