VOICE AND SPEECH

  1. ARTISTIC AND TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

“Those that can, do. Those who can do more, teach.”


I have coached Voice/Speech privately, professionally for theatre and film and taught at several institutions including The American Academy of Dramatic Art, The Banff Centre/Citadel Theatre Professional Theatre Training Program, The National Theatre School of Canada, Concordia University, Tom Todoroff Professional Theatre Training Conservatory (New York), Michigan State University and The Canadian National Voice Intensive.

My interest in teaching voice and speech is based on my desire to encourage students/clients to discover and develop effective communication skills to build their self-esteem and confidence and to develop their ability to articulate ideas and express feelings for themselves and to others. 

My personal journey has led me to become intrigued with and knowledgeable about various voice methodologies, voice pathology and anatomy, dialects and accents and also to find my own voice – not just the technical strength, but also the substance of my voice to express myself more clearly and confidently. 

Of course, I have always used my voice as a professional actor, but it was not until I worked as a main stage player at a large theatre festival and  in a large space, that many un-faced challenges of my voice surfaced.  Although clear, it was not always strong enough to be heard and it was slightly pushed in performance. 

Thus, I began private voice study and this had led me to working as a voice professional.  I believe one never achieves voice work; it is an ongoing process of discovery and experimentation, even for the instructor.  As a result, I would like to use my experience and teaching skills to work with students and fellow professionals to help them to find and use their own voice well and effectively for both daily use and performance.




Teaching a Voice Class:

The National Theatre School of Canada

Vocalizing with a student:

The National Theatre School of Canada

SERVICES AVAILABLE:


Guest Teaching/Workshops:

   VOICE PRODUCTION

    SPEECH, TEXT ANALYSIS


For Schools: High School Level

                     University Level

                     Conservatory Level

Professional Arts Groups

Professional Corporate Groups

      

     

Voice Client Reflections on Voice Workshop:

http://nancyjkenny.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/breathe-again/

Voice Session on the beach :

The Prince Edward Island Conservatory