Voice

 

Annamette Verspeak

 

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She is Head of Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She holds a BA in Linguistics and Communication, an MA in Voice Studies and two singing qualifications from Scandinavia. She has taught voice and singing at several other drama schools including Birmingham School of Acting, Drama Centre, and Central School of Speech and Drama.

Privately she also leads Teambuilding through Song and Performance workshops in the corporate world with personnel development companies Oxygen and Privately. Clients include Microsoft, Privately, Fujitsu and T-Mobile.

Professional work includes Godspell (Questor’s theatre), Zam Zam Room (BAC 2002, Ronnie Scotts 2003), Vote Dizzy (Soho Theatre, 2004), The Soldier’s Tale (Royal Opera House 2004 and 2005), Animating the Animators (Puppet Centre Trust in London, Manchester and Birmingham), By the Bog of Cats (Wyndham Theatre, 2005), Daisy Miller (Richmond Theatre, work with Scarlet Johnson), 5/11 (Danish dialect, Chichester Festival Theatre,2006), The History Boys (National Theatre, 2005, 2006 and Wyndham Theatre, 2007), The Coram Boy (National Theatre, 2005 and 2006), Pinocchio (The Royal Opera House, 2005 and 2007), Orestes (Shared Experience, 2006), Caroline, or Change (National Theatre, 2006), Ramayana (Lyric Hammersmith, 2007), Time Code (Royal Opera House, 2007), Emmanuel Jal (Sudanese political rapper, 2007), Louis Franck of Aesthetic Education (Russian rock band, 2007-12), Give us a Hand (Little Angel Theatre, 2007), Fairy Tales; Billy Goats Gruff (singing coach, Hattrick Production for BBC1, 2007), Tony Fabian (director, Elysian Films, 2007), The Vegemite Tales (The Venue Theatre, 2007), Our House (Birmingham Rep Theatre, 2008), Romeo and Juliet (dir. Kate Saxon, 2009), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Shared Experience, 2009), Bronte (Shared Experience, 2010), Work with Nick Provost for his role in My Fair Lady (2010), The Miser (The Watermill, 2013), Voice director for Google’s voice search (SIDE.COM

 

Emma Woodvine

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Is an Artist support associate at the RSC as well as being a voice tutor at The Guildhall & The Drama Centre. She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently worked as an actor in TV, film, radio and theatre. She returned to the Guildhall in 2006, completed an MA in Teaching Actors and specialized in voice training, under the tutelage of Patsy Rodenburg. Her thesis was on Audibility in Younger Actors.

Recent theatre credits include: Hitchcock Blond (Hull Truck), Carousel (Opera North/Barbican), The Changeling, A Dolls House, After Miss Julie, Beloved, I Am Yussef and This Is My Brother (Young Vic), Pitchfork Disney (Arcola), ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore and Macbeth (Cheek by Jowl), Noises Off (Old Vic), Othello (Sheffield Crucible), GHOST the musical (Piccadilly Theatre), The School for Scandal (Barbican), Work (The White Bear, Kennington), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal Haymarket), 11 and 12 (Peter Brook at the Barbican), The Fastest Clock in the Universe (Hampstead Theatre), As You Like It (Watford Palace Theatre).

Television: Christopher and his Kind (BBC2). She teaches at the Guildhall and the Drama Centre. Private voice work includes workshops with theatre companies (including the Method Acting School, Actors Ensemble), with teachers in Hackney schools, and with individual actors and corporate clients.