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 S.A.T.S. 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 the series of component workshops and practise group sessions on offer from October 2020 to Summer 2021.
About this Articulation Practice Group
This practice group covers in detail the practical exercises and concepts from the Articulation Component Workshop.
Concepts we will focus on include:
- Explore the different articulatory structures within the vocal tract: vocal folds, velum or soft palate, tongue, teeth/alveolus, jaw and lips.
- How to optimize the structures of articulation for efficient resonance in classical singing
- Explore the three most common problems in articulation and how to fix them.
- Tongue Root Tension (TRT)
- Tongue Blade Articulation
- Tongue, Jaw Larynx Interdependence
- Explore Janice Chapman’s Dial-A-Vowel Exercise to find the optimum tongue position for resonance in classical singing
- Learn the ideal Jaw Position for efficient resonance in Classical Singing
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 practice group is the tenth session in a complete series of in-depth explorations of the full SATS Model.