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 Eastern Time)

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

(Uruguay/ Israel) is a vocalist, creator, voice educator and Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (CFP). 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 in 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 toured in Poland, Israel, the US, Argentina and Uruguay. In the US, she has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Classical Guitar Association of NY, Blues Alley Jazz, Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, Juilliard, Harvard University, Roulette, Issue Project Room, IATI Theater, CUNY, Yale University and NYU, among others. She has played in the US 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 Winner), Gustavo Casenave (GRAMMY Award Winner), Pedro Giraudo, Alexander Norris, David Silliman, José Pedro Beledo, Meg Okura, Franco Pinna, Alexis Cuadrado, Victor Prieto, Edward Perez, VOICES Project of Philip Hamilton, Quintino Cinalli, The M6, Sasha Bogdanowitsch, and Yulia Musayelyan, among many others.

Sabrina has more than 20 years of teaching experience. She has taught voice and singing, and the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education: in New York City, at Feldenkrais Associates, Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, IATI Theater, Actors Movement Studio, CAVE Arts, Jewish Community Center, 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, Jefferson High School, and Morton Center. She moved to Uruguay in 2017, and since then she has taught privately, and in collaboration with other organizations such as Universidad Tecnológica (UTEC), Escuela de Música Montevideo (EMM), Ministerio de Educación y Cultura (MEC), Uruguayan-American School (UAS), Escuela de la Voz, and Centro Tiféret, among others. http://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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