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VIRTUAL: Voicing into Speaking workshop

Prerequisites for attendance


Zoom is a hop on hop off culture, and you may come and go as needed. We hope for consent from all participants to be able to record the workshop and provide access after the event.


Although the entire workshop is Linklater based, no previous Linklater Voice training is necessary. You will acquire some basic Linklater Voice exercises in the workshop. Louis will have two Associate Teachers available to assist and clarify, and to work with people one on one in break out rooms. If your first language is not English you may get clarification from the Associate Teachers at any time throughout the workshop.


Cost - £360 


Format - working days and times

The 32.5 hour workshop runs over 5 days, 6.5 hours per day - Monday - Friday, 24th - 28th May.

Two sessions per day:

British Standard Time - 13.00 - 17.00 - Break - 17.30 - 19.30

US Eastern Standard Time  - 08.00 - 12.00 -Break - 12.30 - 14.30 

Italy CEST - 14.00 - 18.00 - Break - 18.30 - 20.30 



This workshop combines the work of W. A. Aikin, Kristin Linklater and Louis Colaianni, whose underlying philosophy “is the same as that which permeates Freeing the Natural Voice. Colaianni has developed ways of extending freedom and sensuality from voice into speech so that one need no longer divide voicing from speaking. Any systemised work that I do on vowels is based on the vowel scale in W. A. Aiken’s book The Voice. The great value of his work is that it is grounded in resonance and equates the vowel scale with the resonator scale.”  Kristin Linklater, Freeing the Natural Voice.

The workshop provides a Linklater-based launch into Text, Accents and Dialects for actors, teachers, voice and speech professionals and all those who have a passion and fascination for the infinite varieties in which people speak. The workshop also traces the detailed work on vowels, found in W. A. Aikin’s book The Voice (1910), Kristin Linklater’s Freeing the Natural Voice (1976, second edition 2006) and Louis Colaianni’s Joy of Phonetics (1994). The approach provides a step-by-step process for opening your body’s channels for expressive, incisive speaking. You will spend ample time working with the vowel/resonator scale, experiencing Linklater’s “intrinsic pitch of vowels” and adapting Linklater’s channel exercises (Jaw, Tongue, Soft Palate) to develop precise, economic and expressive articulation of vowels and consonants.  With this process you can broaden your range of native-English and foreign accents. The workshop will guide you toward self-sufficiency in vocal transformation. This is an opportunity to learn skills, take them with you, and meet the professional and artistic demands of language. Whether you are preparing text for a role, honing auditions texts, building your monologue and scene repertoire, gaining language versatility, or guiding others in these pursuits, this workshop will meet the need. The workshop also addresses some of the practical and imaginative use of phonetics symbols (no prior knowledge of phonetics is necessary) and offers some transcription details that describe the precise nuances of actual speakers.  Actors, singers, teachers, public speakers, English learners, and all those interested in language are welcome.

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