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A Systematic Approach to Kinesthetic Singing Tools
with Dr Kari Ragan
Thursday 3rd March 2022 at 5-7pm (UK time)

This workshop will focus on the use of kinesthetic singing tools during studio application.

Kinesthetic singing tools provide a more expeditious approach to a new sensory experience than ongoing explanations by the teacher.

Decades of voice research have provided an organizational template from which to study voice mechanics through five-voice systems: respiration, phonation, registration, articulation, and resonance.

This workshop will use videos from voice lessons to demonstrate what vocal challenge was observed that led to the selection of a specific kinesthetic tool filtered through a systematic approach.

This provides clarity for studio application to guide singers toward vocal efficiency.

Author, singer, and voice pedagogue Kari Ragan was the 2012 recipient of the coveted Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, which is awarded to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in their profession as singing teachers, and who have shown interest in, and knowledge of, voice science.

Dr. Ragan earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2005) in vocal performance from the University of Washington, and both a Master of Music (1991) and Bachelor of Music (1987) in vocal performance from the prestigious Indiana University School of Music. Dr. Ragan was the recipient of the NATS Foundation Pedagogy Award in 2009; The New York Singing Teachers (NYSTA) Association’s Distinguished Voice Professional Certificate in 2010; and the Wicklund Singing Voice Specialist Certificate in 2011.

Her articles are found in leading voice journals including the Journal of Voice and Journal of Singing. Her book “Systematic Approach to Voice: The Art of Studio Application” was released by Plural Publishing in April 2020.

Kari’s primary performing was is in the classical genre, she has additionally specialized in teaching contemporary commercial music (CCM).

Many of her students perform with opera companies throughout the U.S. and regularly perform with music theatre productions, including national Broadway tours.

Thursday 3rd March 2022
(UK time)

This course is free for Voice Study Centre's MA/PGCert students and £30 (VAT inclusive) otherwise.

If you would like to book a place on this course, please use the payment form in the 'Book Your Place' tab or email

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