Speech 1

All classes at HB Studio will be held online via Zoom Conferencing until we are able to resume classes at the Studio.

You may join Part B without taking Part A.

Drawing upon Knight Thompson Speechwork, Speech 1 is designed to develop your awareness of the physiological components and physical actions of speech. You will learn speech anatomy, with exploration and play through the vocal tract. The class will make a careful study of all the possible consonant actions and experiment with oral postures. You will begin to explore an international range of possible speech sounds, developing the ability to perceive and experience shades of difference. These fundamental practices will be useful to both native and non-native American speakers.

For Summer 2020, offered online in two 5 week parts — Join either part, or both for $15 off: 

  • Part A: Exploring Anatomy of Speech – a closer look at the physical elements that go into speech production and a series of exercises to challenge our typical use of speech articulators.
  • Part B: Introduction to the IPA – an exploratory approach to learning and understanding the fundamentals behind the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Joy Coronel| Craig Dolezel

Recommended readingSPEAKING WITH SKILL: An Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork by Dudley Knight.
For In-Person classes only: Available for purchase online via our registration system or in-person at the registration office.

You may join Part B without taking Part A.

Current and Upcoming