Previous World Voice Days:
The Accent Method: a three day course
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July 2017 plus Monday 15th January 2018
The Light, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
- 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
Day 1: Thursday 27th July 2017
Registration and Tea/Coffee
The Accent Method – background and rationale
Assessing Breathing/ways to set up abdominal breathing
Day 2: Friday 28th July 2017
Signing in and Tea/Coffee
Discussion – Trouble Shooting and Difficult Cases
- Members: £360
- Non-members: £390
Includes lunch and refreshments (all 3 dates)