Are you an actor, singer or voice actor? A teacher a lawyer or public speaker?  No matter what your profession, if you use your voice to make your living, you can't afford to lose it!

Let Julia guide you on a quick introduction to some simple warm-up exercises to start building good habits!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Hello! Welcome to my mini vocal warm up guide!

    • My 'Hello' video :)

    • Two quick questions before we begin...

  • 2

    Free 5 Minute Vocal Warm UP

    • Free 5 Minute Vocal Warm Up.

About the instructor

Vocal Coach

Julia Norton

Julia Norton is a singer, actor and voice coach, with over 25 years experience teaching people how to enjoy a free and healthy voice. Born in the UK, she has been singing her whole life. Always compelled to understand the emotional story behind a singer’s experience, she discovered Voice Movement Therapy and qualified in 2000 right before moving from London to San Francisco. She has composed music for theatre & circus, music directed, has an award winning album ‘Lullaby Island’, performed jazz and musical theatre, and trained as a voice actor. She was a teaching artist for the San Francisco Opera Guild, has presented at conferences all around the world and has an online course in Vocal Health for Professional Voice Users in addition to teaching in person classes. In 2018 she won a Voice Arts award for her lead role in Disney’s Star Wars game Jedi Challenges and launched her popular podcast Dark and Twisty Tales. She currently divides her time between acting, teaching, singing and getting up to stuff with her family and noisy terrier.

Vocal Coach

Julia Norton

Julia Norton is a singer, actor and voice coach, with over 25 years experience teaching people how to enjoy a free and healthy voice. Born in the UK, she has been singing her whole life. Always compelled to understand the emotional story behind a singer’s experience, she discovered Voice Movement Therapy and qualified in 2000 right before moving from London to San Francisco. She has composed music for theatre & circus, music directed, has an award winning album ‘Lullaby Island’, performed jazz and musical theatre, and trained as a voice actor. She was a teaching artist for the San Francisco Opera Guild, has presented at conferences all around the world and has an online course in Vocal Health for Professional Voice Users in addition to teaching in person classes. In 2018 she won a Voice Arts award for her lead role in Disney’s Star Wars game Jedi Challenges and launched her popular podcast Dark and Twisty Tales. She currently divides her time between acting, teaching, singing and getting up to stuff with her family and noisy terrier.

What others have been saying about this course:

5 star rating

Handy essentials, so very useful!

Rhoda Gravador

The biggest thing that was always lacking in my singing lessons was how to care for your instrument. You could have been working on your technique for ages a...

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The biggest thing that was always lacking in my singing lessons was how to care for your instrument. You could have been working on your technique for ages and yet not be able to take care of your voice outside of singing. Having also taken an extended course with Julia, she has an expansive knowledge of not just the act of singing and speaking, but most importantly, how to care for your instrument. Her passion for both the art and science of the voice make her unique and valuable. In fact, even if your interest in vocal health is strictly from a health perspective, I believe that you will benefit from her guidance and knowledge and be able to function with more ease.

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Excellent tools, IMMEDIATELY useful!

Kasey Arnold-Ince

In a scant few minutes, this course taught me several cool tricks to relax my throat, lips, and face (and as a bonus, make the sort of noises that cause my p...

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In a scant few minutes, this course taught me several cool tricks to relax my throat, lips, and face (and as a bonus, make the sort of noises that cause my pets to run from the room!) Thank you, Julia!

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My Vocal Folds Flap With Delight!

Bill Naylor

I had been preparing for an audition with a talent agency and had utilized 3 different voice acting coaches in the period of a week. I was (am) still pretty...

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I had been preparing for an audition with a talent agency and had utilized 3 different voice acting coaches in the period of a week. I was (am) still pretty new to the world of voice acting and didn't realize the damage that I was doing to my voice. Many of the scripts (that I chose!) required a lot of yelling and/or grittiness. By the time I had my audition my voice was fried. Julia Norton was recommended to me and she just happened to be offering her Free Vocal Warm-ups Course the following week. I was able to get a seat in the class and the experience was life-changing. Not only did I learn the mechanics of the voice, how to take care of those bits and pieces, but it was really really fun! Thank you, Julia, for teaching me (in a fun environment) how to avoid damaging my vocal instrument as well as how to recover from an injury if I push it too far. You're fabulous!

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Worth the time!

Amelia Larson

I really enjoyed this class! it really helps me to have a routine and this has improved my ability to get going earlier in the day than I was doing. Thank yo...

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I really enjoyed this class! it really helps me to have a routine and this has improved my ability to get going earlier in the day than I was doing. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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Thank you!

Leslie Gallagher

I always do some singing warm-ups in the booth, along with tongue twisters, but I will add this warm-up to my routine starting TODAY! The exercises feel so g...

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I always do some singing warm-ups in the booth, along with tongue twisters, but I will add this warm-up to my routine starting TODAY! The exercises feel so gentle but focused, I can tell they are activating the areas that need that wake-up. Also, I've never cooled down before, and I will start doing that today, too! Thank you.

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5 star rating

Great warm-up tips!

Greg Edmunds

I've always thought of vocal warm-ups as running easy scales and arpeggios, OHs and AHs, etc. Julia makes a wonderful point that you need to warm up the mus...

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I've always thought of vocal warm-ups as running easy scales and arpeggios, OHs and AHs, etc. Julia makes a wonderful point that you need to warm up the muscles AROUND your vocal chords, in your throat, your jaw, your face, you lips so that you can use your instrument to its fullest capability. Thank you for opening my eyes to this!

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5 star rating

Awesomesauce!

Alexis Saldivar

The warm up course was so easy and simple to use. A lot of helpful tips that we as VO may sometimes forget are so simple to do in a quick 5-10-15 minutes! I ...

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The warm up course was so easy and simple to use. A lot of helpful tips that we as VO may sometimes forget are so simple to do in a quick 5-10-15 minutes! I highly suggest that you look to taking her courses if you have to use your voice in your profession or even just as something fun to do! :)

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The queen of voice!

Keith Houston

Doing these every day has helped strengthen my voice and get back the tonality I've lost

Doing these every day has helped strengthen my voice and get back the tonality I've lost

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warm up course

Vern Masse

It was fun and instructive.

It was fun and instructive.

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Vocal Warm up

Grainne Noel

This basic warm up is quick, easy, and effective. Thank you!

This basic warm up is quick, easy, and effective. Thank you!

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5-minute warm-up

Stacey Anderson

This felt fantastic! My whole upper half feels ready to do some speaking, just from those 5 minutes. (I scared the bejeezus out of my cats doing the Cat Ch...

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This felt fantastic! My whole upper half feels ready to do some speaking, just from those 5 minutes. (I scared the bejeezus out of my cats doing the Cat Chewing Gum exercise...)

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Julia's full course  'Your Vocal Health' is going to be launched to her community at a deeply discounted rate on May 1st! Make sure you're getting her emails so you don't miss out :) 

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