Voice and Speech with Ryan

Ryan O'Shea, Certified Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and Knight-Thompson Speechwork



Ryan O’Shea is a Los Angeles based voice and speech coach. She is a Certified Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and Knight-Thompson Speechwork. Ryan is also currently training in the Organic Intelligence Coaching Certification.

Ryan received her MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic University, and has extensive training in Fitzmaurice Voicework, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, Organic Intelligence, Alexander Technique, Meisner Method, Michael Chekhov Technique, and other methodologies of voice, movement, and acting. She combines her training in these disciplines with her experience as a professional coach, actor, and singer to create a holistic learning experience for her students and clients.

In addition to coaching clients out of her studio in Mid-City, Ryan is also on the acting faculty of The Art of Acting Studio. Since 2015, she has assisted Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Saul Kotzubei, in his LA voice workshops for performers. Ryan has taught in Dublin, Ireland for the Fourth International Freedom & Focus Conference, and as a guest artist at Crash Acting, Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop, UCLA, Tom Todoroff Studio, American Arts Film & Television Academy, Florida Atlantic University, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Purdue University, Depauw University, Indy Convergence, and others. She has also formerly served on the acting faculty of Studio School Los Angeles as the Head of Voice and Speech, and at the University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre.

Speaking Of...

Conversations on Voice, Speech, and Identity

with Ryan O'Shea




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Speech & Accents

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Breath & Body

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Public Speaking


Private Coaching

Whether you're looking to free your breath and voice, perfect an accent, or find more ease in your public speaking, I offer tailored one-on-one coaching to help you meet your goals.


My classes are tailored for performers at all stages of their career. I offer an ongoing voice class as well as various other voice and accent classes throughout the year.

Weekend Workshops

Weekend workshops

are an opportunity to learn foundational elements of vocal technique in a

short period of time.



"Ryan O'Shea is the real deal. She knows her training inside and out, and that knowledge gives her teaching authority and power."

Bill Simmons, Artistic Director of the Phoenix Theatre