Teaching Voice

Teaching Voice

Author: Max Hafler

Publisher:

Published: 2016

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781848425798

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"[Teaching Voice] offers a step-by-step course of workshops and themed sessions, along with a series of exercises and vocal warm-ups--from the tried-and-tested to the truly innovative. ... An invaluable resource for anyone involved in vocal training for young people, whether your're looking for a strutured programme of workshops, or simply for some fresh ideas to inspire your students"--Back cover.


Voice and the Young Actor

Voice and the Young Actor

Author: Rena Cook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2015-02-06

Total Pages: 220

ISBN-13: 147253915X

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"Many high school theatre teachers do not have access to intensive voice instruction. Rena's book will fill that void. It is instructive, concise, easy to understand, and most importantly for the high school student, fun. High school teachers will find the book an invaluable voice and acting resource. It would be beneficial to all high school theatre programs to have Voice and the Young Actor as a textbook." Kim Moore, High School Teacher, Colorado There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes in yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?" Voice and the Young Actor is written for the school actor, is inviting in format, language and illustration and offers clear and inspiring instructions. A DVD features 85 mins and 28 filmed voice workshop exercises with the author and two students. These students log their reflections in the book on what they have learned throughout their training and there is space for the reader to do the same. A workbook in format, Voice and the Young Actor provides simple, interactive vocal exercises and shows young performers how to take voice work into acting.


Singing Lessons for Little Singers

Singing Lessons for Little Singers

Author: Gregory Blankenbehler

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Published: 2012-02-11

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781450530606

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This book is a 3-in-1 compliation to meet children's voice training needs : vocal technique boo, ear-training/sight-singing book and repertoire book all rolled into one!


Singing and Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults

Singing and Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults

Author: Jenevora Williams

Publisher:

Published: 2018-04-11

Total Pages: 278

ISBN-13: 9781909082595

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Fully updated and expanded, this bestseller now takes into account new reseach in teaching methods, draws from sports science, considers special needs, including adolescent males, and features new illustrations and exercises. 'The indispensable bible. It is difficult to over-emphasise the significance this book has. Remarkable.' Singing Magazine


What Country, Friends, Is This?: Directing Shakespeare with Young Performers

What Country, Friends, Is This?: Directing Shakespeare with Young Performers

Author: Max Hafler

Publisher:

Published: 2021-07-22

Total Pages: 336

ISBN-13: 9781848428034

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A highly practical, comprehensive guide to exploring Shakespeare with young people - ideal for directors, youth theatre leaders, workshop facilitators and teachers. Experienced teacher, actor and director Max Hafler tackles the myths that Shakespeare's work is like a foreign country, not for the faint-hearted, or only for a privileged few. In this book, he shows how you can embrace the challenges of doing Shakespeare with young people, and make the plays accessible and exciting for all. Beginning with a series of workshops that introduce the skills and principles of voice and acting, he sets out, step by step, how to use devising, develop short scenes, explore soliloquies, and unlock the themes, characters, stories and language of the plays. The holistic approach includes dozens of exercises - many inspired by Michael Chekhov's innovative technique - which will help young actors explore their voice, imagination and body, and lead to performances that are richer, focused and more fulfilling. There is also useful advice on preparing for a production, editing and transposing the text, rehearsing scenes, and fostering an ensemble. Above all, this book will equip you to engage and empower young people, and to help them discover for themselves the joy of working with Shakespeare. Praise for Max Hafler's Teaching Voice: Workshops for Young Performers: 'A useful book for teachers, youth theatre leaders, facilitators and indeed anyone who works with young people... plenty of exercises, warm-ups and advice about how to use the techniques in the rehearsal room' The Stage 'Through years of experience, Hafler has developed a great understanding of what can work with teenagers and shares it generously with those who work in the field' Word Matters (Journal of the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama) 'It is clear that the original, imaginative and fun exercises that are found within this book have been thoughtfully put together by someone who has a wealth of experience in his field and that each session has been successfully tried and tested with his own students' Drama Magazine 'A must-own... full of exercises and advice to explore' Teaching Drama


The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices

The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices

Author: Liz Jackson Hearns

Publisher: Plural Publishing

Published: 2018-05-18

Total Pages: 230

ISBN-13: 163550094X

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The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices is the first comprehensive resource developed for training transgender and nonbinary singers. This text aids in the development of voice pedagogy tailored to the needs of transgender singers, informed by cultural competence, and bolstered by personal narratives of trans and nonbinary singing students. The singing life of a transgender or nonbinary student can be overwhelmingly stressful. Because many of the current systems in place for singing education are so firmly anchored in gender binary systems, transgender and gender nonconforming singers are often forced into groups with which they feel they don't belong. Singers in transition are often afraid to reach out for help because the likelihood of finding a voice teacher who is competent in navigating the social, emotional, physical, and physiological challenges of transition is minimal at best. This text equips teachers with a sympathetic perspective on these unique struggles and with the knowledge and resources needed to guide students to a healthy, joyful, and safe singing life. It challenges professional and academic communities to understand the needs of transgender singers and provide evidence-based voice education and real-world opportunities that are authentic and genuine. The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices is the first book of its kind to provide thorough, organized information on the training of trans singers for educators in both the academic and independent teaching realms.


