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Level 1 and 2 Course

Level 1 and 2 Course
Course ID: 2453
Date: 2023/11/29 to 2023/12/03 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 29th November – 3rd December 9.30am-5.15pm; Open Session 5.20pm-6.00pm, 3rd December 9.30-5.00pm Cost: NZD$950 (Early Bird NZD$875 until 01/11/23) Language: English
Instructors: Anne-Marie Speed
Contact: Julia Booth | | + 64 21 760079
Course Location:
Ara Institute of Canterbury, Te Pūkenga 130 Madras Street
Christchurch 8011 Canterbury
New Zealand

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 VoiceQualities™ 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 2Workbook™, 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 VoiceInternational, LLC, has neither an aesthetic nor gender bias and stands forthe strengthening of cultural diversity, plurality and inclusion.

Overview:  Levels 1&2 in Estill Voice Training presented by one of Estill Voice International’s most experienced and qualified experts. 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 Diction, a detailed overview of the anatomy & physiology as well as a dedicated vocal health session. The daily schedule will consist of lecture presentations, video research, audio & video examples, 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 in the evening which provides participants with an opportunity to sing a song or do a speech and receive expert coaching from Anne-Marie. Please note, there is not a requirement for everyone to get up during the Open Session but it is added as an invaluable opportunity to see the work applied. 

Suitable For: Those new to the Estill Voice Training, anyone who working with the voice; singing teachers, professional singers, students and amateurs; voice, speech & drama teachers; actors; speech & language therapists with a special interest in voice, EMT candidates. Suitable for all styles of voice, singing & speaking

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a participant wishes to cancel their place on the course they are entitled to the following refund:

4 weeks or more = 90% refund

Between 4 -1 weeks = 25% refund

From 1 week to the day of event = no refund (under any circumstances, including illness)

Should The Voice Explained cancel a course, a full refund will be offered.

Please note that tutors and content may change from that advertised without notice.

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