PROGRAMME DE FORMATION DE FORMATEURS DES PROFESSEURS DE VOIX ROY HART THEATRE
Policy Revised Dec 18th 2011
POLICY FOR THE TRAINING OF ROY HART THEATRE VOICE TEACHERS
This is a structure for candidates to gain the education and experience needed to become a Roy Hart Theatre voice teacher. It is a general statement of principles. Regulations and requirements are set out below. PRINCIPLES Alfred Wolfsohn/Roy Hart/Roy Hart Theatre voice work places the accent on the individual. Many of the human and artistic values arising from this approach are not easily measurable, but are understood to be essential and stand at the centre of the teacher training. The teacher/pupil relationship and personal reflection are important in the work of extending the range of the voice and its expressive capacities. ALL TEACHER TRAINING CANDIDATES MUST:
- · Have completed the minimum of 300 hours of group training required for a Roy Hart Theatre General Certificate. They should also be on their way to the 30 hours of individual lessons required, but these can be completed after beginning teacher training.
- Have a Roy Hart Theatre teacher as a mentor who is approved by the Teacher Training Committee (TTC). The mentor proposes the candidate to the TTC, oversees the candidate’s progression towards becoming a teacher and ensures that the candidate maintains an active involvement in the CAIRH.
- Have an understanding of the vocal work and philosophy of Alfred Wolfsohn, Roy Hart and the Roy Hart Theatre.
DURING TEACHER TRAINING CANDIDATES SHOULD:
- Complete the 30 hours of individual lessons required for a Roy Hart Theatre General Certificate.
- Continue to receive singing lessons on a regular basis. The candidate should have experiences with a wide range of RHT teachers.
- Attend workshops at Malerargues where the notions of pedagogy are studied and discussed or attend alternative teacher training workshops approved by the TTC.
- Give a minimum of 25 lessons supervised by an approved RHT teacher followed by feedback.
N.B. Hours of Teacher Training Workshops and supervised lessons shall be recorded by the trainee and sent to the mentor and the TTC. Reports of the Teacher Training workshops shall be sent to the mentor and the TTC. Any important information from the supervised lessons should also be conveyed to the mentor.
- Have a physical meeting and discussion with the mentor within the first year of training to ensure that the course is the right one for all parties. A report of this meeting should be sent by the mentor to the TTC.
- Begin co-teaching when the mentor considers that they are ready. Before the end of the probationary period the trainee must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of co-teaching in workshops with an RHT teacher approved by the TTC.
N.B. Co-teaching is defined as: Involvement in the process of a workshop directed by a RHT teacher, including planning, teaching and reflection outside the teaching hours. There should be at least one session where the trainee and the teacher can benefit from working together. Co-teaching hours do not include the hours when the trainee is watching the approved RHT teacher lead, but are the hours the trainee actually teaches.
- Prepare and present a performance/piece of theatre in front of a public, or have been involved in such a creation.
NB. The Roy Hart Theatre Voice teacher’s diploma is not automatically awarded on the completion of these requirements. The mentor will request an assessment when they consider the candidate to be ready. PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT:
- The mentor shall request an assessment in writing to the TTC when they consider that the trainee is ready. The TTC shall inform the Conseil d’Administration.
- The TTC will appoint an assessment panel of three.
- The TTC shall inform the trainee, panel members, office and Conseil d’Administration of assessment dates.
- The panel shall inform the mentor, trainee and other relevant teachers of the assessment schedule.
DURING THE ASSESSMENT:
- The panel will meet with the candidate’s mentor. Any other teacher who has been important in their training could be present.
- The panel will interview the candidate. The mentor should be present for part of the trainee’s interview. Other relevant teachers can be present for part of interview.
- Candidates will be required to give 2 singing lessons.
- The mentor should be present for at least one of the lessons.
- The assessment will be spread over 2 days.
- The mentor should be present for the final meeting with the candidate.
AFTER THE ASSESSMENT:
- The panel will inform the TTC and the Conseil d’Administration of their recommendations.
- The Conseil d’Administration will vote on the recommendations and shall inform the TTC and mentor of their decision.
- The mentor will convey the panel’s recommendations and the vote of the Conseil d’Administration to the candidate.
- Upon the approval of the Conseil d’Administration, the candidate may begin to teach as a Roy Hart Theatre voice teacher.
- The new teacher must continue to refer to their mentor, receive lessons, complete their co-teaching hours and follow the recommendations of their assessment panel for a probationary period of at least one year.
- Just prior to the completion of the probationary period, the head of the panel and the mentor should inform the TTC in writing that the candidate has fulfilled all the requirements of their probation.
- After probation, with the recommendation of the mentor and approval of the Conseil d’Administration, the trainee will receive their Roy Hart Theatre voice teacher diploma.
GRIEVANCE PROCESS In event of difficulties between the Candidate and the Mentor:
- The parties discuss the difficulty between themselves.
- If the dispute is not resolved, the aggrieved party may approach the TTC for resolution.
- if the aggrieved party is still not satisfied, they can apply to the Conseil d’Administration for resolution.
- If the candidate believes they have not received a fair assessment process, they may make a written appeal to the TTC and then to the Conseil d’Administration.
EXCEPTIONS Any exception to a policy regulation must be made in consultation with the TTC and the Conseil d’Administration. AMENDMENT PROCESS This policy may be amended by vote of the Conseil d’Administration.