TBVS Summer Sessions 2017
Preparing Professional Voice Users
for the Big Stage

Learn the techniques I use to help Google Execs, TED Speakers, 
Hollywood Actors & Broadway Singers prepare for the big stage. 
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This summer, I will be offering in-person and online training programs for emerging and veteran voice teachers, vocal coaches and speech pathologists interested in working with professional voice users. You will learn the methodology I've used since 2002 to help TED speakers, Googlers, Broadway Singers and Hollywood Actors craft and deliver compelling performances with confidence, world class versatility and authenticity.

Hi, I'm Tom Burke. As a speech-language pathologist, Certified Course Instructor of Estill Voice Training and voice teacher with 20 years experience, I've honed a fast, fun, scientific, safe and simple way to sing better, speak clearer, and communicate easier with power, versatility and authenticity. 

 

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Course Descriptions

3 Week Online Courses

Belting Permutations: An Estill Masterclass Series

If you love Estill, you’ll love this series. This 3 week course is designed for teachers and singers who have taken Level 1 or Level 2 coursework in Estill Voice Training. You will learn how to apply Estill Figures to belt safely in at least 4 different styles: Golden Age Musical Theater, Contemporary Musical Theater, Pop and Rock. Tuition: $297 

When: Thursdays June 1, 8, 15, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 7pm-8:30pm EST
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes 

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Preparing Performers for the Big Stage

As a speech-pathologist, voice teacher or vocal coach you may be interested in widening the scope of your practice to include working with professional speakers and singers. If so, this signature course is for you. I will show you the core techniques I’ve used since 2002 to help prepare Broadway Singers, Hollywood Actors, Google Execs and TED speakers prepare for the big stage. Tuition: $497

When: Tuesdays June 6, 13, 20, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 7pm-8:30pm EST
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes 

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How to Teach Belting for Classical Voice Teachers

In this 3 week course, you will learn how to train singers to belt safely using a “top-down approach” which emphasizes differences in tongue placement, diction, nasality, and “twang” before addressing the seemingly scarier topics of breath support variances, use of “chest,” vocal injury prevention and more. Tuition $297

When: Wednesdays June 7, 14, 21, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 7pm-8:30pm EST
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes

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1 Week Online Courses

How to Teach Voice Online

If you are looking to expand your studio to include online voice lessons and work with clients from around the world, this 5 day intensive will help you learn the strategies to be successful. Even if you are afraid of technology, you will learn to independently operate free or inexpensive, easy to manage apps and software. By the end of the week, you will have taught at least one lesson or module online and will have the roadmap to continue on your own. Tuition $750. (Payment plans available) 

When: June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 7pm-8:30pm EST
What's Included: Access to private members area for feedback from Tom in between classes.
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes 

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The 3 Day Miracle: Convert Your Intellectual Property to an Online Program in 3 days.
Expand your business and simplify your life. Get soup to nuts training on creating your online program or product. First, you'll learn the ropes of how to charge a premium with group programs and create recurring passive income with products. Then you'll roll up your sleeves and create the darn thing, finally! This course is completely tailored to the unique needs of the attendees. As a result registration is limited to 12 participants. You'll start with an idea and end with an online product or your money back. $1500. 

When: July 25, 26, 27
Where: Online
What time: 10am-6pm EST
What's Included: Access to private members area for feedback from Tom in between classes.
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? No 
*Limited to 12 Participants. 

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$90/90 Min Workshops

Diction Tricks for a Better Belt

The way you use consonants can significantly help or hinder your belt. In this 90 minute workshop you will learn how to identify and manage consonants which conspire against an easy Belt; how to repeat high notes with greater ease; how to increase your sound upwards of 20 decibels without additional breath pressure and more. Tuition: $90

When: Saturday June 3, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 11am-12:30pm EST
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes

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How to Craft and Deliver a TED level talk - A primer

Have you ever dreamed of coaching or giving a TED talk? In this 90 minute workshop, I will walk you through how I help clients through the TED institute to craft and deliver ideas worth sharing. This workshop will be offered twice this summer. You may choose from one of the following two options. Tuition: $90

Option 1

When: Sunday June 4, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 1pm-2:30pm EST
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes

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Option 2

When: Thursday July 6, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 7:00-8:30pm EST
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes 

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Intro to Facebook Advertising for Voice Teachers

Marketing means reaching people where they are with a message that inspires them to take action. Today, as you know, everyone is on Facebook. In this 90 minute course you will receive a primer on how to use Facebook Advertising tools to meet new ideal clients from around the world who are interested in studying with you. Tuition $90

When: Saturday June 10, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 11am-12:30pm EST
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes 

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How to convert your intellectual property to an online product

Have an idea for an online class, product or program that could help people around the world? Need help articulating your ideas? Technologically challenged and not sure how to put it all together? In this workshop you will receive techniques for clarifying your ideas and a survey of technology tools to help execute them. Tuition: $90 

