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Estill Level One Course & Belting Through The Ages Workshop


August 20-24th, 2018 - Ann Arbor, MI

10AM-6PM Daily
5-Day Combined Estill Level One

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Belting Through The Ages Workshop (with Tom Burke)

August 20, 21, 22: Estill Level One

Level One: Figures for Voice™ teaches the Craft of speaking and singing. During this course students are introduced to 13 vocal structures that influence voice quality.

Each structure produces a range of different vocal sound effects.

The Figures for Voice are exercises used to develop predictable control of each structure’s options.

The skills developed in Level One will help you add strength, clarity and stamina to your voice!

August 23, 24: Belting Through the Ages

During this two day workshop, we will explore belting permutations across several decades of musical theater. Techniques will include a review of the standard Estill Belt along with:

  • Advanced interpretation of Estill Voiceprint 

  • Tongue, lip and jaw prompts from other traditions such as overtone singing 

  • Anchoring prompts drawn from the worlds of Yoga, Pilates, Functional Movement
    ....and more.


You may join for one course or both. Housing information below.

Consider joining us for an exciting and dynamic 5 days which will recharge your teaching just in time for a new school year. Space is limited so reserve early; contact us to reserve your spot!


  • Registration for both courses: $695 (5-days)                                              

  • Individual Course Pricing: $435 (Level One) & $325 (Belting Through The Ages)


1.) Select 'Register'  to e'mail your complete contact information

2.) Pay by Check direct to:


Explore the Voice, LLC
1800 King Highway, Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Holiday Inn® Near the University of Michigan

3600 Plymouth Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Office: 734.769.9800 x 6293

Below is the booking link for the Summer Voice Workshop block checking in on August 19, 2018.  If you or your guests have any issues with this link please let Tiffany Jackson at the hotel know as soon as possible.

Please be advised that the booking link does not work on mobile devices.

Link Instructions:

Click on the booking link below

Scroll down to select your Check In and Check Out Dates

Group Code will automatically populate

Click on Check Availability

From there the site will show you the room types that have been blocked along with the group rate

When making a reservation with the booking link, please verify that you are getting the agreed upon rate of $114 before taxes.  While making your reservation, please be advised of the cancellation policy.  If you are having any further issues please contact the hotel and they can direct you to our reservations service.

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Excellence in vocal pedagogy.

Tom Burke is a speech-language pathologist, Estill Certified Master Teacher & Course Instructor and voice teacher for Hollywood Actors, Broadway Singers, TED speakers and Google Executives. His work has been featured on HBO, The Oprah Winfrey Network and MTV. His written articles have appeared in the Voice & Speech Review, Voice Council, and Backstage. He is founder of Broadway VoiceBox, the first LIVE, group, online voice training program offering a modular core curriculum, weekly masterclasses and pedagogy workshops to aspiring professional singers and voice teachers around the world. As part of this program, Tom also teaches a one-year "personalized artist diploma program" and offers in-person voice retreats in the Hudson Valley, NYC. More at

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"Tom's approach is the definition of scientific knowledge to serve your
vocal well-being and artistry 
sprinkled with a lot fun and joy!"

C.S.V., (Former student)

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