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Voice and Speech

I am a Certified Teacher of the Miller Voice Method, available to coach performers, corporate communicators, teachers, broadcasters, and anyone looking to up their game as a public presence. The core of my teaching comes from mVm, but I also incorporate elements of Linklater, Alexander Technique, and others.

I have been an mVm practitioner for over a decade. I was introduced to it by co-founder John Patrick and went on to study with Scott Miller, eventually shadow-teaching under him at NYU Steinhardt. In 2021, I completed my official Teacher Certification (though I’ve incorporated the method into my teaching for many years with John and Scott’s encouragement and guidance), while building it into my personal practice as a theater artist. I feel confident in saying I have been my most aligned and authentic self in work and in life when I am engaged in a consistent mVm practice. 

I’m currently an Adjunct Professor at Southern Connecticut State University, teaching Voice and Diction in the Theatre Department for both Theatre and Communications students. My curriculum uses mVm at its core while peppering in elements of other techniques, encouraging the students to develop their physical and technical vocal ability while building confidence to share their own unique “voice” and perspective with the world. 

Why Me?

My approach includes elements of a wide range of disciplines: mVm and other vocal pedagogies; my education and experience in musical theatre, classical theatre, clown, and musicianship; the athletic rigor and physical awareness from circus arts and other physical training modalities; and the balancing act of patience, precision, creativity, and structure from origami. This mix gives me a deep arsenal to pull from that can help you toward whatever your communication and presence goals may be.

Why the Miller Voice Method?

The Miller Voice Method is about more than building healthier speaking habits. It helps develop one’s overall presence and communicative skills using specific exercises toward a rigorous practice that will expand you into becoming a compelling communicator. mVm, drawn from principles of neuroscience and athletic training, considers what engages and sustains people’s attention, and how we identify and align with others. mVm is beneficial to theater/performance training, corporate communication training (often referred to as “soft skills,” though mVm offers tangible ways to develop them), or any other circumstance where you are called upon to deliver information.

mVm trains you to be an efficient communicator the way an athlete prepares for a sporting match. The hallmark of the method is the Active Breath. The Active Breath is the uninhibited cycle of inhalation and exhalation. We don’t believe there is a singular, ‘correct’ way to breathe and speak, but the Method aims to develop a strong and flexible instrument while training you to be present and available to whatever life may throw at you.

One of the reasons I particularly love mVm is because it considers the human instrument in motion. Some approaches to voice training can feel physically static, keeping the body still in the work in order to focus solely on the breathing mechanism. While mVm does incorporate stillness and isolation, it also explores integrating the uninhibited breathing process with a being in motion. Thanks to mVm, I have supported high tenor notes in operetta while contorting my body and performed Shakespeare’s monologues while frantically running around in outdoor spaces.

To schedule a consultation or coaching session, contact me for my rates and availability. 

Visit www.millervoicemethod.com for more information about the Miller Voice Method.