Apr 222014

When Jeremy created the free tilting larynx template, he had no idea it would be downloaded at a rate of 15 a day for more than 10 years!

If you haven’t already seen the paper larynx, it’s one of the only larynx models that has a tilting thyroid and tilting/revolving arytenoids. It is as close to the real movements as you can get with paper and pins.

Jeremy has also created a silent movie to show you how to put it together. The process was filmed in one take, and he now knows how the Blue Peter presenters feel. The model had to be held and worked upside down and backwards to register properly on the film.

Jeremy recommends using scissors, glue and the type of paper fasteners that open out to make the arytenoid and cricothyroid movements as accurate as possible.

When you come to make the paper larynx, you will see that points B and C on the cricoid cartilage are marked as lines rather than points. If you cut along those lines to make small slits at B and C, the cricothyroid joint can pivot AND slide. This makes it much closer to the actual movements of the cartilages.

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    Looking forward to using this with my teen singers at our next Studio Voice Class!


    Hello.i am a medical student.i have a project and have to make a working model of the larynx.but i find it quite complex to demonstrate things like movement of vocal cords and all.since you are well versed with the larynx i seek help regarding the subject.i would be grateful if you helped


      Hi Farah, thanks for reaching out to us. Some people have taken the paper larynx template and added things like elastic bands or even a paper conus elasticus to represent the vocal folds – I think it’s fun to experiment with different ideas. Check out some of the photos on our Twitter feed @vocalprocess for more ideas of what voice and medical people have done with the original larynx template.


    Hi Jeremy,
    Are you still sending out larynx templates? Would love one, thank you!



    Thanks in advance for the paper larynx


    Please send larynx template


    Definitely will use as a future teacher!


    Wow! I’m so looking forward to this!! Thank you for this!!


    I would love a copy of this please!


    Thanks so much!


    Would love to build my own larynx! And share it with my choir friends and Alexander Technique students x how useful, especially the building part


      Hi Lynn, absolutely share it with your choir friends. I’d love to know what your Alexander Technique students make of it, let me know any comments they have.
      I think making it is the fun part, it’s like a Blue Peter project. Did you see the silent movie I did of me making it? It was a real Blue Peter moment as in order to film it clearly I had to make it upside down and backwards. It was tricky but I did it in one take!


    Thank you so much for building this! I would love to experiment with my students!


    Hello. I have been inspired and following all of your content for two or three years now. You have helped me expand my teaching into MT and I am saving to come on one of your courses. I think this template might be useful for my more curious pupils.


      Hi Lucy, thank you for your great feedback. Very glad we’ve been able to help you move your career forwards – it’s one of the things we love doing. Would be happy to have a chat about which course would suit you best.
      Yes, by all means, get your students to experiment with the paper larynx, or ask them to sign up for a copy themselves. And send us photos!

      Check out our new day course in London, Mastering Musical Theatre. We’re doing it on 31st March in association with OB1 Theatre Company here https://www.ob1.co.uk/masteringmt.html and you get CPD points too.


    Hi Jeremy, I’d love to be able to build a larynx with my students. Thanks


      Hi Alyssa, that would be great. The students can sign up and download their own copies and can build them either at home or with you or in a class together. then send us some photos!
      You know we’ll be in Australia in April/May? Could you hop over and join us? Would be great to see you.


    Thank you!


    Looking forward to having my students build these!


    I would love a copy of the template, please! Thank you!


    Thank you!


    Hi Jeremy, I am using your tilting larynx model in a presentation for my Speech Science class. I was wondering how I should cite your awesome template in the paper that goes along with my presentation. I am using APA format! Thanks for providing students and teachers with such a great resource for free!


      HI Jada
      Thanks for your request, we’re happy for you to cite the larynx template in your paper. If you’re using APA format you’ll need certain info. We’ve been offering the template for at least 17 years, so I’ve added the creation date as 1st January 2001.
      Fisher, J, and G Kayes. “Build Your Own Tilting Larynx.” Vocal Process, Vocal Process Ltd, 1 Jan. 2001, vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/.
      You’ll also probably need the date you downloaded it as it’s a web-based resource.
      Have fun with your presentation and let us know how it goes – if you’ve got photos that’s even better!
      cheers, Jeremy


    Hi everyone. Jeremy Fisher here. Once you’ve entered your name and email address, the link to the “Build Your Own Larynx Template” is sent direct to your email inbox. Make sure you put your correct email address in! If there are any problems just leave a comment or send me an email.

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