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THE VOCAL INSTRUMENT 101 LIVE

Voice Ped for Real Life

The Vocal Instrument 101 LIVE creator, Dr. Shannon Coates, wearing teal-framed glasses, a grey shirt with wing arms, and black pants, strikes a jaunty pose with her arms crossed in front of her body. She smiles widely at the camera.

The next Vocal Instrument 101 LIVE is coming in 2022!

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JUST THE FACTS:

LIVE, two-day continuing education intensive

Interactional class delivered via Zoom

Developed for voice teachers who want to:

a) build, solidify, or review their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the voice and,

b) discover, develop, or refresh their diagnostic, communication, and teaching skills

10:30-3:30 ET

Day 1

The Science of Sound:
What is Sound? How Does the Vocal Instrument Make Sound?

The Power Source:
Posture & Alignment + Respiration + Breathing for Singing

The Vibrator:
Laryngeal Anatomy & Physiology + Phonation + The Singing Sound

Day 2

The Resonator:
Vocal Tract Anatomy & Physiology + Resonance + Timbre / Tone Colour

Registration:
What is Registration? How Do We Create Different Tonal Outcomes? Putting it all together in all the styles

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

(you know, with details)

YOU ARE A VOICE TEACHER WHO WANTS TO GET SOME CONTINUING EDUCATION

And you don’t have time to take a course that will have you sitting in front of your computer from now until the end of time. You also don’t need to know everything there is to know about reading a spectrogram because, while it may be nice to throw around some formant-love in the studio, YOU know what’s WAY nicer:

To be able to confidently diagnose and address technical issues in the singers you work with AND to have the teaching skills and tools you need to ensure the deepest learning possible in the singers you work with.

OH. And you want to do this continuing education LIVE and with a group of your peers so you’re motivated to GETITDONEALREADY (unlike, say, those five DIY courses you have sitting in your inbox that you may or may not finish by the turn of the century (ASK ME HOW I KNOW ABOUT THOSE DIY COURSES. ahem.)).

YOU’RE GONNA’ LOVE JOINING YOUR PEERS

in a super-interactive online lecture-style class (think: modules and note-taking and prezis and Q&A) that is designed for your optimum learning (think: shorter modules + engaging lectures (or, as engaging as I can make them (which: pretty danged engaging, #ifidosaysomyself)) + group discussion + practical application + workbooks for alllll the doodlenotes you need to take to stay engaged), AND HAS BUILT-IN BIO BREAKS FOR YOUR COMFORT AND ENJOYMENT.

YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR The Vocal Instrument 101 LIVE because

you haven’t done an anatomy and physiology course or read a voice ped text in a looooong time (or, you know, EVER) and, in addition to reviewing that info (or, you know, learning it for the first time), you want to know about some of the current info that’s out there.

(Shhhh … don’t tell anyone: we will definitely talk about formants. But not in that, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND FORMANTS OR YOU CAN’T POSSIBLY BE DOING IT RIGHT kind of way.

More in that, FORMANTS ARE A THING AND IF YOU KNOW HOW TO SHAPE A VOCAL TRACT AND BLEND REGISTERS? YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW TO WORK WITH FORMANTS SO YOU’RE WELCOME FOR THAT kind of way.)

AND/OR YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR The Vocal Instrument 101 LIVE because

you want to feel confident that when you’re observing your students, you’re actually taking in the information you need to be able to accurately and consistently figure out what’s going on with them AND to develop exercises and tools ON THE SPOT to address what’s going on with them in an efficient and results-oriented way.

ALSO? You want to get that many steps closer to really, TRULY understanding registration, and vocal tract shaping for tonal outcomes, and flow versus pressed phonation, and nasal versus twang sounds, and EXACTLY WHICH PART IS CONTRIBUTING TO WHAT SOUND ALREADY!

 

  • This morning I spent some time finishing watching The Vocal Instrument 101 and I highly recommend the course. Though I'm pretty good with science and anatomy, for some reason I always got stuck on formants as wave graphs and spectrograms. Now I fully understand what's happening in the instrument. Shannon makes it fun! You're never too young or too old for this refresher as a voice teacher.


    Elizabeth Rotoff, Voice Teacher & Health Coach at The Fit Singer (Winnipeg, Canada)

  • I want to just say that I enjoyed immensely the time I spent with you and the other educators over the two-day Vocal Instrument 101 Live event. The information about vocal anatomy solidified things that I have been trying to understand on my own reading through texts, and articles, because I do not have the time to go back to school for a pedagogy degree. Many of the concepts you covered delved into the specific intricacies of teaching voice through the knowledge of vocal anatomy.

    I especially enjoyed the interactive nature you encouraged with the other educators as we discussed specific teaching strategies that we employ in our studios. I got to hear insights from other educators and share my experiences as well. I am excited to take all that I learned and incorporate them with my students.


