Go deeper Inside The Singing Voice with
Understanding 'Mixing', Dealing with Gear Changes,
Using Words, and the Bespoke Bit
On this Retreat we show you how things are interconnected. Discover your own default patterns
in singing and speaking, and why they may be holding you back. This intensive
training Retreat is designed for singers wanting greater vocal flexibility,
control and confidence, for teachers wanting to understand how to help
their students sing in different genres, and for choral trainers wanting more options for voice building, tonal possibilities and blend
Does your breath pattern work for you?
Whether you need more breath to sing, or you end up with too much, breathing is the life-blood of vocalising. We show you how breathing needs to change - depending on them genre, pitch range, phrase length and rhythm pattern - and why knowledge of transglottal airflow is essential to healthy singing
You'll learn how to find over 20 different mixes, including a whole host of useful and practical falsetto mixes. And we'll unpack the mythical 'Mix' that the internet is desperate to find.
Different genres, different sounds, same you
Discover the factors that allow you to change your sound with confidence
Learn how things change with range
A voice is NOT the same throughout the range. We show you how things change and what to do about it, including controlling gear changes and dealing with the tricky female 'middle' register
Word articulation - the missing factor in vocal problem solving
Every singer uses words, but did you know that many vocal problems are caused by the mishandling of vowels and consonants? We show you where and how words are created, and what to do when things go wrong
Find out more about your own voice use
We help you identify your own vocal patterns in whatever genres you sing, and show you how to improve them
There's a limit of NINE people on this intensive training
Bring your vocal challenges with you for personal, targeted solutions from Gillyanne and Jeremy
Testimonial: Fun! Heaps of learning, new ideas and processes, lightbulb moments galore, enlightening!
Favourite thing on the course? The
little golden nuggets of information that arose from the
questions being asked during presentations!
Testimonial: I enjoyed the group (dynamics and
size) very much and also the opportunity you gave us to sort out “burning”
issues in the masterclass and question sessions. Thank you also for your
hospitality and looking after us in every way. You
make a wonderful team with your ever enquiring minds and knowledge.
Testimonial: Having the opportunity to apply some of our new understandings practically was brilliant - if emotional, I know for everyone! You gave great feedback and despite our nerves, the atmosphere was supportive, non-judgemental and we all learned from each other's learning. Priceless!
Beware, this Retreat is advanced! We won't accept you on the Retreat if we think you don't have enough specific vocal physiology and practice knowledge. You need to have completed Singing and the Actor
Training or our new training programme Inside the Singing Voice: Vocal
Technique Unpacked to be eligible to join us for the ADVANCED Retreat. If you have worked with us personally we can advise whether you are ready for this course content. We may also accept you if you have completed Estill Levels 1 and 2, if you’re not sure whether you qualify, send us an email straight away.
ADVANCED Retreat takes place in our home in Presteigne on the Welsh border (see the picture to the right).
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. Excellent food is, in our opinion, essential on a training Retreat. We provide local produce including salads and fruit hand picked
for us from the organic farm three miles away,
handmade in Herefordshire, nibbles from Deli Tinto (voted best Deli in
Wales), and stunning bread from local Artisan Baker Alex
Gooch, voted Radio 4 Food and Farming Producer of the year. And we offer homemade cakes and snacks throughout each day and can cater for most dietary requirements.
The next ADVANCED Retreat is on Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July 2018. We'll start at 4pm on the Friday, which gives you time to get to us, and we'll finish at 4.30 on the Sunday, which gives you time to get home. Your colleagues are already booking up, so if you want to improve your skills, add this Retreat to your cart before the
To your success,
Jeremy Fisher and Gillyanne Kayes
P.S. There are several hundred people who are eligible to take part in the UK alone and we only accept 9 participants - make sure you book your place now, or you
could miss out