For the first time in Quebec!
“Complete Vocal Technique” singing method Workshop
August 22 to 26 2016, Montreal
A rare and unique chance to discover a fabulous singing technique, with CVT authorised teacher Katja Maria Slotte
Katja Maria Slotte Interview – Complete Vocal Technique (2011)
You would like to learn a practical and convenient singing method, which provides a clear and complete picture of all the possibilities of the voice, without any limit of voice texture? Complete Vocal technique (CVT) singing method offers the possibility to choose the sound you want to make and tells you how to get there.
In this course, you will have the chance to deepen your understanding of the voice, and work in a friendly and encouraging group setting on vocal technique. You will also enjoy individual coaching, helping you trouble-shoot and solve vocal problems faster and putting you on the right track with your vocal and performance goals. The course is suited for singers from all styles of singing – all music styles are welcome!
«Complete Vocal technique is a pioneering and innovative approach, highly useful for anyone interested in the voice, professionals as well as beginners. The techniques can be used in all styles of singing. This book is based on the most current and updated research in vocal technique. ’Complete Vocal Technique’ is recommended by singers, singing teachers, actors, speech therapists and doctors internationally» – From the book Complete Vocal Technique.
Complete Vocal Technique is the culmination of renowned Danish voice researcher Cathrine Sadolin’s 25 years of experience in working with the voice. The technique has the backing of speech therapists and ENT doctors.
In CVT, all sounds are considered valuable; restrictive ‘sound ideals’ are removed to allow the singer/speaker to make the artistic choices they wish. CVT includes tools to perform healthily all the sounds in the voice that have been encountered over years of acoustic and anatomical research, including ‘rough’-sounding vocal techniques, like distortion. Worldwide, there are 294 authorised teachers working in 20 countries on 4 continents, the largest group of authorised teachers in a unified voice teaching method.
FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION
In this course, you will have the chance to deepen your understanding of the voice, and work in a friendly and encouraging group setting on vocal technique, ask any questions you might have, and also enjoy individual coaching, helping you trouble-shoot and solve vocal problems faster and putting you on the right track with your vocal and performance goals. The course is suited for singers from all styles of singing – all music styles are welcome! A piano player will be present for accompaniment.
The workshop is aimed for anyone 18 and older who has a personal goal in connection with the voice and wishes to learn a new vocal technique. Whatever your experience and musical style (pop, classical, rock, etc.) you will be served as Katja adapts his teaching to your needs and your goals. An open, active and encouraging participation are desirable qualities!
The workshop will be in English, but all the tables of the method will be displayed in French. Moreover, Katja knows somewhat our language, having already spoken it several years ago. The perfect bilingualism is not required: the key is to understand English and can be expressed in simple language. Some words or phrases can be translated if desired.
We will ask you to prepare the workshop by thinking about your needs. For example you can answer the following questions:
- What am I satisfied and why am I not completely happy about my voice?
- What aspect of my song (or my speaking voice) would I like to change or experiment?
- What voice style or color would I like to develop?
- What are my questions about the voice? What subject would I like to see depth in the workshop?
KATJA MARIA SLOTTE
BM, MMus, Authorised CVT Teacher Katja Maria Slotte is a Finnish singing teacher, vocal coach, singer, performer, voice over artist, and music educator. Her approach to teaching is holistic, inclusive and innovative, based on 20 years of teaching experience, and drawing on vocal pedagogy and research, music education, body work, and creativity coaching.
Trained at renowned music institutes including the Sibelius-Academy in Helsinki, Conservatory of Rotterdam, and Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen, Katja is now based in Rotterdam (NL), where she privately instructs and mentors singers and actors, trains and coaches singing teachers, performers and recording artists, and works with choirs. In 2014 she launched her Online Classroom, offering courses and training in CVT and other voice and performance related topics for singers from all over the world: from Germany to Canada, USA to UK, Ecuador to Turkey, The Netherlands to Lithuania.
Katja is also a guest teacher at many theater schools, music schools and conservatories around Europe. Her commissioned teaching includes workshops and trainings for Institut de formation de l’éducation nationale in Luxembourg, The Dutch Academy for Performing Arts in The Hague, Fontys Rock Academy in Tilburg, Estonian Society for Music Education, Stichting Buitenkunst, and The Vocal Couch in Amsterdam. Katja also develops teaching materials and is currently working closely with Rockway, a Finnish e-learning company.
As a performer, Katja’s work includes a variety of music styles from Jazz, folk, pop, world music, and Nordic folk music. She has worked as a singer and musician in projects ranging from bands and a cappella groups to contemporary dance and theatre productions. Recent projects include a tour in Dutch theaters with The More The Mary, performing together with Pavadita tango string quartet, and her Sad Songs For Happy People.
Experienced teacher, ongoing learner, vibrant performer, prolific writer, gifted singer, passionate multi-instrumentalist and composer, multi-linguist and world traveler, Katja’s diverse work and interests are tied together by a vision of music and creativity as a vehicle for personal and human growth and transformation.
1 150 $ CA (no taxes) for the 30-hour training
August 22 to 26, from 10 am to 5 pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.
The workshop will be given in the basement of the very nice St-Jean-Baptiste Church in the “Coopérative des professeurs de musique de Montréal”.
Address : 4220 Drolet street, Montréal, near Mont-Royal metro station.
To register, a 575 $ CA deposit is required on June 15, 2016, the latest. The total amount (given in one or more payments) must be given on August 7, 2016 the latest.
Payment options :
- by check payable to Carole Senécal
- by Interac transfer at firstname.lastname@example.org
- by Paypal at email@example.com
- in cash or credit card (please contact me at 514 222-4964 to fix a date and time.
It will be a pleasure to know you and to have you with us!
The event is organised by Katja Maria Slotte and Cours de chant Carole Senécal.