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Estill Vocal Workshops - Spring 2023

Join opera singer, voice teacher and Estill Master Trainer Stefan Holmstrom for fun, practical deep-dives into voice.

You’ll leave these workshops with skills and ideas that you can immediately apply to your own singing, speaking and teaching.

Zoom event: Sing and Speak without Strain

Saturday 18 March 2023 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm GMT

Cost: £50

This practical workshop is all about efficient voicing. You’ll get to know your true and false vocal folds and begin to train them consciously with Estill Voice Training.

Conscious, independent control of the true and false vocal folds is invaluable for safe voicing without scratching. It also helps singers and speakers access their full dynamic range and improve breath control. 

Zoom event: Introduction to Estill Voice Training

Saturday 15 April 2023 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm BST

Cost: £65 (Early bird: £55 until 15 March)

This interactive, playful workshop covers all the big ideas of the Estill Model and offers lots of inspiration and practical solutions for your own singing, speaking and teaching. We will explore the 13 Figures for Voice and also the 6 Voice Qualities: Speech, Falsetto, Sob, Twang, Opera and Belt.

In-person event: Performance and Placing Your Jazz Voice with Claire Martin OBE

Saturday 29 April 2023 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm BST

Cost: £130 (active participants) / £60 (in-person observers) / £30 (online observers)

A relaxed, informal day-long vocal workshop at the Verdict Jazz Club in Brighton featuring expert coaching and feedback from award-winning jazz singer Claire Martin OBE and voice teacher Stefan Holmstrom MFA, Estill Master Trainer.

We will explore how to vary your tone moving from crooning to forward placing. Active participants will build a mini-set of two contrasting jazz standards, which they will perform on stage accompanied on piano and bass by two of the most in-demand musicians on the UK jazz scene.

Places are also available for in-person and online observers.

Zoom event: How to Increase Your Vocal Range

Saturday 13 May 2023 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm BST

Cost: £50

In this practical workshop, we will explore range in the context of Estill Voice Training. This innovative approach will help you take a fresh look at concepts like chest voice, head voice and “mix” by encouraging you to find the best possible larynx position for every pitch in your range.

Zoom event: Introduction to Estill Voice Training for Flute Players

Saturday 17 June 2023 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm BST

Cost: £75 (Early bird: £65 until 31 March)

It is often said that flute players can improve their playing by learning about singing, but what does that mean? What are the similarities between singing and playing the flute and what are the differences? How can learning more about the voice enhance flute playing and help vocal health?

This fun, interactive workshop aims to begin to demystify the voice for flute players in the context of Estill Voice Training. It is primarily aimed at flute players and flute teachers, but it is also suitable for anyone with a special interest in voice and flute, including speech and language therapists, and other woodwind instrumentalists and teachers.

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