Date: 5 Nov 2017
Location: Hebden Therapy Centre, Wrigley House, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BN
Run by: Jenny Goodman
Contact details: 07984 584923
This is a small group opportunity to work on your voice. We will look at the key ingredients of good voice use – bodywork/posture, breathing and the voice and much more. The class will be fun but also focused – providing a range of exercises and insights to help you to get the best from your voice. In addition to group exercises there will the occasional opportunity during the class to work on your voice 1-2-1 with Jenny in front of others if you wish and also to observe this process with others.
Who is Jenny?
Jenny is one of the founder members of The Natural Voice Network and adheres to their principles that singing and using the voice freely is part of being human. She has been working as a singing and voice teacher, workshop leader and choir director for over 25 years. She originally trained with Frankie Armstrong and over the years has been committed to her own continued professional development, attending a range of voice and singing courses – specifically she has attended Voice courses at Central School of Speech and Drama and Leeds College of Music and is influenced in her work by Patsy Rodenburg and Kristin Linklater, two of the most influential voice teachers in the world of theatre. For the past 12 years she has had regular singing lessons with Mark Maylan, a leading voice coach in the UK and internationally who regularly works on West End and Broadway productions including working with Imelda Staunton and Daniel Radcliffe. Jenny combines her voice practice with a background in adult education and group work and specifically work around confidence building and self esteem and believes that confident use of the voice builds confidence in other aspects of life, Previously Jenny was guest tutor in voice at the Drama Departments of both Birmingham and Huddersfield Universities. Jenny currently leads Far Cry acapella performance group and performs herself with acoustic/roots band Jenny and the Good Men and acapella duo The Blameless Hussies.
Jenny’s approach will combine grounding the voice in the body so expect to be stretching and moving as well as using your voice. She will combine this with technical exercises and opportunities to play with the voice.
Brief summaries of exercises included as handouts.
Early booking recommended as the class will sell out quickly.