Courage to what? Speak, fight back, be heard, perform voice over, recite poetry, sing, rap, record, and amplify your authority.
Having courage to speak up and be heard is difficult for everyone of us. We watch others grace a stage, podium, recording booth, or even move about a party with grace and ease, and we assume that this comes natural to the person. Although this may be true in some cases, for most, they have done some personal inner work, worked with a coach, have taken classes, or read self-help books. There are endless avenues to approach getting over your fears and becoming more vocally courageous, and we will go over some of these techniques in my class.
My goal is to help each and every one of my students to feel more confident in the way that they are expressing themselves vocally in personal and professional endeavors. This reaches far beyond performance. Voice acting is a particularly nuanced form of entertainment, that requires courage to become a believable character that is merely heard. I will go over implementing techniques for students to use in their professional and private life, equipping you with tools to manage your fears even when you feel put on the spot and unprepared.
All of us have a voice that must be heard in order to communicate and express ourselves, and I am looking forward to sharing mine with you.
Inspired by the three-week intensive some of our students recently completed, Danny spoke with Voice One Vocal Health instructor Julia Norton who has over 25 years of experience teaching people how to have a free and healthy voice.
An Interview with Top Dialect Coach Doug Honorof
Voice One offers a beginning improv class that takes you through the the basic rules of improv (believe it or not, there are rules!) through games and scenes. Laura Derry creates a fun and safe space for you to succeed and fail and you'll laugh and learn a lot!
We are premiering a new class called Storytelling in VO. The class takes place over two Thursdays: January 31st and February 7th from 6:30pm-9:30pm taught by Sally. The class will cover the short story format, with scripts from commercials, corporate narration, literature, and children’s books.