• ADVANCED Estill Voice Training May 2019

    Course Information

    Advanced Estill Voice Training - Application in Action

    3 Day Course

    29th - 31st May 2019

    Presented by

    Charlotte Xerri EMT EMCI-TP

    The Jurys Inn Brighton
    Waterfront Hotel
    Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GS

    9.30am - 5.30pm


    Application in Action - £450

    Advanced Estill Voice Training - Application in Action

    Designed for those who have attended at least one Level I & II course
    and have a solid understanding of the Estill Model.

    Each day focuses on aspects of the model and their practical application
    to ‘real world’ situations in speaking, singing and vocal health.

    Including a plethora of video and audio examples, suggested exercises, strategies and lots of practical work culminating in a trouble shoot-style ‘open session’ with offerings from course participants.

    Following the Estill operating principle of ‘no aesthetic bias’, these days are not bound by conventions of genre, and aim to draw connections and insights from all areas of voice.

    An excellent next step for newly qualified EFPs who wish to experiment with their recently honed technical facility.

    Day 1 - ‘Can you hear me at the back?’
    Focus: Speech Quality, Falsetto Quality & Diction-at-a-Distance

    Clear, direct communication: useful for every-day life and essential in heightened performance situations; public speaking, acting and many genre of music (where the message, poetry or lyric is paramount).

    This course includes an introduction to Estill’s Diction-at-a-Distance; an exploration of projection, articulation and phonetics.

    We also focus on Speech Quality, its permutations and how to take Speech Quality into singing.

    Day 2 - ‘Is it a bird, is it a belt? No, it’s Oral Twang!’
    Focus: Nasal/Oral Twang Quality, Belting Quality

    Confusion abounds as to where and when a voice is ‘belting’ or ‘twanging’.

    Exploring the differences and similarities between the Estill Recipes can help no-end when it comes to extending your ‘money notes’ to the highest heights, balancing artistic and physical demands and acing the most demanding repertoire.

    Day 3 - ‘Variations on a Theme of Opera Quality’
    Focus: Cry/Sob Quality, Opera Quality

    Variations on the Opera Quality recipe are many, varied, subtle and fascinating. This day explores how the variations can inform our performance, teaching and appreciation of many areas of voice work; in the spoken voice, opera, choral traditions, early music, art song and legit.

    We will make connections between traditional teaching terminologies and the Estill Model. We will rationalise the perception of the performer, the listener (audience or teacher) and the information that the Estill Model offers to help understand function at the physiological level.