New hybrid course students will be automatically enrolled into Foundations of Estill Voice Training® in the Estill Voice Online Academy at the time of registration.

Register with EVI: Step 1

Step 1: Register and pay the EVT Resources fee.
Step 2: Pay tuition to instructor through payment link or direct email to course host.

Hybrid Level 1 Course

Level 1 Figures for Voice Control
Course ID: 2622
Date: 2023/11/10 to 2023/11/11 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 9:00 - 6:00 (NYC on world clock) Cost: $400 for regular participants; $275 for college/high school students Language: English
Instructors: Mary McDonald Klimek
Contact: Mary McDonald Klimek | | +1 781 910 8144
Course Location:
via Zoom 
Belfast Maine
United States

Please note that Enrollment in this course will be limited to 10 participants.

Registering for this course, Estill Voice Training® Hybrid Level 1, will automatically create an Estill Voice Online Academy account for you (if you do not already have one) and enroll you into both components of this Course: 1) the self-directed Foundations of Estill Voice Training® and 2) the live online Figures for Voice™ led by Mary McDonald Klimek, MM, Voice Performance; MS, Speech-Language Pathology.

If you already have an Online Academy account and/or purchased Foundations of Estill Voice Training®, continue with registration using your Online Academy user email. Do not purchase Foundations again.

Course Description:

Estill Voice Hybrid Level 1 teaches the Craft of speaking and singing. This 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. By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Estill Figures for Voice that span power, source and filter in voice production;
  • Explain the anatomy & physiology that underlying production of the EVT Figures;
  • Integrate Voice Qualities into drama, music, or voice therapy applications;
  • Assess the implementation of Voice Qualities by actors, singers, or patients;
  • Record and analyze samples of Voice Qualities using state-of-the-art voice technology.

Your Hybrid Level 1 journey to vocal empowerment starts with Foundations of Estill Voice Training®. This completely self-directed online course will introduce you to our unique and powerful system for training the voice. Content includes: videos, short readings, anatomical diagrams, exploratory Vocal Exercises with Estill Voiceprint Plus™, and Journal Reflections. The journey continues with Figures for Voice™ live online, November 10th & 11th, with Mary McDonald Klimek (EMCI). This live course component explores each Estill Figure (vocal structure) and includes:

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

Content Disclosure: This course will focus exclusively on Estill Voice Training®; other similar programs will not be discussed. This course will also have a special focus on Estill in the context of vocal health and rehabilitation.

Figures for Voice Time Ordered Agenda Day 1

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. Welcome & Introduction 
  • 10:00-10:45 a.m. TVFs: Onset/Offset
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m. Onset/Offset Practice
  • 11:15-11:30 a.m. Morning Break
  • 11:30-12:15 p.m. TVFs Body-Cover
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m. Body-Cover Practice
  • 12:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 01:30-2:15 p.m. FVF
  • 2:15-2:45 p.m. FVF Practice 
  • 2:45-3:15 p.m. Thyroid & Siren
  • 3:15-3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
  • 3:30-4:00 p.m. Thyroid & Siren Practice
  • 4:00-4:30 p.m. Cricoid & Cricoid Practice
  • 4:30-4:50 p.m. Larynx
  • 4:50-5:15 p.m. Larynx Practice 
  • 5:15-6:00 p.m. Open Coaching

Figures for Voice Time Ordered Agenda Day 2 

  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. Review
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. Velum
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. Velum Practice 
  • 10:35-10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m. Tongue
  • 11:15-11:45 a.m. Tongue Practice
  • 11:45-12:15 p.m. AES
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m. AES Practice
  • 12:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. Lips & Jaw
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m. Lips & Jaw Practice
  • 2:30-3:00 p.m. Head & Neck & Torso 
  • 3:00-3:15 p.m. Break 
  • 3:15-4:00 p.m. Head & Neck & Torso Practice 
  • 3:45-6:00 p.m. Open Coaching & What's Next

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

To obtain ASHA's CEU's:

Complete all components of Foundations of Estill Voice Training®

Score 80% or higher on the Assessment of Learning Quiz (in Foundations)

Attend both days of the online Figures for Voice (November 10th & 11th, 2023)

Complete the course evaluation

Cancellation, refund, and course transfer policies are at the discretion of individual instructors. Contact the instructor or host of this course for more information. Please email to indicate any special needs (visual, hearing, physical) prior to the start of this course. Complaints can be made at


Mary McDonald Klimek, Estill Mentor & Course Instructor

  • Certified Estill Mentor & Course Instructor, Founder and Creative Consultant, Estill Voice International. Retired as Vice-President in 2021.
  • No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: In the event this course is canceled by the instructor, a full refund of the course fee will be given to all participants. In lieu of a refund, participants may choose to reserve their place at a future course with Mary McDonald Klimek. Participants cancelling before October 10th will receive a full refund of the instructor's course fee. Participants withdrawing prior to October 27th may receive a 50% refund of the course fee or the option to transfer their registration to a future course with Ms. Klimek. No refunds for participant cancellations will be given after October 27th (2 weeks prior to course start). Access to Foundations of Estill Voice Training in the Online Academy is unlimited and the fee is non-refundable. The EVI Resources Fee is non-refundable. Voiceprint is non-returnable, non-refundable.

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

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