22nd February 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. Still others are keen to audition for singing roles, or are being encouraged by agents to do so, but doubt their abilities. If any 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.
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. 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 master classes 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. He has also just returned from the World Voice Consortium in Denmark, where he presented his work on using singing technique for accents.