My goal when I’m voice coaching is to equip you with skills and specific strategies that you can draw on when you are acting, singing, or anytime that you are using your voice. But even beyond that, I strive to help you change the way you think about expressing yourself. You will gain confidence and be better at what you do.
You may have a specific goal, such as an audition monologue or an audition for grad school, or you may be seeking to improve generally in your chosen field or seeking to change your voice for personal reasons. Whatever the case, I can coach you to accomplish your goals.
Would you like to learn an accent for an upcoming production? Do you have an audition coming up that requires an accent?… We’ll learn an accent in-depth, looking at vowel and consonant changes, stressed and unstressed words, musicality, and rhythm. We’ll work with accent samples from native speakers and from popular media to design an accent that will meet your needs.
Do you have an accent that is keeping you from getting booked for work?… We’ll work to soften your accent with respect to your background and culture.
Do you have a vocal habit or tic that people hear more than what you are saying?… Let’s work to ease this habit so that listeners hear and receive you clearly.
When I work with you, I’ll be customizing all that I’ve learned about using and training your voice to give you the skills and control that you need, while also choosing experiences that will change you as a performance artist and as a communicator.
The format that we work within can be one-on-one lessons or group lessons. I can visit with you about your vocal training goals and recommend a plan that will be best for your needs.
It’s my privilege to help actors, singers, and other performing artists to hone this essential part of their art. (See a play I vocal coached: Video)
The advantage of working with a vocal coach is the opportunity for you to discover and dissolve tension that impedes your expressive voice.
I can work with you to improve your voice for personal, rather than professional, reasons as well. There are many ways that you can improve your voice characteristics. Vocal issues that we can address with your training include:
Contact me to discuss what your best vocal training plan would be.
Contact me to discuss scheduling a workshop for your students at your school. Half day and full day workshops are available.
Does your cast need a warm-up before a performance? Does your cast need to focus before rehearsal? Are your actors struggling with vocal fatigue, stress, or discomfort during highly-emotional scenes or stage combat moments? Let me help. I can design a warm-up that will energize your actors and prepare them for your direction. Such a warm-up can be filled with images from the world of the play and from your interpretation of the work.
I can also come to rehearsals to work with actors on-site. I can work with students on resolving vocal issues that they can take immediately into rehearsal.
Contact me to discuss how your cast can benefit from targeted warm-ups and on-site vocal coaching.
Are you a professional who uses your voice daily? Does your voice get tired or hurt by the end of the workday?
Do you have a big presentation coming up and need some help speaking clearly?
Or, has your boss asked you to give a presentation and you hate speaking in public?
Are you an executive who would like your team to be able to speak with more enthusiasm about your company and its goals?
Great! Let’s get to work! I can help you find a voice that keeps people’s attention, demands confidence, and is easy to use at work. You’ll actually enjoy speaking at work. Your co-workers will understand every word.
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