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FAQs

Will I be qualified in Estill if I attend the Level I & II course?

After attending a Level I & II course participants receive an Attendance Certificate.
Attendance Certificates will only be awarded if the participant has taken part in all elements of the course.  The certificate is proof of attendance.  The Attendance Certificate is not a qualification.  Estill qualifications are awarded following the completion of an examination process.

See the CERTIFICATION page for more information.


Can I take Level I & II separately and what is the advantage of doing them together?

It is possible to take Level I & II separately.  People usually choose to do this because of time/financial constraints.  Taking the course over five days is a popular format and has proved, over many years to be the most effective exposition of the model in its entirety.


I have been teaching singing for about ten years.  I would like to know at what level I can enter to achieve Estill craft qualifications?

Level I & II courses are progressive and together teach the model in its entirety.  It is not possible to progress on to Level II without first taking Level I.


My Speech and Language Therapist has recommended Estill voice training for me.  Should I sign up for just Level I or both Courses? I'm apprehensive, though, about whether my voice could stand three days of intensive exercising, let alone five.  Currently, I am worn out after an hour of singing.

The best approach would be to attend the Level I course with an option to stay on for Level II.  The courses are intensive, however much of the time involves listening and observing others, not only working on your own voice. Healthy vocalisation, without pain, is at the heart of what we teach. You will be monitored very closely throughout and help will always be at hand if you are unsure about how to do an exercise. If you feel fatigued at any point, you can rest your voice and still be a part of the course.
During the Level I you may find that the exercises and information you experience ‘click’ with you and you are able to effect changes quite quickly. Therefore, you may feel at the end of the third day that you wish to stay on for the Level II.


Can I take Level I & II in one-2-one sessions?

This is not the best way to receive the material.  Learning is greatly enhanced by being part of a group.


Why are the exercises called ‘Figures’?

The word Figure is borrowed from the world of competitive figure skating. Skaters had to learn and execute certain compulsory figures, such as the Figure 8, that demonstrated their technical skills and physical and mental control.  The skater then included a number of figures into a freestyle programme.
Similarly, Estill Voice Training - Figures for Voice are exercises used to acquire and demonstrate control before application to the spoken word or music.  A comparison can be drawn between the importance of blade control for a skater and the importance of control of the vocal fold edge for the vocalist.
 

 

 

 

 

 
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