Ben Corbett

Ben C.

Tulsa, OK
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Speaking Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Would you rather jump out of a plane than give a presentation at work or speak in front to the class? Are you told that you aren’t loud enough or that you’re hard to understand? Do others say they can’t understand you because of your accent?
Would you like to reclaim your natural speaking voice and the power and persuasion that it holds?

As a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher and Certified Colaianni Voice Instructor, I will help you address the mental and physical blocks that hold back your voice. I employ several exercises that pinpoint and relax tension areas that impede your voice’s clarity and power. Lesson topics include articulation, volume, accessing and using pitch, finding and using operative words, reducing vocal habits and tics, accent modification, and learning new accents.

With over 20 years of teaching experience, I’ve taught all ages of students. I enjoy helping others find and use the potential of their voices to inform, persuade, and emotional move the listener.

I look forward to working with you!

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About

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Ben delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
1997

I use humor, images, and understanding in order to help students of all backgrounds reclaim their voices. I listen without judgment, and respect a student’s experience. I’ll help you meet your goals with a clear plan we can both agree will be attainable. I look forward to working with you!

Experience

Teaching Artist
Sep 2018 - Present
Orbitz Initiative

Working with Tulsa actors of all ages to produce community production of The Tempest in June 2019.

Artist-in-Residence
Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
University of Kansas

Vocal coached production of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Featured Artist
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Last Frontier Theatre Conference

Associate Professor of Theatre
Jul 2015 - May 2018
William Inge Center for the Arts/Independence Community College

Taught Acting, Voice, Audition Techniques, and directed productions for ICC Theatre and William Inge Theater Festival

Associate Professor of Voice and Acting
Aug 2008 - May 2015
Oklahoma City University

Taught Voice and Acting, and directed productions for OCU School of Theatre.


Education

MFA-Acting
Aug 1994 - Oct 1997
University of Pittsburgh
BA-Drama
Jan 1991 - May 1994
University of Dallas

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Colaianni Instructor
Dec 2018
Joy of Phonetics

Certified to teach Louis Colaianni’s approach to learning accents, vowel, and consonants.

Designated Linkalter Voice Teacher
Sep 2012
Kristin Linklter Voice Centre

Certified by Kristin Linklater to teach her progression of exercises to free the natural voice.

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2005

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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