Dr Meribeth Dayme, author of Dynamics of the Singing Voice and The Performer’s Voice is offering a London based certification programme in CoreSinging®.
A pioneer in her field, Meribeth completed a Doctorate in Music specialising in Performance and Anatomy. She undertook post-doctoral research at the Royal College of Surgeons as well as teaching anatomy courses for over 20 years. She has lectured all over the world and has taught at the University of Southern California and the University of Delaware. She has made a significant contribution to our understanding of vocal function and many leading practitioners all over the world have attended her ground breaking classes on anatomy and physiology.
‘II’d love to see a list of the people who did her anatomy courses in the 90’s, it’s most of the great and the good of voice science and practice.’ Dr Jenevora Williams
In her seminal text, The Performer’s Voice, Meribeth warns that ‘Science is a good servant and a bad master, particularly in the world of vocal performance.’ (2005:Xviii) Recognising that scientific knowledge and analysis can inhibit the creative power of art and imagination, CoreSinging® embodies the next stage of Meribeth’s extraordinary journey. She incorporates five key elements; energy, awareness, imagination, practice and performance.
Her refreshing approach is ideal for singing teachers who are looking to use new and creative exercises in the classroom. Meribeth will provide a veritable goody bag of teaching ideas. CoreSinging® is also useful for anatomy addicts and voice nerds who are struggling to find a balance between science and art. It will also liberate performers who feel strangled by technique and stifled by scientific jargon as ‘authenticity’ remains at the very heart of her ethos.
With a formidable knowledge of scientific principles, Meribeth Dayme is one of the few pedagogues best placed to convey this message. Her knowledge and wisdom achieved through years of experience and progressive study have enabled her to develop an alternative, accessible framework within which to work.
The CoreSinging ® Certification Programme
“After 30+ years of teaching singing, I was burned-out, felt stale and exhausted…then came CoreSinging® and, suddenly, it’s such a blast again! I now have 15 students (some private, some are group classes) and everyone is having a terrific time singing…and I’m smiling, feeling so creative and inspired as their “teacher”. – Dr Elizabeth Blades Skinner, Pedagogue and Voice Researcher http://www.nats.org/cgi/page.cgi/_membership.html/62505-Elizabeth-Blades-Skinner
“A great combination of teaching and learning methods from an inspirational teacher of teachers.” Nicola Harrison Author and Lecturer in Singing and Song Interpretation, Oxford University – Pembroke College
The abundance of exercises learned in the 5 day course have helped my students reach new heights of depth and honesty for the complete singer-actor.” Sarah Wigley-Johnson, University of Illinois
Level One: Introduction to CoreSinging® – November 15, 2015 – Urdang Academy
- One day interactive course
- Topics include: The anatomy of the human biofield (energy field) and its application to singing and teaching, Vocal warmups that are fun, therapeutic and practical, Dynamic Balance, approaches to song or choral music that incorporate vocal technique and learning in a holistic way
- Workbook/manual provided
- Lunch provided
- Introductory/Special offer fee – £85
Level 2 Intermediate CoreSinging® – November 16 & 17, 2015 – Urdang 2 Academy
Level 3 Certificate Course – November 18 & 19 – Urdang 2 Academy
- Two day course (prerequisite Levels 1 and 2)
- Topics include: Use of concepts of Qigong in teaching, Drawing your song, How to Practice, Fearless Performance
- Practicum in teaching CoreSinging®
- Workbook provided
- Lunch provided
- Fee: £550
Level 3 certification endorses you as a Dr Meribeth Dayme, CoreSinging ® practitioner and allows you to train as to be a CoreSinging teacher trainer.
Introductory programme – open to all
The full certification programme – please request an application form from [email protected]