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 17: Finding Character Through an Exploration of Oral Posture

Questions about this or any webinar? Contact KTS Webinar Series organizers Jeff Parker and Julie Foh at ktswebinars@gmail.com. Please join us Monday, November 12th, at 4pm (EST) for our 17th Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar! KTS Certified Teacher Kathryn L. Johnston will host “Finding Character Through an Exploration of Oral Posture.” This webinar will be a physical exploration of oral posture – one of KTS’s fundamental concepts – in a way that is fun and engaging. Exploring oral posture as a way to find vocal characterization can be used to introduce or solidify the names and actions of the muscles of articulation and […]

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 […]

Webinar 14: Coaching Language & Style Part Two

Sorry for any confusion! You are now in the right place (ktspeechwork.org) to register for this webinar. If you’ve already completed this process on the old website (ktspeechwork.com) then there’s nothing to worry about. We’ve still got those records, and there’s no need to register again.  If you haven’t registered yet, this is the place to do it. If you’re planning on waiting for the last possible moment to register…don’t. Go ahead and register using the “tickets” section at the bottom of the page.   Please join us Monday, July 30th, at 3pm (EDT) for our 14th Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar! […]

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 […]

Time Put In

I’m looking forward to 2016 KTS Teacher Certification in June. Not only will I have the opportunity to discuss the intricacies of human communication and speech with exceptionally intelligent and good-looking people, but I’ll also get to visit New York for the first time in several years and decide which organs I will trade on the black market for a Hamilton ticket. One of the foundational concepts I’m looking forward to discussing this summer is one that I’ve had to manage frequently in my career as an accent coach in Los Angeles: time. Namely, the assumptions we make about time […]