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This was a great course, well targeted at singers and teachers who have some knowledge already, but are keen to delve into the science more thoroughly. Very useful indeed and has encouraged me to incorporate more SOVT work in my teaching practice to good effect.
This SOVT course was really great! I've been using a few of these techniques for a while in teaching but it really helped me to refresh the theory behind it and get some new ideas to use. My students are loving it!
Demonstrated SOVT exercises in a succinct way making them accessible for teachers, vocalists and students with an inquiring mind alike.
Such a worthwhile webinar series. SOVT exercises and the use of straws are pretty ubiquitous nowadays in voice work, so it's great to actually dig into the subject. The science of SOVT and straws is presented beautifully, as is the explanation of technique. Most helpfully, Oren sets out a structured method for building straw technique and incorporating it progressively into practice. Although the purpose of the webinar is very focused, there's good contextual content as well so some great bonus knowledge to be gained as well as the core material. The presentation style is clear, enagaging and well-paced, with excellent quality visuals. Oren is obviously passionate about his subject and his depth of knowledge and enthusiasm are infectious.
In my teaching, I use SOVT exs religiously and straws somewhat scattergun, with mixed results on the latter - sometimes to no real benefit, sometimes they work like magic. I now feel equipped to use both straw-based and lips-only based forms in a much more targeted and technically sound way, as well as applying them more usefully to my own singing. All in all, highly recommened.
Really informative and clear guide on the use of straw technique. Wil be back for more!