Shannon Boyce certified Uncovering the Voice teacher, will offer the first course from The School of Uncovering the Voice Foundational Training “Exercises to Forget the Breathing” online this fall from September 27th thru December 23rd. It is offered to those who are interested in exploring “Uncovering the Voice”, an artistic impulse first developed by Mrs. Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström under the guidance of Rudolf Steiner.
In this work, the singer and the process of singing are viewed holistically, inviting the singer to pursue a deeper self-awareness through moving with confidence and joy toward discovering his or her own voice , with the aim of the natural opening and balance of the voice.
It is a gentle process, and the voice is never pushed along but develops slowly through the engagement and active participation of the singer, who gains a deeper understanding and manifestation of the truly free voice.
A wide range of specific singing exercises will be developed together with a comprehensive study of Chapters 1 and 8 of Werbeck's book, "Uncovering the Voice: The Cleansing Power of Song".
The course will be offered over 12 weeks meeting once a week from September 30th thru December 23rd 2021
One 90 minute online group lesson per week a total of 12 lessons. These two sessions will be exactly the same. To help accommodate multiple schedules and time zones, you choose between:
Three private 45-minute lessons, to be scheduled over the 12 weeks.
Monday Nights 8:00-9:30 pm Eastern Time or (First class Oct 4th, Last class Dec 20th)
Thursday Mornings 7:30-9:00 am Eastern Time (First class Sept 30, No class Nov. 25th, last class Dec 23rd)
Or at your own convenient time watching the lessons after they are recorded.
Other live times may be added to accommodate more students depending on registration and time zones of students.
Lesson calendar will be emailed to you after registration
All Group lessons are recorded for you to watch if you need to miss a live class, take the course asynchronously, or review a lesson for extra practice.
Includes Group Membership
Access to the growing exercise library on Sound Cloud. Recordings of the exercises so you can practice on your own.
Group Chat on Marco Polo for questions around the exercises or to discuss your experiences with Uncovering the Voice.
(All Times are listed in the EASTERN Time Zone)
Tuition Cost $800 - sliding scale available for those living in other parts of the world with a different level of economy than the US.
If you would like to arrange a payment plan, please contact Shannon directly at Shannon@asupplevoice.com.
1. What if I can’t attend all sessions?
All lessons are recorded and posted on a private password-protected website where you can view them later in the week for extra practice or make up a session you may have missed.
2. I'm interested, but I’m not sure about doing this online and committing to the full program. Can I have an introductory lesson first?
Yes, click here for a free mini-course.
3. Online fatigue is real and 90 minutes seems like a long time, will we be singing the whole time? How will you address this issue?
We will not be singing for the whole 90 minutes. The sessions will go by very quickly as we will be spending part of each lesson reading together and studying Werbeck's book.
While online fatigue is real, the singing exercises bring a counter-balancing effect which helps to build up your life forces. You will also be specifically instructed on how to work with this and use your electronic device strictly as only a tool to counteract and prevent online fatigue. Students are guided on how to set a boundary between themselves and the screen in front of them.
4. How does online singing work? What are the benefits and what are the drawbacks?
At its core, the benefits of this online course are the same as if you attended live in person. You will receive the same rich content that Werbeck has to teach us and learn the healing benefits of The School of Uncovering the Voice exercises. My objective as a teacher working with students online is to maintain the integrity of the work as no different than if we were working together in the same physical classroom.
The biggest drawback is that we don't get to be in the actual same room together balancing our listening to each other. So the listening experience will be different. However, I have been teaching online this way for over 5 years and I have found ways to help students still deepen their listening experiences even in their own living space being online at home. An added bonus is that those who could never give up a week's worth of time to travel and attend can now learn the exercises from the comfort of your own home and save on travel costs. .
Testimonials from other online students
"I am so very grateful to Shannon Boyce for her thorough and thoughtful guidance through a unique and profound way of experiencing a return to what really must be our inborn connection to our true, natural voice. With her compassionate way of teaching and her years of experience as well as her passion for Werbeck's way of understanding what singing is on all levels of being, she helped us feel our way back to a profound human gift that is there waiting to be rediscovered."
"I have noticed a change in my breathing. Not only is my breathing more natural, deeper in a non pushed way, but I notice that I really trust that the breath will be there now, which makes me more relaxed when I'm singing."
"This course could not have come at a better time. It provided so much hope and joy in singing during a time where singing together in person has not been possible. Shannon is an enthusiastic and clear teacher. Highly recommended."
"The strength of this course is not only the material, but also Shannon's obvious dedication to the work. It's so helpful that she has clearly practiced the material for so long and integrated it so well, but that she also makes it clear in what she says while teaching and that she considers herself to be on the journey with us. That attitude makes me feel psychologically like the work is possible for me too. Also, her sense of humor is gold!
"I felt at some point that my voice had become more stable. There is more buoyancy in my singing, a new lightness. There is enough air to reach higher tones without straining."
"Shannon's metaphors and the way of describing the feeling we were looking to relax into were all a wonderful window into what we were being introduced to. The exercises themselves are just amazing! Shannon years of study allows her to bring the exercises in a living, breathing way! "