Over this weekend we are going to share that knowledge with you so that you can move on in your own teaching - increasing your personal satisfaction and advancing your career.
"Thank you both so much for sharing your passion and expertise the way you did and for creating such a safe and inviting atmosphere to explore"
Why this Retreat?
I need Continuing Professional Development training points. Why would I come on this Retreat?
Many teachers are required to provide evidence of Continuing Professional Development in their field, but authorised CPD courses for musicians are rare. Since May 2016 Vocal Process has been an authorised Continuing Professional Development Centre. This Musical Director's Retreat will carry 18 CPD points ratified by the CPD Standards Office, which can be awarded on completion of the weekend.
I'm experienced in classical techniques. Why would I come on this Retreat?
As an MD you'll be working in many different music genres - classical, operetta, rock, gospel, tribute, contemporary pop, world, the list is endless. As a responsible teacher you need to know enough to guide your performers safely through different vocal styles and setups. Both of us are experienced in classical vocal training - we know which techniques transfer well into other music genres and which don't. We were invited to co-author the chapter on pedagogy in different sung genres for the Oxford Handbook of Singing - that makes us the expert's experts.
I've studied Estill, why would I come on this Retreat?
Because you (and we) know there's more! We understand and have used Estill techniques for almost 2 decades - Gillyanne was one of the original Vanguard Licensees and Jeremy ran the first testing centre in the UK. Gillyanne wrote the only book that sets out how to use the Estill information within a wider pedagogical model, and gave the viral After Estill keynote speech for AOTOS. Many teachers who have taken Estill Levels 1&2 and studied up to CMT level have come to us to gain more clarity, learn practical application, and benefit from our more inclusive, open approach.
Who is this for?
Professional musical directors, MDs for drama degree courses or at stage schools, choral conductors, contemporary pop/rock/world choir conductors, instrumentalists or pianists involved in MDing or choir leaders
This Retreat price includes access to one of our most popular Webinars:
Webinar 3 - What's in a Warmup?
This Webinar will be sent to you to watch before the Retreat begins, so that we can move quickly through your options during the Retreat.
DATES AND TIMES
February 10-12 2018
The Retreat begins on Saturday afternoon February 10th and ends on the following Monday afternoon (February 12th). It takes place in our home in Presteigne on the Welsh borders. Presteigne was recently voted one of the top ten small towns for quality of life in the UK by the Daily Telegraph. Our tranquil garden has a river running through it, and our quiet house gives exactly the right atmosphere for concentrated learning and relaxation. Our food comes from three prize-winning local providers - Deli Tinto (voted best Deli in Wales), Alex Gooch (BBC Artisan Baker of the Year), and Scrummy Bites (Ludlow Food Festival winner) - and the local organic farm.
One weekend Retreat that gives you the tools, the input and the 'refresh' you need to bring your MD vocal coaching skills up to date.
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