Voice & Speech Training
You can learn how to use your voice to honestly express yourself and effectively deliver any message, to anyone. But if you didn’t get a degree in theatre, you probably did not receive actual training in how to physically play the unique, vocal instrument you were born with, or how to articulate and pronounce words clearly to make the best impression and communicate successfully.
Voice and Speech (Elocution) Training typically covers:
- Volume/Projection without strain
- Breath Support and Energy
- Rich, authentic Tone and Pitch
- Standard American English Pronunciation
- Intonation and Inflection for Expression and Meaning
Voice and Speech training is essential for public speaking and is similar to learning to play a musical instrument or gaining an athletic skill. It takes time, regular lessons and deep practice to effect lasting change that becomes second nature in the body, so your voice will respond easily to your desire and intention to be clear and expressive. AND… change will begin with the new awareness of your first session.
Drawing from the methods of Arthur Lessac, Kristin Linklater, and from a lifetime of professional performance, educator experience, stage directing and continuous learning, Cheryl Moore Brinkley created the B. Vocal techniques to help you become the best speaker you can be.
Seeking Accent Modification or Reduction? Instead of trying to “fix” a speaker, Cheryl’s theatre based methods involve body and brain in learning to play a new accent, Standard American. She will show you the practical HOW to place and move tongue, lips and jaw to physically produce key American vowels and consonants, and use vocal inflection for meaning. For ESL speakers and those seeking to soften a regional dialect or learn non-rural pronunciation.
Questions? Next step? Talk with Cheryl.
“Mend your speech a little, lest you may mar your fortune.” – Wm. Shakespeare, King Lear
“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with a deeper meaning.” —Maya Angelou