A student will learn Voice and Speech instruction which is focused on training one for complete preparation in the area of a vocal presentation and performance. I set goals to develop the vocal instrument as well as one’s listening ability to achieve awareness and communication confidence in front of an audience. This is achieved through breathing techniques, projection, articulation and accessing one’s spirit to enable a connection between one’s inner self and their voice and speech ability. I use repetition and allowing a student to expand speech abilities by talking about how they feel in general and how they feel about applying the methods that have been instructed.
Areas of Instruction:
External Voice: Diaphragmatic breathing, opening the vocal instrument, tongue isolations, heightening vowels and consonants, pitches, pauses, pacing, frontal articulation, building vocal resonance, key words, inflection, vocal fluency.
Internal Voice: Silence awareness, listening, vocal isolations, vocal memory meditation, pauses, balanced conversation.
Presentation: Preparation of monologues, dialogue, personal speech, conversation, formal speech, audience interaction.
Classical Speech: Iambic Pintameter, Trochaic rythym.