Voice and Speech Class for Actors Southwest Philadelphia

Voice and Speech Class for Actors Southwest Philadelphia includes four separate 24-class, 12-week semesters dedicated to the voice and speech development necessary for any serious actor. The training is based on the brilliant vocal training created by the world’s foremost voice teacher Kristin Linklater.

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Voice and Speech Class for Actors Southwest Philadelphia – Meisner Studio Philadelphia

A resonant voice and clear speech are defining characteristics of a well-trained professional actor. The Maggie Flanigan Studio strives to produce actors with range and nuance. The human voice is an incredibly intimate and revealing part of our individuality. If the goal is to create fully realized human behavior, then developing the voice is a core requirement to serious professional actor training.

Voice and Speech Class for Actors Southwest Philadelphia – Four Semesters

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Voice and Speech Class for Actors Southwest Philadelphia – Meisner Studio Philadelphia

Voice I is the first of four 24-class, 12-week semesters dedicated to the voice and speech development necessary for any serious actor, and is based on the brilliant vocal training created by the world’s foremost voice teacher Kristin Linklater.

Work in this class follows the Linklater approach to voice, wherein the actor nurtures an ongoing curiosity about their vocal instrument, which is inseparable from the person behind it. The work begins with identifying and releasing physical tension that can inhibit a spontaneous connection to the voice. Through physical release, the breath moves deeper into the body. When this happens, the voice follows, and with it a deeper personal connection.

Special attention in Voice I is paid to common areas of tension that can act as censors to authentic communication: the tongue, the jaw, the soft palate, and the throat. This allows the student to isolate resonating chambers in the body, which strengthens the corresponding parts of the speaking voice. By the end of the course, students will have a full physical/vocal warm-up to use in preparation for rehearsals, auditions, and performance, invaluable for working actors who know how important it is to keep their instrument in excellent shape.

Voice 2 is the second of four 24-class, 12-week semesters dedicated to freeing the natural voice.

Using the freedom from habitual tension achieved in Voice I as a foundation, Voice II introduces increasingly extroverted and expansive demands on the voice. Always with an eye on maximum effect with minimal effort, students in this class tap into greater breath capacity and power, the fuel needed to access higher frequencies of energy in the voice without relying on unnecessary muscular force that can lead to vocal strain. The entire two to three octave speaking voice range is strengthened and liberated to respond to a range of impulses.

Learn More About Voice and Speech Class for Actors Southwest Philadelphia

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Voice and Speech Class for Actors Southwest Philadelphia – Liz Eckert working in class with student

An actor’s instrument includes voice, body and temperament. Our studio is dedicated to developing all three in order to send out serious professional artists into the business. To learn more about the Voice and Speech Class for Actors Philadelphia, call the studio directly at 215-600-1669.

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Voice and Speech Class for Actors Southwest Philadelphia – Students Warming-up Before class begins

Admission to the studio begins with applying online for the specific program or class that you are interested in, and then scheduling an appointment for an interview with Charlie Sandlan, the Executive Director. To learn more about the studio and the professional training that it provides, contact the studio directly by calling (215) 600-1669.

Voice and Speech Class for Actors Southwest Philadelphia PA

Meisner Studio Philadelphia provides professional Meisner Technique training for students and actors from these areas of Philadelphia: Southwest Philadelphia, Avenue of the Arts, Callowhill, Chinatown, Elfreth’s Alley, French Quarter, Logan Square, Naval Square, Jewelers’ Row, Market East, Old City, Museum District, Penn Center, Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square, Penn’s Landing, Society Hill, South Street, Washington Square West, Midtown Village, South Philadelphia, Bella Vista, Central South Philadelphia, Devil’s Pocket, East Passyunk, East Passyunk Crossing, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Girard Estate, Greenwich, Grays Ferry, Hawthorne, Italian Market, Little Saigon, Lower Moyamensing, Marconi Plaza, Moyamensing, Newbold, Packer Park, Passyunk Square, Pennsport, Two Street, Point Breeze, Queen Village, Schuylkill, Sports Complex, Tasker, Wharton, Whitman, Wilson Park, West Passyunk, Southwark, Graduate Hospital, Southwest Philadelphia, Angora, Bartram Village, Clearview, Kingsessing, Eastwick, Elmwood Park, Hedgerow, Mount Moriah, Paschall, Penrose, Southwest Schuylkill, West Philadelphia, West Philly, Belmont Village, Carroll Park, Cathedral Park, Cedar Park, Centennial District, Dunlap, Garden Court, Haddington, Haverford North, Mantua, Mill Creek, Overbrook, Overbrook Park, Overbrook Farms, Parkside, Powelton Village, Saunders Park, Spruce Hill, Squirrel Hill, University City, Walnut Hill, Woodland Terrace, Wynnefield Heights, Lower North Philadelphia, Brewerytown, Cecil B. Moore, Hartranft, Ludlow, Poplar, Sharswood, Spring Garden, Stanton, Strawberry Mansion, Yorktown, Fairmount, Northern Liberties, Upper North Philadelphia, Allegheny West, Fairhill, Glenwood, Hunting Park, Nicetown-Tioga, Bridesburg, Fishtown, Harrowgate, Kensington, Port Richmond, Andorra, East Falls, Wissahickon, Roxborough, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown, Morton, Wister, Cedarbrook, East Oak Lane, Feltonville, Fern Rock, Koreatown, Logan, Melrose Park, Ogontz, Olney, West Oak Lane, Northeast Philadelphia, Burholme, Castor Garden, Crescentville, Fox Chase, Frankford, Holmesburg, Juniata, Lawncrest, Lawndale, Lexington Park, Mayfair, Northwood, Oxford Circle, Rhawnhurst, Ryers, Tacony, Wissinoming, Academy Gardens, Ashton-Woodenbridge, Bustleton, Byberry, Crestmont Farms, Krewstown, Millbrook, Modena Park, Morrell Park, Normandy, Parkwood, Pennypack, Somerton, Torresdale, Upper Holmesburg, Winchester Park

To read about other acting classes and professional actor training programs that the studio provides for actors and students from the Philadelphia area, visit this page: Meisner Studio Philadelphia Southwest Philadelphia Acting Classes

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