What is the course about?
To improve the quality of your voice for increased confidence in communication. To develop vocal skills and an understanding of how the voice works.
What will we cover?
Relaxation, alignment and posture, breath support, control and pressure, resonance, pitch awareness, articulation and techniques of communication.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Demonstrate more confidence in your voice and how you use it.
Display an awareness of the technique of supporting your voice and controlling your breath.
Practise articulation exercises to improve clarity and diction.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For anyone who would like to be more confident with their voice; beginners are welcome.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently.
• Communicate in group situations.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and respond to a range of texts.
• Take course notes for your own use.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Exercises for the whole class, some pair and small group work. Individual presentations of text, applying the vocal techniques learnt. There will be some homework most weeks which will include the preparation of two pieces of text.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You are advised to do a little background reading around the subject- seek your tutor’s advice. You need to bring to class a notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Voice Technique: Improvers.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details