Better Voice

Taking the strain out of speaking and singing

Taking the strain out of speaking and singing

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Speaking? Singing?
Teaching? Presenting?

Make your voice work better for you

A resonant voice that sounds effortless and confident

And all with absolutely no strain on your throat.

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Could that be possible?

It’s more than possible, as countless speakers and singers have discovered over the past century.

Until recently the technique they used could be taught only through one-to-one tuition. Now it’s available direct to you as Better Voice, a revolutionary online video- and audio-supported course that enables you to develop your voice in your own time, at your own pace, at your own convenience.

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Make a start on improving your voice.

Read what a Better Voice course can do for you - then try it free!

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It's all about the sound

- and not about the strain

Better Voice is nothing to do with elocution or accent, and all to do with the vocal quality of the sound you produce. Is it focused and pleasing to the listener? Can it be heard clearly? Does it come across without apparent effort? Does it have staying power? Does it impress the listener with its confidence?

Better Voice is the online version of the long-established White’s Technique. Its key feature is a concentration on the natural resonators in your head. This helps you develop a clear, well-focused voice that carries well, while taking the emphasis away from your throat and your vocal cords. It’s a natural method that removes all strain from the throat, and can even work towards healing any previous damage.

Better Voice at work

- and play

You’re in business? A clear, confident, effortless Better Voice delivery will help create a persuasive aura at meetings, hold the attention when presenting to an audience (no need for a microphone), and enable you to make your points efficiently and effectively.

I knew my weak voice would let me down as a barrister, but the improvement and confidence White’s Technique gave me have now set me on a successful career.

Keith W., barrister

You’re a singer? Whether you're a professional or amateur, a soloist or a choir member, a novice or an old hand, Better Voice will help you improve the tone quality, focus and range of your voice without effort or strain.

Over the time I have been studying White's Technique my range has increased twofold, my volume at least threefold, and the pleasure I derive from singing and performing almost infinitely.

Mairi C., amateur contralto

You’re a teacher? Better Voice will help you get the message across all day, every day, without the familiar problem of strain on your throat. It will enable you to make yourself heard without shouting, communicate clearly and convincingly, and control challenging classroom behaviour with authority.

My first teaching practice assessment identified my voice’s volume and range as needing development. After practising White's Technique regularly my voice has now been assessed as centred and pleasant to listen to. Projection, volume, clarity, posture and breathing are better, and I have more confidence.

Milena A., teacher

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What will you learn?

- through easy-to-follow text, video and audio

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You’ll discover how to mentally redirect the production of your voice from your throat to the resonant cavities in your head.

You’ll learn how to increase the carrying power of your voice without having to shout or to increase the effort.

You’ll learn how to use this method to increase the capabilities of your voice, whether you're speaking or singing.

You’ll learn how to make the intrinsic sound of your voice more interesting to listeners.

You’ll learn how to extend the range of notes your voice can reach (that’s a great benefit even if you’re not a singer).

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You’ll discover how to use your voice as often as you like for as long as you need, without suffering any strain on your throat.

You’ll discover how to mentally redirect the production of your voice from your throat to the resonant cavities in your head.

You’ll learn how to use this method to increase the capabilities of your voice, whether you're speaking or singing.

You’ll learn how to extend the range of notes your voice can reach (that’s a great benefit even if you’re not a singer).

You’ll learn how to increase the carrying power of your voice without having to shout or to increase the effort.

You’ll learn how to make the intrinsic sound of your voice more interesting to listeners.

You’ll discover how to use your voice as often as you like for as long as you need, without suffering any strain on your throat.

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Courses overview

Make a start on improving your voice.

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Better Voice for Speakers

The Better Voice course for speakers uses video, audio and text to take you through a graduated series of exercises designed to enhance the range and focus of your speaking voice while improving its resonance, authority and stamina, as well as making it more pleasing, interesting and engaging to the listener.

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Better Voice for Singers

The Better Voice course for singers takes you through a series of expertly targeted lessons and exercises, complete with video and audio illustrations, covering resonance, focus, range and staying power, enabling you to enhance your performance quality while protecting your voice from strain and damage.

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Better Voice for Teachers

The Better Voice course for teachers is tailored to the development of a speaking voice that communicates clearly and authoritatively to pupils and students in a learning environment, with the invaluable associated benefits this brings in commanding attention and managing classroom behaviour.

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Who are we?

- the experts behind Better Voice

Better Voice is backed by the E.G. White Society, the charitable trust which continues the work started over a century ago by the technique’s originator.

The online courses are written by Jane Farrell. Jane is a Trustee of the Society with a long and successful background in academic publishing. She has been a White’s Technique practitioner herself for more than twenty years, both as a speaker and an ensemble and solo singer.

The courses’ specialist adviser is Dr Peter Giles. Dr Giles is also a Society Trustee and White’s Technique practitioner and teacher. He is a noted written authority on vocal production and a leading expert on the singing voice.

Frequently asked questions

I've been told I have nodules on my vocal cords. Can I practise Better Voice?

Better Voice is brilliant if you have damaged vocal cords. You'll learn how to produce your voice in a way that will allow the damage to heal and prevent any further damage. Obviously if you are having medical treatment you should check with your doctor first, but we can guarantee that our techniques, practised as directed in the courses, will not harm your voice in any way.

Will Better Voice prevent my voice getting tired when I speak or sing for a long time?

Preventing your voice from getting tired is one of the great benefits of Better Voice. Your voice is designed to be used as much as you want. But it will tire when you speak or sing from your throat. With Better Voice you learn how to take your voice out of your throat, which automatically stops it getting tired when you use it a lot.

Will Better Voice help me to be more confident when speaking in public?

People who practise Better Voice usually find they become much more confident when they have to use their voice in public. This is because they know they sound good and they know their voice won't let them down. They've also learnt how to breathe and stand better, which allows them to stay more relaxed.

Does Better Voice help remedy a sore throat?

That depends what’s causing the soreness. If it’s the type that comes on when you have to speak or sing a lot, and gets worse the more you use your voice, then Better Voice should certainly help you. This type of sore throat is a sign that you're using your voice in the wrong way, and our courses can deal with that. If your sore throat is the result of an upper respiratory tract infection, then resting your voice as much as possible is the quickest way to get it back to normal. If you have an unexplained sore throat for more than a couple of weeks then consult your doctor.

I'm quite elderly. Is it too late to start practising Better Voice?

It's never too late – to learn Better Voice or to do a lot of other things in your life! The Better Voice technique will help keep your voice strong and healthy, which is a great way to sound and feel younger. If you used to sing but had to stop because your voice was no longer up to it, you may well find that our technique gives your singing voice a new lease of life too.

I already have a singing teacher. Can I carry on having lessons while I learn Better Voice?

It's not recommended. Your singing teacher is teaching you their way, not our technique. So having lessons from them and practising Better Voice at the same time will be like trying to get somewhere in a car while one of your passengers is giving you one set of directions and another is giving you a completely different set. If you try to mix and match the two sets you're highly likely to get you lost. Your teacher's method may get you where you want to go – though by another route – or it may take you somewhere different that you like less. Ideally you should read what White's Technique can promise you, ask your teacher what their method offers, and then make up your mind whose directions you are going to follow.

Can I keep singing in a choir while I learn Better Voice?

It's not ideal, especially at the beginning. Better Voice completely retrains the way you use your voice. But every time you go to choir practice you'll slip back into the same (usually bad) habits of voice production that you've been used to. It's best to take a break from your choir, or any other regular singing, until producing your voice the Better Voice way has become normal and natural for you.