Why would someone what to take my Voice Training and Speech Classes for Actors?
I was interviewing/auditioning an actor for my Voice & 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 friend said, “When you are working on a role, what helps you the most – your acting training or your voice classes with Shane Ann?” Without a pause my student said, “What I learned in Shane Ann’s classes. I use her training all of the time from the beginning of the rehearsal process, through the run of the show.”
It was an education for me to hear that. As a teacher and voice/dialect coach I know that having a resonant supported voice and understanding how to work on a text (anything from voice-over copy to Shakespeare) is very empowering for an actor but to hear that it helped even more than acting training made my mouth fall open!
Please contact me if you would like more information on my voice training and speech classes for actors.
Classes are held at Pearl Studios, midtown Manhattan