EMT Spotlight: Rockford Sansom

June 17th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Estill Master Trainer Spotlight: Rockford Sansom  This Estill Master Trainer spotlight features, Rockford Sansom, based in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Rockford is a communications coach, author, and professor. As a coach, he has worked with Fortune 500 executives, UN delegates, members of the US Congress, speakers in TED Talks, and actors Off-Broadway and in regional theatre. Rocky has published the book The History of Voice Pedagogy and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Current home (city, country): New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Where did you [...]

How We Train Differently With Estill Voice Training®

June 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Estill Voice Training started with Jo Estill: an inspirational singer, inventive teacher, and innovative scientist who believed that "Everyone has a beautiful voice." Her collaborative research with elite scientists throughout the world created a system for training the voice that continues to evolve and impact the essential work of artists, teachers, and clinicians daily. Estill Voice Training® focuses on the craft of voice production before the Artistry of performance. This means that you first identify, isolate, and control the 13 structures that are a part of your [...]

3 Estill Options for Vocal Health

May 27th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

We asked Christina Laur, a certified Speech Language Pathologist and an Estill Master Trainer, to give us three Estill Voice Training® options to support vocal health. Before doing anything, Christina likes to do some sort of warm up or check in using semi occluded vocal tract exercises. You can use your fist, a straw (for straw phonation), a lip trill, a tongue trill, or anything that   that creates an occlusion of air on the exhale to help support the more efficient oscillation of the true vocal [...]

The Craft of Gospel Singing – North American Summit Preview

May 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

We asked Jaron LeGrair, Estill Master Trainer (Candidate), to talk about the craft of gospel singing in anticipation of his full presentation at the Estill Voice North American Summit in New York City.  Jaron is a voice teacher, voice coach, speech trainer, the founder and owner of the Jaron LeGrair Studio. Jaron grew up singing gospel, loves singing gospel today, and has a lot of clients who are worship leaders, gospel singers, and praise leaders. He has gospel singing clients who have won Grammys and clients [...]

Estill Hand Signals

April 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Hand signals in Estill Voice Training® help visualize the movement of structures in your voice production system. Estill Voice International Founding Partner, Mary McDonald Klimek, EMCI The hand signals that we use today grew out of those used in choral conducting by Dr. Ronald Bevin, an Estill pioneer back in the 1980s. The hand signals still conduct group practice, but they also instruct by providing an external model of internal structural change. Hand signals also serve as reminders that most structures have a continuum [...]

North American Summit NYC 2022

April 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Estill Voice International to present a North American Voice Summit June 25-26, 2022 Leaders in voice training & rehabilitation to present masterclasses, workshops, and presentations highlighting the dynamic & diverse impact of Estill Voice Training®. New York, NY: Estill Voice International, the leader in voice training & rehabilitation across the globe, will bring together leaders from the Estill Voice Training community in North America to offer master classes, workshops, lectures, and performances demonstrating the limitless potential of our life changing model for training the voice. Since its founding, Estill [...]

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