Phonation: Component Workshop Recording


By: Classical Voice Training


This workshop was recorded on Saturday 14th November 2020.

This is the first workshop exploring the outer satellites of the SATS teaching model. This component workshop for singers and singing teachers, based on the Classical Voice Training teaching model, focuses on the outer satellite of Phonation. Phonation is the process by which the vocal folds vibrate to make sound.


Vocal Craft and Classical Voice Training are proud to digitally present this recording of the Phonation: Component Workshop that took place on Saturday 14th November 2020.

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 this series of component workshops and practise group sessions on offer from October 2020 to Summer 2021.

About this Phonation: Component Workshop Recording

This ‘Phonation: Component Workshop’ focuses on the outer satellites of the Classical Voice Training Teaching Model: phonation, resonance, and articulation. Through practical application, this 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.

Phonation is 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 phonation system in singing. We will investigate primal sounds as triggers for emotional vocalisation and how they recruit the phonation system appropriately. We’ll also learn how to assess phonation and set up the vocal folds for different primal voice qualities, and the relationships between them. You’ll learn how to access flow phonation, avoid pressed phonation and how breathy phonation can be used healthily if required . 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 fifth session of a complete series of in-depth explorations of the full SATS Model.


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