breathing and support component

Airflow and Support Component Workshop Recording


By: Classical Voice Training


This core component workshop for singers and singing teachers, was recorded on Saturday 24th October 2020. It is based on the Classical Voice Training teaching model and focuses on the core components of airflow and support.


Vocal Craft and Classical Voice Training are proud to digitally present this Airflow and Support Core Component Workshop Recording.

About Classical Voice Training

Classical Voice Training is a company designed to present bespoke classical voice training courses for singers and teachers based on their groundbreaking ‘Classical Voice Training Workbook’ and Professor Janice Chapman’s groundbreaking book ‘Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice’ or SATS by Plural Publishing. Classical Voice Training courses focus in detail on the SATS teaching model. Key elements include: Breathing and Support, Accent Method Breathing, Postural Alignment, Vocal Anatomy and Physiology, Phonation, Acoustic and Laryngeal Registration, Resonance, Articulation, Mind-skills for Performers, and Artistry and Performance. All of these components will be explored in sequence through this series of component workshops and practise group sessions on offer from October 2020 to Summer 2021.

About this Airflow and Support Core Component Workshop

This Airflow and Support Core Component Workshop focuses in on two of the core components of the Classical Voice Training Teaching Model: airflow and support. Through practical application, the Model gives the singer and teacher the skills they need to develop their classical singing technique. We have designed this workshop specifically for singers and singing teachers.

Airflow & Support are the focus for this workshop. Let’s explore, through evidence-based research and practical exercises, how singers and teachers can use the deep connections between the emotional motor system and the respiratory system in singing. We will investigate primal sounds as triggers for emotional vocalisation and how they recruit the respiratory system appropriately. We’ll also learn how to assess breathing and support and set up the vocal tract for different primal voice qualities, and the relationship between them. You’ll learn how to find and maintain efficient breathing, airflow and support strategies during singing. This course is packed full of practical exercises and techniques, giving both singers and teachers powerful tools for their own practice.

Taught by Opera Singer and Vocal Craft and Classical Voice Training Director James Platt and Professor Janice Chapman, author of the acclaimed textbook Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice, this workshop is the third session of a complete series of in-depth explorations of the full SATS Model.

This course was recorded in 2 parts on Saturday 24th October 2020.


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