From Vocal Health To Vocal Wealth! How to help the untrained speaking voice achieve potential.
A healthy voice is an essential tool of communication in many professions. Do you work on the speaking voice? Are you a professional voice user yourself? What problems are you dealing with and how? This event offers perspectives on voice education for the professional voice user.
Carol Fairlamb (Head of Voice, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School)
Phyllida Furse (Spoken Voice Teacher and Coach)
Carrie Garrett (Voice-Specialist Speech & Language Therapist and Singing Teacher)
In the afternoon there will be three practical sessions in smaller groups looking at exercises and favoured techniques to experience and share, along with discussion time.
NB: all prices for this course include refreshments and lunch
10.00: Registration and Refreshments
10.30: Carol Fairlamb: A warm welcome to drama school? An approach to teaching our ethnically diverse student body.
Can voice teachers be more culturally responsive in their teaching? What is dysconscious racism? What happens if we put diversity at the centre of pedagogical decision making? What questions should we be asking in the current cultural climate?
11.15: Comfort break
11.30: Phyllida Furse: Speaking Up! A report on Educating Voices in Higher Education
What are lecturers facing? What gets in the way of their ability to deliver clearly and comfortably? Techniques and insights into the world of lecturing, including vocal health and well being issues currently affecting lecturers of diverse nationalities speaking to large international audiences.
12.15: Carrie Garrett: Hello! What can you do for me?
A run through of what it’s like standing with one foot in each camp of ‘performance’and ‘science’ whilst working as a NHS-employed voice therapist. How I meet the challenges.
After lunch, there will be three practical sessions: delegates will be split into 3 equal groups with the speakers rotating around to each group at 2pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.
2.00: Practical session 1 (30 mins practical work with 15 questions)
2.45: Practical session 2 (30 mins practical work with 15 questions)
4.00: Practical session 3 (30 mins practical work with 15 questions)
C Fairlamb's session: Sharing of practice – participants share their views and current practice
P Furse's session: Exercises to experience and share, with discussion
C Garrett's session: Favoured techniques for helping the clients understand, remember and use the exercises given to them. Questions and discussion encouraged