Amy Hume - You are brilliant. The past few shows have been so much better voice-wise.
Amy Hume is a Voice Teacher at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Voice and Accents Tutor at Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and Founder of leading voice studio, Viva Voice. Her teaching is grounded in extensive training with world-renowned voice teacher Kristin Linklater, and also draws on the work of Cicely Berry, Patsy Rodenburgh, Barbara Houseman, and other leading voice practitioners.
Amy was one of the Voice / Dialect Coaches at Matilda the Musical in Sydney. Most recently, she was Dialect Coach for Ensemble’s Shirley Valentine and The Kitchen Sink. She was also Dialect Coach for Sami in Paradise and provided voice support on The Rover and Ghosts (all Belvoir). Other theatre credits include Voice Coach on Sport for Jove's Summer season of Measure for Measure and The Servant of Two Masters, and Dialect Coach on Critical Stages’ national tour of Stones in his Pockets, Red Line’s Look Back in Anger at the Old Fitz, and The Block Universe (Or So It Goes) at Old 505. Amy frequently works on productions for NIDA and provides ongoing voice and dialect support to companies including The Hub Studio and ATYP.
Whilst living in New York, Amy worked with Shakespeare & Co (Lenox, MA), The Shakespeare Forum (New York) and Columbia Stages (New York).
Through Viva Voice, Amy facilitates corporate voice and communication training for staff from organisations including Commonwealth Bank, Channel Ten, NSW Department of Health and The University of Sydney.
Amy is one of only a handful of Designated Linklater Teachers in Australia. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Voice from VCA with First Class Honours. She is often named one of the Top 5 Teachers of Speech, Voice and Communication by AMEB (NSW) and works as an Adjudicator for eisteddfods and speaking competitions across Australia.
Amy's specialised work includes:
- Production coaching: providing voice and dialect support to small or large scale professional theatre and music theatre productions, film and television
- Voice coaching for actors: Amy teaches a six-week Linklater masterclass and weekly drop-in classes at The Hub Studio in Chippendale
- Voice and presentation coaching for non-actors: improve workplace communication skills, build your confidence and enhance your vocal presence in order to engage, captivate and inspire any audience
- Voice workshops for teachers: specialised training introducing teachers to safe and effective vocal practices for the classroom and playground
- Voice workshops for school students: developing students' understanding of the power of their voice and how they communicate
- Speech and Drama Adjudicator: for eisteddfods and speaking events
- Young performers: introducing children and teenagers to voice, speech and drama through specialised programs facilitate by the team of teachers at Viva Voice
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