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Linda Hutchison's "If in Doubt Breathe Out" Accent Method for Singers

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A HIGHLY PRACTICAL 2-DAY COURSE with LINDA HUTCHISON

Breathing and support are considered cornerstones of a secure vocal technique for classical (and contemporary!) singing. No area of vocal pedagogy has been more controversial and, despite recent advances in the understanding of how the respiratory system functions, both in speech and song, some breath management strategies for singing continue to be at odds with scientific fact. Furthermore, many singers find the development of these skills a challenge.

In this practical course Linda Hutchison, Singing Teacher and Vocal Rehabilitation Coach, introduces Accent Method breathing – a technique that is well grounded in science, as it is based on the structure and function of the respiratory system – and demonstrates with exercises, how it helps develop effective breathing and support in singers. The science and theory is presented in a language that singers and their teachers will easily understand, and the course is presented in a style that is both engaging and entertaining.

Participants will be guided through Accent Method exercises on the floor, sitting, standing and with movement so yoga mats and comfy clothes are a must! At the end of both days Linda will also give masterclass-style coaching to participants demonstrating how to adapt and apply Accent Method specifically for singers in both Classical and Contemporary genres.

This course is ideal for singers, singing teachers and speech therapists who work with singers. Space is strictly limited to 20 participants.

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Linda Hutchison

Linda Hutchison is a vocal consultant, teacher and voice clinic singing advisor. As a performer, her operatic career started at the age of fourteen when she sang the role of Belinda in an open air production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. She began her professional career as principal soprano of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, later freelancing in solo operatic, concert and oratorio work. A biography of her,
Enchantment, surely, was published in 2010 in the D’Oyly Carte Personalities Series.

In her teaching practice, Linda works with a wide range of professionals from the classical, music theatre and jazz worlds. She is a member of the Vocal Staff at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and an international guest tutor for the Irish College of Music Theatre.

She works extensively in voice, breathing and rehabilitation. Her work in voice clinics began in 1997, which is when she first started working with the Accent Method. She was a member of the internationally renowned Sidcup Voice Clinic at Queen Mary’s Hospital in the UK for five years and is now the Vocal Rehabilitation Coach at the Lewisham Voice Clinic, UK.

Linda has been President of the British Voice Association, and has served on the Council of the UK’s Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS).

Linda is also co-author with Dr. Ron Morris of "If In Doubt, Breathe Out!" the book available on Compton Publishing.


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