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The Accent Method: a three day course

Accent Method 2018 course posterThursday 12th and Friday 13th July 2018 plus Monday 21st January 2019
The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AF


Course tutors

  • Sara Harris (Speech & Language Therapist)
  • Dinah Harris (Singing Teacher)

The Accent Method is a holistic therapy regime designed to co-ordinate respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance to produce clear and well modulated speech. It originated with Danish Phonetician, Svend Smith, and is widely used in Scandinavia and on the Continent. It is an effective rehabilitation technique for voice disorders and stammering, and has also been used as a valuable method of vocal training for healthy voices. Recent research shows that it is also effective for developing the dynamic range in performers. It is one of the few techniques that has been well researched and has a good evidence base.

The aim of this course is to set out the rationale, on which the Accent Method is based, to allow delegates to experience the technique themselves and provide them with practical skills and tools to bring into their own area of work.

Please note: The first hours of days one and two are devoted to the scientific background and evidence base behind the Accent Method, which is essential to the understanding and performance of the technique. The remaining time is practical in nature. The five month break between the initial two days and the final day is to allow for consolidation of the early work and to trouble-shoot any difficulties.

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  • Members: £360
  • Non-members: £390

Includes lunch and refreshments (all 3 dates)



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