Singing and Teaching Singing

Singing and Teaching Singing

Author: Janice L.Chapman

Publisher: Plural Publishing

Published: 2016-11-30

Total Pages: 401

ISBN-13: 1944883479

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Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice, Third Editioncontinues to be a beloved resource for singers and their teachers, speech-language pathologists, and laryngologists and an adopted text for instructors and students in voice, singing, and performing arts courses. Janice L. Chapman is able to draw on her experiences as a singer with some of the world's leading opera companies to present a teaching technique specifically focusing on voice in the areas of classical and opera singing. Interspersed with the concepts and components of Chapman's methods are vignettes from her life and career, animated by her conversational and vibrant style to guide (and entertain) the reader through the book in a step-by-step fashion. The philosophy of teaching presented combines three main facets: Holistic, Physiological, and Incremental. The Holistic segment emphasizes that the act of singing involves the whole person (i.e., body, mind, spirit, emotion, and voice); the Physiological segment stresses anatomy, muscular function, and effects of muscular interactions so that students and teachers alike can understand and visualize the functional workings of the torso, larynx, and the vocal tract and their impact on good singing practices; and the Incremental section shows that the act of singing can be broken down into manageable components that have a natural hierarchy that eventually interact and interlock. This teaching model provides a framework to master one element at a time, with the resulting effect of a complete and integrated mastery of technique. Chapman recommends this framework for rehabilitative work with the dysfunctional singer, for working with the developing singer, and for the ongoing development and maintenance of the technically able professional singer. Case studies, examples, exercises, and contributions from some of the world's best-known voice professionals further highlight the text. New to this edition: The addition of a completely new chapter: an interview with voice specialist osteopath Jacob Lieberman on the subject of manual therapy and voiceA rewriting of Marilyn McCarthy's chapters on teaching and learning in light of advances in the fields of neuroscience and educationUpdates to Pamela Davis's chapter on voice and the brain, as well as John Rubin's chapter on vocal and respiratory anatomy and physiologyClarifications by Ron Morris on the use of the accent method of breathing as a highly effective remedial and training techniqueRefinements to chapters on breathing and support, phonation, and resonance*Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.


Cross-Training in the Voice Studio

Cross-Training in the Voice Studio

Author: Norman Spivey

Publisher: Plural Publishing

Published: 2018-05-18

Total Pages: 151

ISBN-13: 1635500389

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Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act is an innovative resource for teachers and students of singing in today's evolving professional landscape. Saunders Barton and Spivey offer an inside view of their applied studios and the results of the cross-training process. As vocal performance demands continue to change, singers must adapt in order to stay competitive in the job market. The authors address this challenge and provide a practical technical approach to developing the most flexible and resilient singing voices - the essence of their philosophy of "bel canto can belto," embracing classical and vernacular styles. Key Features In-depth chapter on resonance/registration for voice buildingCross-training in the academic vs. the private studioCross-training with repertoireCoverage of multi-disciplinary training: how acting, speech, movement, and dance support studio effortStudent recordings enhance concepts within the text Cross Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act is a must-read for anyone in the singing profession seeking insight on cross-training.


Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

Author: Barbara Houseman

Publisher: Psychology Press

Published: 2002

Total Pages: 292

ISBN-13: 9780878301676

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Finding your voice can be used as a resource by actors at all levels, form students and young professionals to established and experienced actors. Drama teachers in schools and committed amateur actors who want to increase their vocal skills and understanding will also find it invaluable.


The Integrated Voice

The Integrated Voice

Author: Sarah Case

Publisher:

Published: 2013

Total Pages: 405

ISBN-13: 9781848421844

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Includes 110-minute DVD A unique new approach to the understanding and training of the actor's voice. Structured as a series of practical workshops, the book leads you, session by session, through the foundations of release and relaxation, breath and voice support. Later sessions concentrate on developing your stamina and muscularity, deep resonance, and your ability to create and sustain extreme vocal states. The book will help you to develop a voice that is utterly integrated with your body, breath, mind and emotion - and, therefore, with any character or text you are working on. Accompanying the book is a 110-minute DVD, showing many of the exercises and sessions in action, and featuring full-length workouts and warm-ups which you can join in with, to help you prepare your own voice. The result is a systematic and rigorous course to train and improve one of your most important instruments as an actor. It will prove essential reading (and viewing) for students, training actors, working professionals - and their teachers and coaches. "A great cause for celebration... a trustworthy and highly instructive companion to the work that takes place in the studio." Jane Boston, Head of the International Centre for Voice