Vocal Consciousness Coaching was birthed from the realization that the work I do with my clients transcends just learning a few vocal exercises and technique. I recognized the healing work I was doing in unearthing the places in which we hold tension. As human beings, especially us performers, tension is your number one enemy. Tension negatively impacts the open flow of energy in the body, therefore inhibiting quality vocal production.
We start by first discovering the source(s) of tension by consciously listening to the messages in the body. Tension can be caused by many factors that we encounter throughout our lives such as stress, emotional trauma, anxiety, fear etc. Our work begins with addressing those issues and using various vocal techniques to free the voice.
This work is designed to awaken and empower you to listen intuitively, practice self-care and use your natural voice effectively as a performing artist, motivational speaker, educator, corporate professional, etc.
All of my coaching starts with "Vocal Consciousness" and then a dive into dialect, audition prep, etc. You have to know where you're coming from in order to get a clear picture of where you want to go.
- MFA- Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University
- Voice & Speech (Linklater Technique)- Susan Main & Rebecca Dumaine- Miller
- Neutral American Speech & Dialects- Rebecca Dumaine- Miller
Dialect Coaching for stage and screen. Private lessons in studio and on-set. Each dialect is researched and specific vowel/consonant changes and rhythms are developed for the specific character.
Dialects include: Neutral American, Standard American, American South (Plantation, Texas), African American Vernacular, New York, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Caribbean (Jamaican, Trinidadian, Haitian), Standard British (RP), Russian, South African and more!
Accent Reduction to eliminate or reduce foreign accents and produce a clear, neutralized American speech.
* Materials and Recordings provided
* Lessons available via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime
To schedule a session or free consultation:
https://VocalConsciousnessCoaching.as.me/ OR email: VocalConsciousnessCoaching@gmail.com
"Shereen's expertise is unparalleled! She enabled me to feel confident in the ability to master a Jamaican dialect and accent with ease by employing basic phonetic techniques infused with cultural information to give me further guidance concerning my artistic choices and knowledge about my character's background. Shereen Macklin is both thorough and efficient and my immediate "go to" for any accent work needed in the future." - Adiagha Faizah
"Shereen is awesome at what she does. She helped me establish a NY accent for a show I am doing now. She was encouraging and very helpful! I know my growth in using this dialect will be superb with more practice and as I build more confidence:) Thank you Shereen for bringing out my inner New Yorker. I highly recommend Shereen for dialect coaching."--Jamila Curry
"Working with Shereen has been nothing short of amazing! I found her through an Instagram search and within the same week we began working. Her Accent Reduction coaching is just that: a "reduction". She didn't try to change me, but gave me tools to use at my disposal. Each lesson left me feeling more and more confident as an actor. Thank you so much for your time and patience, Shereen!" -LaKeisha S. Cox
"Working with Shereen has not only healed me from past unbeliefs I had about myself and my voice in the world, but truly revolutionized the way I saw myself in the workplace and in personal relationships. Not only did she help me find my voice through her amazing coaching but taught me how to value myself and set boundaries and standards in the work place. She helped me find the confidence I needed to handle difficult conversations as well as give key advice for interview prep. A lot of what hinders us starts in our mind and she truly invested so much time in getting to the root of wrong thought processes, canceling it out and giving me very valuable tools to speak with confidence.
I think vocal consciousness coaching is a must for all business professionals! Shereen brings much needed awareness to your voice, breathing and body teaching you how to communicate effectively in the workplace. Working with Shereen was the best investment I have ever made to assist me in the business world.
Again lovely THANK YOU for your patience, positivity and wisdom!"- Jennifer Jones
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