Following on from her presentation last year, Mel will be undertaking another Workshop based around the structure, function and effective use of the voice.
Often we think of voice being “singing” but voice is much more than that. This session will use both a presentation and practical exercises to highlight how the voice is made up, what impacts on our voice, how to care for our voices as well as exercises to warm up and maintain good voice use.
This Workshop is suitable for anyone! Yes, there are some people who use their voices for their job but we all use our voices to communicate and so come and find out what the voice looks like, how to care for it and plenty of exercises to keep it going throughout the lifespan. Come prepared to join in and make some noise!
- 1.30 - 2.15 - Introductory Presentation
- 2.15 - 3.00 - Practical work
- 3.00 - 3.20 - Tea Break
- 3.20 - 4.30 - Further practical work, Q&A, and wrap up
Mel Mehta qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1997. Specialising in voice early in her career she has worked at various Hospitals in London leaving the NHS in 2013. She qualified in 2003 from the MA in Voice Studies course at Central School of Speech & Drama.
Since leaving Central, in parallel with her NHS SLT work, she has taught, and continues to do so, at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in the spoken voice department and for two years shared the role of Head of Voice. She teaches practical voice skills across the classical acting curriculum in addition to providing Voice Therapy support. She also works with students at other Schools & Conservatoires including: Millennium Performing Arts, Drama Centre, Urdang Academy, Arts Educational Trust and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. As well as her work in Education, she provides support, where needed, on Plays and Musicals in London & on tour.
The event is free and refreshments will be available to buy. No need to reserve a place.
In conjunction with the British Voice Association.