Exploration of classical pedagogy with an emphasis on the practical application of evidence based theory
Dates and Fees
Dr Ron Morris, Speech Therapist, Audiologist and Counter-Tenor, initially graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985 with an Honours degree in Speech Therapy. Ron also holds a Performer’s Certificate from Trinity College London and in 2001 he completed a Masters of Music Studies (Vocal Performance) at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. As part of that degree Ron undertook additional vocal studies in London with Mrs Janice Chapman OAM as well as studying Accent Method Breathing with Ms Dinah Harris and Mrs Ingrid Rugheimer. Ron holds a PhD in music for a study examining the use of Accent Method Breathing with singers. Ron's new book on Accent Method based on his PHD 'If In Doubt Breath Out' was released in 2016.
Ron is in demand both nationally and internationally as a speaker at conferences, workshops and summer schools having presented on numerous occasions for Classical Voice Training, British Voice Association, to the Pan European Voice Conference (PEVOC), the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS) and to the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) in the UK. Ron has been a guest tutor at the Aberystwyth Music Fest and Summer School as well as working with choristers from St Paul’s Cathedral London, Canterbury Cathedral and King’s College Cambridge. Ron also works annually within the Vocal Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where his work is focussed on breathing, articulation and vocal pedagogy. He has recently obtained a Lectureship in Vocal Pedagogy and Health at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University.
Ron continues to sing regularly both as a member of St John’s Cathedral Choir (Brisbane) and the Opera Queensland Chorus. and as a soloist in oratorio, opera and sacred music. Recent engagements include the Durufle Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Handel’s Dixit Dominus.
This highly interactive weekend will consist of an exploration of classical pedagogy with an emphasis on the
practical application of evidence based theory. Ron Morris will explore the core Chapman inspired components
of ‘Primal Sound, Posture and Alignment and Breathing Support’. Embedded within this, important elements
such as phonation, resonance, articulation, artistry and performance will be extensively covered. The weekend
Breathing Methodology – including Ron’s published research on accent breathing
Alignment issues and resultant negative tension. The impact of this on articulation and resonance
Tongue root tension and Tongue taming
Vocal registers in classical singing
Building a working pedagogy informed by, but not servile to scientific research.
Classical Pedagogy - From Theory to Practice weekend of the 26th January 2019.
£245 (VAT Inclusive) - Tea, coffee and a light lunch are supplied on both days
Accommodation is not included in the price. Voice Workshop Ltd is not responsible for these recommendations.
Premier Inn - A12 / Colchester East Bergholt, approx. 7 miles, CO4 9WP
Visit Website / 0333 003 8101
Mistley Thorn Hotel Mistley, approx. 5 miles, CO11 1HE
Travelodge - Capel St Mary Capel St Mary, approx. 4 miles, IP9 2JP
Visit Website / 08719 846 042
Rosemary Bed & Breakfast East Bergholt, approx. 0.3 miles, CO7 6AY
Air bnb - Chestnut Cottage Chestnut Cottage, East Bergholt, approx. 0.5 miles
Woodburn Cottage Woodburn Cottage, Dedham, approx. 4 miles
Local Taxi's are Riverside Taxi’s, 01206 397 563 and Topmarx Taxi’s, 01206 395 449.
East Bergholt is a picturesque village in the heart of Constable Country. Complete with several village pubs, a shop, tea room and bakery, East Bergholt is an ideal retreat for teacher training events. The Gattinetts was the first disused farm sheds to be converted into a thriving business centre with a quaint, artistic feel. It is accessible by car with free onsite parking, the nearest station is Manningtree Station with Colchester North Station just a 20 minute taxi journey away.
The Gattinetts4CD – The Training Suite – Office 2Hadleigh RoadEast BergholtSuffolkCO7 6QT
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