Ongoing Voice Class
This ongoing class includes techniques and concepts from Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Organic Intelligence®, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, and other methodologies. Each class, participants are led through a voice and body warm-up, followed by exploration in special topics including one-on-one coaching in performance.
Why Join an Ongoing Voice Class?
Maybe you already have a voice technique in place—you took classes in undergrad, or your acting studio hosted a workshop—but you're missing some structure in your voice warm-up. Maybe you're new to voicework—you've done some foundational work and you're looking to deepen your practice. Maybe you're curious about how voicework can improve your acting, but don't know where to begin.
The truth is, if you’re an actor and you don’t have a voice practice in place or you don’t use your voice technique, you’re limiting your work. This ongoing class is structured for actors who are committed to their growth and development as actors and to their weekly voice practice as part of their craft.
Voicework doesn’t just help you sound better, it helps you feel better. Voicework will help you find more ease in your body and breath so that you can authentically connect to your text. And, of course, voicework solves the practical need to be heard. If you’re committed to developing or deepening your voice practice, then join me and an intimate group of other actors in my weekly ongoing voice class.
Where & when does class meet?
All sessions are over Zoom.
Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-11:30am PT. You're welcome to join both classes live, though you'll officially register for one section.
What happens if I miss class? Are classes recorded?
I record each class, and upload it to an online class portal. The recordings are available for you to watch and replay for a month. Recordings are only available to those enrolled in class, and you'll only be recorded if/when you speak. You won't be recorded while you're doing class exercises.
Do I need prior experience?
You do need prior experience in Fitzmaurice Voicework® in order to join. You can fulfill those pre-requisites by taking part in my 10-week Intro to Voice and Presence Class, a weekend workshop or via private coaching. Previous training with another certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® may work as well. Contact me for more details.
What do we do in class?
Each class, I'll guide you through the Fitzmaurice Voicework® Destructuring sequence. We'll also cover Organic Intelligence® principles for feeling present and regulated. Then class will either feature coaching or work on a special topic.
Anything else included with the live class?
Yep, in addition to hosting the recordings of live classes, your enrollment in the monthly class gets you access to a library of guided warm-ups for voice, articulation, presence, and full-body. The library also includes tutorials in various topics. The live classes and library of resources are all included as part of your monthly enrollment.
I don't have any formal voice training? Is this class a good fit for me?
All levels of experience are welcome! The class includes everyone from beginners to seasoned actors who you might recognize from your favorite TV show. The prerequisites for joining class are so you feel prepared to participate; contact me for information on how to fulfill those pre-requisites.
What kinds of special topics do you cover?
Special topics include vocal support, resonance, tools for text exploration, modulating volume for on-camera to on-stage, speech clarity, individual coaching in performance, and much more tailored to the needs of the group!
How much is class?
Class is $100/month. You're enrolled in the class on a month to month basis, and can take a break at anytime as long as you let me know in advance.
Is there a requirement for how long I'm enrolled?
Most people in the ongoing class have been enrolled for years. While there's no minimum time commitment required, I recommend that you try to attend for at least three consecutive months in order to really feel the benefits of class.