Do you want to know more about EVT?
Do you already know EVT, but want to know how to effectively put it into practice?
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!
ROME (ITALY): JANUARY 22, 2023; 10:00am-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.
BELTING is a specific type of very loud voice production used in musical theatre, pop, different kinds of folk music, and in some ways even in some operatic performance and in acting.
Thrilling and exciting, often improperly and summarily called “chest voice in the high range” or “mix”, its common definition, as well as its relationship with vocal health, can be controversial.
More and more performers every year are using belting in their performance, especially in Countries where its definition was unknown until some years ago. More teachers have started to teach or mention it in their lessons. However, dealing with belting without an exact knowledge of its mechanics and an accurate, specific training can be very frustrating and detrimental. Additionally, any other loud sound – can harm the vocal health.
However, Estill Voice Training offers a detailed physiological description of belting and a series of detailed exercises. There are “dos and don’ts” to establish a safe, effective, successful belting; this system of practice based on EVT has been safely training performers in Broadway and West End as well as pop singers for more than 20 years now.
In this workshop, we’ll try to clarify all the doubts about belting, explain its physiology, establish a basic practice, and learn easy but safe exercises to build a belting sound successfully and safely.
Those who are totally new to EVT can participate, and a short general introduction will be given at the beginning of the day. The attendance of at least one introductory workshop (or higher level), and/or some training with an Estill teacher is recommended, though not mandatory, for a better understanding.
The conclusion of the workshop will be a masterclass/open session where volunteers will have the chance to work on belting for acting and singing.
VENUE: Roma, Pensagramma Scuola di Musica (Via Pasquale Baffi)
COURSE DELIVERY: IN CLASS/IN PERSON
EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: Yes (handout)
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: Yes, digital
FEES: 70€ for “Il Pensagramma” members and 85€ for non-members.
CONTACT ME for any inquiries.