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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Twang! - ONLINE

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Course ID: 970
Date: 2020/11/28 to 2020/11/28 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm GMT Cost: £45 (Early bird: £35 by 21 November 2020) Language: English
Instructors: Stefan Holmstrom
Contact: Stefan Holmström | | +44 (0)7970 057 660
Course Location:
United Kingdom

The Aryepiglottic Sphincter, or AES, helps to produce the super-resonance known as twang, which is heard 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 the skill of AES control, giving you the ability to instantly transform your voice without risking vocal health. 

The session includes in-depth information, practical group exercises, some individual coaching and advice on application in artistry and teaching. 

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, choral directors and speech and language therapists. 

By the end of the workshop, participants will have: 

  • had an anatomical overview of larynx
  • 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 


£45 (Early bird: £35 by 21 November 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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