SERVICES

Private

Coaching

Accent Intensive

Remote

Presence Workshop

Voice Classes

Voice

 Workshop

 

Private Coaching

Individualized Approach: We'll identify your current abilities and challenges and then discover together how to move toward your goals. Your needs determine our focus during the sessions.

First Session: The first session is a little longer than a standard session. We'll talk, and I'll ask you a lot of questions about your past experience, feedback you've received, and any goals you may have. My goal will be for both of us to get a sense of whether we're a good fit for working together, and for you to have a glimpse of what our work will be. Most of all, I want you to have clarity about how I may be able to help you. The first session is billed as one hour, but it will take up to 90 minutes.

Location: Los Angeles, though because of COVID-19, I am working exclusively online.



My Rates: I charge $125 per hour-long session. 

I also offer discounted packages for purchasing multiple sessions. Scholarships are also available. Email me for more details. 

Duration and Frequency of Study: Most clients do either one or two sessions per week. Less than one session per week is usually not helpful. Depending on your goals, you may finish after a few sessions or continue on a regular basis.

Introductory Class in Fitzmaurice Voicework

What's covered: This class will introduce students to principles of voice and presence work. Using principles of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, and other methodologies, participants will learn techniques for developing a free range of breathing, speaking and voicing, and will deepen their connection to emotion, impulse, intention, and presence in performance.

Who it's for: This class is ideal for performers interested in developing or deepening their voice practice. Previous experience is not required.

When:

Thursdays, April 22-June 24, 2021 from 5-6:30pm PT

Where: Zoom. I'll send you a link to join once you register.

How to Register: Space is limited. Email to inquire about availability.

Cost: $250. This cost covers all 10 classes.

Scholarships are available for those who can't afford the full fee. Inquire for more information.

Ongoing Class

in Fitzmaurice Voicework:

Voice and Text work

What's covered: This ongoing class will include an exploration of principles of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, and other methodologies. Participants will learn techniques for developing a free range of breathing, speaking and voicing, and will deepen their connection to emotion, impulse, intention, and presence in performance. Students will also explore applying voicework in performance.

Who it's for: This class is ideal for performers interested in developing or deepening their voice practice. Previous experience in Fitzmaurice Voicework is required.

When:

Tuesdays, 10-11:30am PST

Thursdays, 12-1:30pm PST

Where: Zoom. I'll send you a link to join once you register.

How to Register: Space is limited. Email to inquire about availability.

Cost: The regular rate is $100/month--this fee covers four classes per month. Please deeply consider whether you're able to pay this rate.

 

In case that rate is not doable for you, I'm offering a sliding scale of $50-100/month; you pay what you can afford within that scale.

Online

Voice Classes

 
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Remote Communication with Presence

Remote Communication

with Presence Workshop:

Overview: In this introductory workshop, participants will learn tools and tactics for finding ease and presence in remote meetings. By taking fundamentals of voicework and public speaking and applying them to this new environment, I’ll help your employees find comfort when communicating in remote meetings, helping your company’s meetings run smoother and your employees develop a greater ‘in-person’ presence in remote meetings. I also offered a version of this workshop tailored to helping teachers find more presence in their lecturing and class engagement.

Some of the content we’ll cover includes:

 

  • What it means to be present when speaking.

  • How to develop a practice for cultivating presence.

  • In-the-moment interventions you can use to get back to presence. 

  • What to focus on—and what not to focus on—when speaking.

  • How mirror neurons can help us connect to our audience.

  • Simple tools for developing greater emotional connection to your content.

"Ryan’s 'Remote Teaching with Presence' workshop was a huge hit with our faculty. Ryan’s a fantastic presenter. The activities in the workshop were engaging and productive, and Ryan modeled them beautifully in her presentation." 

Linda Adler-Kassner

Faculty Director, Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL)

University of California Santa Barbara

For more information on the workshop, including rates, or to inquire about developing a workshop tailored to your company or school's needs, contact me using the form at the bottom of the page.

RP (Received Pronunciation aka "Standard British") Accent Intensive

What: This intensive will help you differentiate between several English accents, with a focus on learning RP (Received Pronunciation). Think of the aristocratic characters on Downton Abbey or Bridgerton, or of modern speakers like Emma Watson or Chiwetel Ejiofor to name a few.

What we'll cover:

  • Cultural context of RP

  • RP's oral posture

  • RP's most common pronunciation shifts

  • RP's musicality

 

When: Sunday, March 7th, from 12-3:00pm PT

Cost: 

  • $20: audit the live class only. You’ll be listening/observing and can follow along but you won’t have the opportunity to get feedback on your implementation of the accent.

  • $40: join the live class only. You’ll get feedback on your implementation of RP, but won’t get access to the recording. Class participation is limited to 8 participants.

  • $75: join the live class and/or audit, plus receive a download of the class recording and my written accent breakdown.

Who it's for: This class is relevant and useful for actors of all backgrounds.

What else: The class will be held via Zoom and recorded.

To purchase a recording of past accent intensives, go here.

"Ryan is a fabulous teacher! Extremely well prepared, she has practical handouts and many video references. Her in class exercises and explanations are quite clear and her demeanor encourages great growth in her students. I highly recommend her."

-Keiko Agena (Prodigal SonGilmore Girls)

"I’m undeniably convinced that if you’re looking to hone your skills when it comes to accent/dialect work, Ryan O’Shea’s in-depth instruction of the Knight-Thompson technique will undoubtedly take you to the next level. Her ability to clearly and creatively articulate the practical physical aspects of this work opened up doors for me that were nothing short of profound. I have a new confidence in my ability to approach any accent/dialect, armed with a process that is approachable, actionable, and thoroughly enjoyable. If you believe that the profundity of this work lies within the process of true embodiment, then I highly suggest seeking out Ryan’s coaching. It’s become an invaluable lesson in my tool kit as an actor."

 

-Sam Krumrine (Lucifer)

Accent Intensive

 
 

Voice Workshop

What's covered: This weekend workshop will include an exploration of principles of Fitzmaurice Voicework to help participants develop a free range of breathing, speaking and voicing.

Who it's for: This workshop is open to anyone interested in starting or deepening a connection with their body, breathing, and voice. Prior experience in Fitzmaurice Voicework is not needed.


Date & Times:

TBA

10am-1pm (PDT)


Location: Online via Zoom


Cost: $50-100 (sliding scale, based on what you can afford)


What to prepare: Text or Song (10-20 lines)


What to bring: Water, yoga mat, pillow


What to wear: Yoga or workout clothes.

Goals for the workshop: 
 

  • Participants will learn a highly effective warm-up technique that can become part of any training you already use.

  • Participants will find freedom and release in the body and breath, inviting more vocal expressivity, physical awareness, and a sense of relaxed readiness. ​

  • Participants will learn about the “support" of the voice, helping you discover economy of effort in voicing and the connection to intention when speaking.

  • Participants will explore tools for finding greater presence in performance. 

​Sign Up: Use the form on the bottom of this page to sign up for class.

 

Contact Me

To inquire about any of my services, or to sign up for a class or workshop, contact me using the form below.

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