THE FUNCTIONAL VOICE
Facilitator: Rob Cates BMus (Hons) MA CFP FCoT FCollT CLT PGCE QTS
ABOUT THE COURSE
Date: Sunday 18th June 2017
Venue: The Advent Centre, 37-39 Brendon Street, London, w1H 5JE
Course Fee: £95
This course is for:
Singing Teachers, Professional Singers, Choir Directors (Community choirs, School choirs, Church choirs)
This course is all about the VOICE and draws on the principles of the functional voice from models such as the ESTILL Voice system.
You will learn about:
How how the voice works,
Explore some best practices for working with different voices,
Target specific technical vocal issues that you, your students and choir face and strategies to tackle these safely
How you can get the best from your voice and those of your students.
COURSE TUTOR: Rob Cates
Rob is a dynamic singer-songwriter, vocal coach, worship leader and pianist in the UK and Europe. He currently divides his time between vocal coaching for speech and singing; training choirs and singing teachers; leading worship; training church worship teams; and his on-going vocal and performance research.
Rob is a graduate of City University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (piano), the University of York, and the Institute of Education. In 2010 he was made a Fellow of the College of Teachers and awarded Chartered London Teacher Status. Since then Rob has completed Advanced training in the ESTILL Voice System and continues to train in ESTILL. Rob coaches across all genres of music specialising in technical voice and contemporary commercial music genres: rock, pop, musical theatre, gospel, soul and more. Most recently Rob worked as a behind the scenes vocal coach and on-stage pianist to The Bulmershe Ensemble in the final of BBC2s ‘The Choir: Gareth's Best in Britain’ 2016.
Visit Rob's website for more information www.robcates.com