    Traci Davis, Assistant Professor of Voice at Albany State University (Albany, USA)

IN SHORT, here’s what you get:

  • 10 hours of live, interactive voice pedagogy learnin’
  • Downloadable workbook with diagrams, self-evaluation worksheets, and module outlines
  • All the teaching tips and tools I can cram into one intensive
  • Super-supportive learning environment with other voice teachers who are on your wavelength (see what I did there?)
  • Invitation to work with me in The Vocal Instrument 101 Follow Up Course

The Vocal Warrior, Elise Bessler did The Vocal Instrument 101 LIVE way back in January 2021 and here’s what she has to say about it.

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  • It was invaluable to have Shannon's insightful and incredibly knowledgeable guidance on aspects of my teaching. She helped me get really specific about providing concise feedback to my students during their voice lessons. This meant less talking for me and more singing for my students; not to mention more meaningful instructions and better results from my singers! Win, win!

    Gabriela Farias, Educator & Voice Teacher (Brampton, Canada)

  • I took the Vocal Pedagogy 101 course 2 years ago, so it was wonderful to revisit it live this past weekend and to be able to discuss things directly with you and with the group. I'm not going to lie - Day 1 was dense - but I didn't mind it being in one 3 hour chunk. It might be that I'm a glutton for punishment, though... and there were no talk of formants, so.. yay! I loved, loved, loved the interactive discussions with the group! I really took so much of this weekend into my teaching this week - it really energized me and clarified how and what I communicated with my students. Thanks!

    Krisztina Szabó, Mezzo Soprano, Assistant Professor of Voice & Opera at University of British Columbia (Toronto & Vancouver, Canada)

  • You're never too young or too old a voice teacher for this fun and informative refresher!

    Elizabeth Rotoff, Voice Teacher & Health Coach at The Fit Singer (Winnipeg, Canada)

  • I have to give another shout out to Shannon Coates for her Vocal Instrument 101 online course. Her simple and straightforward way of explaining the anatomy has made it so much easier for me to explain principles to my students. I've been teaching for over 20 years and I feel like I can finally explain what needs to happen for a student to find "head voice" and my beginning adult students are totally getting it. I can't recommend it enough. Thanks Shannon!

    Erin Guinup, Artistic & Executive Director at Tacoma Refugee Choir (Tacoma, USA)

  • You know what I LOVE? I love it when friends and fellow teachers give me verbiage! diagrams! connectivity! It's like having that one math teacher who finally helps you make sense of trigonometry and you just wanna' sit there and do math problems because it's all so yummy! Thank you to Shannon Coates and your Vocal Instrument 101 Course. I just finished watching the final module and it's so so so good! I encourage every classically based teacher who crosses over and teaches or judges CCM and Musical Theatre students to take this course. Even for us old birds who had tons of pedagogy back in the day, this overview and comparative analysis is freaking fabulous. Brava Shannon!

    Patricia Barrow, Voice Teacher (Herriman, USA)

  • The course was fun and full of excellent information and I desperately wish that it had been available when I was a young lass!

    Katharine Randolph, Voice Teacher (Houston, USA)

  • I took so much of The Vocal Instrument 101 LIVE into my teaching this week; it energized me and clarified how and what I communicated with my students.

    Krisztina Szabó, Mezzo Soprano, Assistant Professor of Voice & Opera at University of British Columbia (Toronto & Vancouver, Canada)

FAQs

I HAVE NO QUESTIONS. THIS IS AMAZING. WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
Registration links aren’t currently live BUT you can be the first to know when they ARE live by joining the #voicepedrev(olution) mailing list!
WILL IT BE RECORDED SO I CAN PURCHASE NOW AND WATCH AT A LATER DATE?

Nope a doodle. This is an exclusively LIVE event … which is coming around again soon. So if you’re unable to come to this intensive, stay tuned because there will be another one in the foreseeable future. #pinkyswear.

Be sure you’re on my mailing list to get the information about the next LIVE session as soon as it comes out!

FINANCES ARE SUPER-TIGHT FOR ME AT THE MO’ SO I’M PRETTY SURE I CAN’T DO THIS … AND I AM SAD ABOUT IT.

I hear you, friend. I HEAR YOU. The Vocal Instrument 101 LIVE is offered at an EARLY-BIRD rate of $747 well in advance of each session.

If you’re on the mailing list, you are eligible for 10% savings and if you’ve purchased The Vocal Instrument 101 Online Course, you are eligible for 35% savings. And if it’s too tight at the moment, NO WORRIES: this thing is coming around again soon so you can start saving for it now!

BONUS TIME!

If you purchase The Vocal Instrument 101 LIVE now, you can reserve your spot in the next The Vocal Instrument 101 Follow Up Teacher Training Practicum, my three-week, live, fully interactional voice pedagogy practicum where we get to PRACTICE ALL THE THINGS WE’VE PREACHED!

The Vocal Instrument 101 Follow Up Teacher Training Practicum is $500 and – because you’re investing in The Vocal Instrument 101 LIVE – you save $100 and can add it to your cart today for only $400!

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