Public speakers, teachers, and anyone wishing to communicate with greater clarity of speech, . Experience speech training in a uniquely physical and fun way. Discover the directness, intentionality, and energy of expression imbued in the vowels and consonants of American English. Establish physical and psychological connections between the sound you make and the message you want heard. Learn using all your senses, not just your ears. Free yourself from muscular or emotional obstacles that may have blocked your learning in the past. Short texts will be provided for individual work in the latter part of the session.
Attended by several doctors, scientists, vocal care professionals, teachers, and students, the workshop focused on the advantages of multi-sensory speech instruction and illustrated several techniques I have personally developed. The work made use of information gleaned at professional workshops I have attended over the past four years and my work in the classroom at York. Participants noted the vocal efficiency of combining breath, movement, and intention with a playful investigation of the sensory characteristics of phonetic sounds. Key discoveries were directly utilized with poetry and speech selections for individual and group analysis.
The Voice Foundation's symposium brings together top vocal health professionals for a unique, interdisciplinary opportunity to share the latest advances in scientific and medical voice research about vocal production and techniques for the treatment of voice disorders. The Voice Foundation is the world's leading organization dedicated to the care and training of the human voice.” (Press release: voicefoundation.org)