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Level 1 and 2 Course

Level 1 and 2 Course
Course ID: 2399
Date: 2023/07/24 to 2023/07/28 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 9.30am to 6.15pm (5.00pm on Friday) Cost: €675 (Early Bird Fee) /€750 (Full Fee) (Student Discount available on request) Language: English Prerequisites: None
Instructors: Tim Richards, Ian Nicholas
Contact: Ian Nicholas | | +44 7885 911894
Course Location:
HKT - Helsinki City Theatre
Ensi Linja 2 00530
Helsinki Europe

The Level 1 and 2 Course is for anyone who would like to improve their singing or speaking voice—singers, actors, vocal coaches, drama instructors, speech-language pathologists and other vocal health professionals. Level 1: Figures for Voice Control™ teaches the Craft of speaking and singing and employs exercises that will give you new vocal options for all styles. Level 2: Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities™ combines Figure options from Level 1 to produce six voice qualities--Speech, Falsetto, Sob, Twang, Opera, and Belting. This course offers a clear understanding of the voice’s limitless possibilities, along with how to keep it vibrant and healthy. This live course explores each Estill Figure (vocal structure) and Estill Voice Quality (“recipe”) and includes:

  • Level 1 Workbook™, Make & Move Larynx™, Level 2 Workbook™, supporting handouts
  • Introduction to Level 1: 13 Figures for Voice Control™
  • Introduction to Level 2: Figure Combinations for Six VoiceQualities™
  • Vocal exercises for range, strength, clarity, and stamina
  • Large and small group learning and discussions
  • Masterclass/open coaching sessions for repertoire or case studies

Estill Voiceprint Plus™ is highly recommended for this course.Purchase this software (APP) for MAC or PC at the time of registration and receive 25% off the regular price. (This is a one-time offer at registration only).

A Level 1 & 2 Certificate of Attendance will be issued upon completion of this Level 1 & 2 Course. This certificate is one of the requirements for Trainer Certification in Estill Voice Training®.

Cancellation policies are at the discretion of the course instructor. Refunds or course credit may or may not apply. Refer to the course description or contact the course instructor for more information.

*Estill Voice Training®, and its parent company Estill Voice International, LLC, has neither an aesthetic nor gender bias and stands for the strengthening of cultural diversity, plurality and inclusion.

More Course Details:

The Complete 5 Day Course in Estill Voice Training is presented by Finland's longest serving Estill teaching team. Tim and Ian have made more than 70 visits to Helsinki in the last ten years, providing ongoing vocal training for the company of performers and visiting freelancers at HKT, workshops and practice groups for the creative community throughout Finland, Individual Lessons and Production Vocal Coaching for numerous shows at HKT recently including Kinky Boots, The Little Mermaid and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. This five day course will comprise the essential Estill information, Level 1 (13 Figures) and Level 2 (6 Voice Qualities) and will also include a short introduction to anatomy & physiology and a vocal health session.

The daily schedule will consist of lecture presentations, video research, audio & video examples, acoustics explanations as well as teaching and training tips. Participants will divide into small practice groups throughout the day to receive coaching in the Figures & Voice Qualities. There will also be an Open Session at the end of each day to put into practice what has been learned. 

This course is suitable for those new to Estill Voice Training, anyone working with the voice; singing teachers, professional singers, students and amateurs; voice, speech & drama teachers; actors; speech & language therapists with a clinical interest in voice. Suitable for all styles of voice, singing & speaking.

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