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Voice, Presence and Emotional Freedom Technique for Solo Singers

Fiona Dobie

3rd – 8th May 2021

An opportunity to explore embodiment, freedom and being ‘in the zone’ in a relaxed and enabling atmosphere

To enjoy being the best singers we can be, we need to know how the voice functions. However, it is just as important to understand that our minds and imaginations trigger physical reactions which can block or free us. 

Exploring in this friendly and relaxed atmosphere will encourage you to experience new ways to support your vocal technique, free your imagination and deepen your trust in yourself.

 Being centred, connected and in alignment, both physically, emotionally and spiritually, is a joyful experience for a singer. All true creativity comes from this embodied place of presence and vibrational freedom, so allowing your voice, expression and music-making to be integrated and authentic. Out of this comes a deep, healing experience for your audience. Discovering how to access this state in a reliable way is life-enhancing. 


How will we explore this? 

There are many ways to explore this, but in our time together we will look at EFT as a way of changing our ‘self-talk’, which affects us all as performers. Appropriate help will be given on singing technique, physical alignment and how to allow an authentic and vibrant response to text. 

The first day will start with an introduction to Intentional EFT ‘tapping’, which is very easy to learn - the polar opposite of practising misery! - and will be a takeaway strategy enabling you to transform unhelpful beliefs and increase your resilience, alongside harnessing the power of intention. Awareness and emotional intelligence are such precious assets to develop, as part of what frees our energy. 

On the following mornings we will start with short energy-balancing sessions and then a guided ‘tapping’ meditation. There will be time after the meditation to note down any reflections you have, with maybe some further things coming up for you to tap on in private. 

In your daily singing masterclasses any technical issues can be addressed, as well as how to be more present in performance. If something comes up in a solo session that is useful for all, then we will take a few moments to explore together in the group. Much learning comes from witnessing others work and as the sessions will be interspersed with taking part, should be fun and engaging too. 

During the course I will encourage us all to tune in for a few mins now and then to see if we are still inhabiting a creative balance between embodiment, head, heart and being there. 

The timetable is flexible to allow some time for sightseeing and relaxing. Please note lunch and dinner are optional to allow you freedom to eat out if you would like or pick up cold snacks from the local Carrefour. Please bring at least 2 prepared pieces with translations of them and a notebook.

 

Schedule

Subject to change at tutor's discretion

Day One

3rd May

Mon 3rd May 

  • Arrive any time after 2pm

  • Dinner followed by Opening Circle. 

    • ‘What would we especially like from this time together?’ leading into a fun, interactive group session exploring alignment, breath, sound and presence.

Day Two

4th May

  • 8.30 am

    • Breakfast

  • 9.30-10.30am 

    • Short energy balancing session. Introduction to Intentional EFT Tapping

    • Morning Singing Session. 

  • 1.30pm

    • Lunch (optional)

    • Afternoon free to rest or explore the town

  • 6.30pm 

    • Dinner (optional)

  • 7.30pm

    • Evening Singing Session 

Day Three

5th May

  • 8.30 am

    • Breakfast

  • 9.30am 

    • Energy Balancing. 

    • Guided Tapping Meditation. 

    • Morning singing session. 

  • 1.30pm

    • Lunch (optional)

  • 2.30pm

    • Possibility of an organised excursion to a local vineyard or other place of interest.

  • 6.30pm 

    • Dinner (optional)

  • 7.30pm

    • Evening Singing Session 

Day Four

6th May

  • 8.30 am

    • Breakfast

  • 9.30am 

    • Energy Balancing. 

    • Guided Tapping Meditation. 

  • 10.30am

    • Market day in Salies-de-Béarn. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of this charming French market.

  • 1.30am

    • Lunch (optional)

  •  2.30pm 

    • Singing session

  • 6.30pm

    • Dinner (optional)

  • 7.30pm

    • Singing session

Day Five

7th May

  • 8.30 am

    • Breakfast

  • 9.30am 

    • Energy Balancing. 

    • Guided Tapping Meditation. 

  • 10.30am

    • Rehearse for evening concert with intention of allowing new learnings in the mix.

  • 1.30pm

    • Lunch (optional)

    • Today lunch will be the main meal of the day as there is a concert planned for early evening

  • Approximately 5.00pm we will move to Maison Saffores.

    • There will be an early evening concert with aperitifs in the barn at Maison Saffores.

  • After the concert we will return to Mon Plaisir for drinks and light snacks and to take a moment to reflect on the course.

Day Six

8th May

  • 8.30 am

    • Breakfast

  • Depart after breakfast

 
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Course Leader

Fiona Dobie

 

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