Estill Voice Training
Understand how the voice works and maximize your vocal potential. The philosophy behind Estill Voice Training is that ‘knowledge is power’. Estill Voice Training enables you to make choices about how you use your voice, experiment with new colours and explore a much wider range of possibilities. During Level One we break down and explore voice production in separate understandable topics. Instead of only focusing on the sound we produce, we investigate the factors that contribute to making that sound. You will often find that there is a very simple solution to what can seem like an unsolvable problem. Estill Voice Training is not specific to any particular genre nor does it favor a particular style of voice use. We believe, like Jo Estill, that everybody has a beautiful voice. You are able to achieve your vocal goals and keep your voice healthy.
- Are you confused by terms like support, breathing and registers?
- Do you want to be able to do something different with your voice?
- Would you like tools to identify and fix vocal problems?
We will help you to...
- Understand how the voice works
- Make choices about how you want to use your voice
- Eliminate misunderstandings about vocal terminology
- Improve your teaching toolkit
- Get an insight through a practical understanding vocal anatomy and physiology
- Gain practical tools on how to fix problems and improve vocal technique
- Understand the philosophy and science behind Estill Voice Training
“Everyone has a beautiful voice.”
– Jo Estill
Can it be any simpler than that? And “vocal beauty” is defined by you – not anyone else. What would having a “beautiful voice” mean for you?
A voice that commands the attention of a crowd?
A voice that sounds like your favorite recording artist?
A voice that works hard all day on the telephone and still feels great for an evening out with friends?
Our courses and teachers are dedicated to seeing you reach your personal vocal goals.
Vocal Versatility and Vibrant Health
There is no cultural nor aesthetic bias in Estill Voice Training, but there is a bias for vocal health! Estill Voice Training encourages those who seek vocal versatility to explore the full range of expression in the human voice, but not at the expense of vocal well-being. One way that Estill Voice Training does this is by promoting “Most Comfortable Vocal Effort” at all times.
Efficient Voice Training separates Craft, Artistry, and Performance Magic
Craft is learning how to control the various structural components of the voice. Each structure contributes to sound and feeling of the voice. Control of these structures leads to unlimited options for changing – or maintaining – voice quality, without vocal strain. Craft is the foundation.
Artistry gives you the know-how to make your performance vision a reality. Commonly this principle applies to dramatic and musical endeavors, but there is also “artistry” in effective communication in a lecture, sales presentation, or customer service call.
Magic encompasses the indescribable experience of becoming one with your audience. Magical performances are breath-taking, goose-bump-raising, transformational experiences for both vocalist and audience. But these magic moments can be rare, unpredictable, and fleeting. Having a strong foundation of Craft and Artistry improves your chances of experiencing performance magic, finding that “zone” more frequently.