'Exploring Breathing Methodology' with Ron Morris - 2 Days, starting 15th February, 2020

Course Details

This short course is designed to examine and explore Breathing Methodology with a practical emphasis on Accent Method. The two days will explore the following:

  • Overview of the Respiratory System – Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exploration of common breathing Methodologies including Miller and Hixon
  • Development of the Accent Method
  • A closer look at relevant research
  • Practical application of Accent Method to the teaching of Singing


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.

Course Venue - The Gattinetts

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 Gattinetts
4CD – The Training Suite – Office 2
Hadleigh Road
East Bergholt

Dates, Fees & Accommodation

15th and 16th
February 2020

9am- 5pm

£195 (VAT inclusive)

Both days includes refreshment for breaks and lunch is provided.

 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

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Mistley Thorn Hotel
Mistley, approx. 5 miles, CO11 1HE

Visit Website / 01206 392 821

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

Visit Website / 01206 298241

Air bnb – Chestnut Cottage
Chestnut Cottage, East Bergholt, approx. 0.5 miles

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Woodburn Cottage
Woodburn Cottage, Dedham, approx. 4 miles

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Local Taxi’s are Riverside Taxi’s, 01206 397 563 and Topmarx Taxi’s, 01206 395 449.

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