- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
If conventional approaches to improving your speaking voice aren't working for you, I can help. A teacher since 1999, I draw on a wide range of experiences and techniques. I can work with you to create an easy, enjoyable plan.I've worked with children, high school/college students, professional actors, educators, broadcasters, singers, dancers, executives, students with special needs, senior citizens, immigrants, ESL students, and refugees. I employ Lessac, Berry, Linklater, and Skinner voice and body work in addition to my own teaching methods. I am based in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern Virginia. I'm happy to answer your questions and help you grow in vocal power, skill, and confidence!+ Read More
I am in private practice as a voice and performing arts coach. I meet with individual students and offer workshops. I work with actors, singers, teachers, public speakers, ESL students, and anyone interested in improving their vocal presence. I work on diverse aspects of the voice, including accent adjustment, resonance, and diction.+ Read More
I provide education and support to performers engaged in learning a new accent, dialect, or other vocal energy in a theatrical production.
I have performed professionally since 1989 in plays, musicals, improv companies, storytelling festivals, commercials, and film.
I taught acting, voice, and related subjects in the School of Theatre and Dance. I worked with a wide variety of students and colleagues in teaching, professional activities, and service to the University and the community.
Engaged in teaching and service in a one-year position in the Department of Theatre Arts. Taught acting, voice, and related coursework.
Taught acting and musical theatre classes to University of Pittsburgh students and members of the community.
I taught theatre courses and provided production support to the School of Theatre & Dance at Illinois State University.
Completed over 300 hours of voice, speech, and movement training in Lessac voice and body work.
VASTA is an international organization whose mission is to advance the art, research, and visibility of the voice and speech profession. Goals: SERVE the needs of voice and speech specialists, teachers, and students in training and in practice. ADVOCATE for those who work and study in the field. PROMOTE the vital role of voice and speech specialists for all professional voice users. BROADEN public understanding of the nature and importance of voice and speech use and training. CREATE opportunities for ongoing education, and the exchange of knowledge and information among professionals in the field. CULTIVATE diversity within our membership, and encourage a liveliness of thought and opinion. UPHOLD and advance excellence in voice and speech.+ Read More
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) is a comprehensive non-profit professional membership organization. Founded in 1986, ATHE serves the interests of its diverse individual and organizational members, including college and university theatre departments and administrators, educators, graduate students, and theatre practitioners. The Association’s web site is www.athe.org.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
Jen is great! Knowledgable and kind.
She explains everything in great detail without any stress. Very nice and she really is invested in what you want to learn She knows her stuff and knows exactly what and how to help to make you more confident in any audition, or just more skilled in what you want to learn! Fantastic teacher!+ Read More
Jennifer has been my consultant for any dialect or speech concern, that i come across in my acting. Due to her training, I was consistently cast throughout my college career, at Radford University School of Dance & Theatre. I now take lessons privately, in preparation for The Southeastern Theatre Conference in March.+ Read More