KTS Webinar 27: An Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork with Keri & Foster

Join us for our 27th webinar for a FREE introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork. KTS Certified Teachers Keri Safran and Foster Johns will outline a brief history of Knight-Thompson Speechwork, discuss what are (perhaps) principles that guide this work, and lead participants through an exploration of the vocal tract and basic speech actions. Your curiosity is invited for a KTS refresher, an introduction, or just to have a good time with speakin’ sounds! Keri Safran is a performer and Knight-Thompson Speechwork Certified Teacher who splits her time between New York City, Los Angeles and the Berkshires. Her clients range from Oscar & Tony winners […]

Webinar 16: A Women-Ar (free!)

Questions about this or any webinar? Contact KTS Webinar Series organizers Jeff Parker and Julie Foh at ktswebinars@gmail.com. To All Female-Identifying Speechworkers: please join us Monday, October 22nd, at 4pm (EDT) for our 16th Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar (for free)! Andrea Caban and Julie Foh, the female leadership of KTS, will facilitate a conversation about our collective experiences coaching and teaching within, without and in spite of the patriarchy. This will be an opportunity for us to be together, hear each other, and perhaps pool some courage and ideas for how to maintain our power and integrity as speech coaches in a […]

Webinar 15: An Intro to KTS (free!)

Questions about this or any webinar? Contact KTS Webinar Series organizers Jeff Parker and Julie Foh at ktswebinars@gmail.com. Please join us Tuesday, August 28th, at 3pm (EDT) for our 15th Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar! KTS Certified Teacher Julie Foh will host a FREE Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork. If you’re curious about KTS, have had a taste of the work and want more, or want to refresh your relationship to it, please join us. Julie will outline some fundamental principles (perhaps) of this approach to speech and accent training and will lead participants through some introductory exploration of the physical actions of […]

KTS Webinar #12 – Fun-etics: KTS Classroom Activities for Instruction and Engagement

Please join us Monday, May 7th, at 3pm (EDT) for our 12th Knight-Thompson Speechwork Webinar! Jeffrey Parker will offer: “Fun-etics: KTS Classroom Activities for Instruction and Engagement.” This webinar will introduce a few classroom exercises designed for student skill acquisition and classroom engagement. Building from exercises described in Speaking With Skill, Jeffrey Parker (and a few brave student volunteers) will introduce, describe, and demonstrate instructional activities that deepen the work while coming from a sense of play and gamesmanship. There will be time for questions, discussions, and sharing of exercises at the end of the webinar, so if you have any […]

Finding Your Voice

Today we bring you a guest post by Eric Armstrong, who teaches voice, speech, and text at York University. As a voice and speech teacher, I’ve been very lucky to have some great role models, mentors, colleagues and master teachers, all of whom have greatly influenced my approach to the art of teaching. I’ve also been very happy to have the opportunity to be a trainer of trainers, leading a speech and accent seminar as part of the now-closed Graduate Diploma in Voice Teaching at York University from 2003-2015. Any voice/speech methodology that has a teacher training program needs to […]