Do you want to know more about EVT?
Do you already know EVT, but want to know how to effectively put it into practice?
Do you want to know why you run out of breath?
Have you been told that you should “support” with your diaphragm but when you do your voice doesn’t change and you just feel more tired?
Do you want to know how much breath you need and how to manage it for the high notes?
Do you want to know how much breath you need and how to manage it to sing louder?
Do you want to know how to manage the breath to belt safely and effectively?
Do you want to know which principles you should consider if you want to use the breath to preserve your vocal health?
Do you want to know how to “support” efficiently?
Do you want to get rid of extraneous tensions in your face, neck, throat and torso while you sing or act, learning to manage muscular effort in a stable, efficient way that improves your performance without harming your vocal health?
Are you a performer or a student looking for tips and tricks to increase your vocal range, master the dynamics, change the timbres, to belt with no risks, have more control and awareness, avoid or master voice breaks, and much more?
Are you a teacher looking for effective teaching tools?
If you answered “yes” to at least one of these questions, then this workshop is for you!
APRIL 15-16, 2023; Saturday: 2pm-7pm ; Sunday: 10am-7pm (including coffee breaks and lunch break)
SUITABLE FOR: Singers, actors, singing teachers, spoken-voice teachers, speech therapists.
LEVEL: Both beginner and advanced
WHAT ESTILL IS NEEDED FOR:
All Estill exercises, including work on vocal qualities, can be applied both to the singing voice and to the spoken voice.
EVT can teach actors and singers to improve the effectiveness of vocal production, better manage the effort of performance, optimize muscle work and the role of breathing, vary the tones based on the character or style, lighten or darken the voice, clean it or “dirty” it, increase or eliminate the nasalization to “characterize” a character, increase the projection, audibility and volume of the voice, control all the structures that contribute to the production of vowels and consonants in order to work on a more conscious diction and easily master the accents of different languages, of different dialects (and sociolects), and much more.
What’s the role of the breath in voice production? What is the purpose of breathing exercises? Why should we prefer one kind of breath training to others? How can the breath cooperate with voice production, and when it actually disturbs it? Why do we run out of breath? How can we use the breath effectively for volume and range? What is support in voice? What do we support when we support?
Unfortunately, much of breathing training is based on old misconceptions created centuries ago when the scientific knowledge about voice was very limited. Although gifted teachers have had brilliant intuitions over the centuries and designed some very effective breathing & singing exercises, it’s certainly time for an update based on a much more detailed knowledge of physiology. We need more effective training for a more exact explanation of what to do correctly, but we often explain it wrong.
Through scientific references, but also through a consistent and continuous practice – by overview of exercises and personal experiences, this workshop will try to answer all these questions. Also, we will establish a good training that is quite effective for voice support that can enable students and teachers to save time while reaching their goals more effectively.
At the end of the day, some volunteers will have the opportunity to work on their acting or singing in a masterclass/open session in which students and teachers will use EVT to solve common voice problems encountered.
CLOSED NUMBER. VERY LIMITED PLACES.
VENUE: Centro Studi Musicali; Via Giuseppe Verdi 14, Imperia (Liguria) – Italy
COURSE DELIVERY: IN PERSON
EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: Yes (handouts)
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: Yes, digital
FEES: 130€ f+ 10€ for insurance
CONTACT ME for any inquiries.