Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She is currently teaching at BARD LLI. Shauna has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San Antonio, Texas to London, England to Paris, France. For the past three years she has been a mentor to immigrant performing artists for the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has led hundreds of workshops and individual classes where singers and actors have shed non-productive habits and built healthy expressive acting instruments and voices. She has taught actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company to jazz artists to Broadway singers and actors. She is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon and SUNY College at Purchase where she earned a BFA in acting. Post grad work was at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, UK. She is published by Drama Books, "Voice and Speech Warm-up", University of Nebraska, "Pushing Through", Arts Navigator-London, "Taking Legacy to Germany" and featured in Cune Press, "Stage Warriors". Her students experience improvements and change most weeks. In Her students become the masters of specific exercises that unlock tension blocks in each part of your body and voice. You'll develop strength, expressiveness and confidence and as a result and you'll have a technique that will solve challenges in rehearsal and performance.Her students learn how to solve rehearsal problems and challenges on their own. She teaches students of all ages to "own" their own instruments as constantly developing artists whether it is acting or speaking or singing. She works out of her own studio in the East Village in NYC, or in her home in Upsate, NY and online. She teaches many different styles. Here are a few of the schools she has taught voice and acting: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, T. Schreiber Studio and the New Actor's Workshop. In England at: The Mountview Theatre Conservatory, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Queen Margaret College and Middlesex University – all members of the Professional Theatre Training Programme of Great Britain. I have been a guest artist at Bowdoin College, Williams College and Harden-Simmons College. Looking forward to meeting you and helping you become a better artist!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1988
BFA in acting
Teaches ages 16+
Has background check
Subject: Vocal Training
I was not able to sing. At all. Shauna patiently taught me the basics and helped me work through my roadblocks. Now I am able to sing on pitch and we are working on songs! I cannot recommend her more highly.
I've been really enjoying my beginner lessons with Shauna, which I started as I wanted to improve my vocal projection and spoken confidence. I'd never had any voice or singing lessons before but Shauna has been guiding me through the basics with patience and warmth, and building my skills and confidence. She is very effective in our online classes and gives me good tips and ways to practice to develop muscle memory. I've always felt comfortable working with her and already learned a lot so far.
Shauna is an excellent teacher! She is super patient and kind. Working with her has been great and I am always looking forward to my next lesson! Highly recommend her!