and the news is…

I am delighted to announce that I am now a Certified Knight Thompson Speechwork Teacher. The three-week course in New York last month was intense, challenging, stimulating and deeply satisfying, and I cannot wait to share this beautiful work with you.

random Shakespeare being rehearsed in a New York Upper West Side Community Garden

random Shakespeare being rehearsed in a New York Upper West Side Community Garden

What I love about this particular approach to teaching clear speech and accents, is that

a) it empowers the student: you don’t just learn a certain accent, you learn HOW to learn any accent (and you can learn specific accents too!)

b) it is grounded in the body: you are the voice, your whole body takes part in the process of self-expression through language; how you speak is part of this process

c) it takes an intelligent, informed approach to culture, society and community: there is no such thing as a good, or a bad accent; there are different accents, and they can all be spoken with clarity

d) it enables me to build upon the holistic approach to voice and acting work I have been engaged in all my life; did I mention that I love it?  Let me also mention that I live it.IMG_5726 IMG_5727

If you would like to know more about Knight-Thompson speech and accent training, contact me here