Q: How many modules (or sections) are there in the course?
The course has eight modules:
- Sound 101
- The Power Source 101
- Respiration 101 (which has three parts)
- The Resonator 101 (which has two parts)
- Resonance 101 (which has two parts)
- The Vibrator 101
- Phonation 101
- COME TOGETHER RIGHT NOW
How long are the modules and how long is the course in total?
Each module is between 17 and 32 minutes long. Any modules for which the content could not be delivered in under 35 minutes was segmented into smaller parts that are each not longer than 22 minutes. If you were to binge-watch the course, you’d be signing up for about four hours of voice ped goodness. Buuuut … then your brain might explode. #youvebeenwarned
Is there an accompanying workbook?
At this time, there are downloadable “cheat sheets” created by yours truly, as well as links to recommended resources … but no workbook. YET.
Can I re-watch the course a year or two down the road or am I limited to a one-time session?
The course is hosted on a platform that you sign in to so as long as you still have your sign in information and I am still alive? You will be able to access the course. (I mean, obviously my lawyer wants me to say that I reserve the right to make exceptions to this at my leisure but you get the point, right? You absolutely can access it over and over again and you are absolutely NOT limited to a one-time viewing.)
The Vocal Instrument 101
The Vocal Instrument 101 delivers Phonation, Respiration, Resonance, and Registration ONE-OH-ONE in short, easily digestible, immediately applicable, and humourous (because: anatomy and physiology can be fun: #pinkyswear!) chunks that you can watch at your leisure (or at your work; that’s entirely up to you and I’m not judging so …)! If you’re an independent voice teacher who wants to teach your face off EVEN HARDER THAN YOU ALREADY DO?! This is the course for you.
And just in case you’re not sure? Here’s a COURSE OUTLINE you can peruse to get even more sure. #yourewelcome
*note: all prices in USD
A few years back, after having taught at a music school and running my own voice studio, I went ahead and got a doctorate in voice pedagogy from the University of Toronto. Now, in addition to being an independent voice teacher, I teach undergraduate voice pedagogy courses at two universities in Ontario, Canada. The Vocal Instrument 101 is a distillation of the information I wish I could download (Matrix-style!) to my own voice students, to my voice pedagogy students, and to my voice teaching colleagues who didn't have a chance to go get a doctorate in voice pedagogy (because: WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT?!).