When: Sunday June 11, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 1pm-2:30pm EST
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes 

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How to beautify your speaking voice

Do you work with singers but would like to start working with professional speakers? Many clients refer themselves for training because they hate the sound of their speaking voice. In this 90 minute workshop, you’ll learn how to help clients listen to themselves with less judgment and then teach them techniques to improve the beauty and power of their speaking voice. Tuition: $90

When: Tuesday July 11th, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 7pm-8:30pm EST
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes 

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How to speak concisely

Run on sentences can run one's career into the ground. The number 1 complaint I receive from corporate clients is the inability to be concise on the fly and how that affects their upward mobility. Learn how to coach others to speak concisely. This 90 minute workshop will show you how. Tuition: $90

When: Wednesdays July 12th, 2017
Where: Online
What time: 7pm-8:30pm EST
Will it be recorded if I can’t attend live? Yes

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How We Host Online Courses

Online Courses 

All online courses and workshops are held via ZOOM, a multi-person online videoconference platform which allows us to host up to 300 video participants & 10,000 viewers from around the world. Zoom offers a premium web-class experience with HD video, premium audio, recording capabilities, and chat features. ZOOM is accessible on all devices so you can watch and participate wherever you are.

 

On-Site Retreats

Interested in attending an in-person event?
We offer both Estill Voice Training Coursework and
Premium Retreats for Speakers & Entrepreneurs

Welcome to Burkestone

All on-site retreats are hosted at Burkestone Estate. Nestled in the historic Hudson River Valley, our premier upstate New York facility boasts 5.7 beautiful acres set in the farmlands just outside Hudson, NY.  

Explore Hudson

Voted one of America’s best small towns, Hudson features delicious farm to table restaurants, art galleries, microbreweries, wineries, antique shops, performance venues, beautiful Hudson River views and historic homes. Just 2 hours north of NYC and 2 hours west of Boston, it’s the perfect weekend getaway to recharge and explore your voice and speech technique. 

Housing & Accomodations

At Burkestone, we can accommodate up to 15 guests in either our fully-stocked Barn Suite studio apartments or the Manor House guest rooms with shared-bath. Accommodations also include daily farm-fresh meals. Check out some of our Barn Suites here. Several AirBNB and hotel locations are within minutes of the estate to provide additional local adventures and respite for our guests. 

Estill Retreats

Estill Level One

Level One: Figures for Voice Control™ teaches the Craft of speaking and singing. During this course students will be introduced to 13 vocal structures that influence voice quality. Each structure has different options for control that produce different vocal sound effects and sensations. Introductory exercises use everyday natural vocal activities to guide the student’s awareness to the featured structure and its possibilities. The Figure for Voice™ for each structure challenges the student to change structural options on different vowels and pitches through the range. After being introduced to each Figure™, participants are given the opportunity to try out their new skills in small group practice sessions. Open Coachings provide the opportunity for participants to work on a speech or song and to explore the Figure solutions to any problems encountered, any vocal goals not realized. There will also be ample opportunity for questions and discussion. The skills developed in Level One will help you add strength, clarity and stamina to your voice! Tuition: $400

When: August 18, 19, 20, 2017
Where: Burkestone Estate Hudson, NY
What Time: 10am - 6pm Daily

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Estill Level Two

Level Two builds on the knowledge and skills from Level One by asking students to combine different options learned through the Figures in "recipes" for six "basic" voice qualities. These qualities – Speech, Falsetto, Sob, Twang, Opera, and Belting – appear as specifically defined by Jo Estill. Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities™ gives you a better understanding of the voice’s limitless possibilities, along with how to keep it vibrant and healthy. After becoming familiar with each Voice Quality, participants will be given the opportunity to apply their new skills in small group practice sessions.There will also be ample opportunity for questions and discussion. Level Two: Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities™ will be of interest to singers, actors, public speakers, voice teachers, and clinical voice professionals. Tuition: $400

When: August 23, 24, 25, 2017
Where: Burkestone Estate Hudson, NY
What Time(s): Wed: 10am - 6pm, Thurs: 10am - 6pm, Friday: 10am - 2pm 

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Interested in Attending both Level One AND Level Two?
Save $100 and attend both for a discounted rate of $700   

Premium On-Site Retreats
Application Only

Prep For TED Retreat: Craft and deliver your TED-level talk in 3 days

Learn by watching and doing.  Join me as I coach clients (including you) on developing a TED-level talk in 3 days.

When: July 21, 22, 23
Where: Burkestone Estate, Hudson NY 

DreamLife Intensive Retreat: How to make your dream life a reality

Create a career and life that you really want. Join this transformational weekend to clarify and take strategic action on the next phase of your life. 

When: July, 29, 30
Where: Burkestone Estate, Hudson NY

APPLY FOR A PREMIUM RETREAT HERE
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