Vocal Confidence – One-day Workshop

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Course Overview

Would you like more vocal confidence?
Do you desire greater vocal power, expressiveness and clarity?  
Do you suffer from vocal strain or fatigue? 

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!  The workshop will cover:

  • postural alignment for effective voice production
  • vocal power for audibility
  • clarity of articulation
  • resonance for richness of vocal tone and carrying power of the voice.

You will learn techniques to warm up and care for your voice and to continue your vocal development beyond the workshop. Workshop activities are based on Kristin Linklater’s voice techniques that are designed to ‘free the natural voice’.

Detailed resources (including audio recordings of exercises, workshop slides and recommended readings) will be provided after the workshop for you to continue your vocal training.

For Teachers:  A free teachers kit will be available on request with lesson plans and tips and tricks to take these techniques into your classes.

Course Details

Saturday 23 September 10am to 4pm. Cost $195
The University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast campus.
K1 Theatre 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast, Qld.
Directions:   See K1 building on the campus map.  Parking is free on weekends. The closest parking area is P6 (see map). 

Note:  UniSC Campus cafes are closed on the weekends. There are cafes available within a short drive from the theatre. It is recommended to bring your own lunch if possible.

Sunday 22 October 10am to 4pm. Cost $195
The National Drama School, St Kilda.

Act Now

Practical information: 

  • Please prepare a short speech of your choice (around 30 seconds to 1 minute in length). This could be, for example, a poem, dramatic monologue or work presentation. 
  • There will be a one hour lunch break 
  • Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in (lying on floor, stretches) 
  • Bring a water bottle,  journal and pen to write notes 

Registration will be open from 9:30am.  Please aim to arrive by 9:50am at the latest to allow time for registration and to orientate yourself to the space. 


Director of Drama, Dr Jo Loth  has taught voice, movement, and acting in tertiary settings for over twenty years and specialises in Linklater voice and the Suzuki actor training method. She has trained with Kristin Linklater, The Suzuki Company of Toga, Howard Fine, Shakespeare & Company, Pantheatre (France), and P3/East (Seattle).

Testimonials for Dr Jo Loth

“My time learning with Jo Loth was truly transformative for my voice and vocal practice. After spending years with vocal damage and then a few more in vocal therapy I assumed there was only so much I could do with my voice. After a year of studying with Jo, I booked my first professional voiceover gig with WorkSafe, for their 2023 campaign. I am so grateful for Jo’s teachings; she has connected me to a voice I didn’t know I had.”  Xanthe Blaise, actor

“Jo’s approach to vocal training has truly been life-changing for me. A former classroom teacher, I’ve struggled endlessly with vocal tension. With Jo’s warmth, generosity and depth of knowledge, she has helped me to unlock a voice I am proud of, that supports me in the work I do at Zen Zen Zo and personally as I remember my Wiradjuri language and culture. I find her work to be accessible and rewarding. I cannot recommend Jo enough.”

Nicole Reilly,  Brisbane Powerhouse Wandima Fellow and previous Artistic Director of Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre

After a break from acting roles, training with Jo was an incredibly powerful way to retune my mental focus, strengthen and anchor my body work, and release my voice. The beautiful blend of guided practice and deep reflection helped me feel confident in my process and ability. It was a really wonderful experience

Lucinda Shaw, Actor and singer/ songwriter

“Jo’s voice teaching balances the technical, theoretical, personal and practical, so that by the end of each session I had both a lived experience of the benefits of this training, as well as a lot of food for thought. I found Jo’s teaching style very accessible. I felt heard on a personal level as well as professional. I have been able to take away some of the concepts to try out with my own theatre students. I look forward to further study with Jo.”

Damara Sylvester, Artistic Director, Inside-Out Circus and Physical Theatre (NZ)