Expired The Healthy Voice with Russell Smythe

  •  November 20, 2015 - November 22, 2015
     6:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Jackdaws Tutor Russell SmytheThe Healthy Voice
Russell Smythe
Accompanist: Richard Shaw

Friday 20 – Sunday 22 November
Level: Advanced
Fee: £210
Course No. 3162
Solo Study Course

Spend a weekend working with one of the UK’s top teachers.

Russell will throw in ideas to help develop a stronger technical basis for expressive singing: work on physical alignment, the appoggio balance between breath-flow, vocal fold onset/vibration, and clean resonation – the ideal setup for healthy bel canto – and other useful exercises, including a fun set to involve imagination in the learning process. A good grasp of these singing basics can significantly increase confidence in your vocal production making for greater expressive and timbral possibilities.

Please prepare two pieces from the classical repertoire.


All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, roughly 30 minutes drive from Bath. Frome Train station is roughly 2.5 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.

A £50 deposit is required to guarantee your place on a course. The total course fee is inclusive of all meals and tuition except breakfast, which is included in the separate B&B price. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking and we will be happy to accommodate. Meals are lovingly prepared on site by our cooks using fresh, local ingredients where possible.

B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes). Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.

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