In addition to being an award winning singer and voice actor, I’m a Vocal Coach and Singing Teacher! – You can find out MUCH more about all that at www.yourfreevoice.com, but here are a few upcoming events.

2022

March 31st-April 3rd –VO Atlanta Conference

Julia Norton – presenting Vocal Health topics at VO Atlanta

I’m thrilled to have been invited back to present another three workshops at the upcoming and final VO Atlanta. Teaching in person! I cannot wait to see actual humans!

Is it time to Breathe Easier?

Friday April 1st 9.50-10.50am

If the last 2 years hasn’t made us acutely aware of our lung health, I don’t know what will. As actors and singers we are often told to ‘breathe into our diaphragm’ but what does that really mean? For those suffering with ‘long covid’ a nice deep breath can seem like an insurmountable goal. In this experiential workshop you’ll learn the anatomy of the breathing apparatus as well as being taken through several breathing exercises to help you identify different breathing techniques and methods for increasing breath capacity. We’ll examine how the different ways we breathe can affect our levels of anxiety or performance stress and also how we can get deeper into character work by starting with the body and the breath.


Using a ‘Song and Dance’ to get Unstuck!

Friday April 1st 4.40-5.40pm

Exploring how ‘singing copy’ and moving your body, frees up your creative juices, increases joy, and gets you unstuck. When we work on our movement we free the singing voice, when we free the singing voice, we are also building skills for our speaking voice. Win win. Playing musically with copy instead of getting stuck in a stylistic rut we open up opportunities for greater creative range and freedom and more confidence.


Resolving to finally Warm-Up!

Saturday April 2nd 9.50-10.50am

Voice actors are vocal athletes. We use our voices in extraordinary ways every day, so knowing how to properly take care of our instrument is as essential as a good mic, but many of us don’t take that few minutes to warm up and cool down and risk injury. Here’s your chance to change that! In this session you will learn the quick tools you can use on a daily basis to warm up and when and why to cool down your voice. These will include stretching, breathing, vocal warm ups, self-massage and straw phonation. We will also dig into some truths and myths around food and drink to be avoided, common injuries, how to recover from illness or injury more quickly and how to choose a character voice wisely.

May 5-26 • Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT

I’m delighted to be continuing teaching at

Voice One in San Francisco as part of their Core Vocal Development series:

Julia Norton will help you discover how to get through hours of narration and video game voice over by exploring breathing, resonance,  and posture to master the tips and tricks that keep your voice healthy and happy all day long. For more details and booking click here:

Past Events

Last week I was interviewed by Danny Scott at ‘Voice One’ about my upcoming vocal health class. You can read it here:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/who-needs-good-vocal-health-julia-norton-actor-singer

Vocal Health Class at Voice One

September 9th 6.30-9.30pm $110

Brilliant! You booked that video game and feel like a champ! But you quickly realize that four hours a day for five days in a row is going to be a workout for your voice. How DO you get through two hours of killing and dying and live to ‘tell’ the tale? Master the tips and tricks to keep your voice healthy all day long. Know what to drink (and what not to drink), how to warm up and cool down, what to do when you get sick, how to support your voice with your breath, and how to choose character voices wisely.

Book now using this link

https://www.voiceone.com/product/vocal-health-with-julia-norton

Saturday July 13th

The Penelope Poems – The Sitting Room in Sonoma 2pm

http://www.sittingroom.org/events.html

I’m thrilled to be reading, singing and improvising in this wonderful project. This ancient story is so relevant today. Based on a careful study of Homer’s the Odyssey, and her research on women’s lives in Bronze Age Greece, Patti Trimble has written a suite of spoken poems on the women of the Odyssey. In this presentation of poetic/musical excerpts, Penelope speaks monologues on her life in the palace, weaving and thinking in her room, responding to Rumor’s messages about Odysseus and his return. A poetic chorus, supported by song and music, tells the mythical–historical origins of Homer’s female archetypes and monsters. Trimble uses the evolution of her imagined Penelope to weave poetic imagery onto the loom of her research from academic texts and ancient Greek writings

Friday 28th June

The Penelope Poems

8pm – Valencia Street, San Francisco.

I’m thrilled to be reading, singing and improvising in this wonderful project. This ancient story is so relevant today. Based on a careful study of Homer’s the Odyssey, and her research on women’s lives in Bronze Age Greece, Patti Trimble has written a suite of spoken poems on the women of the Odyssey. In this presentation of poetic/musical excerpts, Penelope speaks monologues on her life in the palace, weaving and thinking in her room, responding to Rumor’s messages about Odysseus and his return. A poetic chorus, supported by song and music, tells the mythical–historical origins of Homer’s female archetypes and monsters. Trimble uses the evolution of her imagined Penelope to weave poetic imagery onto the loom of her research from academic texts and ancient Greek writings

Thursday 2nd May 6-7pm

‘The Penelope Poems’ at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

I’m thrilled to be reading, singing and improvising in this wonderful project. This ancient story is so relevant today.

Based on a careful study of Homer’s the Odyssey, and her research on women’s lives in Bronze Age Greece, Patti Trimble has written a suite of spoken poems on the women of the Odyssey. In this presentation of poetic/musical excerpts, Penelope speaks monologues on her life in the palace, weaving and thinking in her room, responding to Rumor’s messages about Odysseus and his return. A poetic chorus, supported by song and music, tells the mythical–historical origins of Homer’s female archetypes and monsters. Trimble uses the evolution of her imagined Penelope to weave poetic imagery onto the loom of her research from academic texts and ancient Greek writings

https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-05-02/penelope-poems

Thursday 11th April 7-10pm

Singing Salon for my adult students

This free event is for a limited number of students who have worked with me privately or in a group setting in the last 18 months. If that’s you and you haven’t received and invite and you’d like to come, let me know!

We’re going to share a pot luck dinner, sing a song or two as a group to warm up and then share a song or two each in this small and supremely supportive group. Experience ranges from beginners to professionals, genres will be across the board and hearts are big. Come and sing!

“Always such a positive and supportive teacher. Julia inspires and encourages at every step of the learning process. Strong practical understanding of how to get you singing with confidence. Any chance to sing with Julia is a glorious time!” Jim.

“A grand ol’ time is to be had when taking one of her workshops. Be warned, you will be challenged and inspired to sing your heart out and stretch your vocal range! Prepare for Awesomeness! Alexis.

“Julia is a skillful & compassionate teacher, who has a profound understanding of both solid vocal technique and the emotional and psychological dimensions of singing”. Karen