Riding the Words

Over 30 years’ experience specializing in language, performance and communication.

Performance

Understanding, exploring and embodying the language beyond content

Voice & Speech

Opening up and expanding the physical instrument to better respond to the needs of the text

Dialects & Accents

Discovering the infinite variety of ways language rolls around the mouth and body

Non-actors

Learning to connect with your listener through grounding and releasing your breath, your voice, and the way you shape, use and play with language

Background

I’m an actor and a coach with a long track record of success. I have a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College, and have served as an acting, voice & speech and dialect coach in a variety of settings, from theatrical productions to film to studio training to private coaching. I’ve devised group classes and worked with individuals on special projects. I’ve worked with actors performing outdoor Shakespeare, Greek drama, and high comedy; and I’ve coached for film and voice over. I’ve worked with authors and musicians and corporate types as well. Style and size of performances may vary, but the fundamentals remain the same across the board.

Areas of Focus

Performance
Digging into the text to mine your connection to it, grounding your body and voice in that connection, which will allow you to perform with flexibility and deep sensitivity.

Voice
Strengthening and building the connections between impulse, thought, breath, vibrations, resonance, articulation and release. Relaxation and grounding in your natural voice, allowing it to be flexible, responsive and infinitely precise.

Accents
Fundamentals of sound changes, rhythm, placement and musicality, focusing particularly on the architecture of the mouth, confidence and increased facility. Connecting the accent or dialect to the text and the honesty of the performance.

Sessions & Availability

15-Minute Free Consult
On the fence? I’m happy to do a 15-minute free consult to learn just what you’re looking for and how we might work together.

30-Minute Check-in Session ($65)
This short session is specially designed for last-minute auditions or events, when you’re looking for an outside set of ears or a quick adjustment.

60-Minute Full Session ($110)
A full length session to work in-depth on strengthening specific skills.

Three 60-Minute Sessions ($300)
When you know you’re going to want to meet more than once, I offer a discount when you purchase a pack of three sessions.

Payable via PayPal, Zelle or Venmo, due in advance or within 24 hours of the session.

All sessions are conducted over Zoom or Skype.

Ready to schedule? Click here to drop me a line—let’s make it happen.

Riding the Words

Over 30 years’ experience specializing in language, performance and communication.

Performance

Understanding, exploring and embodying the language beyond content

Voice & Speech

Opening up and expanding the physical instrument to better respond to the needs of the text

Dialects & Accents

Discovering the infinite variety of ways language rolls around the mouth and body

Non-actors

Learning to connect with your listener through grounding and releasing your breath, your voice, and the way you shape, use and play with language

Background

I’m an actor and a coach with a long track record of success. I have a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College, and have served as an acting, voice & speech and dialect coach in a variety of settings, from theatrical productions to film to studio training to private coaching. I’ve devised group classes and worked with individuals on special projects. I’ve worked with actors performing outdoor Shakespeare, Greek drama, and high comedy; and I’ve coached for film and voice over. I’ve worked with authors and musicians and corporate types as well. Style and size of performances may vary, but the fundamentals remain the same across the board.

Areas of Focus

Performance
Digging into the text to mine your connection to it, grounding your body and voice in that connection, which will allow you to perform with flexibility and deep sensitivity.

Voice
Strengthening and building the connections between impulse, thought, breath, vibrations, resonance, articulation and release. Relaxation and grounding in your natural voice, allowing it to be flexible, responsive and infinitely precise.

Accents
Fundamentals of sound changes, rhythm, placement and musicality, focusing particularly on the architecture of the mouth, confidence and increased facility. Connecting the accent or dialect to the text and the honesty of the performance.

Sessions & Availability

15-Minute Free Consult
On the fence? I’m happy to do a 15-minute free consult to learn just what you’re looking for and how we might work together.

30-Minute Check-in Session ($65)
This short session is specially designed for last-minute auditions or events, when you’re looking for an outside set of ears or a quick adjustment.

60-Minute Full Session ($110)
A full length session to work in-depth on strengthening specific skills.

Three 60-Minute Sessions ($300)
When you know you’re going to want to meet more than once, I offer a discount when you purchase a pack of three sessions.

Payable via PayPal, Zelle or Venmo, due in advance or within 24 hours of the session.

All sessions are conducted over Zoom or Skype.

Ready to schedule? Click here to drop me a line—let’s make it happen.