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Accents and Phonetics 101 (the basics explained)

Wednesday 17th July 2024, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (London Time)

This short course is designed for voice coaches or singing teachers who are interested in adding phonetics and accent work to their portfolio. It is designed as a brief introduction or taster, offering an overview of the topic as well as some quick tips and tricks for you to takeaway.

Accents and phonetics work can be integrated into voice work in many ways. Whether you are a new voice teacher working with actors who would like to know more about incorporating accent work into your practice, a singing teacher who works with performers needing to use accent work or just a voice teacher who could benefit from understanding more about how we produce sounds from a phonetic perspective, this brief introductory course is for you.

In the Autumn, VSC will be launching an eight-session course on accents and phonetics, so this taster session could provide a brief insight into the kind of work we will be exploring, or it could be a stand-alone session to help you learn a little more about working with the spoken voice in this way.

We will cover:

  • Phonetics basics (how we produce sound, how it is heard, and how we label sounds)
  • Brief introduction to IPA
  • Introduction to accent work (including phonetic and intuitive approaches)

What you will take away:

  • An appreciation of how accessible accents and phonetics can be
  • Tools to start integrating accents and phonetics into your work
  • Some great links and resources for you to take this further if you’d like to
  • A taster of the kind of work we’ll be doing in the eight-week course with VSC

🏷️ Price £30 (UK VAT inclusive)
🎥 Recording automatically sent to all who book (even if you cannot attend live)
▶️ Rewatch as many times as you like
📜 Certificate of attendance available

Joseph Griffiths-Bloor

Joseph is a Voice & Accent Coach operating in the South West of England, holding a MA in Professional Voice Practice from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. 

Louisa Morgan

Louisa is a lecturer, researcher, singing teacher and audition coach. In addition to lecturing with the Voice Study Centre, she teaches technical singing to MA and MFA Musical Theatre students at the Guildford School of Acting (GSA).

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