The Progression: Voice 1

Tuesdays 10am - 1pm

Dates: Tuesdays, July 23- August 27, 2019 (five weeks) *No Class August 6

Time: 10am -1pm

Location: Dream Yoga Dance Studio, 371 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4K 1P1

Fee: $260; CAEA member $208

To Book: Call 437-981-3678 OR email

About the class:

This class is for anyone who wants to learn about their voice and how it works. It is for the actor who would like to deepen their connection to their work, for the speaker who would like to speak with confidence and ease for presentations that are powerful and inspiring, and for the lay person who is interested in the voice and effective everyday communication. This work aims to develop a voice that reveals (rather than describes) your inner life freely and without strain so that we the audience hear the person, and the ‘what’ of your message carried on your vibrations of sound.

In this class you will begin with physical awareness and specific relaxation to release trapped energy in the body, creating a lively state of awareness. Next you will free your breathing musculature to release initial vibrations of sound. Through humming, you will develop resonance and spread the feeling of sound vibrations through your body. Then you will open the throat, addressing tension in the jaw, tongue and larynx and awaken the soft palate. You will then explore the resonating frequencies of the first three rungs of the resonating ladder— the chest, the mouth, and the teeth — to strengthen the voice and begin to rediscover the 3-4 octave range you were born with.