AKASHA VOICE STUDIO
The Akasha Voice Studio workshops, master-classes, and private sessions are all created and run by internationally acclaimed vocal guru and life skills coach Amanda Colliver. These innovative and enlightening courses offer fascinating insight into the causes of negative vocal symptoms, and provide tangible, practical skills that will help you change the way you use your voice and interact with others forever.
Workshops can take a few hours or a few days depending on the requirements of the participants, and although they can be structured to concentrate on specific areas of performance, they work mainly on deepening one’s awareness of breath control, support, projection, and vocal placement. Practical and enjoyable life coaching skills are part of the day to help participants understand and resolve performance anxiety, and vocal health is also an area of discussion, sorting fact from fiction on how to nurture and maintain a healthy voice for life. Workshops are structured to cater to all levels of expertise and groups are kept small to guarantee the maximum individual attention for all who attend.
In essence a master-class is a private singing lesson or a presentation that is opened up to the public. Individual singers or speakers present their selected piece of music or script and are given constructive feedback and technical suggestions on how to improve what they have just done. Those watching will often witness significant vocal change within as little as twenty minutes, which is not only inspiring, but also extremely interesting. Workshops take two and a half hours with time allocated at the end for a short forum discussion. All singing participants must have some degree of performance experience and be of a reasonable vocal standard.
Private singing lessons are generally taken by those pursuing a singing career, or who have taken up singing as a serious hobby. As all performers are of differing voice types and are at different stages of development, great care and attention is taken to meet the specific needs of each student. Basic to advanced technical training, stylistic versatility, repertoire preparation, and presentational skills are all offered, with the added support of training materials such as CDs, books, and videos.
Can Anybody Sing Sunday Series
(1st Sunday of every month – 2.5 hours)
The Can Anybody Sing Sunday Series combines a master-class, lecture, workshop and forum for an inspirational and informative afternoon on the first Sunday of every month.
Two singers will perform a song of their choice and constructive feedback will be given for all round improvement.
15 min break
A short lecture will be given on a selected chapter from Can Anybody Sing?
A workshop involving all participants will be given to explore and physicalize the content of the chapter presented in the lecture.
An open discussion and questions about the happenings of the day are encouraged and welcomed.
(half day/full day workshop)
Communicating is not only about being heard, but also about being understood and therefore it is essential that we learn to speak with confidence, clarity, authenticity, and strength. Unfortunately for many of us the simple act of speaking can become fraught with pressure and anxiety when faced with the expectations of friends, family, colleagues, business associates or a paying audience, but luckily this is neither natural nor necessary. Wouldn’t you love to be able to stand up in front of an audience without feeling inhibited or self-conscious, and wouldn’t you love to be able to share who you are and the knowledge you have with joy and confidence?
The Charismatic Communication workshops will help you-
- Present yourself with confidence and power using body awareness exercises and fun improvisational games.
- Understand and resolve the side effects of fear through lecture-based information about how the subconscious, conscious and intuitive parts of the brain respond to confronting situations.
- Use your voice to inspire others and command attention by exploring the sounds you were born with and using them effectively.
- Develop an authentic and powerful persona in front of a group of people through the sharing of your personal stories.
- Receive constructive feedback for all round improvement.
- Charismatic Communication for women
- Charismatic Communication for performers (unisex)
Suitable for anyone with the desire to communicate charismatically and confidently.