I am an experienced voice/acting coach & professional actress who has specialised in Shakespeare performance. I've performed and worked in the UK, USA and Australia for many years. I offer tools to develop a strong, flexible, effective and creative speaking voice and powerful communication skills.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach pure voice, speech clarity, accents and dialects, public speaking, acting and performance skills, working with Archetypes, textual analysis (Classical and contemporary), Shakespeare performance, clown, singing for non-singers.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
My training has taken the form of many workshop and private sessions over the years with some of the world's most renowned voice, acting & clown teachers, including Ira Seidenstenin, Valerii Galendier (Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg), Kristin Linklater, Catherine Fitzmaurice, John Britton, John Wright. In 2014 I qualified as a Knight-Thompson certified teacher (clear speech and accents)
- How much do you charge?
My fee for a 1-hour session is £45, with discounts for lessons booked in bulk (4, 8, 10 sessions) when the fee is paid in advance. Group lessons and workshops range from £10 to £15 a head for the session, depending on the number of participants.
- Where do you teach?
All teaching is online at the moment.
- When are you available?
Sessions are available to be booked for any time of the day between 9 am and 7 pm, and any day of the week.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach ages 16 years and above.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for college auditions, and also actors at any level for auditions.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Skype and FaceTime are my preferred media for online tutoring. I'm presently investigating Zoom for the possibility of working with multiple students online at once.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Being in Voice is suitable for anyone who wishes to enhance their communication and performance skills. For actors, this means being alive and working in the moment, keeping the performance fresh and spontaneous every time, able to shift accents expertly as required. For public speakers, business people, educators this means expressing yourself with clarity and confidence, generously sharing the content of your topic with your audience. You can enhance your well-being by working on your voice - because working on your voice is working on your self.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught voice privately and in acting schools and tertiary colleges in the UK, USA and Australia - most recently at Manchester School of Theatre and E15 Acting School.
As an actress, I have performed Shakespeare and many contemporary plays, toured with a number of independent theatre companies, and also performed in a great number of small independent films.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a current DBS Scotland certificate
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a proud member of British Actors Equity, and the Voice & Speech Trainers Association (VASTA).
• PhD Theatre
• Knight-Thompson Speechworks Certified Teacher
• VASTA, Equity
Flloyd’s knowledge and understanding of the voice is extraordinary. Her approach focuses on the uniqueness of each voice, its quality and potential. The relationship between voice and body is developed through an awareness of breath, body alignment, vocal exercises, and an understanding of how the voice works. Flloyd's processes are both challenging and revelatory. Since working with Flloyd I have a greater sense and appreciation of my voice, and how it can be developed and used to effect. The unexpected outcomes of working with Flloyd go much deeper – after a few sessions I noticed my breathing seemed easier, I felt more confident when speaking to an audience and, experienced a clarity in my voice I didn’t have before. Flloyds one to one sessions and group workshops are real, challenging, effective and fun. One of the best things I ever did.
Patient, encouraging and a highly effective teacher with great experience and knowledge. I can't recommend her enough. After a couple of sessions and the daily ritual of Flloyd's vocal exercises, I noticed changes. I found I could get through public speaking without freezing and without life and death panic. Incredibly I have found my voice, or rather found a confidence to be in voice. All thanks to Flloyd!
â€œIt is my pleasure to highly recommend you as a speech trainer and accent therapist. Coming from a German-speaking background and not having a particularly strong voice I realised the necessity to engage someone with the necessary skills for me to overcome these hurdles. I am very glad that it was you who was recommended to me. Since taking lessons with you, others comment on my significant improvements. What I very much like about your style of teaching is your enthusiasm and the rare
Thanks to Flloyd I came to the auditions for NIDA, QUT and VCA feeling confident and well prepared, and was accepted into the 3 year acting course at the VCA school of drama. After 3 years of training with some of Australia's best acting and voice teachers, I can now fully appreciate Flloyd's range and depth of experience and skill. I credit her with giving me my foundation of experience and understanding of the actors instrument – the fully engaged, spontaneous, imaginatively embodied voice.
I would like to thank you for your guidance along the way and incredible support. I am very proud to have made it the final rounds and am very happy with my accomplishment as a young aspiring actor. I thank you for all the support. I really appreciate your teaching
I have attended the Being in Voice classes over the past 12 months and have found them in valuable as an actor. The classes helped me to be more aware of my body, voice and breath on a number of the archetype and working with the archetypes, has given me the opportunity to be more flexible as an actor. It gave me the tools to explore characters, and opened me up to a more exploratory process. It gave me the opportunity to open up to more choices
Thank God for Flloyd and her classes! Inspiring, fun and challenging. She's made acting make sense to me. I've rediscovered my playful spirit, curiosity and passion for theatre and gained confidence and grounding through the solid vocal and physical training she offers. I would recommend these classes to any actor
Thank you so much for being absolutely bloody fantastic.
I am NOT sorry!!! I have gained sooooo much from you, I can't thank you enough.
Hey Flloyd, guess what? We're focussed! Thanks for all the advice throughout the week - it will be into practice for many years to come.
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