For over a hundred years singers and speakers have been using White’s Technique to achieve unexpected potential in their vocal delivery and its effect on listeners.
Ernest George White conceived his approach as a solution to problems with his own voice. A talented organist and choirmaster, he faced a crisis at the turn of the twentieth century: misguided teaching at music college had caused difficulties with his vocal production, to the extent that he eventually found it impossible to speak and sing with any practical effect.
Resonance, not constriction
Faced with the termination of his career, he set out to find an answer. After much research, experimentation and consultation he realised that the voice can be produced much more efficiently by using the resonant qualities of the head rather than focusing on the larynx and the constricted channel of the throat.
White’s Technique is now used by professional and amateur singers of all persuasions – classical, choral, operatic, rock, pop and blues – as well as teachers, lawyers, broadcasters and public speakers. It enables them to get their message across practically, persuasively and pleasingly. Dr Peter Giles is one of the UK’s leading practitioners and teachers of the technique. He coaches both singers and speakers in the best use of their voice, usually in one-to-one tuition. To contact Dr Peter Giles for further information on making the most of your voice, click here.