Steiner School of Speech Arts

Sep 04, 2024—Jun 06, 2025

Location

Threefold Educational Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY

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The Steiner School of Speech Arts is one of the few places worldwide that offers the possibility of a full time, transformative training in the Art of the Spoken Word.

Have you ever considered a vocation in Creative Speech? Have you ever felt a calling to work with the living, creative, spoken word?

If you love Waldorf education, then bringing speech to life in the classroom might well be one of the most valuable activities you could contribute to the impulse of Waldorf education on the North American continent.

A hallmark of education is the spoken word. This encompasses – besides the teachers’ presentations to the students – the students’ own developmentally differentiated engagement with speech in the myriad recitations of poetry, prose and plays.

Through the art of the spoken word, this comes to life and continues to nourish, strengthen and inspire lifelong. Out of their experience and wisdom, first- and second-generation Waldorf teachers share that the foremost component of classroom discipline is the quality (not the content!) of a teacher’s speech.

In Practical Advice to Teachers, lecture four, Rudolf Steiner conveyed: “We have speech to thank for much that lives in our feeling of selfhood, in our feeling of being a person. Our feeling can rise to a mood almost of prayer: I hear language around me being spoken, and through it the power of selfhood flows into me.”

In the Speech and Drama Course (lecture 18, September 1924) Rudolf Steiner says: “And these are realities, when the speech sounds, in their mystery-filled sounding, become gods that give shape to speech within us.”

The Steiner School of Speech Arts is one of the few places worldwide that offers the possibility of a full time, transformative training in the Art of the Spoken Word.

If you are due for a sabbatical, consider taking some time for a speech immersion! Perhaps consider the full training! We are beginning a new first year in September 2024 (only possible every second year) on the campus of the Threefold Educational Center, an anthroposophically rich cultural center in Chestnut Ridge, NY, about 30 miles from New York City.

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