Voice Integration for the Singing & Speaking Voice

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Expand your Vocal Abilities

Instructor: Sabrina Lastman

Dates: March 30, 2013 - June 15, 2013 (Saturday 3–5pm)

Tuition: $200 (3 months)

Language: English | Spanish

Location: ART/NY (520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018)


This workshop will focus on the development of the speaking/singing voice through body awareness and voice techniques.  Composed of 10 classes, the workshop is recommended for all those interested in the fields of performing arts, health, personal growth, and all people using their voice as a tool in their jobs.

The workshop will focus on:

• Through the Feldenkrais Method, participants will learn about their voice from the inside out. The lessons are created to expose how the voice works and how to make it work better by relying on the person’s inner sensations, own observations and own thinking as they go through a series of experiments.

• Voice integration explores some of the movements and sounds that we used in our childhood to develop our voices, and utilizes them to expand our vocal abilities. While introducing the main functional elements of vocal production, the lessons are designed to provide: a healthy foundation for extensive speaking & singing; a complete understanding of how the voice functions; a unique strategy for overcoming speech or breathing difficulties.

• By tracing and redirecting the forces that cause sound to issue out from our mouths, we will give ourselves the opportunity to strengthen the foundation upon which the voice is based. As a result, your voice will re-emerge with newfound confidence.

• Voice Techniques from the worlds of classical, jazz and contemporary music that will address dealing with performance anxiety, while working on the interpretation of an individual song and the basics of individual/collective improvisation.

About the instructor: Sabrina Lastman

Vocalist, songwriter, voice educator & Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFP).  She graduated from the Jazz Department at The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance in Israel, The Feldenkrais Institute in New York City, and The LoVetri Method of Somatic Voicework at Shenandoah University in Virginia.  Drawing from jazz, Latin American, Jewish, Spanish and contemporary music, often integrating extended vocal techniques, Sabrina concentrates her work on contemporary jazz projects, and the creation of interdisciplinary performances combining voice, sound, electronics, movement, and visuals.  She has performed at venues such as Carnegie HallClassical Guitar Association of NY, Blues Alley Jazz, Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, Juilliard, Harvard University, CUNY, Yale University and NYU, among others. She has played with musicians such as Fernando Otero (GRAMMY Award Winner), Meredith Monk (GRAMMY Award Nominee), Bakithi Kumalo, Tali Roth, Pablo Aslan (GRAMMY Award Nominee), Emilio Solla (GRAMMY Award Nominee), Pedro Giraudo, Alexander Norris & Meg Okura, among many others. In the US, Sabrina has taught voice in New York City at Feldenkrais AssociatesHispanic Organization of Latin ActorsIATI TheaterActors Movement Studio, CAVE Arts, Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, Multicultural Music Group, Movement Research, and New York Theater Workshop; in Vermont, at Middlebury College; in Maine, at Portland Arts & Technology School; in Indiana, at Purdue University, Butler University, and Morton Center. Sabrina has a private teaching practice with more than 15 years of experience.  www.sabrina-lastman.com

How to register

To register for this workshop, you must complete the registration form and make payment. Both links are below. To pay by check, you may call the office to bring your check or mail it to the following address. Please write check to "IATI Theater."

IATI Theater
20 West 72nd Street, Suite 808
New York, NY 10023
Attention: Vivian Deangelo

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