Workshops FAQs

Which workshop should I participate in?

If you have no Linklater Voice experience then you begin with the Introductory Voice workshop. This workshop covers the full progression of the Linklater Voice method. You will experience the basics of Freeing the Natural Voice and a clear practical understanding of how your voice works. Once you have this understanding you can move on to the Advanced workshops.

I have some Linklater Voice experience but not with Kristin directly and wish to attend an Advanced workshop what should I do?

Kristin would still recommend that you participate in an Introductory Voice workshop at KLVC before moving on to additional workshops. HOWEVER she will make exceptions depending on specific teachers you have had and the nature and number of Linklater workshops you have experienced.

Please fill in your training history on your online profile so we have as much information as possible OR use the enquire button on your preferred workshop giving as much background training history as possible. Kristin can then recommend the appropriate workshop.

Can I complete an Introductory Voice and an Advanced Voice workshop back to back?

Kristin prefers that you participate in the Introductory workshop and let it settle before returning for an Advanced workshop. This gives you time to do your homework and make the work your own. BUT again, this does depend on your training background, the logistics involved and your ability to train again at a later date.

What if I am unsure of the workshop content?

There is a full workshop description on each workshop page. If you are still unsure please use the enquire button on your preferred workshop giving as much background training history as possible and an outline of your needs. Kristin can then recommend the appropriate workshop.

Are there prerequisites for every workshop?

The prerequisites are listed on the description page for each workshop. If you are not sure that you fulfill the prerequisites please use the enquire button and give a brief training history. Kristin will then confirm which workshop is suitable for you.

How do I book a workshop?

Go to our workshop page, find the Workshop you are interested in and click on APPLICATION INFORMATION.

What happens once I have made my online booking?

Once your booking and deposit have been received by the administrator you will receive a website confirmation of your booking, the workshop fee will be invoiced in full and any additional information emailed to you. If any additional training history is required for Kristin the administrator will be in touch directly.

When must I pay for my workshop in full?

All workshop fees must be paid, in full, 30 days prior to the start date. A full copy of our terms of business are available on your profile page.

How can I pay my fees?

We offer a PayPal button or accept payments by bank/wire transfer directly into our bank account. Again details and options are available on your profile page, see the Helpful payment information.

Should I bring any prepared text for the workshop?

See the Bring section within the Workshop Description page for text preparation. If you require further assistance with choosing your text please get in touch.

What food is provided and within the workshop fee?

Mealtimes are communal. Lunch and dinner are cooked by our own chef.

Breakfast – Bread, cereal, local eggs, milk, cheeses, cold meats and yogurt

Lunch – Home-made soup, bannocks, cheeses, cold meats

Dinner –Main course and dessert,

Herbal and black teas, juices and coffee (decaf options) are available at all times. 

A fruit bowl is available all day. 

We cater for dietary considerations including the following: gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and lactose intolerant. We regret to say that we are unable to accommodate more complex dietary requirements.

If further information is required we are happy to discuss, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

What clothes do I need to bring for the workshop?

Loose clothing for the studio, no shoes: bare feet, socks, or carpet slippers are acceptable. No jeans or belts for the studio work. See Bring section on Workshop Description.

What is the normal workshop week?

You will arrival on Sunday afternoon in time for the Welcome dinner at 6.30pm. The work begins on Monday morning at 9am. The morning session runs from 9-1pm, lunch 1-3pm, afternoon session 3-6pm, evening meal 6.30pm. Working days are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Saturday the workshop runs from 9 - 12 pm with lunch being served before departures in the afternoon.

What happens on Thursday?

Thursday is your day for study or relaxation, either staying at the Centre or out exploring Orkney. Breakfast will be available as normal but lunch and dinner will not be catered for. You may cook for yourself or eat out at a restaurant. Thursday’s plans and any additional excursions are decided within the group and the Centre Manager coordinates this once you are here and settled.