Motor Learning and Voice Training

Man Teaching a Singing Class
Taught by
Portrait of Anne-Marie Speed
Anne-Marie Speed
West End and International Vocal Coach – Film, Theatre, Musical Theatre, TV; Estill Mentor and Course Instructor (with Service Distinction & Advanced Testing Privileges), Estill Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
Cari Tellis EMCI, SLT
Director, Performer, Co-Author “Your Voice is Your Business: The Science and Art of Communication” Cari has worked with both professional and novice speakers and singers for over 20 years, and currently serves as a voice consultant for several professional voice groups.
Date Sunday, September 11, 2022
Time 5:00:–8:00: (UTC)
Venue Online
Price £75
Early Bird £65 (enter code EARLYBIRD at checkout, valid till 8/21/2022)
Student £45 (enter code STUDENT at checkout)
Suitable for
speech & language therapistssingersprofessionalsstudentspeople familiar with Estill Voice Trainingactorssinging teacherspeople new to Estill Voice Trainingvoice teachers

Voice and singing training are essentially motor learning, meaning that practise develops relatively permanent improvement in performance. There has been debate around whether explicit instruction helps or hinders vocal development with traditional approaches in motor learning suggesting that conscious awareness of body movements negatively affects ‘motor task performance’.

Current research in sports psychology and exercise science refutes these traditional motor learning models. New concepts in motor learning suggest that an integrated implicit-explicit approach, along with the use of gestures, motor imagery and action observation during the training improves learning, generalisation, and retention of skill.

This course will cover:

  • Explicit versus implicit learning – definitions
  • When to choose explicit over implicit learning
  • How Estill Voice Training uniquely corresponds to current motor learning research
  • Making sense of it – Applying ML principles in teaching and coaching
  • Developing effective practise to guarantee progress
  • Q&As

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF ESTILL VOICE TRAINING NOT REQUIRED

Please note that tutors and content may change from that advertised without notice.

Cancellation Policy: In the event that a participant wishes to cancel their place on the course they are entitled to the following refund:

4 weeks or more = 90% refund

Between 4 -1 weeks = 25% refund

From 1 week to the day of event = no refund (under any circumstances, including illness)

Should The Voice Explained cancel a course, a full refund will be offered.

Taught by
Portrait of Anne-Marie Speed
Anne-Marie Speed
West End and International Vocal Coach – Film, Theatre, Musical Theatre, TV; Estill Mentor and Course Instructor (with Service Distinction & Advanced Testing Privileges), Estill Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
Cari Tellis EMCI, SLT
Director, Performer, Co-Author “Your Voice is Your Business: The Science and Art of Communication” Cari has worked with both professional and novice speakers and singers for over 20 years, and currently serves as a voice consultant for several professional voice groups.