Linda Nicholls-Gidley    Voice Masterclass

An eight-week Voice Masterclass with one of Australia’s most respected voice coaches

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Course Overview

Your voice is an essential skill as an actor. Not only does it help you to get the script across, it communicates where you’re from, and is an essential element for building a character. When your voice is working efficiently it can help you become more authentic & truthful in your acting. Working on your voice can help you to become aware of physical, vocal and habitual patterns. Once you’re aware of these you can start to address them and explore new ways of working. This course will cover the use of body and breath in voice production. Participants will explore resonance and speech gestures.

Course Outline

This course is comprised of the below units:

  • Breathing – Active and Passive Breathing, techniques and awareness
  • Tension and Release – States of Vocal Freedom
  • Resonance – Exploring Vibration and Resonating Centres
  • Shaping Sound – Speech Gestures, exploring energetic speech.
  • Prosody – Rhythm, intonation, melody
  • Text Work – bringing the skills into rehearsal

Course Outcomes

In this course you will;

  • Use your voice with more authenticity & truth
  • Understand how physical and habitual patterns affect the voice
  • Develop breathing techniques to assist with controlling nerves
  • Develop greater body awareness and control of the vocal musculature
  • Develop resonance and explore its use in text
  • Explore the world of speech gesture

Session Details

When: 8 x Tuesday Evenings

Dates: 25th February – 14th April 2020

Cost: $480.00 incl GST (10% off for members)

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Participants12 Maximum

Session Details

Payment Information

How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.

About Linda Nicholls-Gidley

Trained as an actor and a theatre voice/accents and dialects specialist, Linda has worked in the Industry for over 20 years. Theatre Credits include Directing Pramkicker for her company Vox Theatre at The Chippen Street Theatre. This year Linda has just completed coaching on Saturday Night Fever playing at The Lyric Theatre, Russian Transport (Darlinghurst Theatre) , The last 5 Years (Ensemble Theatre), Grounded (National Theatre of Parramatta), The Crucible (Sport for Jove), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Darlinghurst Theatre) and Counting and Cracking (Belvoir/Sydney Festival). Other Theatre credits include Love, Maggie Stone, The Humans, Torch Song Trilogy, The Walworth Farce, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, DNA, and Home Invasion. Linda has also coached for large mainstage productions such as Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular and musicals such as The Bodyguard, Rocky Horror and Dirty Dancing as well as Film (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, Book Club) and Television (Mary – The Making of a Princess, The Chase Australia)

Recent acting credits include Marge Murray and Judy Shepard in The Laramie Project/ The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Polonius/Stage Manager in Håmlet with Ban Shakespeare at Bondi Feast, Susan in One Way Mirror with Subtlenuance, and as various characters for the KXT Storytellers festival, she appeared as ‘Coach’ in the independent feature film Zoe.Misplaced. Linda can be heard talking about the Australian accent on the podcast In A Manner of Speaking and about the voice in general on the podcast Brady’s Hunch. Linda will be seen later this year on Channel 72’s science program for children Get Clever, talking about the voice.

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. & headshot to courses@thehubstudio.com.au or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course.

For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

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Further Questions

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