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Free Your Authentic Voice

  • About this Workshop

    "Free Your Authentic Voice" is a two-day workshop on self-development and self-discovery. Focusing on the spoken voice, this workshop is aimed at individuals who want to cultivate and strengthen their vocal prowess so that they can communicate with greater impact, clarity, and confidence. As a participant in this workshop, you will develop an awareness and
    understanding of how to prepare your body and voice for all forms of communication. You will get to immerse in a variety of texts, from poems and children’s stories to dramatic playscripts to build and strengthen the connection between the voice and the spoken word. Finally, through the sharing of personal anecdotes (storytelling), you will discover just how powerful your words and imagination can be when they are matched with the appropriate physicality, dynamic expression, and intention.

  • Who is the workshop for?

    This workshop is for anyone, actors and non-actors, who want to strengthen and expand your vocal dexterity so that you can use your voice and speak with clarity and confidence. No min age requirement.

Workshop Fees:

$300.00

    • Date

Date and Time: 
3rd & 4th December, Saturday & Sunday
10.00am – 4.00pm


Day 1

10-11:20AM Body, Breath & Voice (80 min)
11:20AM-11:30AM Short break (10 min)
11:30AM-12:30PM Application (60 min)
12:30-1:30PM Lunch break (60 minutes)
1:30-2:50PM Vocal Dynamics and Presence (80 min)
2.50-3:00PM Short break (10 min)
3-4PM Application (60 min)

Day 2
10-11:20AM Power of Words, Stories & Imagination (80 min)
11:20AM-11:30AM Short break (10 min)
11:30AM-12:30PM Application (60 min)
12:30-1:30PM Lunch break (60 minutes)
1:30-2:50PM Masterclass (80 min)
2.50-3:00PM Short break (10 min)
3-4PM Masterclass – continued (60 min)


Pre-Workshop Prep:

(1) Share your response to the following question: “If you had the power to change one thing in the world, what would it be and why?” – 1 minute max.
(2) Share an inspiring story on how a person or moment in your life has shaped you to be the person you are today – 2 minutes max.
(3) Learn and present a monologue or speech. This can be from a play, tv show, movie, Ted Talk, or a famous speech made by a celebrity or politician – 3 minutes max.

SYLLABUS

  • The Breathing Mechanism – Anatomy
  • The Breath in Action – The Inspired Breath
  • The Right to Breathe

AREAS OF FOCUS 

  • The inspired breath (respiration)
  • Breath into sound (phonation)
  • Sound into speech (articulation)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Gain more awareness of the body, breath and voice and how they are all interconnected
  • Gain more clarity and confidence when performing or delivering a speech
  • Gain more trust in one’s own abilities and know that they are better than they think

20% for all workshops with HCAC Student Card (No Expiry) Apply here.


30% Bundle Discount

Add any two workshops to cart for 30% off.


“Out of Stock” means the workshop is full. Email us at hello@hcac.sg with your Name, Email & Contact Number to request to be on the waiting list.

I have not done any voice work in the past. Is this workshop suitable for me?

Of course. This workshop is designed for absolute beginners as well as experienced performers and public speakers who want to sharpen their vocal skills. You will be introduced to simple but effective vocal exercises that you can use to practice each day.


I am a very shy person and struggle with speaking in public spaces. Can this workshop help me overcome my fear of speaking in public?

I like to think that nothing is impossible if you have the right mindset and are determined to improve. In this workshop, you will be guided and supported not just by me, but by your peers as well. You will learn ways to overcome certain habits that have been preventing you from unleashing your true potential. The more trust you have in yourself, the more you will progress.


Can you provide more details on the content of the workshop?

This workshop centres around the connection between body, breath and voice. You will learn simple stretches to make the body more limber. You will also learn how the breath can help to power the voice and drive communication between you and your listener. You will be speaking from the very start, so please have a glass or bottle of water nearby so that you can take small sips in between activities.


Will I need to prepare anything (e.g. a speech or monologue) before the workshop?

No, you are not required to prepare anything. Just come ready to work and have fun! A mini booklet containing exercises and speeches will be sent out to you before the workshop day. I suggest you read through the speeches and select one or two that resonates with you because we will be using them in class. You won’t be required to memorize them.

About the Instructor

Mark Wong

Born and bred in Malaysia, Mark is a Melbourne-based Voice and Speech Coach. He holds an MA (Master of Arts) in Voice Studies from the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and has taught voice to professional actors, singers, public speakers, lawyers, journalists, fitness instructors and health specialists. He currently teaches Speech and Communication at The University of Melbourne, runs an active private studio and regularly conducts voice and speech workshops in Australia and Asia. Theatre productions that Mark has voice and dialect coached on include NEXT TO NORMAL (dir. Mark Taylor), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (dir. Stephen O’Neil), TITANIC: THE MUSICAL (dir. James Cutler), THE COLOR PURPLE (dir. Robbie Carmellotti), and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (dir. Chris Baldock).

As a teacher, coach and mentor, Mark takes pride and joy not only in sharing his knowledge to his students, but also watching them grow into more successful versions of themselves. Mark strongly believes in creating a safe and supportive yet playful environment for all his students so that they can gain the most out of every session.

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