The Effect of Body Alignment on Voice Production
Thursday 2nd May 2024, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (London Time)
Voice production involves not just the respiratory and laryngeal mechanisms, but all of the structures of the body. It is therefore key to use a wide lens when assessing the origin of vocal challenges and optimising vocal performance as they may not be local to the vocal or respiratory apparatus. Due to the interconnected nature of the musculoskeletal and fascial systems, the voice can be affected by alignment issues that originate anywhere from the feet to the head.
In this session, we will explore the interconnected pathways of the body’s postural systems in the context of respiratory and vocal mechanics, and offer strategies for both assessing and addressing alignment issues with respect to voice. Topics will include:
- An exploration of the anatomy of voice production from foot to head
- Specific conditions, such as scoliosis, and how they affect voice production
- The role of the head-neck-jaw relationship in postural control
- Understanding the concept of proprioception for optimal postural balance
- How to do a postural assessment for a vocalist
- Practical strategies to address imbalances in alignment and therefore optimise vocal production
This session will deepen your understanding of the role of whole body mechanics in voice production and give you practical tools and strategies to assess and address issues of body alignment for yourself and your students.
After a long performing career as a Ballet dancer, West End Musical Theatre performer, and lead singer of a London-based Big Band, Jennie is now an Osteopath specializing in Performing Arts Medicine. Now based in Los Angeles...
Attend this course for as little as £22 as part of the Voice Professional Training CPD Award Scheme.Learn More