The voice is the most personal instrument that there is, and it is a mystery to most people. Everyone would like to know how to 'use' their voice more effectively but where do you start? That's where I come in.
I've spent years studying the voice, how it works, and how to get the most out of it. Along the way I have had input from professional singers and singing teachers, as well as reading works by practitioners such as Janice Chapman, Cicely Berry, and F.M. Alexander. I became a student of the Alexander Technique (which I have incorporated into my teaching style) and I've been working in the local theatre and music scene honing my own craft as well. All of this feeds into how I coach people to use their voice.
I teach both sung and spoken voice, which are similar in technique but are approached quite differently, relying on a contemporary understanding of the voice and its anatomy. Lessons are conducted in Exeter Conference Centre, in a lovely studio room with a good acoustic. I teach all ages and abilities and work with each pupil to unlock their potential in whatever style they wish to work in.
To find out more and if you have any other questions, visit my FAQ page or contact me below using the booking in button.
Hetty is an aspiring actress who came to me for both spoken and sung voice lessons. She had amazing potential but struggled with both her confidence and had some very specific areas of her voice that needed some attention.
She began coming to see me for 2 hours a week to help prepare her for her auditions for drama schools. She would need both modern and Shakespearean monologues, as well as a piece of musical theatre repertoire.
Over time we started seeing some real improvements and it was a great delight when she told me that she had been accepted for a place at ALRA. She was also cast in the role of Donalbain in Individual Theatre's production of Macbeth, her first professional acting credit.