Usage of Voice in Teaching
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Hääl õpetaja töös
Course title in English
Usage of Voice in Teaching
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Provide opportunities for acquiring basic knowledge in voice production and healthy voice usage. To create opportunities to achieve sustainable knowledge and skills of the healthy speaking voice.
Brief description of the course
Lectures and seminars deal with the use of the principles of a healthy voice. The student learns and acquires the basics of vocal physiology and the principles of the vocal apparatus and voice direction (correct posture, breathing, coupling breath technique with voice use of resonators, clear enunciation). Basic knowledge about factors detrimental to voice. Insight into the principles of voice training. The voice in different ages. Voice and performance, and coping with performance anxiety. Vocal exercises and diction exercises for the development of carrying power of voice and sustainable use of voice.
Maximum number of participants 20.

Independent work
Diction exercises, voice exercises, breathing exercises.
Learning outcomes in the course
The student is familiar with the voice apparatus and its functioning principles. Has acquired the basic knowledge and practical skills of healthy voice usage in speech.
Assessment methods
Pass/fail assessment
The Essay, self-reflection.
To pass, the students has to participate actively in lectures and interactive
seminars and write a written work on schedule.
Vaike Kiik-Salupere, PhD
Study literature
Blades, E, L. (2018). A Spectrum of Voices. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.
Brown, T, D. (2018). Anatomy of the Voice; An Illustrated Guide for Singers, Vocal Coaches, and Speech Therapists. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.
Lyle, H. (2014). Vocal Yoga; The Yoy of Breathing Singing and Sounding. Pacific Palisades: Bluecat Music & Publishing.
Sihvo, M. (2009). Terve hääl, Tallinn: AS Medicina.
Vurma, A. (1996). Laulja pill, Tallinn: Scripta Musicalia.
Replacement literature
Brown, O. (2008). Discover your voice; How to develop healthy voice habits. U.S.A: Delmar Cengage Learning.
Buswell, D. (2006). Performance stretegies for musicians. Stanstead Abbotts: MX Publishing.
Cazden, J. (2012). Everyday Voice Care; The Lifestile Guide for Singers and Talkers. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Books.
Chipman, B, J. (2008). Singing with mind, body and soul. Tucson: Wheatmark.
Dayme, M, B. (2005). The Performer’s Voice, Realizing Your Vocal Potential, London: W.W. Norton & Company.
Green, D. (2002). Performance Success; Performing Your Best Under Pressure. New York: Routledge A Theatre Arts Book.
Hautamäki, T. (2007). Laulajan Opas, Tampere: Tampereen Yliopistopaino Oy-Juvenes Print.
Hemsley, T. (1998). Singing & Imagination; A Human Approach to a Great Musical Tradition, Oxford: University Pres. (pp. 49-57).
Juslin, P, N. & Sloboda, J, A. (2010). Handbook of Music and Emotion; Theory, Research, Applications. Oxford: University Press. (pp. 401-424).
Kenny, D, T. (2011). The Psychology of Music Performance Anxiety. Oxford: University Press.
Kuus, H. (1961). Laulja häälekool, Tallinn: Eesti riiklik kirjastus. (lk. 132-317).
Leborgne, W. (2014). The Vocal Athlete. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
Saklad, N. (2011). Voice and Speech Training in the New Millennium. Milwaukee: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.