Mind and Body

No matter how you use your voice– singing, voice-over, public speaking– you need to take care of your voice.    And your voice is part of a larger system– the human body.  So, it’s great to take care of it so that it takes care of you.  Here are some thoughts on how to do just that.


There are lots of great massage therapists in Seattle.  We recommend Llysa and Andrew because they are also performers who understand what you need as vocal performers.  They are located near lower Queen Anne in Seattle.

Hands On Location Massage in Seattle


Artist Way

The Seattle Artist’s Way classes are based on The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron which takes students through a 12 week course to explore their inner creativity. For some that inner creativity could be getting in touch with their artistic dramatic side, while for others it might look like being more creative in their personal or work life.  A number of our students have found our classes particularly helpful during job transitions while others noted that the material helped them to uncover new ways to tap into their creative side as well as ways to nurture themselves.  The tools of the program are practical, straightforward, inspiring and easy to implement. We offer both group 12 week Artist’s Way classes as well as individual one-to-one creativity coaching.



Fitzmaurice Voicework®

Fitzmaurice Voicework® is a comprehensive, holistic approach to voice training. Originally developed for actors, it is now also used to help people with a wide variety of interests and needs.  Find out more.

To find certified Fitzmaurice voice teachers near you for private voice lessons or for inquiries, visit our teachers section.

You can search for certified Fitzmaurice teachers with the following specialties:
Clinicians (Doctors or Speech Language Pathologists)
Knight-Thompson Speechwork Teachers

You can also search for certified teachers in the following ways:
Geographic Locations (find teachers by their location)
Institutions (find teachers by the institutions in which they teach)
MFA Programs (find teachers who teach in graduate programs)
Non-English Language Speakers (find teachers who are fluent in languages other than English, as well as English)



Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a way to feel better, and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way… the way nature intended. An Alexander Technique teacher helps you to identify and lose the harmful habits you have built up over a lifetime of stress and learn to move more freely. The Alexander Technique is for you if you are ready to feel more comfortable in your own body.

The Alexander Technique can also help you if:

  • You suffer from repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • You have a backache or stiff neck and shoulders.
  • You become uncomfortable when sitting at your computer for long periods of time.
  • You are a singer, musician, actor, dancer or athlete and feel you are not performing at your full potential.

Local instructor:  Lynn Compton





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