INSIDE THE SINGING VOICE: Vocal Technique Unpacked
Inside the Singing Voice is our flagship vocal technique Retreat on
the real "how-to" of singing
New dates in the NorthWest - 4th-6th April 2020
Why this Retreat?
You're looking for a training where you can work collaboratively in a small group and get individual attention from expert guides.
You want practical techniques so you can hear and feel the difference for yourself, and you want the thinking behind those techniques to be reliable.
You want to feel safe and nurtured in your learning, and you want to have fun!
You want to work in an atmosphere of shared knowledge, to feel what know and do already is valued, so you can grow further.
And you want to be able to ask questions about what you don't know and have them answered with generosity.
You want TIME to process your learning and to know there's opportunity for follow-up after the training.
This three-day intensive is packed with information, techniques and hot tips for singing in different genres.
About youYou're a keen singer - you've got some frustrations about your voice and you want to move on!
You're an experienced singer, recently started in teaching - you need reliable information and practical tools to help your students
You're young, not long out of college and you aspire to be a vocal teacher - here's where you get started!
You're a choral leader (community choir, singing for health, mainstream) - you need user-friendly techniques to get your singers doing their best and to keep them safe.
You're investing in learning with us because we have over 60 years of experience working with singers of all genres and at all levels, and we've been guiding teachers for two decades. We're acknowledged leaders in our field with a deserved international reputation as trainers, mentors and authors on voice. You've almost certainly read at least one of our books.
About this Retreat
On this Retreat we take only ten people. We work with the whole group, practice in pairs and also give 1-1 input. Kate Gavaghan, a highly experienced teacher, is personally trained by us and assists on course. So there's always someone to answer your questions and make sure you are 'getting it'.
Skill acquisition is not just 'knowing what', it's 'knowing how'. On this retreat we make sure you know-how by using a mix of concept, practice, exploration and application throughout the weekend.
Here's what people say about their learning experience with us:
"Had the most informative and
inspiring 3 days on this course with the most amazing vocal masterminds! I
couldn’t recommend this or any of their other courses more highly to any
singers/singing teachers/voice users because you will most certainly gain more
knowledge to practically apply and have many ‘wow’ moments! I’m so grateful for
the experience and can’t wait to start applying what I have learnt in my own
teaching and singing!”
Sills, author of DoSing
"I can honestly say that I have never had a learning experience that was so useful yet so enjoyable at the same time. Your 'can-do' approach and focussed encouragement made the atmosphere so unthreatening, and as a result everyone was relaxed and willing to try things out with some astonishing results - it was just voice heaven!"
"I can’t even begin to tell you how much the courses that you run have impacted on me professionally. I have continued to work hard since the teachers retreat and the knowledge that I have acquired and the facility I have developed to apply it in a clear, practical and engaging way, is evident in the results that I am getting and the number of students coming to me for sessions. I am beginning to get opportunities handed to me that I simply would not have done even a year ago."
Tanya Holt, singer teacher songwriter
"At last someone has understood the sounds I am making and can help me move forward from here"
Christine, choral leader, UK
"Before I was basing my singing on feelings and sensations. Now I KNOW what I'm doing, how to improve it"
Maria T, actor singer, Spain
"True breakthrough moments. When the singing techniques were put into practice, the vocal quality shifted before our eyes
Lisa Wilson, Past President VASTA, USA
"The work I did with you sustains me still - I have discovered a comfortable place for my singing, and am developing a joy in it as I had hoped. Rooted deep. Exceeded my expectations. So thankyou."
Gawain Hewitt artist & composer
Discover the secrets of breathing in singing: how and when you breathe in, and what to do with it once you've got it
Discover how to make and control volume in singing
Range - finding it and controlling it
Resonance - how to find it, how to change it for different sound qualities
Putting it together - why context is EVERYTHING
All of the above includes targeted exercises to discover how your voice works and what it is capable of.
About usVocal Process is owned and run by internationally renowned vocal and performance trainers Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher. In case you don't know, we work in many different music genres. We're not biased towards one musical or vocal style. We give you the tools to choose how YOU want to sound. If it's healthy, it's good. We have high-level experience in the field, working with professional performers AND their teachers. We train the trainers, and that speaks for itself!
We've written 9 books on singing and performance, started the groundbreaking professional development Webinar series, created numerous Voice Training DVDs, been guest speakers at voice conferences and seminars around the world, and been invited to contribute two entire chapters for the new Oxford Handbook of Singing, on vocal physiology and teaching singing in different genres.
We've been team-teaching for 20 years, and bring two contrasting but complementary disciplines to our work. You will be getting a practical, holistic and matching overview of the way the body and voice works, from recognised leaders and authors in the field. Check out our backgrounds here: http://vocalprocess.co.uk/gillyanne-kayes-jeremy-fisher/
More about the Retreat
In 2020 we're running the Inside the Singing Voice weekend as a retreat in the Northwest town of Ramsbottom. The Sunday Times has named Ramsbottom one of the best places to live in the UK. This Retreat is taught by Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher, and hosted by Vocal Process Accredited trainer Kate Gavaghan. We want you to have the best possible experience of this intensive work, so currently we only accept 10 people on this weekend. You arrive on Saturday morning and leave on Monday afternoon. We can help you source local accommodation too - just let us know and we'll send you a list of recommended places.DATES AND VENUE
New dates April 4th-6th 2020
Ramsbottom, 8 mins from M66, north of Manchester
Early Booking Discount £557.00 until December 31st 2019
"As a bonus, the food was terrific and Jeremy's cakes were divine!"Our Retreats typically sell out fast. The first Inside the Singing Voice: Vocal Technique Unpacked weekend sold out within hours of mentioning it on Facebook and Twitter.
If you would like to pay in instalments, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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