My philosophies for teaching start with skill building and focus on what the student needs. I have developed a rich practice on my own, but also within a team and larger curriculum in the drama schools I work at. I am well versed in pedagogies such as Linklater, Feldenkrais, and Alexander Technique and Knight Thompson Speechwork. However, I believe deeply in continuing to progress the voice practices we have inherited.
Prosody in Acting
I am developing a body of work around prosody training for actors with linguistics professor Beatrice Szczepek Reed, King’s College. We are currently working with Routledge to develope our book The Responsive Voice.
I am also working closly with Jennifer Grober, a Kings PhD candidate in Early Modern English Literature, to devise new approaches to verse text. We are currently awaiting a decision on a funding application to the Shakespeare Centre to run a series of workshops for performing Shakespeare.
British Voice Association
I am a member of the Educational Working Party helping develop events to disseminate and encourage the continued development of the voice field.