Are you a singer, actor, teacher or someone else who uses their voice professionally? If so, this course is going to be a game changer for you.
It's really important to understand that singing, acting, narrating, teaching or public speaking is an athletic event. You need to pay attention to the whole body, as well as the condition of your instrument. The food you eat, the sleep you get, the amount you hydrate, all of these things can have a HUGE impact on the general health and stamina of your voice.
In this course, you're going to learn all that, plus the right warm-up and cool-down exercises and a basic understanding of vocal anatomy.
Once you have this knowledge in hand, you'll be able to move forward creatively with less fear.
When it comes to taking care of your voice and your career, knowledge is power, and good habits are gold.
- Practical steps to take care of your voice.
- Massage and warm-ups
- Straw warm-ups
- Easy warm-ups - high voice range
- 5th intervals - high voice range
- Easy warm ups - low voice range
- Practice Track - Low Voice range - 5ths
- Tongue Release
- Descending cool-down runs for a high voice range
- Descending cool-down runs for a low voice range.
- In the booth - A few extra notes for Voice Actors
- Q & A
- Thank you and congratulations!
- Before you go...
About the instructor
Julia Norton is a singer, actor and voice coach. She has over 25 years experience teaching people how to enjoy a free and healthy voice and develop vocal confidence.
Born in the UK she studied jazz musicianship and qualified as a Voice Movement Therapy practitioner in 2000 before moving from London to San Francisco, where she composed music for theatre, wrote and performed an award winning album 'Lullaby Island', performed in a voice and bass Jazz duo, performed in musical theatre productions like My Fair Lady and A Child's Christmas in Wales, and trained as a voice actor.
She was a teaching artist for the San Francisco Opera Guild and Summer Conservatory, has presented at conferences all around the world teaching therapists, dancers and expressive artists how to use Voice Movement Therapy and was the former director of the International Association for Voice Movement Therapy.
She won a ‘Voice Arts’ award for her role in Disney’s Star Wars game ‘Jedi Challenges’ and her popular podcast ‘Dark and Twisty Tales’ is available on iTunes. She divides her time between teaching, acting, singing and getting up to stuff with her family and noisy terrier. She is passionate about helping people to discover a free, connected and healthy voice and would love to help you free yours!
What others have been saying about this course:
An Excellent, Practical Guide
This course is very practical and well rounded. Julia teaches a lot of technical information about how the voice works, and corrected some mistaken ideas I had had about the voice since acting school, years ago. And she gives a sensible, usable m...
This course has been amazingly helpful to me. I'm 74 years old and it took until now for me to visually understand what the vocal cords look like and to learn how they interact with the physical, voice-producing structures around them. This is s...
Putting it all together...
I've been a voice professional for a long time but was feeling like I had less control over my sound as I've been getting older. Through Julia's course, I found some tools I now use regularly but also realized some habits I'd developed that were s...
Great info & and Amazing Resource
As a working voice actor, I rely upon my voice every day. I stress the heck out of it at times and always felt as though I needed to take better care of it. When Julia announced this course, it brought together great information about the way my v...
Essential learning for voice actors
Julia's course is essential learning for anyone stepping into a booth with a long day ahead. The warm-up exercises are not only helpful but also silly and fun! Cool-down exercises are absolutely key, to reset yourself and be kind to your voice. ...