Apprenticeship

Would you like to apprentice in Vocal Tai Chi and receive a certificate reflecting your completion of three stages in the apprenticeship process?

Gaining a VTC Apprenticeship Completed certificate also entitles you to add the words Vocal Tai Chi to your own accumulating practice methods.

Please get in touch via the Contact page if you would like to be placed on the ‘interested’ list.

Foundation

Where are you at? What do you know? Where have you been? Where are you going? What can you do? What do you want to do? 

The six VTC spaces:

  1. VTC as music
  2. VTC as therapy
  3. VTC as leadership 
  4. VTC as collaborative 
  5. VTC as philosophy
  6. VTC as meditation 

Development

  1. VTC as therapy: how not to help, how to listen, how to ask questions, how to set the right exercise, when not to intervene, how to demonstrate, how to inspire, how to hold, how to wait. 
  2. VTC as music: how not to perform, how to hear, how to create, how to improvise, how to know what to do, how to put together a concert, how to develop your own vocal style
  3. VTC as leadership:  how and when to guide, to include, to respond, to suggest, to provoke, to demonstrate, to question, to lead, to follow
  4. VTC as collaborative:  how to create sessions and events with others, making things work together, knowing how to shape and leave space, diving into relationship with co-creators
  5. VTC as philosophy: How does VTC integrate and activate? 
  6. VTC as meditation: How might VTC open the door to a spiritual path? 

Empowerment

Collating and presenting your practice

  1. One to one work
  2. Group work
  3. Performance
  4. Collaboration 
  5. Repeating the opening questions: Where are you at? What do you know? Where have you been? Where are you going? What can you do? What do you want to do? 
  6. How will you include VTC in your own accumulating practice methods? 
  7. Feedback to build the process for next time 

Timescale

Above are the focal points for an apprenticeship in VTC. They could run in an expanded or contracted form. 

This whole journey could be gone through in a few of weekends, or considerably longer. Jenni is still thinking about the structure.

The start date this this work will only commence following the publication of “The Routledge Companion to Women in Musical Leadership – from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day” due out in 2023, within which Jenni Roditi has contributed a chapter “Beyond Music Workshops – A Composer and A Community.” This chapter goes into detail about Vocal Tai Chi and related practices, and will act as a key reference document in establishing the apprenticeship.

Please get in touch via the Contact page if you would like to be placed on the ‘interested’ list.

Cost

There will be a financial cost to taking the apprenticeship. Jenni will be looking into sponsorship for those who are not able to pay the full cost.

As this is an early call-out for “interest”, monetary commitment has not yet been decided. Please express interest, even if you are not in a position to afford full course costs.

New Step

This is a new step for Vocal Tai Chi and Jenni so please allow for emergent form as the elements come together over the next 18-24 months.
Thank you. JR.