An inspiring, practical guide to working with young people on their voices, by a highly experienced teacher, actor and director. Teaching Voice is for all youth-theatre leaders, workshop facilitators, teachers or lecturers who want to help their students to develop their voices - either as a component in theatre training, while rehearsing a play, or for the benefit of their personal development. It offers a step-by-step course of workshops and themed sessions, along with a series of exercises and vocal warm-ups - from the tried-and-tested to the truly innovative. Included are: - Full plans for two ninety-minute core sessions, laying the essential foundations of voice work: breath, diction, resonance and relaxation; - Seven themed workshops exploring individual aspects including projection, rhythm, the power of language, emphasis and Shakespeare; - Micro sessions that can be used within the structure of any session, or when time is short; - Further sessions to help incorporate voice work into rehearsals for a school or youth-theatre production.
Also included is a personal exercise plan to help you develop your own skills and confidence as a voice teacher, whatever your level of experience. Teaching Voice is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in vocal training for young people, whether you're looking for a structured programme of workshops, or simply for some fresh ideas to inspire your students.