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The Accent Method: a three day course

Accent Method 2017 course posterThursday 27th and Friday 28th July 2017 plus Monday 15th January 2018
The Light, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

 

Course tutors

  • Sara Harris (Speech & Language Therapist)
  • Dinah Harris (Singing Teacher)

The Accent Method is a holistic therapy regime designed to co-ordinate respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance to produce clear and well modulated speech. It originated with Danish Phonetician, Svend Smith, and is widely used in Scandinavia and on the Continent. It is an effective rehabilitation technique for voice disorders and stammering, and has also been used as a valuable method of vocal training for healthy voices. Recent research shows that it is also effective for developing the dynamic range in performers. It is one of the few techniques that has been well researched and has a good evidence base.

The aim of this course is to set out the rationale, on which the Accent Method is based, to allow delegates to experience the technique themselves and provide them with practical skills and tools to bring into their own area of work.

Please note: The first hours of days one and two are devoted to the scientific background and evidence base behind the Accent Method, which is essential to the understanding and performance of the technique. The remaining time is practical in nature. The five month break between the initial two days and the final day is to allow for consolidation of the early work and to trouble-shoot any difficulties.

Maximum 16 places available

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programme


Day 1: Thursday 27th July 2017


10.00am
Registration and Tea/Coffee

10.30am
The Accent Method – background and rationale

11.30am
Coffee

12 noon
Assessing Breathing/ways to set up abdominal breathing

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Practical session

3.30pm
Tea

4.00pm
Practical session

5.00pm
Close

Day 2: Friday 28th July 2017


9.00am
Signing in and Tea/Coffee

9.30am
Evidence Base

10.15am
Practical Session

11.00am
Coffee

11.30am
Practical Session

12.30pm
Lunch

1.30pm
Practical Session

3.00pm
Tea

3.30pm
Discussion – Trouble Shooting and Difficult Cases

4.30pm
Close

 

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Rates

  • Members: £360
  • Non-members: £390

Includes lunch and refreshments (all 3 dates)

 

How to book


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For further information email Jackie Ellis: administrator@britishvoiceassociation.org.uk or phone 0300 123 2773

 

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