Whispered 'ah' and other vowels the fun way: vocal explorations with Dr. Ann Rhodes


Whispered 'ah' and other vowels the fun way: vocal explorations with Dr. Ann Rhodes

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A 1-day Weekend Workshop
March 11, 2018

As humans, we have a desire to express ourselves. F. M. Alexander's use of 'Whispered Ah' was a brilliant way to aid singers, actors, and all of us who wish to communicate to make essential connections with our breath and sound. This workshop will explore the use of 'Whispered Ah' and other vowels as tools for enhancing sound production in singing and speaking.

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm (90-minute lunch break)
Fee: $155 members; $232.50 non-members
*This class is for teachers and teachers in training.
This class satisfies 4.5 hours of AmSAT Continuing Education requirements, Category 1. The class is limited to 14 participants.

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We will explore the connections of basic vocal function [breath, phonation, resonance, articulation and expression] as a means to work with Whispered Ah with our students thus helping them make the connections with breath and vocalization in order to achieve an embodied, expressive sound.

The class will include some discussion of vocal technique and its application to Alexander's principles, with vocal exercises and vocalizations as part of the experience of exploring the magic of 'Whispered Ah’.

BIO: Dr. Ann Rhodes is a retired professor of vocal music who has been actively involved in the study and application of the Alexander Technique at many of the world’s finest universities and organizations. She received her Alexander Teacher Certification in 2005 (?) from Alexander Technique of Cincinnati, Vivien and Neil Schapera, Directors.

“She is a natural teacher and it is apparent that she loves teaching also. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Richard Brennan, Director of the Alexander Technique Centre, Galway, Ireland

“Dr. Ann’s extensive knowledge of the voice as well as the Alexander Technique makes her an ideal Alexander teacher for singers. She is a compassionate teacher who conveys a wonderful sense of empathy to her students. As I continue to integrate her suggestions regarding my posture, alignments, breath, and presence, I can hear, feel, and see the difference in not only my singing, but my students’ singing as well.”

Sarah Maines, DMA, Voice Teacher, Portland, OR

All fees paid, minus $25 registration fee, will be refunded until February 9, 2018. Between February 9 and February 23, 2018, all fees minus $125 (includes $25 registration fee) will be refunded. There are no refunds on or after February 24, 2018. All courses subject to cancellation if under-enrolled.