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Laura Neel - Voice and Singing

LAURA NEEL

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice, Singing

Laura holds a bachelor of music in vocal performance and then went on to get her MFA in voice at the World-renowned Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  This experience as both a classical singer and actress allows her to coach through various styles and musical genres that suit the individual student.  She has worked with many practitioners, composers, and performers such as Anne-Marie Speed, John Corgigliano, and Libby Larsen. As a voice coach, Laura has worked with students at RADA, the American Musical Theatre Academy, Bristol Old Vic, the London School of Dramatic Art, as well as working with private clients.

 
Nick DiCola - Speech & Phonetics

NICK DICOLA

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice (Speech & Phonetics)

Nick holds an MA with distinction in Voice Studies from Central School of Speech and Drama and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Rochester. He is a deputy dialect coach for Billy Eliot and Head of Voice at the Musical Theatre Academy. He also teaches voice and accent at London Dramatic Academy, Rose Bruford College, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the City Literary Institute. Nick has taught voice as a visiting lecturer at National Youth Theatre’s Playing Up, CTTC, Read College of Dance and Theatre, the London School of Musical Theatre, and East 15. He has provided voice and dialect support for Text-to-Speech Software and for productions such as Long Day’s Journey into Night for the Bermuda Performing Arts Festival, The Great Gatsby at Wilton’s Music Hall, Crazy For You with Upstairs at the Gatehouse, The Master’s Room for BAFTA and The Royal Academy of Art, and the National Theatre Connections with Watford Palace Theatre.

 
Rob Wilshaw - Singing

ROB WILSHAW

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Subject taught at LSDA: Singing

Rob trained at Guildford School of Acting where he gained a BA Hons.  Theatre includes: Jersey Boys in the West End, Asher and understudy Joseph in Joseph (UK Tour), Joseph in Joseph (Dubai), Lead Vocalist in Magic of the Movies (Beirut), Prince Philip in Sleeping Beauty (Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Riverfront, Newport), Ensemble in Betwixt (Trafalgar Studios), Ensemble in the All Male Iolanthe (Union Theatre), Eddie in Blood Brothers (Dubai), Ensemble in Evita (UK National Tour), Ensemble in Call Me Madam (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Ensemble in Aladdin (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).   Credits whilst training: Noel Coward in Red Hot & Cole, Ted in The Match girls, Cora Boy in Anyone Can Whistle, John in Blondel and Ozzie in On The Town.

 

Salvatore Sorce - Voice

SALVATORE SORCE

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice

Salvatore has been teaching and coaching for fifteen years in the United Kingdom and Australia. He trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, holds a teaching qualification from the University of Greenwich and Masters in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He worked in theatre, radio, television and film before moving to Australia where he taught both acting and voice and worked in corporate education.  Salvatore most recently worked with the Passion in Practice ensemble in Original Pronunciation, coached and directed Shakespeare scenes with RAW Theatre Company and regularly works with international business clients to facilitate their clear use of English Pronunciation. He currently teaches voice, accents and articulation at East 15 School of Acting.

 
Stacey Jensen - Voice

STACEY JENSEN

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice

Stacey is an actress and a voice, speech and accent coach.  She earned her BFA from the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco and her MFA from the University of Utah.  She was the Co-Founder of St. Jayne’s Theatre Company (Utah) and Infinite Stage Theatre Company (NYC).  She’s on the Board of Directors and a Company Member of Vanguardian Productions (San Francisco, NYC).  As well as a Company Member of The Open Book Theatre Company (NYC).  Stacey performed original work at both the New York Fringe Festival and the Washington DC Fringe Festival.  Performed with the Utah Greek Theatre Festival for 3 summers and performed Kate in Taming of the Shrew during the inaugural season of The Salt Lake Shakespeare Festival.  Stacey completed an MA in Voice Studies from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  She has worked as a dialect coach on the feature film Nobody’s Baby (teaching the Southwestern USA accent to an Australian actress).  She also taught General American accent to BFA World Performance students at East 15 and has coached a number of UK actors in the GenAm accent.  Her acting credits include: Nurse Jackie (Showtime), The Last Christmas of Ebenezor Scrooge (The Open Book Theatre Company, NYC), Law and Order: SVU (NBC Universal), Instant Theatre (Being There Productions, King’s Head Theatre), Fight or Flight (Andrew Pryce Films), amongst others.

Susan White - Voice and Creative Impulse

SUSAN WHITE

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice, Creative Impulse, Telling Stories

Coaching at LSDA since 2005, my experiential tuition enables students to balance their desire, passion and imagination with developing ability, accuracy and confidence. Throughout the training year we encounter how it feels to ‘allow’ the language of the story to run through us to the audience.  We learn to listen with ears and tissues, to intuit breath and heartbeat.  We develop core stability and the felt-sense of authentic self, body and voice.  We come to understand the creative impulse to tell a story.  Practical learning experiences are devised from somatic practices (AT, guided meditation, energy), my life experience, psychology, hypnotherapy-psychotherapy practices, professional training: MA Voice Studies Distinction (Central), Licentiate Teaching Diploma (LGSM Guildhall), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL RSA Cambridge), and classic BA Hons English Language & Literature.  Student development is experiential, both individual and group defined, as, through myth and world poetry, together, we explore the sense of connection that animates stories through mind, body and soul.  In addition to professional expression, I mentor, train and coach people from all walks of life, from Lords and diplomats to remarkable everyday people.  Professional Development: www.per-sona.com / Personal Development: www.explorethepause.com 

 
Suzanne West - Voice

SUZANNE WEST

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice

Suzanne studied acting at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While working as a professional actor, she started to teach both on behalf of RADA and for her own company. During her 20 year+ teaching career Suzanne believes that you’re never too old to study and has an MA in Directing as well as studying on the MAVS course, (for an MA in Voice Studies) at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Suzanne’s passion is to help students make the most of the language they’ve been given and to use that language to develop a conversation between the actor and their audience. 

 

Vivien Grant-Jones - Voice

VIVIEN GRANT-JONES

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice

Originally Vivien trained as a speech and language therapist and then as a vocal coach at the Central School of Speech and Drama (2005). In September 2010 she graduated from RADA having studied for a practical MA in Text and Performance which she undertook to further enrich her voice teaching. As well as her work at LSDA, Vivien has taught voice at East 15 and Italia Conti. She also continues to work as a speech and language therapist specialising in stammering.