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Breathing and Anchoring: Essential support for singing and speaking- ONLINE

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Course ID: 967
Date: 2020/10/31 to 2020/10/31 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm GMT Cost: £45 (Early bird: £35 by 17 October 2020) Language: English
Instructors: Stefan Holmstrom
Contact: Stefan Holmström | | +44 (0)7970 057 660
Course Location:
United Kingdom

Learn about the relationship between body, breath and voice in this playful, interactive workshop. 

We will start with floor-work to release tension in the body before exploring good postural alignment and learning about Estill Head and Neck- and Torso anchoring. These are powerful tools for voicing whenever the demands lie beyond your normal speaking range, as in very loud or very soft dynamics, opera, sob or belt for example.  

The session includes in depth information, practical group exercises and some individual coaching. You will need a towel for the floor-work segment which involves lying down on your back for approximately 10 minutes. 

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about how the voice works, singers of all genres and all speakers (e.g. actors, teachers, vicars, etc.), voice teachers and speech and language therapists. 

By the end of the workshop, participants will have:

  • released tension in the body with the semi supine position
  • reviewed good postural alignment
  • explored the relationship between breath and voice
  • learned about deep abdominal release for singing and speaking
  • reviewed false vocal fold control
  • had an anatomical overview of head, neck and torso
  • explored head and neck anchoring
  • explored torso anchoring
  • applied anchoring to singing and speaking 


£45 (Early bird: £35 by 17 October 2020) 

About the trainer 

Stefan Holmström, MFA and Estill Master Trainer (EMT), is a professional opera singer and voice teacher who works with a wide range of singers and speakers. He offers online singing lessons and workshops from his studio in central Brighton. For more information, please visit or contact Stefan at or +44 (0)7970 057 660.

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