• Estill Master Trainer (EMT)

    Course Information

    Estill Master Trainer - (EMT) Pathway 2018
    formerly Certified Master Teacher (CMT)

    To apply - Request for Mentorship


    Charlotte Xerri EMCI-TP


    Venue TBA


    PHASE ONE - Year 1 - £2250
    (Payable in advance in three termly instalments of £750)

    Estill Voice International - Testing fee $50
    Payable before Written & Voiceprint exams

    PHASE TWO - Year 2 & 3 - £2000
    (approx. see details below)

    Estill Voice International - EMT annual registration fee $80
    Payable upon completion of Phase 2

    EMT Pathway

    It is possible for the process, Phase One and Phase Two, to be completed within a three year time frame.
    The length of Phase Two may vary due to personal circumstances.

    The prerequisites for the EMT pathway are attendance at two Level I & II courses and EFP Certification.

    The Advanced Course-Application in Action is also a prerequisite for the Voice Your Potential EMT pathway.

    Candidates will be selected on the strength of their existing qualifications and experience in one/ all of the following:
    performing, teaching, coaching, speech therapy, vocal health.

    In most cases, this course is not suitable for new graduates.


    The Phase One Course

    The Phase One course is designed to prepare you for a written exam, a Voiceprint Exam and for the Observed Teaching which forms Phase Two of the process.
    Please refer to the Certification Manual 5.0 (download here) for details of the written and Voiceprint examination protocols.


    The written exam - 19th July 2019
    Voiceprint exam - to be scheduled by agreement

    Monthly Sessions - Fridays - 10am-4pm


    September 14th
    October 12th
    November 9th
    December 14th


    January 11th
    February 8th
    March 8th
    April 5th
    May 3rd
    June 7th
    July 5th

    Monthly Sessions will include:

    •          Detailed guided practice with Voice Print
    •          In depth exploration of the Estill Model and its applications.
    •          Discussion of Estill Voice Training’s place in the wider context of vocal pedagogy.

    In addition mentees are required to attend:

    Advanced Estill Voice Training - Application in Action 1
    Advanced Estill Voice Training - Application in Action 2
    Advanced Estill Voice Training - Application in Action 3

    See courses page for details.

    Self-study will include:

    •          Voice Print practice
    •          Short written assignments
    •          Preparation of 15 minute presentations on aspects of The Estill Model
    •          Further reading in anatomy, acoustics, phonetics, singing (all genre), the actor’s voice, speech therapy, performance coaching and pedagogy

    Email Support

    Mentees will receive email support throughout the process, including written feedback on monthly submissions of Voiceprints.

    Course Observation

    In order to add to their ‘tool box’ of coaching strategies, mentees are strongly
    encouraged to attend additional Level I & II and one-day courses to observe
    as many EMTs, EMCIs and EMT-Cs as possible.

    Regarding Voice Your Potential courses, it may be necessary to charge a small
    observation fee depending on location....Please check in advance.

    Estill Master Trainer Candidate – EMT-C

    Once the Phase One written exam and Voice Print exam have been passed the
    mentee becomes a EMT-C and can move onto Phase Two.

    PHASE TWO – YEAR 2 & 3

    The EMT-C will demonstrate competency in accurate teaching of 26 elements of Estill Voice Training (see p 66 Certification Manual) to groups unfamiliar with the Estill model.

    The EMT-C will demonstrate:

    • The ability to connect with diverse groups of students, performers, teachers and therapists in private and on public Level I & II courses.
    • The figures and qualities accurately and offer a variety of strategies for accessing them.
    • The ability to troubleshoot and correct when students have difficulty with a figure or quality.

    An opportunity to demonstrate teaching competency of at least 20% (6 practice groups) of the 26 elements will be offered in four official courses over the two years:

    Level I & II - London October half term - 2018 & 2019

    Level I & II - Brighton Easter holiday - 2019 & 2020

    The remaining competencies can be demonstrated in private sessions organised by the EMT-Cs, individually or as a group.

    The EMT-C should gain confidence working
    with private groups before leading groups on public courses.
    This is to support the EMT-C’s success in passing Teaching Observations.

    These sessions can be examined in person or via video. The EMT-C will receive immediate verbal feedback following each live observation and written feedback within one month of the observation be it live or via video.

    Email Support

    Email support will continue to be available in Phase Two to provide the necessary
    continuity in preparation for observed teaching.

    To apply - Request for Mentorship