Freeing the Natural Voice: Level 1


Voice 1 – The Essentials

Relaxation and release is essential to opening, freeing and ultimately strengthening your voice.
In this initial class, you are becoming aware of how your voice and body carry habitual tensions and beginning to undo them.  This is the start to freeing your breath and vibrations of sound.  As your voice begins to loosen up, the next step is to develop resonance by sensing and spreading the vibrations through the bony hollows of your body.  Once this connection is established we can move onto addressing deep tensions that develop in the jaw, larynx, and tongue and encourage your sigh to find a free and focused pathway beyond those tensions that filter your message.  By giving your sigh of sound a clear passageway from the lower body all the way up through the mouth, you will be ready to begin to strengthen the voice and activate more expressiveness with the resonating ladder.  In Voice 1 you will contact the chest, the mouth, and the teeth resonators and blend to find a warm, relaxed and focused connection between your thoughts, feelings and your voice.



dianna-cortezSPRING 2017
Teacher: Dianna Cortez     Designated Linklater Teacher
Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
March 29 – May 17 (8 Sessions)
Fee: $220
Location: NOLA Rehearsal Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 10th Floor – Studio 1


Teacher: Liz Eckert    Designated Linklater Teacher
Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June 13 – August 8
(no class on July 4)
Fee: $220
Location: NOLA Rehearsal Studios, 244 West 54th Street

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Photo by Joel Jares

Photo by Joel Jares