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All You Ever Wanted To Know About Twang! - ONLINE

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Course ID: 843
Date: 2020/07/11 to 2020/07/11 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Cost: £20.00 Language: English
Instructors: Stefan Holmstrom
Contact: Stefan Holmstrom | | +44 (0)7970 057 660
Course Location:
United Kingdom

Mixing twang with any voice quality will add forward placement and tremendous carrying power at no extra cost for your true vocal folds. You can be loud without working very hard at all. 

AES stands for Ary Epiglottic Sphincter. In this session Stefan will take you to the AES gym and teach you to twang safely. It is a skill that will instantly transform your singing or speaking. Twang is used in opera, belting, folk singing, country & western, bluegrass, pop/rock and also in the spoken voice. Estill Voice Training (EVT) offers an excellent way to hone this skill without risk to your vocal health. 

By the end of the workshop, participants will have: 

  • had an anatomical overview of larynx, tongue and head/neck
  • reviewed false vocal fold control
  • reviewed velum control
  • explored wide and narrow AES positions
  • begun conscious training of the AES
  • discovered the acoustic effects of twang
  • sung and spoken with wide and narrow AES
  • become aware of habits in singing and speaking 

About the trainer 

Stefan Holmström is a professional opera singer and voice teacher working with singers of all ages and abilities with a wide range of goals. He offers online singing lessons and workshops from his studio in central Brighton. As an Estill Master Trainer (EMT), Stefan uses Estill Voice Training (EVT) as a baseline for safe and sustainable voice use. EVT is an efficient, scientific way to maximise voice control to achieve true performance magic!

For more information, please visit or contact Stefan at or +44 (0)7970 057 660.

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