• Introduction to Belting – Bangor

    Introduction to Belting – Bangor

    Date: Saturday, 21st May 2022

    Venue: Mathias Hall, School of Music, Bangor.

    Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

    Price £75 (Bangor Student Rate £50 with code)

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    Our first ever course in North Wales takes an introductory look at Belting. We will address the differences between physiological and descriptive language to clearly define what it is, and also explore how we acquire the skills required to do it safely and efficiently. Tim and Ian have had the privilege of teaching many wonderful West End Belters over the years, and this course will address both how we belt, but also why we might choose to, and what the alternative choices are.

    The morning will take the form of an overview of the anatomy and physiology involved as well as detailed practice of the skills required. The afternoon will explore Belting and some of the alternatives and culminate in a short Open Session where participants will have the opportunity to try out a section of song and receive some expert coaching.

  • Estill Level 1 & 2 Course – Cardiff

    Levels 1 & 2 – Estill Voice Training – 5 Day Course

    Date: 11th to 15th July 2022

    Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff.

    Time: 9.30am – 6.15pm (5.15pm on Friday)

    Price £675 (Early Bird rate until 31st May) / £750 (after 31st May) plus $70 resource fee for workbooks payable to EVI.

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    We are proud to present our first ever Estill 1&2 Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff. Led by Wales’ only Estill Trainers, Tim Richards EMCI and Ian Nicholas EMT. This five day course will comprise the essential Estill information, Level 1 (13 Figures) and Level 2 (6 Voice Qualities) and will also include a short introduction to anatomy & physiology and a vocal health session. The daily schedule will consist of lecture presentations, video research, audio & video examples, as well as teaching and training tips. Participants will divide into small practice groups throughout the day to receive coaching in the Figures & Voice Qualities. There will also be an Open Session at the end of each day which provides participants with an opportunity to sing a song and receive expert coaching.

    Please note that there is not a requirement for everyone to get up during the Open Session but it is added as an invaluable opportunity to see the work applied.

    Course Timetable:

    Registration: 11th July 2022, 9.00am–9.30am. Sessions (including Open Sessions) : Mon 11th -Thu 14th July, 9.30am-6.15pm, Fri 15th July, 9.30am-5.15pm

    Additional Fees:

    Resource fee (Payable to Estill Voice International): USD$70 (NB This must be paid by all participants.) Please use this link.

    PLEASE NOTE: Level 1&2 WORKBOOKS MUST BE ORDERED ONE MONTH PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. After this date, books will only be available as PDFs.