Date: 9–16 May 2016
Location: Abbey Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon
Run by: Frankie Armstrong
Contact details: Frankie Armstrong - 02920 480429
Frankie Armstrong and Sarah Harman are running this week’s training course, which is renowned as an excellent training in running voice and singing workshops. Darien Pritchard will also be a visiting tutor to give of his expertise and experience. Frankie and Darien have been running this course for 26 years, and are excited to welcome Sarah as co-leader.
This course offers a unique opportunity to attend an intensive, residential training week on the melodic natural voice. It is designed for people who already run voice workshops or singing groups, or who wish to, or those who want to incorporate voice into their existing work. Places are limited to 12 people.
In addition to individual and group time to help people focus on their needs in these areas, we also look at:
– working on and making the most of your own voice
– the appropriate stepping stones to help others make the most of their voices
– the process of working with groups
– creating and setting up improvisations
– structuring and pacing workshops
– dealing with difficult situations/individuals,
and contexts in which this approach can be applied
– sustaining long term work with choirs
– and project development and marketing.
Participants will also be provided with an information pack on areas such as self-employment, finance, insurance, creating a CV, DBS check etc. for singing and choir leaders.
As well as bodywork being an integral part of the training course, there are daily warm-up sessions, focusing on aspects of body release and energizing that relate directly to vocal expression.
In addition to this daily physical preparation Darien Pritchard will help us understand the anatomy around breathing and will use his expertise as a Feldenkrais teacher to maximize vocal release.