Vocal Technique Courses

Course Outline
Working both altogether and in smaller groups you’ll have fun learning practical techniques to improve and maintain the voice, gain knowledge of vocal anatomy and physiology and hear some interesting insights into the current voice research as well as enjoying some group singing for the sheer love of it as well as for health and wellbeing. It will be an absorbing, social and fulfilling singing experience for those who want to work on their voice.
Who’s it For?
Professionals and amateurs
people who love to sing and want to sing better
those who are interested in the technical aspects of the voice and singing
are terrified of singing/people who want to sing but were told they couldn’t
people who haven’t sung in a while
people who easily lose their voice after a short amount of singing
people who think their voice has been affected by aging.
We will give you a lot of support, information, encouragement and YET MORE support to get you singing at the next level from where you currently are.  

The Team
Maddy Prior MBE
Maddy Prior is one of the best known voices from the English folk revival, with a career spanning over fifty years. A founding member of Steeleye Span (since 1969) she has toured the world and continues to tour and record with them today. Maddy has recently graduated from The Complete Vocal Institute in Denmark after completing a 3 year course to become a singing teacher. She was the key note speaker at the Folk Expo in 2016. She was awarded the MBE for services to folk music, has a gold pin from BASCA, is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria and, in 2015 was honoured with the Gold Badge Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. As an interpreter of traditional music as well as a songwriter, Maddy has been cited as an influence by many successful artists. She established Stones Barn in Cumbria as a centre for courses in music, poetry and performance which she runs in partnership with daughter Rose. She also founded the highly successful Stepping Stones Festival, now in its 7th year.

Rose-Ellen Kemp
Rose-Ellen Kemp began touring alongside her parents as a child. She started performing as a solo artist at age 15 and continued touring Europe and the UK for the next 10 years playing many prestigious shows, festivals and TV and radio sessions. Rose signed to Bjork’s record label One Little Indian Records for a time and released an E.P. and three critically acclaimed albums. Her music encompasses many genres including; progressive rock, classic rock, choral, drone-metal, doom-metal, stoner rock and sludge, all with a solid grounding in the melody of the English folk tradition. Rose is known for her uncompromising writing style and extremely far-reaching vocal ability. She is able to demonstrate large variation of tone, intensity and texture. Rose has been a vocal tutor teaching mainly vocal technique at Stones Barn since 2003. This led her to spend four years training as a speech and language therapist at Newcastle University. This was in order to be able to further assist in remediating voice and communication pathologies as well as helping people to establish greater self-esteem through enhanced self-expression.
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 Stones Barn, Bewcastle, Carlisle,
Cumbria, CA6 6PW 

016977 48424

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Emma on: [email protected]

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