• ADVANCED Estill Voice Training

    Course Information

    Advanced Estill Voice Training - Application in Action

    3 Day Course

    30th May - 1st June 2018

    29th - 31st May 2019

    Presented by

    Charlotte Xerri CMT CCI-TP

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


    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 CFPs who wish to experiment with their recently honed technical facility.

    This course is a prerequisite for the CMT Pathway with Voice Your Potential.

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

    Clear, direct communication: useful in every-day life and also in heightened performance situations; public speaking; acting; 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; phonetics.

    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’. Unpacking the difference can help no-end when it comes to extending your belt to the highest notes, balancing artistic and physical demands and acing the most demanding repertoire. These Qualities also offer much in terms of spoken communication.

    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 methods and terminologies (eg: bel canto, Hussler, forward production). We will rationalise the perception of the performer, the listener (audience or teacher) and the reality of function at the physiological level.