Workshop: Improving Forward Head Posture for Singers with Chris Kelly

Capucine Chiaudani & Chris Kelly Present

Workshop: Improving Forward Head Posture for Singers - with Chris Kelly

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In order to produce optimal sound, a Singer must possess excellent control of the neck and upper back.

Forward head posture represents poor breath management potential and an inability to transition between inhalation and exhalation.

In this workshop, we score the conditions and habits which create forward head posture along with exercises and strategies for all ages to eliminate this issue and gain excellent control of the upper body for Singing.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify common causes of forward head posture
2. Offer optimal model for posture of the upper body
3. Understand chest wall + upper back inhalation/exhalation biomechanics
4. Identify how compression and expansion in this region influence the head/cranium
5. Offer practical process and exercises to systematically address forward head posture

Who's Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly possess a Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and has completed all the education for systems such as Functional Range Conditioning, Postural Restoration Institute, Bill Hartman’s Intensive and Neurokinetic Therapy.  

As the co-owner of the Musical Athlete, a  physical preparation and performance company for vocalists, Chris uses biomechanical principles to help vocalists move, breath and perform better while gaining a new  understanding of their body. He is passionate about helping singers support the vocal mechanism by training the body and the breathe holistically.

In his role as a teacher, Chris has educated hundreds of fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists and personal trainers in topics such as movement screening, rehabilitative core training, exercise prescription/modification and much more.

The Musical Athlete offers one on one training, movement consultations and group training for singers as well as a mentorship program for teachers or anyone seeking to learn more about the biomechanics of the ribcage, pelvis and breathing as they apply to training to support the vocal mechanism

For more information, check out @the.musical.athlete on Instagram or contact [email protected]

Time Zones

Rome, Italy (GMT+2) ➡️  7:00 PM 🇮🇹
London, UK (GMT+1) ➡️  6:00 PM 🇬🇧
New York, USA (GMT-4) ➡️  1:00 PM 🇺🇸
Los Angeles, USA (GMT-7) ➡️  10:00 AM 🇺🇸

What they say about me

From a technical and interpretive standpoint Capucine’s teaching is of the very highest international level, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to either build a professional technical foundation or to polish their craftsmanship, in the Italian repertoire especially.
Tim Ribchester
Conductor - Pianist
It was a great pleasure to work with her because she is such a sensible and mature artist as well as a great colleague. She is a dedicated artist with touching sensitivity. She has a wide experience on the opera stage, having performed important title roles of the Italian romantic repertory.
Vincent de Kort
Mrs. Chiaudani proved to be an excellent teacher both with technique and with musical style. The additional aspect of her having Italian as her native language proved to be an invaluable adjunct to her abilities to teach.
Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar
Capucine Chiaudani possesses a clarity and talent for communicating her great knowledge of the style and repertoire, as well as technical vocal instruction. I am most pleased to recommend Capucine for any work involving the voice or style.
Opera Studio Nederland
Well-founded knowledge! Wonderful teacher!
Denette Whitter
Coach - Opernakademie Schloss Henfenfeld

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