Voice Box

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  • "I came with no expectations and even less experience of specifically working on my voice.  What a relevation a perfect... Read more
  • "I have never learned so much in one week before! About myself, about my voice, about the magic of words... Read more
  • "I had an 'inkling in my gut' to come here. Like an odyssey. And that inkling turned out to be... Read more
  • "...a wonderful artistic voice centre!...a supportive and inspiring environment...Kristin - you have nurtuted and challenged me. Rena- fantastic food!!...such care... Read more
  • "I have loved the journey to Orkney, and travelling the distance has opened up possibilities for an inner journey.  Nothing... Read more
  • "In just four days I have changed shape, inside and out.  My voice feels and sounds stronger and more me,... Read more
  • "I'm nearly 50 now, have been a professional voice-over artist for more than 20 years and have enjoyed significant success,... Read more
  • "I have learned I can work in a group of thirteen people and like all of them! - C.H.... Read more
  • "I have loved the experience of becoming more connected with my body, my breath, my self.  I know I will... Read more
  • "I have had a wonderful time on this course - Kristin is a ninja of voice...C.M.... Read more
  • "Just great. Exploration, discovery, fun; made me feel so welcome by everyone;stretched in every way - I can't wait to... Read more
  • "Such a wonderful week of vocal discovery, body awareness, breath galore and great company - the joy, the laughter, the... Read more
  • "Well, what an experience! Never to be forgotten.  It was an honour and a pleasure to experience the Introductory Voice... Read more
  • "It's my first time in this Scottish land and the first time I spoke Shakespeare in English - my favourite... Read more
  • "Thank you so much, Kristin. I have a new relationship with myself: with my sacrum, vertebrae, whole spine: my breath!... Read more
  • "Now winter nights enlarge... come and work with Kristin on Shakespeare's Sonnet, Speeches and Scenes and your nights will be... Read more
  • "I got drunk on the words.  I ate them.  I felt them fill my belly and nourish my body.  Thank... Read more
  • "This Shakespeare week was magical.  Thank you from the bottom of heart, from my spine, nervous system and brain for... Read more
  • "The studio is beautiful - loved doing warm-ups and sonnets in the face of nature, the angry skies, the pounding... Read more
  • "You have had a profound impact of my work as a teacher and director, and on my relationship to language... Read more
  • "This has been a 25-year journey to Shakespeare.  It was everything I could have hoped for - and more. To... Read more
  • "Being in Orkney adds such a special flavour - re-connected me to the nature that's so alive in Shakespeare's plays.... Read more
  • "This week was most needed as I prepare to audition for Graduate programs in the USA.  My classmates were amazingly... Read more
  • "Dear Kristin, Thank you for sharing your passion and reinvigorating our craft.  Your tenacity and vigor has transformed our practice... Read more
  • " You and your work has given me a language and a confidence to trust my perception, my impulses, my self... Read more
  • " I go through the warm up before rehearsing and performing,I use 'Devices' for text work to approach new text -... Read more
  • "The great irony is that I have found my voice ... and can't find the words to voice a response.... Read more

    Continuing Professional Development

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    DLT Membership Document

    Once you get to the point where your vulnerability is your strength, you're in charge.

    -- Kristin Linklater

    Development for Member DLTs

    The KLVC in Orkney, Scotland is dedicated to teaching, maintaining and developing the work known as FREEING THE NATURAL VOICE. Kristin’s workshops maintain the artistic character and integrity of the Linklater Voice Method and, at the same time, constitute a laboratory for continuing research. Advances in neuro-biology and the science of mind-body synergy regularly reveal new information and fresh vocabulary not only for the process of creative interaction between voice, body, emotion and intellect but in the physics of communication. Linklater’s work is constantly refined by new knowledge tested not only in her workshop-laboratory but in the field of DLT classrooms around the world.

    It has become accepted practice in the fields of medicine, education, law, commerce etc. to require practitioners to sign up for Continuing Professional Development courses on a regular basis in order to maintain their efficacy.

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    Words are the voice of the heart

    -- Confucius

    Development for Member DLTs

    Quoting from an online source:

    "A CPD may be a requirement of membership of a professional body. It can help you to reflect, review and document your learning and to develop and update your professional knowledge and skills. It is also very useful to:

    • provide an overview of your professional development to date
    • remind you of your achievements and how far you‘ve progressed
    • direct your career and helps you keep your eye on your goals
    • uncover gaps in your skills and capabilities
    • open up further development needs
    • provide examples and scenarios for a CV or interview
    • demonstrate your professional standing to clients and employers
    • help you with your career development or a possible career change.

    Meaningful learning is a slow and uncertain process for teachers as well as for students, with some elements that are more easily changed than others, according to the interplay with teachers’ deeply-rooted beliefs and attitudes."

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    Words are the voice of the heart

    -- Confucius

    Development for Member DLTs

    "Among the sources of teacher efficacy, the key ones appear to be mastery experiences (i.e. direct teaching experiences that are challenging but successful), together with vicarious experiences (observations of peers of similar ability levels, teaching challenging ideas successfully) and social/verbal persuasion (receiving positive feedback from students, peers and superiors).

    Among the key factors that seem to inspire teachers to develop their classroom practices, there are the following

    • collaboration and joint work with other teachers on concrete tasks and problem-solving, supporting teachers’ mutual aid, responsibility, initiative and leadership;
    • observation and assessment/ feedback processes;
    • inquiry and reflection on own and others’ beliefs and behaviours;
    • teacher educators and mentors modelling the new teaching practices,
    • encouraging teachers to implement them, and constructing opportunities for teachers to share their learning and reflections;
    • practical courses connected to the reality of classroom activities."
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    Words are the voice of the heart

    -- Confucius

    Development for Member DLTs

    While these criteria refer to education in general, the principles largely apply to the continuing professional development necessary for the Linklater voice work to maintain its high standards.

    Kristin Linklater now requires all newly qualified DLTs to maintain their status as members of Linklater Voice by attending a Continuing Professional Development workshop within 5 years of their designation and encourages more experienced DLTs to include CPD in their professional lives.

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    Words are the voice of the heart

    -- Confucius