"When it comes to performance, you cannot go past the actor's voice... And just as an actor's voice is their primary tool, so is it the professional's primary communication tool - in the boardroom, the seminar room, the classroom. Your voice is what connects you to the people around you."
Amy Hume, Director of Viva Voice
Last Friday, 20 June, was the official launch of Viva Voice: Amy Hume Studio. In establishing the studio, Amy Hume has created a space for nurturing and developing the voices of actors, speakers and children.
The studio is a welcome addition to Sydney. It is one of the only arts studios in Australia dedicated to the development of the human voice. Below is a glimpse of some of the programs now running at Viva.
IN-SCHOOL WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS: LED BY VOICE COACHES AMY HUME AND JESS CHAMBERS
Viva Voice for teachers
The most important tool teachers have is their voice. Research reveals that as many as eight-in-10 teachers suffer chronic vocal strain due to a lack of guidance in how to safely use their voice at work. Viva will introduce teachers to simple strategies to strengthen and develop their voices.
Viva Voice for students
Viva facilitates voice and text workshops for drama and non-drama students. These practical and interactive sessions look at ways for students to use their voices to their best advantage, boosting communication skills to serve their personal, social, educational and career growth. Also available are workshops exploring voice, power and identity - particularly relevant to young women.
To learn more about Viva Voice, or enquire about any of the studio's programs, please click here to be directed to the Viva Voice website.