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your voice matters


Your voice is an incredible tool and here at mtda we believe your voice is beautiful.

"Everyone has a beautiful voice - 

you just have to learn how to use it." ~ Jo Estill


Welcome To Estill





Welcome To Estill - Let’s Start At The Very Beginning

Welcome To Estill is a one day, interactive, fun and practical introductory course that covers all the key elements of the Estill Model.

The course is for those who are looking for inspiration, knowledge and understanding of their own voice in both spoken and sung voice user contexts who are keen to improve their craft through practice and training.

Estill Voice Training offers speakers and singers the tools needed to realise their full vocal potential whatever that may be. It is a scientific approach to voice use with an emphasis on training individual vocal structures of the voice in isolation sonthat maximum artistic freedom can be achieved.

The course will explore the 13 figures for voice and also the 6 voice qualities: Speech, Falsetto, Sob, Twang, Opera and Belt. The course is limited to a maximum of 20 people and is a safe and open space for exploration and vocal play with opportunities for individual coaching throughout the day. Estill Voice Training has no aesthetic bias and offers non-judgemental awareness of all aspects of the Estill model.

The course will conclude with an optional open coaching session for anyone wishing to receive coaching on their voice in either spoken or sung contexts. Participants can bring songs, speeches, poems, text - whatever they like and will receive direct coaching on their voice there and then.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have:

* had an anatomical overview of Estill Voice Training (EVT) and the voice. 

* learned about the physiology and function of the voice. 

* explored the concepts of effort, power, source, filter, pitch and attractor states in the context of the Estill Model. 

* explored all 13 Estill Figures for Voice and the 6 Estill voice qualities (Speech, Twang, Falsetto, Sob, Opera & Belt). 

* been offered the opportunity for individual coaching and expert feedback. 

* had an introduction to Voiceprint Plus, a software that is available to give you visual feedback about your voice and vocal control. 

* discovered the Estill hand signals for the relevant figures. 

Who would this course be useful for?

-Classroom teachers


-Public Speakers



-Singing/Voice Teachers


-Choral Directors

-Speech and Language Therapists

-ENT Specialists

The course would also be helpful for those interested in 1-2-1 coaching, those considering attending a full Estill Level 1 & 2 Course and those interested in Estill Certification (EFP/EMT/EMCI).


All course participants will receive an official Attendance Certificate from Estill Voice Training which can be used as evidence of CPD.

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Alex Dengate

Alex is a professional singing coach, voice coach, vocal technician and has over 12 years of experience working with people of all ages across the performing arts, education and business sectors.

At home in the rehearsal room, the dance studio or the corporate board room Alex can deliver swift and effective techniques, remedies and ploys to aid your in achieving your vocal goals and releasing your voice.

A professional singer and voice user, he is an Estill Master Trainer (EMT).

He is an accomplished Musical Director and Pianist and will happily accompany singing and vocal sessions as required.



'I have a singing/voice block' 

'I am insecure about my voice'

The voice is such a personal thing and sometimes we get hung up on how we sound and feel when using our voice and it affects our performance and delivery.

Why not combine a Release Your Voice session with an NLP Performance Coaching session and have both Claire and Alex simultaneously coach you?  


The results from these dual sessions can be quite remarkable and are conducted in a relaxed and supportive manner.


Do I have to be a singer/musician to benefit from some voice coaching?

-Absolutely not! Each session is crafted to the needs, skills and experience of the individual and you do not need a musical bone in your body to improve your vocal techniques.

How much do these sessions cost?

-Get in touch with us directly for a personalised quote.

I know I want to get help with my voice, what's the best way to start?

-A FREE consultation is the best way to get the journey started.  After a short and informal chat we can best assess your needs and get you on the road to 'Release Your Voice'.

Cancellation Policy

Plan ahead with confidence knowing that your investment in the training/courses is secure.

If any course or coaching both ONLINE & IN-PERSON is changed or cancelled due to any reason, you will be entitled to receive a FULL REFUND.


This policy is in place primarily to protect the places of those attending any course, coaching or training.


Please be sure to read and understand the following




Please note for all courses, if for any reason you are unable to attend;

  • You will be entitled to a full refund up to 30 days before the course start date.

  • Cancellations within 30 but more than 14 days of the course start date will be refunded at 50%.

  • Cancellations 14 days or less prior to the course start date, fee non-refundable.



  • You may (once only) transfer up to 30 days prior to the course start date, the fee already paid to a similar course on another date.

If the place on the second course is subsequently cancelled. The refund will be in accordance with whichever cancellation/transfer is closest to its course start date.



  • To cancel a session please give a minimum of 48 hours’ notice
    to receive a full refund.

Should mtda cancel a session, no charge will be made.
Pre-paid sessions can be carried forward to another date or refunded in full.

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