Amy Hume was recently interviewed about her training in New York with world-renowned voice teacher Kristin Linklater. Amy is the youngest person ever to go through Kristin Linklater's rigorous and intense teacher-training program. She is now one of only seven Designated Linklater Teachers in Australia, and is the Founder and Creative Director of Viva Voice in Sydney's inner west.
The article below appeared in the the Inner West Courier.
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Acclaimed voice teacher Kristin Linklater has coached the likes of great Hollywood actors from Donald Sutherland to Bill Murray.
She is quite selective in the voice teachers she chooses to train in her technique, but Five Dock’s Amy Hume made the cut, being among 150 voice teachers around the world taught by Linklater herself.
Ms Hume joins six other Australian coaches as a Designated Linklater Teacher.
She spent over a year and a half in New York observing senior teachers and will soon head to Scotland to complete the three to five year course. It involves participation in private and group classes and attending voice and training workshops.
“I was originally offered a fellowship with Kristin at Columbia University for three months, where she teaches, but after I completed that I decided to stay on.”
Ms Hume’s intention was always to return to Sydney to share her refined skills and demonstrate the power and purpose of effective voice training within the community.
Soon enough she opened her studio, Viva Voice, in Wareemba.
“It’s not just actors that pass through the studio, we welcome younger students in our speech and drama program,” Ms Hume said. “You need to be able to speak clearly, be heard and know how to use your voice on stage and on screen. It’s imperative for any actor to have voice training,” she said.
“We are a part of a community of artists, we are excited to join other arts studios in the area and bring a little theatre-buzz to Wareemba.”
INNER WEST COURIER INNER CITY
MARCH 18, 2014