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Introductory Workshop

Sing and Speak without Strain with EVT
Course ID: 2240
Date: 2023/03/18 to 2023/03/18 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm GMT Cost: £50 Language: English
Instructors: Stefan Holmstrom
Contact: Stefan Holmström | | +44 (0)7970 057 660
Course Location:
United Kingdom

Scratchy, croaky, pressed or choked voicing may be an indication of strain. Vocal strain occurs when there is too much effort in the larynx. It can be caused by poor posture, tension, over-breathing or simply trying too hard.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. When effort is at the right level and in the right place, voicing feels easy. 

This practical workshop is all about efficient voicing. You’ll get to know your true and false vocal folds and begin to train them consciously with Estill Voice Training. 

Conscious, independent control of the true and false vocal folds is invaluable for safe voicing without scratching. It will also help you to access your full dynamic range and improve breath control. 

The workshop is a safe space for exploration with some opportunities for individual coaching throughout the session (but there's no pressure to participate!). There will be opportunities to ask questions. 

What you'll learn

  • How your voice works with an overview of the Estill Model, including vocal anatomy and physiology
  • How to release tension prior to voicing
  • How to use the right amount of effort in the right place
  • Explore and begin to train the true and false vocal folds
  • How to sing and speak in clear tone and breathy tone
  • How to maximise your dynamic range from soft to loud

Who it's for

This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about how the voice works and begin to develop practical skills for clear, comfortable voicing. It suits all singers and speakers and is especially useful for speech and language therapists, public speakers, choral directors and voice teachers. 



How to book

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About the trainer 

Stefan Holmström, MFA and Estill Master Trainer (EMT), is a professional opera singer and voice teacher. Following a career performing at Glyndebourne, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park and as a member of the Phantom of the Opera Company at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, Stefan offers expert vocal training and workshops to a wide range of singers and speakers from his studio in central Brighton. He has also taught at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. For more information, please visit or contact Stefan at or +44 (0)7970 057 660.

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