All Choked Up
Psychology, Performance Anxiety and Voice
|Date||Sunday, February 6, 2022|
|Student||£45 (enter code STUDENT at checkout)|
Across the performing arts, performance psychology and stage fright are hot topics. But in a world of good advice and intention, how is a teacher or indeed a performer to know what works and what to do when it doesn’t?
Teachers on performing arts courses, particularly voice teachers, are increasingly grappling with how best to respond to a seeming increase in students experiencing mental health issues, especially anxiety. Many teachers are finding that lessons are inadvertently becoming semi counselling sessions.
How can a voice teacher teach when a student is ‘all choked up’? Can it be activated by different styles of singing or teaching? How can the teacher help manage the symptoms and ease them into performing? How can we engage the student without become a de facto therapist?
The day will include:
- Brains: a practical overview of how they work
- What happens when performance anxiety hits the brain & the body?
- How is the voice affected by stage fright and how does it respond?
- What to look for: Recognising signs of performance anxiety in students
- No G&T?! - How to handle anxiety when it hits a performer we’re coaching & how to calm down healthily.
- Estill Voice Training tools - how and where to use them
- What doesn't work – avoiding common traps
- Lots of practical strategies, tips and tricks.
- Q & As
PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF ESTILL VOICE TRAINING NOT REQUIRED
Suitable For : For those new to the Estill Voice Training and those with experience; anyone working with the voice - SLTs, singing teachers, professional singers, students and amateurs; voice, speech & drama teachers; actors. Suitable for all styles of voice, singing & speaking
N.B. Please note that tutors, guests and course elements may vary from that advertised without notice