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1 Day workshop in “Complete Vocal Technique” 10.00 – 16.00

START: 25 June 2016
END: 25 June 2016
COST: £40

To book, please contact Alasdair Mackay on 01471 888 280 or email:


Whether you’re a singer, actor, public speaker, or just curious about how the voice works, a workshop in Complete Vocal Technique is for you!  The technique will help your ability and confidence in order to perform in front of an audience, deliver a business presentation or speak to a group, or indeed give a lecture or after dinner speech.

Complete Vocal Technique is the culmination of renowned Danish voice researcher Cathrine Sadolin’s 25 years of experience in working with the voice. The technique has the backing of speech therapists and ENT doctors, such as Dr Julian McGlashan from Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, as a proven method of producing all the sounds the human voice can make in a HEALTHY way.

In CVT, all sounds are considered valuable; restrictive ‘sound ideals’ are removed to allow the singer/speaker to make the artistic choices they wish. CVT includes tools to perform healthily all the sounds in the voice that have been encountered over years of acoustic and anatomical research, including ‘rough’-sounding vocal techniques, like distortion.

In this workshop, you will have the chance to deepen your understanding of the voice, work in an encouraging group dynamic on vocal technique, ask any burning questions you might have and also enjoy a taster one-to-one lesson (15-20 mins app), helping you get on track with your vocal and performance goals. The workshop will be facilitated by Scottish born and raised but London-based voice coach and freelance BBC broadcaster Michael Hill.

Michael Hill is also a multilinguist and experienced in teaching Gaelic language and regularly teaches on SMO Short Courses. This workshop will take place at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s state of the art Broadcast Studio Skyespace and include both Gaelic and English where applicable but neither language is a requirement to attend!  As this is the first course of its kind in Skye, the fee for this workshop has been set at a special introductory discount rate.

The workshop will run from 10am until 4pm with an hour for lunch.

CVT explained in summary:


Michael Hill – Voice Coach

Michael Hill is a voice coach and singer, based in Central London and a co-founder of The Voice Hub, providing vocal coaching and workshops around the UK. Recent projects include workshops for The Actors Centre in Covent Garden, London, The Academy of Contemporary Music, The Tron Theatre in Glasgow and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Michael also privately instructs a number of singers and actors with screen and stage credits, from HBO’s Game of Thrones, to the National Theatre. He is  the first Scottish Authorised Complete Vocal Technique (CVT) teacher, trained in the latest voice research and pedagogical approaches from the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen. Complete Vocal Technique is backed by UK Speech Therapists and ENT doctors and ongoing voice research is being conducted in collaboration with Dr Julian McGlashan, Laryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon at the Queen’s Medical Centre Campus at Nottingham University Hospitals. CVT is a highly effective technique for ensuring vocal health and freedom of expression for actors, singers and public speakers and the technique is growing fast. Worldwide, there are 294 authorised teachers working in 20 countries on 4 continents, the largest group of authorised teachers in a unified voice teaching method.

For further information or to book yourself a place on the course, please contact Alasdair Mackay on 01471 888 280 or email:




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