For many voice teachers and practitioners, acoustics presents an intriguing yet elusive concept. We come across it, read about it and harbour curiosity, but frequently, the terminology and definitions become excessively technical and complex to understand. Because of this, many put acoustics books in their 'for later' pile and skim over acoustics research.
The aim of this course is to give you the fundamentals of acoustics so you can understand and apply these concepts to your teaching or research, in an absolute beginner friendly way.
We will begin with an overview of how understanding acoustics can benefit singers and voice practitioners. Then we will move on to exploring aspects of sound — waves, pitch, frequency, amplitude, wavelength, resonance, and harmonics. We will briefly delve into human hearing and its relevance to our voice before moving on to how sound behaves in enclosed spaces, whether it is a spacious hall or a compact vocal tract. Finally, we will look at how data from acoustic software can be interpreted in real-life situations. At the end, you will have the chance to ask all your questions about potential applications to your teaching practice or research ideas.
This course will cut through the complexity and demystify the jargon, explain how acoustics can be useful for practitioners, and help you determine potential applications for student success. Upon completing this course, you will not only hold an understanding of acoustics but also possess the knowledge to identify potential applications that pave the way for student success.
Attend this course for as little as £22 as part of the Voice Professional Training CPD Award Scheme.Learn More
Tuesday 12th December 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
YogaVoice®: Yoga and Systematic Vocal Technique as 21st Century Vocal Pedagogy
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Thursday 14th December 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Last Midnight: Coaching Eleventh-Hour Musical Theatre Auditions
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Tuesday 9th January 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hyperadduction: A Preventative and Therapeutic Approach to Voice Teaching
Dr John Seesholtz
This workshop is designed to provide voice teachers and professionals with strategies to counter hyperfunctional vocal behaviours (such as constriction and overexertion of the muscles around the larynx) and thus enable ease of vocal fold functioning.