The voice as our instrument
The German word for ‘voice’ forms part of many idiomatic phrases. And there is no means of expression, no instrument more direct and intimate than our voice. Singing can regulate emotions, relax and energize. It requires an emotional presence to produce sounds that are internal to the body.
This workshop will take place in four parts and will focus on the basic principles of singing: How to breathe? Where to locate my voice and how to guide it? What story does my voice tell and how do I sound when I am a soloist or in a group? Basic exercises and body and breathing techniques will help us prepare for singing and train the voice as an instrument. Group singing of known and unknown songs and canons will illustrate that the singing of songs “bridges the gap between the past and the present, triggers specific emotions and connects the ‘inside’ with the ‘outside’” (Rittner, 1991). Singing creates a welcoming atmosphere, as songs give structure, and lyrics often play an important role therein. Songs are gateways to memories and hold a special meaning for everyone.
We will create a safe space for singing in which we will be able to enjoy the sound of our own voices without pressure or performance goals. No previous experience required. Feel free to bring your favourite songs!
is a singer, music therapist and voice coach. She studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts as well as at the private university MUK in Vienna. In addition to her concert and opera performances (Bayreuther Festspiele, Neue Oper Wien, Kammeroper Wien, Konzerthaus Wien, Palace of Arts, Budapest), she gives singing lessons and is a project assistant at the Vienna Centre for Music Therapy Research at the Music University Vienna and AKH Wien.
€ 18/*7,50 per day