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Introductory Workshop

Introduction to Estill Voice Training for Flute Players - ONLINE
Course ID: 2243
Date: 2023/06/17 to 2023/06/17 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm BST Cost: £75 (Early bird: £65 by 31 March 2023) Language: English
Instructors: Stefan Holmstrom
Contact: Stefan Holmström | | +44 (0)7970 057 660
Course Location:
United Kingdom

Practical information to enhance playing and improve vocal health

It is often said that flute players can improve their playing by learning about singing, but what does that mean? What are the similarities between singing and playing the flute and what are the differences? 

How can learning more about the voice enhance your flute playing and help your vocal health?

In flute playing, we are focused on things that we can see and feel easily like the lips and fingers, but what happens in the larynx and the vocal tract is also very important for your sound.

This fun, interactive workshop aims to begin to demystify the voice for flute players in the context of Estill Voice Training (EVT).  

EVT offers voice users solutions to realise their full vocal potential. It’s a scientific approach with emphasis on training structures of the voice in isolation for maximum artistic freedom. 

Although EVT's primary focus is singers and speakers, many of its concepts and several of its structures are also useful for flute players. 

Stefan Holmström has created and developed this innovative workshop from his unique perspective as a classical flute player, opera singer and Estill Master Trainer. 

The information presented in this session complements traditional teaching of the flute by empowering flute players with practical knowledge of the voice. It is a safe space for exploration with opportunities for some individual coaching* (but there's no pressure to participate!).

What you'll learn

  • How your voice works with a brief overview of the Estill Model, including vocal anatomy, physiology and acoustics
  • How the flute works
  • Similarities and differences between flute playing and speaking/singing
  • Explore and begin to train the true and false vocal folds
  • Breath behaviour in voicing versus flute playing
  • Vocal health awareness for flute players
  • Crossover practice strategies - what singers and flute players can learn from each other

Who it's for

This workshop is primarily aimed at flute players and flute teachers. It is also suitable for anyone with a special interest in voice and flute, including Estill coaches and speech and language therapists.


£75 per person

Early bird: £65 (book before 31 March 2023)

How to book

Please visit

About the trainer 

Stefan Holmström, MFA and Estill Master Trainer (EMT), is a professional opera singer and voice teacher who originally trained as a classical flute player. 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.

*Due to time constraints, individual coaching may not be possible for all participants who wish to take part.

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