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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Estill Twang!

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Course ID: 1428
Date: 2021/06/19 to 2021/06/19 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 noon BST Cost: £44 Language: English
Instructors: Stefan Holmstrom
Contact: Stefan Holmström | | +44 (0)7970 057 660
Course Location:
United Kingdom

The Aryepiglottic Sphincter, or AES, helps to produce the super-resonance known as twang, which is heard in opera, belting, folk singing, country & western, bluegrass, pop/rock and also in the spoken voice. Estill Voice Training (EVT) offers an excellent way to hone the skill of AES control, giving you the ability to instantly transform your voice without risking vocal health. 

The session includes in-depth information, practical group exercises, some individual coaching and advice on application in artistry and teaching. This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about how the voice works, singers of all genres and all speakers (e.g. actors, teachers, vicars, etc.), voice teachers, choral directors and speech and language therapists. 

By the end of the workshop, participants will have:

  • had an anatomical overview of larynx
  • reviewed false vocal fold control
  • reviewed velum control
  • explored wide and narrow AES positions
  • begun conscious training of the AES
  • discovered the acoustic effects of twang
  • sung and spoken with wide and narrow AES 

Please note that this workshop will be delivered in English with optional Czech interpretation. If you are an English speaker, you will be guided on how to choose the English channel in Zoom. The workshop will also be recorded. 



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About the trainer 

Stefan Holmström is a professional opera singer and voice teacher working with singers of all ages and abilities with a wide range of goals. He offers singing lessons and workshops at his studio in central Brighton, as well as on location across the UK and in Sweden. As an Estill Master Trainer (EMT), Stefan uses Estill Voice Training (EVT) as a baseline for safe and sustainable voice use. EVT is an efficient, scientific way to maximise voice control to achieve true performance magic! 

The workshop will be translated into Czech by Alena Dobrovolná, EFP.

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