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Using your voice in your classroom

Friday, March 15th, 2019

2nd Floor Meeting Room 2-4

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

11713 82 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 2V9


●   4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Snacks, beverages, and reconnect with other ESL practitioners.

●   5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Using your voice in your classroom

How can you use voice as an effective teaching tool?  In this sixty-minute workshop you will learn simple exercises for warming up and preserving the health of your voice. Addressing issues of vocal support and articulation will help build both clarity and vocal stamina. We will also explore techniques for expanding your vocal range and expression to help enhance your confidence and increase the dynamic quality of your lessons.

David Ley holds an MFA in performance from York University with a diploma in Voice Teaching. He is a Professor in the Drama Department at the University of Alberta where he teaches Voice and Speech, Dialects, and Acting. David has extensive experience in private practice teaching vocal skills to a wide array of professional voice users from schoolteachers to politicians and has taught many voice workshops both across Canada and abroad. He spent ten seasons as a Voice Coach at Canada’s Stratford Festival and has been a regular instructor in Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory. Media outlets around the world have covered his work on the Vibrant Voice Technique including: the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, The Guardian UK, the Huffington Post, Metro News International, and many others.  David has 30 years of experience working as an actor in theatres across Canada and has acted in numerous film and television productions.

Hope to see you there,

Diana Agudelo and Maryna Siek

Edmonton Local Co-Chairs

For your convenience, please sign in to the meeting in advance here:

ATESL Chapter: Edmonton