Clear Voice and Speech without Sounding Phony

Shane Ann Voice and Speech Class

When I am interviewing new students for my voice and speech class, one of the questions that actors often ask is if it is possible to have clear speech without sounding phony. I believe it is possible. There is a definite process involved in getting to that place of clarity that sounds natural. I begin my voice and speech classes …

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Voice and Speech Program – Interviewing for New Fall Class

Shane Ann Voice and Speech Class

I am currently interviewing actors for my Voice and Speech program that starts in October. The class includes exercises to develop a resonant voice (relaxation, breathing, volume, and increasing the range of the voice) as well as speech work (learning the placement of all of the sounds). The class also includes learning techniques to make any text clear and interesting whether …

Voice and Speech Classes

Fall Classes

Shane Ann Voice and Speech Class

When I am interviewing new students for my voice and speech class, one of the questions that actors often ask is if it is possible to have clear speech without sounding phony. I believe it is possible. There is a definite process involved in getting to that place of clarity that sounds natural. I begin my voice and speech classes …

Private Classes

Shane Ann Voice and Speech Class

Well my new private class is wonderful.  The students started in October and already the difference in their voice/speech is quite amazing.  I can’t remember having a class that picked up the material this quickly.  They are so responsive to the work.  I really have to stay on my toes.  They ask great questions – I mean really great questions. …

Why an actor wants to take my Voice/Speech class

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I was interviewing/auditioning an actor for my Voice and Speech Class, which begins this Fall, and I asked her why she wanted to take the class. She told me she had just finished the run of a play with a friend of hers who had completed my program a few years ago. My former student mentioned my class and her …

Interviewing for New Voice and Speech Class

Shane Ann Voice and Speech Class

This week I started interviewing for my private Voice and Speech classes. The classes start in October and in addition to the voice and speech work, they include text work (all kinds of texts – from commercial copy to classical material). The Advanced classes combine all of these tools while the actors are working on Shakespeare’s texts. It is very …